So….we all know how I feel about gluten free hair care.
what the heck is in Cetaphil?!
A few weeks ago, in a Fitness Fridays post, I had a shot of my gym bag and in said gym bag was my Cetaphil moisturizer. (also pictured above) Kind reader Sam commented on that post, and opened my eyes to a possible controversy surrounding Cetaphil.
Is it gluten free?
One email to Galderma, the company responsible for Cetaphil, and you will receive a blanket response that it appears the entire blog-o-sphere has received:
The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser does not contain ingredients that may be derived from grains and therefore does not contain gluten.
The other Cetaphil products contain ingredients that may be derived from grains and therefore possibly contains gluten.
May be? Seriously Cetaphil? Possibly? Come on!
So I emailed again and asked if they were seriously telling me that they weren’t sure what was in their products (read: too lazy to care) and what ingredient in that chemical smorgasbord could be derived from gluten?
Not only are they too lazy to know what’s in their products, but apparently they’re too lazy to respond to their emails.
The ingredients list is daunting:
These aren’t your found in nature ingredients. These are all straight up chemical compounds and confusing carbon what’s it names. I googled every item (because that’s what a good researcher does) and I still couldn’t find a straight tie to gluten.
But I did find tons of grey area, and a possibility that I’ve been using beef fat on my face.
So yesterday I bit the bullet and went to Whole Foods in search of something I could understand.
I ended up purchasing Mineral Fusion. This was in the middle road as far as prices go. There were gluten free facial care products that were cheaper, but I LOVE mineral makeup and thought this just might be the same.
Plus, I liked what they were telling me on the back of the bottle.
Not the supple skin part, although that’d be good, but the formula purity. Thank you for being free of gluten mineral fusion, you sure know the way to a girl’s heart.
And the ingredients list on the cleanser actually makes sense!
For the few I couldn’t figure out, like Decyl Glucoside, I simply googled once I got home.
Thank you Sam for the heads up on the Cetaphil!
What about you? Is your face wash and lotion gluten free? Do you get a skin reaction to gluten?