This practical guide to beauty and well-being shows readers how to make lotions, toothpaste, bubble bath, massage oils, cough syrup, lip balm, perfume and hair-care items with ingredients that are readily available from shops. The book features more than 75 formulae.
The first book of its kind: a definitive guide to the world of perfume
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world of scent. Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world s most elegant and beautiful as well as some truly terrible perfumes. In "Perfumes: The Guide," they combine their talents and experience to review more than twelve hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Through witty, irreverent, and illuminating prose, the reviews in "Perfumes" not only provide consumers with an essential guide to shopping for fragrance, but also make for a unique reading experience.
"Perfumes" features introductions to women s and men s fragrances and an informative frequently asked questions section including:
What is the difference between eau de toilette and perfume?
How long can I keep perfume before it goes bad?
What s better: splash bottles or spray atomizers?
What are perfumes made of?
Should I change my fragrance each season?
"Perfumes: The Guide" is an authoritative, one-of-a-kind book that will do for fragrance what Robert Parker s books have done for wine. Beautifully designed and elegantly illustrated, this book will be the perfect gift for collectors and anyone who s ever had an interest in the fascinating subject of perfume.
Read Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez's posts on the Penguin Blog."
Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life.
The girls' guide to giving the cosmetics industry a makeover.
Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible?
Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades.
Not one cosmetic product has to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration before hitting the market.Incredible? Consider this:
- The European Union has banned more than 1,100 chemicals from cosmetics. The United States has banned just 10.
- Only 11% of chemicals used in cosmetics in the US have been assessed for health and safety - leaving a staggering 89% with unknown or undisclosed effects.
- More than 70% of all personal care products may contain phthalates, which are linked to birth defects and infertility.
- Many baby soaps are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical 1,4 dioxane.
It's not just women who are affected by this chemists' brew. Shampoo, deodorant, face lotion and other products used daily by men, women and children contain hazardous chemicals that the industry claims are "within acceptable limits." But there's nothing acceptable about daily multiple exposures to carcinogenic chemicals-from products that are supposed to make us feel healthy and beautiful.
Not Just a Pretty Face delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover.
15 percent of the purchase price of each book sold benefits the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, administered by the Breast Cancer Fund, through December 31, 2012.
From classic braids to nifty knots, ponytail veil to ballet bun, Hair has more than 40 great styles for girls to try. Easy-to-follow instructions, stylist secrets, and great grooming tips will make haircare a breeze.
A radiant complexion can be yours through the ancient science of Ayurveda. Kristen Ma invites you to expand your skin-care consciousness to incorporate elements from this millennia-old system of wellness from India, along with principles supported by the latest scientific research on skin biology. Her practical guidelines are safe and easy to follow--and marvelously effective for nurturing healthy and beautiful skin.Ma explains both skin biology and the basics of Ayurveda as it applies to skin health, and shows you how to determine your true skin type according to your specific dosha (physical constitution according to Ayurvedic principles), then recommends individualized regimens with easy-to-obtain products. Ma explains the influence of diet on skin health, how to deal with skin changes that come with aging, how to protect skin from the sun and pollutants, and how to cope with the effect of stress on skin. She identifies harmful ingredients that are ubiquitous in most products and treatments on the market, and recommends healthy alternatives. She also offers advice on how to treat common problems such as: - acne
- dark circles under the eyes and puffy eyes
- and many others
The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey the go-to curl expert featured in "Allure," "InStyle," "Lucky," "Seventeen," and "The New York Times"; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products "Curly Girl" is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.
"Curly Girl" is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It s all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine s no-more-shampoo epiphany "handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater"; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It s not what you take off; it s what you leave on.); a section on the "particular" needs of wavy hair; Lorraine s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multi"curl"tural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A s, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there s no such thing as a bad hair day."
More nail art, makeup tips, and fashion advice from WAH s Sharmadean Reid. Back by popular demand, Sharmadean Reid, founder of London s hip WAH Nails salon, introduces readers to even more nail art. Featuring "Five under five minutes" quick nail designs that make any outfit pop and a selection of 3-D nail projects, Sharmadean shares the best of the best from the streets of London and New York. Sharmadean also teaches you how to master liquid eyeliner, transform your hairstyle, update your look on the cheap, and more. For any girl wanting to look a million bucks on a budget, this is the perfect style bible from one of London s best-known movers and shakers."
Celebrity nutritionist and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder helps dozens of Hollywood's A-list stars get red-carpet ready--and now you're getting the star treatment. Kim used to struggle with coarse hair, breakouts and stubborn belly fat, until she traveled the world, learning age-old beauty secrets. She discovered that what you eat is the ultimate beauty product, and she's developed a powerful program that rids the body of toxins so you can look and feel your very best. With just a few simple diet changes, you will:
"Forget about makeup reclaiming youth, says Andrea Q. Robinson. Good makeup reclaims you. Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estee Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. Now, she shares her decades of experience in this honest and straightforward guide for women fifty and over.
In Toss the Gloss, you will learn . . .
Why the right cosmetics, not anti-aging skincare, will help you look your youthful best.
How to recognize the seduction of beauty-industry tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you need to.
Gimmick-free tips and easy-to-follow shortcuts to make the most of your features.
Stylishly illustrated by Chesley McLaren, this inspiring book is a reader s guide to feeling fresher, healthier, prettier, and more confidentat any age.