I’ve been on a bit of a gluten-free purge in my bathroom. I’ve been using Clinique facial lotion, but since they can’t verify anything for me on their gluten content, I threw out everything and wanted to start fresh. I purchased Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer. A fellow Celiac recommended the brand, so I went to sprouts and was happy to have a safe facial lotion.
I thought about it more and realized that it couldn’t just be me – there has to be something in the product that I’m reacting to. However, it’s essentially pretty allergen-free! It’s clearly gluten-free, and also paraben-free, no artificial fragrances or dyes, no petroleum compounds, no SLS, no glycols, phthalates, etc.
Here’s the ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Palmitate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol (Vegetable Derived), Propanediol (Corn Derived), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Plant Derived), Gluconolactone, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Geranium Maculatum Oil (Plant Derived).
WHAT AM I ALLERGIC TO!?!?!
Just as a follow-up test, I put it on again this afternoon and my face started burning and turned bright red again. Awesome.
If you don’t have any ideas of what I could be sensitive to, can you at least help me find another gluten-free face lotion? I’m so bummed out!