If you have Celiac Disease, gluten free cosmetics are a must, especially in the case of lipstick and similar products. Lucky, many cosmetic companies are becoming hip to this and are eliminating gluten from their products. Some are labeling, others are providing lists of gluten free products and many are excluding it from all their products.
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Shopping for natural, organic, cruelty free or vegan cosmetics can be a difficult task in todays market place. The terms are often used improperly or obscure. You never know what to believe or how to decipher it all. Once and for all the terms are demystified. The words "natural", "organic" and "vegan" are not properly regulated on personal care products so you cannot trust them.
What: Diethanolamine (DEA) Where: Found largely in shampoos, lotions and creams as well as other cosmetics. Why: The Cancer Coalition states DEA by itself is not harmful but while sitting on the stores shelves or in your cabinet at home, DEA can react with other ingredients in the cosmetic formula to form an extremely potent carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA).