The preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) is used in some cosmetics and household products and can cause severe allergies. Here is a brief introduction to the problem, plus a short list of MI-free products. If you’re looking for more in-depth information, including on the diagnosis of MI allergy, labelling… Read more
It’s not difficult to find stories online — usually in chat forums — of long-standing rosacea symptoms disappearing following a trial of a gluten-free diet. As the culinary culprit of our times, gluten is regularly made a scapegoat, and the… Read more
More nonsense in gluten-free with the publication of this under-researched, alarmist and inaccurate article on gluten-free skincare in Marie Claire. Women’s magazines, like all magazines, exist to make money. To some extent, most women’s magazines achieve this by being seen… Read more
Out of nowhere a third of the year has gone, and I’ve not stopped even to properly ask and assess how the new gluten-related labelling legislation has affected coeliacs and the kinds of products they can and cannot buy. Snack-a-Jacks… Read more
There is no evidence to suggest that gluten in beauty products can penetrate the skin, enter the bloodstream, and cause problems for people with coeliac disease. However, when wheat is found in skincare, it’s usually ‘broken down’ gluten – or… Read more
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