Estée Lauder

A pink bottle of perfume, next to roses. Not brand specific.

A pink bottle of perfume, next to roses. Not brand specific.Not impressed. I specified the products I was concerned about in my initial e-mail. This was about perfume I used to like to wear (in very, very, very small spritzes). 

Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in Estée Lauder.

In response to your inquiry, as you may know, our product line is quite extensive. Therefore, in order to respond to your inquiry regarding gluten, we need to know the exact name and shade (if applicable) of the product(s) which you use or would be interested in using. We will then consult our laboratories and share our findings with you.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Sincerely,

Noemi Miranda
Response Representative
Global Consumer Communications

Their follow-up about a week later:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in Estée Lauder.

A vast number of raw materials from many different suppliers and sources are used in the manufacture of Estee Lauder Companies’ products. It is therefore not possible for us to fully guarantee that our products are completely free of ingredients that may elicit an allergic response in highly sensitive individuals who react to gluten. For example, it is possible that small amounts of a wheat sourced ingredient may remain on shared manufacturing equipment even after a thorough cleaning. We therefore recommend that you discuss this with your physician, because consumer safety is of utmost concern to us.

In response to your inquiry, the Beautiful fragrance may contain ingredient derived from wheat.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns.

Sincerely,

Keimone Downer
Response Representative
Global Consumer Communications


They have no ingredient or allergen FAQ. Searching their site for gluten produced zero results. Wheat brought products named wheat for their color. Perusing the ingredients of some of them led me to discovering the ingredient Hordeum Vulgare – aka Barley.

So, 1) Estée Lauder is a company that translates gluten to mean wheat, exclusively, and 2) they use other glutens in their products and don’t mention this at all when asked. And then they fall back on the CYA physician statement.

NOT SAFE. 

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