Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
Here's good news for those with Celiac Disease who want to avoid the harmful affects of using makeup and other beauty products containing gluten…and who now and then smooch with their significant other or kiss the tummy of their baby. The most complete list of gluten-free cosmetics, beauty products and self-care products is now available at http://www.GlutenFreeCosmeticsList.com. The comprehensive list includes more than 500 products in 35 categories, and the creators are continually updating the list adding more products.
Drew and Crystal Schiller of Iowa City, Ia., developers of GlutenFreeCosmeticsList.com, adapted a gluten-free lifestyle when Crystal was diagnosed with Celiac Disease nearly two years ago. "When I found out I had Celiac Disease," says Crystal Schiller, "I knew that meant eating only gluten-free foods. I was surprised, though, when a nutritionist also said that many cosmetics, soaps, lotions, shampoos, and other beauty products contain gluten and can end up in our mouths and be ingested. And she said that if I planned to kiss my husband, he should also use gluten-free products such as lip balm and lotions!" The Schillers also have a website and blog dedicated to the gluten-free lifestyle, GlutenFreeHub.com.
Most of the 3 million or so Americans diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder, adhere to a very strict diet completely free of gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. They know that eating even a tiny amount of gluten can compromise their health. But many with the disease are unaware that cosmetics and other beauty and self-care products frequently contain gluten, and the use of those products can be harmful as well.
When Crystal and her husband found that a comprehensive list of gluten-free cosmetics and personal care products didn't exist, they decided to create it themselves. GlutenFreeCosmeticsList.com lists gluten-free cosmetics, hair and skin care products, lotions, lip balms, toothpaste, powders, soap, and much more. "Many of the products listed are popular brands found in most drug stores or department store cosmetic departments," Drew Schiller says. "Our website is searchable and very easy to use and includes hundreds of gluten-free products for women, men, and babies from many of the most popular companies. In addition to continually adding to the list, we know that the formulas for these products change constantly, so we make sure that each of the products on our list has been verified as gluten-free within the last six months. And we're pleased that subscribers to our list frequently send suggestions for additional manufacturers we can contact to determine if any of their products are gluten free."
A subscription to GlutenFreeCosmeticsList.com costs $14.95 for six months, or $24.97 for one year. Subscribers have unlimited access to the list, including all updates. "When you have Celiac Disease, it's hard enough figuring out what foods are safe to eat," Crystal Schiller says. "With our list of cosmetics and beauty products, it takes just seconds to find out which of the products you already have at home are okay to use, and what the options are when purchasing new products. We're very happy to help those with Celiac Disease on their path to total gluten-free health."