Why?! Why would a company go back to using gluten-containing ingredients after years of proudly not using them?! I am more than a little annoyed with Bare Minerals right now.
I was a big fan of the READY foundation due to its color, coverage and ease of application. After a recent visit to the Mall of America location, I came away with a cute little kit containing the foundation, concealer, mineral veil, bronzer and highlighter. In my excitement, I forgot to read the label at the store. Big mistake.
When I did read the package at home, I noticed that a few of the products contained tocopherol (code word for gluten-filled wheat-based vitamin E!) and consulted the company’s web site. The FAQ page revealed that these items were NOT made without wheat, barley or rye derivatives! I was so mad I could spit!
Needless to say, the item was promptly returned. I should have taken note of the fact that color codes/names had changed, which could mean reformulation. It just goes to show, you must ALWAYS read labels and NEVER take anything for granted when it comes to food/product safety!
So now what will I do?