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Soy-Free NON-Foods List





Note:
This content was accurate at the time of posting, but it is possible that it is outdated at the time of your viewing.  Please, do NOT let this information replace the advice of your doctor/allergist.  ALWAYS follow their instructions and recommendations over mine.  

Also,
CHECK LABELS EVERY TIME, EVEN IF YOU'VE BOUGHT A PRODUCT A MILLION TIMES BEFORE!

Ingredients change often, companies change hands, and policies change.  What once was safe, can now be unsafe.  For your own health and safety, please make it a habit of ALWAYS reading the ingredients of EVERYTHING before you buy it.

Also, if you notice that I have a product listed as "safe" for your particular allergen/sensitivity needs, PLEASE let me know so that I can update my information.  I strive to keep things current, but I do miss things from time to time.  Your help in this matter is invaluable to provide the most current information to my readers.  

Thank you so much!
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Awhile ago, I got an email from a mom asking me if I knew of any NON-food items that were soy-free.  To my shame, I couldn't point her to exact brands, just some websites that I'd Googled and gave her tips on how to call companies, etc.  She was a great sport and did some research and made some calls, and then shared the results with me so that I could share them with you.  Thank you to her (she wishes to remain anonymous), for the information and for letting me share it! :)  If it wasn't for you, I would never have started this list! 

I will add more products and information to this page as I am able and it becomes available.

To see a list of alternative names for soy to help you know how to spot soy or possible soy in an instant, click here.

Soy-Free NON-Foods*
  1. Vanicream  These products ONLY: Free and Clear Hair Sprays, Free and Clear Hair Styling Gel, Vanicream Skin Cream, Vanicream Lite Lotion, Vanicream Cleansing Bars, Vanicream Lip Protectant, Vaniply Ointment, RoBathol Bath Oil, Vanicream Sunscreens SPF 30 and SPF 50+, and Diaper Rash Ointment.
       
  2. Here is an official statement from them as given to me by a reader (Thanks for the info, Kristine!):
    "Our glycerin is 99.7% pure and is derived from the soybean, there are no soybean proteins present in any of our products that contain soybean.  That is not to say that someone who is allergic to soybean can safely use products with glycerin.  They should patch test with products that contain glycerin, because they may still be able to use them.  We always recommend that you patch test with a product to know if it will cause a reaction before you use it."
    In light of the above statement, I would NOT recommend that anyone with an allergy to soy use ANY of Vanicream's products that contain glycerin WITHOUT approval from your board certified allergist.   

  3.  All California Baby products.
      
  4. Most Mineral Hygienics products.
     
  5. For lip balms, sunscreen and body balms, Badger brand are the most safe.
     
  6. For facial skincare, Premae Skincare from the UK.
        
  7. For cream, Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter - 2 oz (60ml) - Cream.
     
  8. Solgar Formula VM-75 (with red stripe on gold label that says "soy-free" on the label)
     
  9. Solgar Ester-C 1000 mg (says "soy-free" on the label)
     
  10. Solgar B6 and B12 (says "soy-free" on the label)
     
  11. Any of the Solgar vitamins/supplements that say "soy-free" on the label.
     
  12. Acure Organics Skin Care, though keep this email I got back from them when I asked if/how their products were allergy-friendly in mind if you have a very severe allergy to soy:
     "We are gluten-free and currently going through certification as such. Our formulas are soy-free though we cannot 100% guarantee no trace can be found on the machines in the facility.

    All but 4 items are vegan:
    Wrinkle Complex and the Night Cream contain an enzyme from milk and honey, used as preservative.
    Line Eraser and Lip Balm contain beeswax




    We do not use peanut or wheat. We do, however, use several nutritional oils technically considered tree nut oils...argan, coconut, almond, etc..."
      
  13. Ultra Pure Mineral Cosmetics touts MANY of its products to be soy-free.
       
  14. Hugo Naturals Products are soy-free, vegan and gluten-free.  Here is their allergen statement from their website:
    "The only products that contain oats in our entire line are the Shea Butter & Oatmeal Bar Soap and the Oatmeal Mint Artisan-Bulk Soap.  Both of these products have whole oats on the top surface that have been tested and certified gluten free.  If your allergies are with wheat, the oats have not been cross contaminated.  If you choose to incorporate oats, our soaps would be a good choice.  The rest of our entire product line is soy, oat and gluten-free, as well as vegan.  As a matter of fact, we are certified by the Celiac Sprue Association, or CSA, which is the largest celiac support organization in the United States." 
     
