Tuesday, November 20, 2007

List of cosmetic ingredients that could have gluten in them

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Here is a very interesting list of ingredients for personal care products that can be glutenous. I found this on one of the message boards. Some of the ingredients were smooshed up next to each other, so I hope that I have separated them correctly! I did also add "barley lipids" (found that from one company), and vitamin E derived from wheat germ oil (found that from several sources).

If you are aware of a correction to this list or an addition, please drop me a note. I am no chemist, just a consumer like all of you! :) I am not certain of the source of this list, though I will probably pursue that so that I can get a more complete/updated list. Very handy to have in case you need to double check something. I will also continue to check into any other potentially hidden source of gluten that I can learn about regarding ingredients.

BARLEY DERIVED INGREDIENTS
SAMINO PEPTIDE COMPLEX
BARLEY EXTRACT
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE EXTRACT
BARLEY LIPIDS

WHEAT DERIVED INGREDIENTS
AMP-ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
DISODIUM WHEATGERMAMIDO PEG-2 SULFOSUCCINATE
HYDROLYZED WHEAT GLUTEN
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL
HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCH
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN STEARYLDIMONIUMHYDROXYPROPYL
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
WHEAT BRAN EXTRACT
WHEAT GERM EXTRACT
WHEAT GERM GLYCERIDES
WHEAT GERM OIL
WHEAT GERMAMIDOPROPYLDIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL
WHEAT (TRITICUM VULGARE) BRAN EXTRACT
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDS
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
VITAMIN E DERIVED FROM WHEAT GERM OIL

OAT DERIVED INGREDIENTS
SAVENA SATIVA (OAT) FLOUR
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL PROTEIN
OAT (AVENA SATIVA) EXTRACT
OAT BETA GLUCANOAT EXTRACT
OAT FLOURSODIUM LAUROYL
OAT AMINO ACIDS

Hope this helps in your quest for gluten-safe choices.

Erika

10 comments:

KimS said...

Fabulous list!

Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!

Even if it's not completely accurate, it's an awesome starting place for all of us who start sweating when we start reading the ingredient lists while standing at the cosmetic counter.

Rowan said...

You know, here is what I hate about certain "companies" - I sent an inquiry to Tigi/S-Factor haircare line and I rec'd the following response. Needless to say I sent her a reply advising I wouldn't be using their products in the future as there are plenty of quality haircare companies that are willing to provide a list/guidance re: gluten content (usually wheat germ or derivative)...

"Dear Suzanne,



TIGI Linea, LP has been a producer of high quality hair care preparations, including the S-factor line, for over eighteen years. The ingredients which comprise each of our hair care products are of the finest quality within the hair care industry. Our products are only sold in professional hair styling salons and retail stores which cater to professional hairstylists.

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the ingredients contained in the S-factor line of products, especially with respect to whether they contain gluten. A complete list of ingredients in the S-factor product line is attached for your convenience.

However, TIGI is not a chemical laboratory or a medical/healthcare provider. Your question concerning the use of an ingredient containing gluten is one which is best answered by a chemist or a professional medical provider, and we suggest that you speak with your physician regarding your concerns.

Thank you for using TIGI products, and we hope you will continue to use and enjoy them for a long time to come.

Sincerely,

Brooke Peterson
Customer Service ~ Sales Support
TIGI Linea USA LP
(P): 469.528.4417
(F): 972.353.0417
bpeterson@tigilinea.com
www.tigihaircare.com"

Ashley M. said...

I believe wheat germ oil does not contain gluten. Check out the Weleda site (http://usa.weleda.com/ingredients/ingredient.aspx?id=490) for a description. Thanks for putting together this list; it helps to make gluten-free living a little bit easier!

TL said...

Hi! I have a question regarding some shampoo and conditioner I recently purchased. The product is Nexxus and the shampoo contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. I've been gluten free for almost 4 years now and have never come across this problem. When I see anything containing wheat I immediately put it down as if the bottle itself will make me sick. I'm worried that I should probably stop using this product. Does hydrolyzed wheat protein contain gluten? Should I stop using the product?

Erika said...

TL,

Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you. If anything has any type of wheat ingredient, I would avoid it. To my understanding, hydrolyzed wheat protein would not be gluten free. If you've been so diligent to be GF for 4 whole years, you should probably take this shampoo off your list to stay safe.

Thanks for writing in!

Cosmetic Surgery said...

Well its really a nice list. I really need it. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

william said...

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Toronto Plastic Surgeon

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rose said...

If you have cealic disease the only way that any gluten containing product can get into your body and do damage to your intestine is via ingestion. It is okay to use shampoos and similar things on the outside of your body. The concerns with lotions come in when you are putting them on your hands and then touching food. It is a cross contamination problem. I hope this info helps!

rose said...

If you have cealic disease the only way that any gluten containing product can get into your body and do damage to your intestine is via ingestion. It is okay to use shampoos and similar things on the outside of your body. The concerns with lotions come in when you are putting them on your hands and then touching food. It is a cross contamination problem. I hope this info helps!