ThinkstockNew research shows that the gluten in cosmetics can put vulnerable people at risk.
Finding the best kind of makeup for your skin is no cakewalk. Any woman can tell you that.
But for those suffering from celiac disease-an autoimmune digestive disease that affects at least 3 million Americans-the task can be even more daunting, and dangerous.
The problem is, most cosmetic companies don't specify whether their formulas contain gluten, according to a study announced at the American College of Gastroenterology's meeting in D.C. this week. And with approximately one in 100 people suffering from the disease (with up to 90 percent of them unknowingly!), it's certainly an issue that should be top of mind.
Amazingly, zero of the top 10 cosmetic companies in the study provided gluten information about their products-and only two cited detailed ingredients at all.
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