Friday, April 1, 2011

L'Oreal's Response

I also asked L'Oreal if they had gluten derivative free makeup.

Here's the response:

We thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us.

We must say that we cannot guarantee that materials in our products have not been, at some point in their manufacturing or processing, in contact with a gluten-containing ingredient.

If you have celiac disease, you need to be concerned with cosmetic products that go in or near your mouth (lipstick, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.).  If you are caring for a child with celiac disease, you may also be concerned about products used on their hands that might go in their mouth.

In general, if a product goes on your hair or on your skin, you do not need to be concerned because the protein that causes problems is too large to be absorbed through the skin. However, certain people claim to have had problems with skin lotions.

The following list of ingredients that are used in our products are those that contain wheat and other grains.  This list may also be used by the celiac patient to identify gluten-containing ingredients.  This list gives the standard industry names for ingredients as found in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary.

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
Dextrin Palmitate
Hydrolyzed Malt Extract
Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour
Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
Malt Extract
Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour
Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Protein Sulfonate
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

All the ingredients we use in a product are listed on the package or on the label of the product itself.  Comparing this list with the ingredients listed on our products will help you to identify the ingredients you would like to avoid.

We hope this information is helpful.  In doubt, we recommend that you consult with your physician.
P.S.: The same goes for the Maybelline products.

Best regards,

Line Miserere Consumer Care Center
L'OrĂ©al Canada Inc. 1 800 287.0960 (x 2672) 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post and ingredient listing to look out for! I was looking for a specific L'Oreal lipgloss which does not list ingredients but this list is still very helpful!