  15. Bare Minerals Matte Powder Foundation is soy and gluten-free.  Some of there other products are also soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  16. Itay Mineral Cosmetics.  Their loose mineral foundations, blushes, eye shadows, lip liners and bronzers are soy and gluten-free.  The other products in the line, including the lipsticks and glosses, may contain soy or gluten, though.  You can find out more information here.
      
  17. Sheer Cover is soy and gluten-free (does contain bismuth oxychloride).  You can find out more information here.
      
  18. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and loose powder are soy and gluten-free, but do contain alcohol and glycerin.  You can find out more information here.   
  19. Cover FX makes soy and gluten-free liquid, cream and pressed powder foundations, but they do contain glycerin.  You can find out more information here.
      
  20. Make Up Forever have a lot of products that are soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  21. NYX Roll On Shimmers are soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  22. Lancome's La Base Pro is soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  23. Lancome's Rouge In Love lipstick and Gloss In Love lipgloss are soy-free.   You can find out more information here.
      
       
  24. Jane Iredale has some soy and gluten-free makeup. You can find out more information here.
      
  25. The Balm's Frat Boy Blush, Bahama Mama Bronzer and Stainiac Lip Stains (all 3 shades) are soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  26. Duwop's Lip Venom is soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  27. Benefit's Benetint in the red shade is soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  28. Lip and Cheek Stain (red shade 01) from The Body Shop is soy and gluten-free.  You can find out more information here.
      
  29. Zuzu Luxe make-up. They are also very allergy friendly, including gluten-free.  They are also organic.
      
  30. Cera Ve
      
  31. Puritan's Pride has a lot of vitamins that are soy-free and/or otherwise allergy friendly.
       
  32. Simply Right (Sam's Club brand) Fexofanidine and Cetirizine (generic Allegra and Zyrtec) are soy-free.  (Thanks for contacting them and letting me know so I could share this info along, Corrie!)
      
  33. Benadryl Liqui-Gels (This brand and kind ONLY.)
       
  34. Children's Xyzal
      
  35. Atarax (liquid form ONLY)
       
  36. Target's Up and Up brand version of Benadryl is considered safe.
       
  37.  Children's Benadryl Bubblegum Flavor (This brand and flavor for sure, BUT there may be others that are soy-free - you'll have to contact Johnson & Johnson to find out for sure.)  This is a response from Johnson & Johnson on this product (though I have edited out the name of the person that shared this with me):
    "Thank you for contacting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., makers of BENADRYL® Children's products. It is always important to hear from our consumers, and we appreciate the time you have taken to contact us.That is a great question! Our Children's BENADRYL® Bubblegum Flavor, which was just re-launched last month, does not contain soy or soy bi-products. Keep an eye out for that on store shelves!Always read and follow your product labels. If you have any medical questions, you should talk to your doctor.We really appreciate you contacting us with your question. If you have any comments or questions about our products in the future, please contact us through our website www.benadryl.com or by phone 1-800-223-0182. Our specialists are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and will be happy to hear from you."
     
  38. Perfectly Posh products are soy, gluten, paraben, SLS and animal by-product free.
      
  39. Alaffia products claim to be gluten and soy-free.
        
  40. Buiced claims to have vitamins that are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and caffeine-free.  Basically, they say their product is top 8 free.
       
  41. RMS Beauty only has one product that contains gluten, and is also soy-free.  Click this link to view their ingredient statement. 
       
  42. Red Apple Cosmetics is certified gluten-free, and also has many soy-free products, and is great with their labeling.
       
  43. Ceela Naturals has "gluten, soy, nut, dairy, cruelty free vegan skin care".  To read my review on some of these products, go here.
       
