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So correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought "gluten free" was a reference to food products that don't contain gluten. But I just saw a skin lotion labeled that way. I thought gluten was just a problem for some people when digested. Why would lotion need to be gluten free?<br><br>
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I bet that a few people are allergic to skin lotion with wheat, but I doubt it's a very big group of people. Or maybe it's for babies who might lick or suck their skin.<br><br>
But it might just be marketing. Like how things that are and always have been purely plant-based (like peanut-butter) will sometimes have a label that says "cholesterol-free." They bank on people being clueless.
 

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It's important for some people with celiac disease who are extremely sensitive. For instance, some people are sensitive enough that if they were to put lotion with a wheat-based ingredient on their hands and then eat a chip without washing their hands with soap first (I'm talking hours later, not right away with excess lotion on the hands, ewww), they could have a reaction. Or if I were to use a lotion like that and then wipe off my toddler's face, since she has celiac disease, though we don't know how sensitive she is yet. All of the products in our house are gradually being replaced with gluten-free products just because I don't want the worry.
 

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Actually, my skin care line, GOLGI - Naturally Beautiful (vegan, natural, organic, fair trade products) - does not contain any wheat or peanut ingredients because those are common allergens. Skin is our largest, most porous organ and absorbs everything that is applied to it. So I agree that if one has these allergies, to avoid skin care that contains them.
 
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