Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me
Paperback ISBN: 1877988340
Paula Begoun has been reporting on the beauty industry for more than 25 years. Loved by readers and feared by corporations, she has earned the name of "Cosmetics Cop" for her thorough, authoritative investigations of beauty products and her fierce consumer advocacy. From drugstores and home shopping to department stores and catalogs, Begoun reviews all of the major cosmetic and skin care lines product by product ? more than 30,000 in all. Regardless of the price tags, there are good and bad products in almost every line, and with the turn of a page, readers receive concise reviews and fast answers in this comprehensive, totally revised edition. Begoun covers product websites, efficacy, and whether claims such as youth extension are accurate. Individual chapters are devoted to best products, a cosmetic ingredients dictionary, and animal testing. A user-friendly rating system makes finding items worth trying a snap.
The Beauty of Color
The Ultimate Make-up Guide for Skin of Color
Hardcover ISBN: 0399153187
Outlines a program of skin care and makeup for women of color, drawing on the author's experience as a supermodel and founder of a top cosmetics line to explain how to tailor a beauty regime in accordance with a woman's particular skin tone and type. 150,000 first printing.
Not Just a Pretty Face
The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0865715742
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 they’ve kept themselves unregulated for decades. Not Just a Pretty Face chronicles the quest that led a group of health and environmental activists to the world’s largest cosmetics companies to ask some tough questions: - Why do companies market themselves as pink ribbon leaders in the fight against breast cancer, yet use hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals that may contribute to that very disease? - Why do products used by men and women of childbearing age contain chemicals linked to birth defects and infertility? As doors slammed in their faces and the beauty myth peeled away, the industry’s toxic secrets began to emerge. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover. The good news is that while the major multinational companies fight for their right to use hazardous chemicals, entrepreneurs are developing safer non-toxic technologies and building businesses on the values of health, justice and personal empowerment.
You Being Beautiful
The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1416572341
A guide to looking and feeling beautiful counsels readers on the connection between health and beauty while outlining scientifically valid recommendations for skin care, diet, stress management, alleviating pain, and achieving happiness. 1,750,000 first printing.
Feed Your Face
Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days
Paperback ISBN: 125000344x
Cosmetics companies, women’s magazines—even doctors—will swear that food doesn’t affect the skin. But Dr. Jessica Wu knows that’s just not true. After years spent battling her own problem skin and caring for some of Hollywood’s most famous faces, she’s learned that what you eat has everything to do with your complexion. - Want to soften crow’s-feet? Find out which foods will turn back time. - Plagued by pimples? Discover the snacks that will erase blemishes. -Worried about skin cancer? Learn what to eat and what to avoid. - Feel a sunburn coming on? Uncover why red wine may save your skin from peeling and flaking. Packed with celebrity food diaries and anecdotes, patient testimonials, and before and after photos, Feed Your Face is an easy-to-follow, 28-day diet plan that will help readers banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds, and generally feel better—in their clothes and in their skin.
Color Me Beautiful
Paperback ISBN: 0345345886
Using simple guidelines, professional color consultant Carole Jackson helps you choose the thirty shades that make you look smashing. COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL will also help you: develop your color personality; learn to perfect your make-up color; discover your clothing personality; use color to solve specific figure problems, and more, including full-color palettes containing the thirty shades for each season--pages you can cut out to carry when you shop!
The Green Pharmacy Anti-Aging Prescriptions
Herbs, Foods, and Natural Formulas to Keep You Young
Hardcover ISBN: 1579541984
Provides guidelines on how to prevent and alleviate the signs and symptoms of aging, introducing a variety of herbs, nutritional supplements, and diet tips to help cope with illnesses associated with aging.
Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes
Discovering and Crafting Your Personal Fragrances
Paperback ISBN: 0882669850
Gives a "scentual" history, discusses the different types of scents, explains how to match one's personality type with existing fragrances, and provides recipes for creating one's own perfumes and splashes