  44. Weleda Oral Care products claim to not contain raw materials derived from soy, corn, or wheat (gluten).  This is only true for their ORAL care products (toothpastes).  Some of their other products DO contain soy.
      
  45. L'BRI carries quite a few products that claim to be soy-free, but not all are soy-free.  For a list of the ingredients in each skin care product, click here.  For a list of the ingredients in each glamour product, click here.  For a list of the ingredients in each fragrance oil blend product, click here.  For a list of the ingredients in each home care product, click here.  To see which contain soy at a glance, click here.  This is a natural line that is more affordable for most, and it offers free samples.
      
  46. Younique has some make-up products that they claim to be soy-free, but not all are soy-free.  To see the list of their products that are NOT soy-free, click here.  All ingredient lists for individual products can be viewed when you click on each product to learn more about it.  These products are on the more natural end of the spectrum and offer great coverage and staying power.
       
*Special thanks to Maya at Maya's Happy Place and Soy and Gluten Free Beauty for the majority of this list/information!


Brands to AVOID: 

1. JASON.  Here's an actual humorous (yet scary) exchange that a reader had with them:
  • Q: Is there soy in your toothpaste?
  • A: We cannot make any statements about allergens.
  • Q: Well, is your glycerin derived from soy?
  • A: We cannot make any statements about allergens.
  • Q: So does that mean you don't know what is in your glycerin?
  • A: No, we know what it's made of, but we can't make any statements about allergens.
  • Q: I'm not asking you if we will have an allergic reaction, I'm asking you what the ingredients are.
  • A: I can't tell you.
  • Q: Are you serious?
  • A: Yes, and I can't make a statement about allergens.
  • Q: I think you're answering the wrong question.  I just want to know if your glycerin is derived from soy or some other source.
  • A: It could be.
 (Just wow, right? I couldn't believe it either!)
 

 2. Desitin contains soy. 

3. Pampers Sensitive Wipes and Diapers contain soy.

4. Aquaphor Baby contains soy.

5. Regular brand Zyrtec contains soy.

6. Madison Street Beauty uses soy.

7.  All of these common allergy medications have at least one product (and normally more than one, and sometimes all) in their line that contain soy: Benadryl, Claritin 24 hour, Allegra and Zyrtec (the soy is normally found in the form of Magnesium Stearate).   Please consult with your allergist on which allergy medications are safe for you!

8. Please check all over-the-counter medications for soy, especially things like Ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough drops, cough and cold remedies, vitamins, etc.  They can (and often do) contain soy in many forms and are usually not marked as containing soy,  though labeling has gotten better over the years.  Please refer to the list of Alternative Names for Soy to help you determine if the over-the-counter med you wish to use is safe for you!  The pharmacist and doctors do not always know, though your allergist should.  When in doubt, don't until you talk to your allergist or the manufacturer of the medication.

9. A lot of inks now contain soy!  Please be very careful when purchasing books, newspapers, magazines, etc., especially if your allergy is severe.  Most of the culprits are companies that claim "earth friendly" inks or "recycled" or "natural" processes, but not always is this the case.  Feel free to contact the owners of the publications and see what type of inks they use.


10. Cetaphil is no longer guaranteed soy-free.  Here is a statement about their products as sent to a reader (Thanks, Corrie, for the info!) by Cetaphil:
"Thank you for your inquiry. Soy is not an ingredient in Cetaphil® Products. Please note that the accuracy of this statement is based upon the final product composition formula only and we cannot guarantee that minute amounts of substances are not contained in raw materials obtained from various suppliers or acquired during the manufacturing process.
 The ingredients in the formulation of Cetaphil® products are not recognized gluten sources; however, Galderma Laboratories, L.P. does not test for trace amounts of gluten that may be present in the ingredients or as a result of the manufacturing process. Additionally, ingredient suppliers may change.
If you have a sensitivity to gluten you may want to consult your healthcare provider before using Cetaphil® Gentle Cleansing Antibacterial Bar."
 11.  Always double check ANY prescription medications, anesthesia, etc.  Common allergens, especially soy, can be found in any of those, and you should NEVER assume that because a doctor prescribes it that it is safe, because they don't always know, and sometimes even the pharmacists don't know.  Also, if you are going to have a medical procedure done, make sure they are aware of your allergies, and make sure that the medications, anesthesia, etc. being used are safe for you.  Here is a great article by Grateful Foodie about what you can do to help keep yourself safe in this area called In a Pill? Allergens in Medications.

