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PaulaZT says ...
Thank you for this information. I have rosacea and have researched and tested natural products as a way of treating it. My rosacea has improved as I move away from chemicals and fragrances. Please enter me in the contest.
05/23/2009 10:04:40 PM CDT
Lynn says ...
I have tried natural makeup before but was not too impressed. It seemed like the lip liner didnt glide as easily. I would love to try other brands though. Maybe that is different.
05/23/2009 10:39:14 PM CDT
Sherry B. says ...
I was so surprised to hear that there are so many danerous chemicals in sunscreen! It's amazing to me that, as a melanoma survivior, I have been daily slathering on sunscreen for years, thinking that I was doing a good thing to protect myself, and now I find that I may have been doing my body harm in other ways.
05/24/2009 12:59:23 AM CDT
Adrienne Whyte (www.faboverforty.com) says ...
I so agree with the comment on synthetic fragrances. I would love to have a text version of this podcast. Thank you.
05/24/2009 6:08:04 AM CDT
Charlestongirl says ...
What an informative podcast! I just listened for the second time, writing down ingredient names. Thank you!
05/24/2009 6:10:32 AM CDT
Shonee M. says ...
It's SO true that getting rid of artificial fragrances can make you realize how strong and OFF they are. For instance, I started to make my own laundry detergent that leaves no fragrance on the clothing once it's dry. Now, when I smell clothes washed in pre-made detergent, the smell is so strong and overpowering that it gives me heartburn. One note, Fleishman slurs some words, and the put odd emphasis on others. In future podcasts, I think you should take care to avoid this. It was really distracting to me. :-/
05/24/2009 6:22:52 AM CDT
Cassie M says ...
I agree with the guest speaker that since makeup can be absorbed, natural makeup should be the way to go! www.mommymandy.com
05/24/2009 7:02:33 AM CDT
Vanessa S says ...
I personally like to use natural care products because I have very sensitive skin. I noticed that when I use synthetic ingredients, I break out out itch. I wish that I had access to this info years ago, but, better late than never. VanessasSecret4 at aol dot com
05/24/2009 8:47:13 AM CDT
Lakeshia says ...
I really loved this interview and how she discussed makeup and how we need to control what we put in and on our body. The skin is our bodies largest organ and it protects us for sun damage.
05/24/2009 10:34:36 AM CDT
Mary D says ...
And I'm glad to see how many cosmetic companies are recognizing the preference of their customers for natural, chemical-free and cruelty-free design. We often forget that the earliest cosmetics were made from those ingredients found in nature (plants and mineral ochre). www.faboverforty
05/24/2009 10:36:34 AM CDT
Mary D says ...
Someone else made an excellent point too, that it is hard to find the time to research the ingredients and manufacturing of our cosmetics, let alone every thing else we purchase. However, there is so much ready information available (such as this excellent podcast) and web-lists, etc that now we DO have the convenience of instant research at our fingertips.
05/24/2009 10:40:13 AM CDT
Lee Connors says ...
Matters what we all place in our bodies? Matters natural and Chem-FREE products? Glad I read all labels too? Food, and all products too? NO TOXIC MATTERS!! Thanks for the POD!!
05/24/2009 2:29:05 PM CDT
Rochelle K says ...
I don't really know if there is a separate contest per blog, or if it is just one all-inclusive giveaway, so I apologize if thats how it is since different sites say that the giveaway is between Whole Foods and their blog specifically, so I am unsure if I would only enter on one blog or for each blog. Please don't disqualify me if I am doing this wrong. Regardless, I really want to win this. I love Whole Foods and their markets are unbelievable. I am really excited that you are now taking part in one of my absolute favorite things - cosmetics & beauty!! Thank you so much for bringing us wonderful and healthy products that cover many facets of our lives.
05/24/2009 2:59:32 PM CDT
Ashley says ...
i found this very informative.. i had never thought about some of the things i use the most (such as suncreen) as being harmful for my body. I would be interested in hearing more about alternative products and ingredients in every day beauty products that are harmful and the dangers associated with them.
05/24/2009 7:35:10 PM CDT
adrian rosen says ...
I have been purchasing all natural skincare/bodycare at Whole Foods, but as of yet have not switched over to cosmetics. This has been a great learning experience for me.
05/24/2009 10:40:52 PM CDT
Kristi says ...
I agree with another poster that I have very sensitive skin so I too prefer natural products. So many products will make me break out and it drives me nuts.
05/25/2009 2:56:12 AM CDT
Pamela S. says ...
http://www.faboverforty.com I have given up on makeup for the most part. After applying the makeup, I develop a slight headache and if not removed, a migraine will hit me.
05/25/2009 7:48:32 AM CDT
Betty says ...
The podcast was very informative. The info will help make me more aware of what I'm seeing on product labels.
05/25/2009 8:13:16 AM CDT
MaryBeth I says ...
Oops - forgot to put Mommy Mandy in my comment. Pls. delete my last one - I will repost here I cannot believe we are exposed to 136 chemicals a day in our normal bath and beauty products! I have a vitamin d deviciency also so it is weird to hear that these chemicals interfere with vitamin d absorbsion
05/25/2009 9:22:55 AM CDT
Dani says ...
I've never quite understood the benefits of natural/organic ingredients in cosmetics. This certainly helps me understand what to avoid in body care products!
05/25/2009 12:10:35 PM CDT
Carol says ...
I really enjoyed broadening my knowledge of natural makeup, and I adore my Whole Foods.
05/25/2009 1:58:43 PM CDT
Kristi says ...
The more natural of ingredients the better. I have sensitive skin and the least little thing will cause me to break out. Very informative podcast, thanks!
05/25/2009 2:40:53 PM CDT
Lisa Craven says ...
I'd love to try these cosmetics...I'm over forty and think these would be great for my skin...interesting podcast, too. Thanks for hosting!
05/25/2009 5:03:13 PM CDT
Terry White says ...
I have definitely noticed a difference in the sensitivity of my skin, since switching to mineral makeups. I don't get as many rashes/irritations (in fact, I cannot remember the last time!) and I don't break out like I used to. Thanks for the podcast. Keep up the good work and the good products!
05/25/2009 8:25:38 PM CDT
Hillary F says ...
I really enjoyed this. I never really think about what I put on my skin, and I need to start doing this.
05/25/2009 10:20:54 PM CDT

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