In an effort to update and expand our list of gluten-free cosmetics, I have contacted several companies to gather information. Today I received a response from Clinique about their lipsticks and lip glosses, and they are posted on our Gluten Free Cosmetics List.
The customer service representative also sent along the following disclaimer that I have included for your information:
“While a formulation may not contain wheat, oat, barley or rye derivatives, for the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have cross-sensitivities, Clinique takes the extra precaution of including corn, rice and soy in our research. In addressing your concern about gluten, we would like to explain that 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 gluten. For example, it is possible that small amounts of a wheat sourced ingredient may remain on shared manufacturing equipment even after a thorough cleaning. We therefore recommend that you discuss this with your physician, because consumer safety is of utmost concern to us.”
To read reviews of other gluten-free cosmetics and self-care products click here.
To access our full gluten-free cosmetics list click here.