12.  Dymista appears to contain soy, though confirmation of this is pending.
  
13.  All Aveda products now contain soy.

14. Eyeko eye liner contains PEG-30.

15. Crayola markers, including their Pip Squeaks, Color Wonder and dry erase markers contain soy.

16. Crayons can also contain soy, though you will have to check with the manufacturer to see if the particular brand you want to use is safe or not.

17. Shaving creams of all types can contain soy.  Check with the manufacturer to see if the particular brand you want to use is safe or not.

18. Potting soil can contain soy.  Check with the manufacturer to see if they particular brand you want to use is safe or not.

19.  A lot of soaps contain soy.  Check with the manufacturer to see if the particular brand you want to use is safe or not.
   
20. Laura Mercier products, as they have no way to verify the sources of their products.  HOWEVER, they do have some products that they do certify as gluten-free, some of which are also soy-free.  For more information, click here.

21. The Natural Dentist now says that their glycerin contains soy. All other major toothpaste brands, including Tom's of Maine (thought to be soy-free by most) use soy based glycerin and, in some cases, xanthan gum.  


Helpful Websites:
These are some of the sites I was able to find via Google that might be of help to you.
  1. This post deals with shampoo and other beauty products:http://brunchatsaks.blogspot.com/2011/08/currently-loving-favorite-beauty.html
     
  2. The Eczema Company is also a fantastic website.  I've talked to the website owner/founder (however you want to put that), and she's great and very helpful!  She knows a lot more about non-food items that are allergy-friendly than I do, that's for sure!
     
  3. Maya's Happy Place has some great information, too, regarding soy-allergy in food and non-food.  (She's the one I have to attribute most of the soy-free non-food products list to as I mentioned above.  She is a fantastic researcher and gracious enough to let me share! :) )
     
  4. Solgar.com is a very trustworthy vitamin/supplement company in regards to their labeling.  If they say their product is soy-free, it is.  
          
  5. Nowfoods.com is a company that is "committed to sourcing the very best natural ingredients for our products, and we choose non-GMO, non-irradiated, and organic ingredients whenever possible."  From what I've seen, they have quite a variety of allergy-friendly products out there, including soy-free options. 
       
  6. Soy and Gluten Free Beauty is a blog that offers information about beauty products that are soy and gluten-free.
       
  7. AvoidingMilkProtein.com has some great multiple food allergy blogs listed, as well as lots of specific info to particular food allergies. A great site for more info on avoiding allergens and finding information, even in non-food items.
       
  8. There is also some very helpful information on SoyFree.Info concerning reading labels, more detailed information on things like xanthan gum, natural flavors, etc.  Definitely worth checking out!
      

Other Tips:  
  1. Call or email the companies directly and ask them about their products and/or look up allergen information on their web pages.  Normally companies get back to me very quickly and are quite helpful.  Don't be afraid of offending them.  They want your business, so they are normally willing to answer questions.  If they are not, be leery of them.
     
  2. Google can be your best friend.  Google "soy-free make-up", "soy-free lotion", "soy-free products", etc.  Generally you'll have lots of sites pop-up, though you'll have to weed through the info and make sure it's current.  It's a good place to start, though.
     
  3. As I've stated before on Soy Allergy, soy is in beauty products, toothpaste, vitamins, medicines, soaps, lotions, hair sprays, baby wipes, cleaning products, paper, dyes...absolutely everything has at least one brand that contains soy, and that is on the rise!  Normally you'll find it in products listed as Vitamin E or Toccopherols, sometimes as Soy Lecithin, Soy Oil or Xanthan Gum.  It's most commonly found in "All Natural", "Herbal", "Earth Friendly", or "Organic" products, though the labels are worth checking out because some of those very same labels can point to the ONLY products that are soy-free!  Go figure!  Your best bet, though, is to call the manufacturer directly before you use any product for the first time, especially if the label is unclear and your allergy is severe, unless you have used products from the company before and you know that you can trust their labeling.  It is always better to be safe than sorry!
     
