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 Post subject: Clinique lipstick
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:47 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 122
Hi there.

I have been noticing that my lips have been swelling lately and think maybe I'm becoming allergic to my drugstore brand lipsticks.

Today I decided to splurge and pick up a tube of Clinique lipstick as they claim to be allergy-free... No ingredients listed on their site so I decided to go to the shop and pick one up but await news from the company before I test it out.

After looking at the ingredients on the package, I noticed that lecithin is one of the ingredients.. How odd! I'm hoping it isn't soy-based....Otherwise there should be some kind of warning - at least I would think!

Any other soy allergic folks check into this already? Suggestions for any other non-soy lippies?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:12 pm 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:53 pm
Posts: 1454
Location: Canada
I'm allergic to soy but not so allergic that I need to avoid cosmetic products with soy. I wouldn't use anything with soy protein, but I use products with soy oil, vitamin E (often from soy). While I don't know what would be safe to use, there wouldn't be a warning if there is soy--you would have to contact the manufacturer to find out what the lecithin is from. I hope you can still return the lipstick!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:56 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 122
Well I got my answer... Yikes! I will indeed be returning this lipstick this weekend!

As you may be aware, people allergic to peanuts may also react to soybeans,
peas, other legumes and tree nuts, such as walnuts and Brazil nuts. It has
been acknowledged in the medical community that tree nut allergic reactions
coexist in nearly one third of the peanut allergic population. For this
reason, Estee Lauder Companies takes a very serious and conservative
approach in responding to you.

A vast number of raw materials from many different suppliers and sources
are used in the manufacture of Estee Lauder Companies' products. It is
therefore not possible for us to fully guarantee that our products are
completely free of ingredients that may elicit an allergic response in
highly sensitive individuals who react to legumes and nuts. For example,
it is possible that small amounts of a soybean sourced ingredient or trace
amounts of peanut oil may remain on shared manufacturing equipment even
after a thorough cleaning. Even trace amounts of allergens can trigger a
severe reaction when a peanut sensitive individual comes in contact with
them (i.e., hugging/kissing your peanut sensitive child while wearing
cosmetics). We therefore recommend that you discuss this with your
physician because consumer safety is of utmost concern to us.

Additionally the Long Last Soft Matte lipstick does contain ingredients
derived from shea butter, coconut and soy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:25 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:48 pm
Posts: 614
Location: Ontario, Canada / Cambridge, UK
Very useful info, TMcG. Can you post a thread about it in the Peanut Allergies section?

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