Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gluten Free Lipstick?

Yes, Lipstick.  No, I do not wear women's makeup, but my wife does.  In a way to prevent me from getting contaminated I looked into Gluten Free lipstick to match some of her colors for stocking stuffers.

Well, not that easy.  I first looked on websites - not that great.  I emailed some more companies and the responses were all over the board.

This is what I can summarize for you.

Dior give the okay that none of their lipsticks contain gluten and are not produced on lines that contain gluten.

Estee Lauder okay except signature Hydra Lustre which has wheat.

The Bobbi Brown rep of Estee was extremely helpful and responsive.  This is what she sent

Lip Color - Ingredients derived from Soy and Corn.
Rich Lip color SPF 12- contains ingredients derived from Soy and Corn.
Creamy Lip Color - Ingredients derived from Soy and Corn.
Metallic Lip Color - Ingredients derived from Corn and Soy.
Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 - Contains ingredients derived from Wheat, Soy and Corn

Lancome sent a list of 36, yes 36, ingredients that contain gluten and recommended cross referencing each box.

     Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
     Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
     Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
     Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran
     Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
     Dextrin Palmitate
     Disodium Wheatgermamphodiacetate
     Hordeum Vulgare Extract
     Hydrolyzed Malt Extract
     Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
     Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
     Hydrolyzed Oats
     Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour
     Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
     Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
     Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
     Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
     Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
     Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
     Malt Extract
     Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour
     Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Protein Sulfonate
     Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acid
     Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
     Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
     Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten
     Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch
     Wheat Amino Acids
     Wheat Germ Glycerides
     Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride
     Wheat Protein
     Wheatgermamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate
     Yeast Extract

MAC asked me to write back with the exact color and style and they would then check back with the lab and then get back to me.  Great if you have a color.  Not very helpful if you are going shopping.

Revlon can't make a statement on being GF.

Sephora was very responsive.  All Tarte lipsticks are GF.  They also sent an email with other beauty products that are GF, if you want it email me and i'll forward you their email.

There you have it, my adventure in lipstick shopping for the holidays.  Pucker up and have a happy New Year.

The Un-Gluten Guy

1 comment:

  1. Could you email me that list from Sephora?