  4. READ ALL LABELS TO EVERYTHING CAREFULLY EVERY TIME!  That's in all caps, bold, italicized and underlined for a reason!  Formulas change often.  What was once soy-free can change in a day - really.  Be careful and cautious always, please.
     
  5. Write companies that are making soy-free and/or allergy-friendly products and praise them.  Make a big deal out of it.  Praise them from the hilltops!  Tell your friends!  Share it however you can!  Believe it or not, your voice has power!  If you share, it gets the word out there that, "Huh...Maybe we should do more," not only to the company you praise, but to other companies who are watching...and trust me - they're watching!
  
As always, if you need any help finding out any information, please feel free to email me or comment below.  I'll help in any way that I can! :)  If you have more info on soy-free NON-foods, please email me or comment below, too, and share the info so that I can add it to my list (giving you credit for your research, of course, if you wish to be recognized).  Thanks!



52 comments:

  1. Hi Julie, Thank you very much for putting all of your findings on this web page! I feel better than I have in many,many years! My energy level now is incredible and the fibromyalgia and joint pain is greatly reduced, for the first time in my life I can manage it. Do you know of any antihisstamins that are safe? I live out in the middle of nowhere and my resources are limited. Can you help?

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    1. I am glad you found this page helpful! I am glad that you are doing so well, too. That is wonderful! :)

      As to your question, I will have to do some more research in this area, but will let you know. Unfortunately, a lot of medications have at least one form (generic or even just a different form (i.e. liquid vs. pills)) that is NOT soy-free, so you have to read labels every time. Ingredients are always changing, too. I did, however, find this article that may be of help to you: http://sprinklesandallergies.com/tag/benadryl/ They say that they are allergic to soy, and that they uses Benadryl Liquid Gels and Claritin 24 hour tabs. Hope that helps a little!

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  2. Hi Julie -

    Thank you so much for the shout out for The Eczema Company! As far as I'm concerned, soy does not belong anywhere near our skin care or our food. Not only is it a common food allergen, but it's also usually genetically modified if not organic and it's full of hormones....not great in large doses for small children.

    Anyway, this is a great post! Thanks again for your support!
    Jennifer

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    1. Any time, Jennifer! The Eczema Company is great, and I don't mind giving you all a plug. ;)

      I agree with you - soy needs to just go! One day, maybe it will. Let's hope, anyway...

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Awesome post! I had the same exact exchange with Jason reps on the phone today. It was so ridiculous. I called Acure and was told they are gluten and soy free, entirely!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! I couldn't believe it when she told me about her conversation. Just makes you crazy! I will definitely be adding Acure to my list! Thanks for the info!

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  4. Thank you, Julie for the generous shout-out and info! Its a constant battle with which companies are soy-free and whether the 'safe' ones STAY safe!!! Thank you for spreading the info and for all that you do!

    Madison Street Beauty is no longer safe--I heard back from customer service they DO use soy. I also found http://www.ultrapurecosmetics.com/ which touts MANY of its products to be soy-free. I will be adding to that particular post as I discover so please check back and update as needed. <3

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    1. You are so welcome! I will definitely be adding this info to my list! Thanks for the heads up!

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  5. I use Hugo Naturals products - Shower Gels, Lotions, Shampoos, Conditioners, etc. It states on their website that their products are Vegan, Soy Free, Gluten Free, and Cruelty Free. Luckily I can buy them locally.

    I'm in the process of trying to find an allergy medication and pain medication without soy. From what I have found thus far, Benadryl, Claritin 24 hr., Allegra, and Zyrtec all contain soy in the form of Magnesium Stearate. I have also found that Ibuprofen contains soy in the form of Stearic Acid. It seems they keep putting (hiding) soy in more and more things. Although I have begun to notice more products with the "contains soy or may contain soy" warnings on the labels. Progress little by little.

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    1. Thank you for the information! I will add it to my list. I am with you on the hidden soy! Some of those medications were safe for consumption a few years ago and are no longer. So sad! Sometimes they have soy-free versions of those products in a generic or even in the same brand, but that doesn't mean they are easy to find! I just wish that medications for allergies would be top 8 free at least, don't you? You could ask Maya of MayasHappyPlace.blogspot.com about soy-free allergy medications. She would know of any specific ones that are safe, be they generic or otherwise, since she is soy-free herself. :)

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  6. Thank you for this list!!! My son is highly allergic to soy and we have found out that many newspapers, magazines, and books are now printed with soy ink. These have caused him trouble, and we now use e-books as much as possible and keep him away from newspapers and magazines.

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    1. You are so welcome! I am so sorry to hear of your troubles with the printed word. That is such a shame! I have heard that soy has also been used/is being used in some brands of packaging, furniture, etc., namely the "natural" or "earth friendly" or "recycled" stuff. I don't know how common that is yet, but I know that is a scary thing for a soy-allergic person. I wish you all the best of luck! Let me know if I can be of any further help, and I will do what I can to assist you. :)

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  7. Julie, thank you so much for this list! It is very helpful. I would like to mention your site on my soy blog (soysurvivalist.wordpress.com) if that is ok, because this is such a great list. Just one note: I called several companies in March 2014, and apparently Cetaphil has changed their formulation, because they told me that their products contain soy. CeraVe does not contain soy, so it could be an alternative. Thank you for blogging about soy, because there is so little information out there!

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    1. I'm so glad! I will make sure to make the changes you noted, as well. Thanks for letting me know! :)

      As to the mention, I am very ok with that, but would ask that you mention my site as the source of the information, preferably with a link back to the page, recipe, etc. used/mentioned. Thanks so much!

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  8. One more note! Zuzu Luxe makeup is soy free and can be found in a lot of health food stores. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Alanna! I will definitely add this to my list! :)

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  9. Hello Julie, first of all I'd like to thank you for this list its been soo very helpful to me. (: Thank you! Anyways, I wanted to ask you where you got your information about Cetaphil no longer being soy-free.. I tried to verify with the company but they didn't really ease my concerns much. They sent me this email back:

    "Thank you for your inquiry. Soy is not an ingredient in Cetaphil® products.

    Please note that the accuracy of this statement is based upon the final product composition formula only and we cannot guarantee that minute amounts of substances are not contained in raw materials obtained from various suppliers or acquired during the manufacturing process.

    Best Regards,

    Galderma Special Services Team"

    I should probably stay away from their stuff for now.. I did have a break out a few weeks ago but I was so certain at the time it was something I ate. Hmmm. 0_0 guess I need to buy new everything again haha.. I like Hugo Naturals but they can be so expensive! They smell so wonderful though. Okay im getting off topic. Have a nice day Julie!

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    1. You're welcome, Bella, and thank you! As to the information on Cetaphil, I actually got the information from the commenter above you, Alanna. She has called the company in March of 2014, and was told it did contain soy. It is so frustrating when people get conflicting information! I have always been of the opinion that, when in doubt, don't! It is best to stir clear of them for sure!

      Best of luck to you, and thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Oh, Silly me! I should have read through all the comments. (: Well I guess I'll have to find something new to use.. or maybe I'll start making my own soaps and creams ha! Have a great day Julie.

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    3. No problem, Bella! Best of luck to you! Have a great day, too! :)

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    4. Thank you so much.

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  10. Hey - Thanks for the info -

    I had just bought some cetaphil moisturizer (Switched from Aveeno) because I was just told that I have a soy allergy - it is pretty severe (have an Epi Pen just in case now)

    I emailed them, and this was their response.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Soy is not an ingredient in Cetaphil® Products. Please note that the accuracy of this statement is based upon the final product composition formula only and we cannot guarantee that minute amounts of substances are not contained in raw materials obtained from various suppliers or acquired during the manufacturing process.



    The ingredients in the formulation of Cetaphil® products are not recognized gluten sources; however, Galderma Laboratories, L.P. does not test for trace amounts of gluten that may be present in the ingredients or as a result of the manufacturing process. Additionally, ingredient suppliers may change.



    If you have a sensitivity to gluten you may want to consult your healthcare provider before using Cetaphil® Gentle Cleansing Antibacterial Bar.

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    1. Thank you for the info, Corrie! I will add the info in this reply to the info above. I'm glad they were honest with you, though I know it must've been sad to read it! Best of luck to you. Please let me know if you need help finding any soy-free or otherwise allergy-friendly products. I'm more than happy to help! :)

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  11. I just got off of the phone with the lab that makes the simply right (Sam's Club brand) Fexofanidine and Cetirizine (generic Allegra and Zyrtec) as I have to take both of them daily for the time being.

    The woman told me that the magnesium sterate was from a vegetable source, but was NOT from soy.

    Hope this helps y'all same some money!

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    1. Thanks for info, Corrie! I will add this info to my list! :)

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  12. My allergist is trying to get me off of the antihistamines to do allergy testing. We were going to try Dymista - the company does not know whether it contains soy or not - but has several inactive ingredients that MAY contain it. We decided to try it anyway becuase the reaction I get is almost immediate, and can be contained with benadryl if I take it quickly...

    Well based on my reaction, I would assume it does contain Soy. The manufacturer is going to get back to me on whether it does infact contain soy, but thought I would share.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, Corrie. I will add it to the list with a "appears to contain soy" for now. Once you get confirmation, please let me know! I will update it then.

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  13. Hi, thanks for your site! I appreciate all of the info. I called Aveda to check on the products listed above to be soy-free and sadly they informed me that ALL Aveda products contain soy.

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  14. Hi Julie! Do you know if the Vit C from the Body Shop is the only product from them that is gluten AND soy free?

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    1. Hey, Sheyda. That I don't know. I have never been there or ordered from them. What I would recommend is that you send them an email or call them and talk to them directly. Here is a link to their "Contact Us" page: http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/help/contact.aspx You will get a response quicker if you contact them yourself than if you wait for me to do it. :) If you like, though, and you are having trouble getting ahold of them, let me know and I'm more than happy to try to get ahold of them, too.

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  15. Hello! Thank you for this list, I have been feeling very lost when it comes to my son's soy allergy. I emailed Vanicream this week as I had heard from others that some of their products were not safe. Here's the response I got:

    Our glycerin is 99.7% pure and is derived from the soybean, there are no soybean proteins present in any of our products that contain soybean. That is not to say that someone who is allergic to soybean can safely use products with glycerin. They should patch test with products that contain glycerin, because they may still be able to use them. We always recommend that you patch test with a product to know if it will cause a reaction before you use it.

    These products do not contain soy: Free and Clear(TM) Hair Sprays, free and Clear Hair Styling Gel, Vanicream(TM) Skin Cream, Vanicream(TM) Lite Lotion, Vanicream(TM) Cleansing Bars, Vanicream(TM) Lip Protectant, Vaniply(TM) Ointment, RoBathol(TM) Bath Oil, Vanicream(TM) Sunscreens SPF30 and SPF50+, Diaper Rash Ointment.

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    1. From Julie: Thank you, Kristine! I will update my list with this information.

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  16. Some of your links need updating. Link #1 under Helpful Websites tried to give me a fake virus scare, complete with beeping alarm.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! I will work on getting that fixed right now!

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    2. I just deleted the link. If you find any others, please don't hesitate to let me know! Thanks so much again!

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  17. Hey, Im pretty sure that Eyeko eye liner has soy. According to the ingredients, PEG-30 is in it... and according to your soy ingredients list, PEG 30 is listed as soy sterol.

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  18. Does anyone still use any of the listed children's allergy medicines? My 18 mo old needs a daily antihistamine and I'm lost trying to sort it out since they all contain natural flavors. Just wanted to see if someone else had done the research lately before I started calling companies. Thanks!

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    1. I do not, Jessica, and I'm not sure if any readers will chime in about this or not. Due to how often companies change their ingredients and due to the fact that you know just how sensitive your child is, I would recommend that you be the one to call or email the companies directly. You can also ask your allergist what he/she recommends. If you have trouble finding any further information, I would be more than happy to help you try to contact someone and get an allergen statement for you. Again, it would be best if you contact any specific company, but if you need more help trying to contact someone, let me know, and I'll do what I can to help you get the information you seek.

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  19. Perfectly Posh products are soy, gluten, paraben, SLS and animal by-product free. HTTPS://bbrawley.po.sh

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  20. Thank you for keeping this list going - so helpful! I've used Alaffia - gluten & soy free, according to conversations with them. A nice line of products. Cheers, Emily

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    1. You are so welcome! I'm glad it is a help to you!

      Thank you for letting me know about Alaffia, Emily. I will be sure to add them to the list! :)

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  21. Hi what are some womens multi vitamins without soy? I just found out i have soy and nut allergies on top of my asthma and all my vitamins have soy in them.

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    1. I have yet to find a women's multi vitamin without soy, though I do find multivitamins (non-women's) that are soy-free on Puritan's Pride - www.puritan.com. I am not sure if they are nut-free, though, as it doesn't say on the label, so you'd have to write them directly. They are very good about writing back quickly. BUICED claims to have allergy-friendly vitamins that should fit your needs - www.buiced.com. I have a few other vitamins and such listed above, too. Please let me know if you need more help searching for a vitamin that is right for you. Women's multi-vitamins, though, are normally a no go.

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  22. Dear Julie, Your website has been an enlightenment for me. I have had fibromyalgia since diagnosed in 1995. Several situations happened to me that led to this disease. The first 10 years were horrible. I had also developed many allergies - both food and environmental. Still dealing with them today. Not so much the painfulness of fibro on a daily basis; just bouts when I overdo and the heat and/or cold have alot to do with my being laid up - as I'm experiencing now. However, this last bout I believe was brought on by an allergic reaction to soy. I stayed away from it for the last few years if it was ingested (bowel issues mostly). I've always itched on a daily basis, been taking Allegra D and Benedryl for numerous years too! The soy-related allergic came about after using a popular beauty product that contained soy for the last 2 years. Then they came out with a 'serum'! Just had to have it. In two days, I was itching uncontrollably. It dawned on me it had to be the 'serum' which obviously packed a extra dose of the soy! As soon as I stopped using it, it went away. However, I am now left with trying to eliminate all other products with soy - which is about everything in my diet (which was already restrictive because of the gluten allergy and other allergies).
    I started perusing the web and came across your website - and what a God-send! Thank you so much for all you have done here, and for all your other contributors too! I will most definitely be using your site for reference and also to send to some other folks with fibromyalgia.
    Sincerely, Maria

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    1. Hello, Maria.
      Thank you so very much for posting this! Your story and others like it are EXACTLY why I have my blogs. I am thrilled beyond words that it has been a help to you! Please, please let me know if there is anything I can help you with in future. I'm more than happy to help you research. I don't know if you saw it, but I have a Fibromyalgia blog, too (https://FibroFitAndFab.blogspot.com/), that may be of help and encouragement to you, too. Again, please, let me know if there is anything I can help you find in future. I'd be more than happy to help.

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  23. sams club cetrizine and fexofenadine both contain magnesium stearata, so they are not ok

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    1. Not necessarily. Magnesium stearate CAN contain soy, BUT doesn't NECESSARILY contain soy. When you see that ingredient or others like it that are under the "main contain soy" category (see my "Alternative Names for Soy and Soy-Free Foods" tab/page for more info: http://naturalandfree.blogspot.com/p/alternative-names-for-soy-and-soy-free.html - the "may contain soy" foods are *ed), that just means you need to proceed with caution. If you don't see a "contains soy" or "may contain soy" warning on the packaging, then you need to contact the manufacturer for more information. You can always try the product and see if you react to it, but that is not something I recommend, especially if your allergy is severe.

      It is my hope that one day, all products, not just foods, will be labeled with details so we don't have to guess. I am a huge fan of the "every ingredient in plain language" school of thought. I don't think anything should be just lumped under "natural ingredients" or vague technical terms. I want sources listed! Until then, however, we have to be diligent to check labels, contact manufacturers, and so on. It can be frustrating, but this is the world we live in.

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    2. Also, I forgot to add, that the manufacturer of those particular products was contacted and stated that those products were indeed soy-free back in 2014. I will look to see if that has changed.

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