Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th Edition: Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals [NOOK Book]

Overview

Everything you need to know about the safety and efficacy of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.

Is it a cosmetic? A drug? A nutrient? It’s becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference with the cosmetic companies combining the three. And unlike with food additives, the FDA has little control over what goes into the products that claim to make you look more ...
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Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th Edition: Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals

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Overview

Everything you need to know about the safety and efficacy of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.

Is it a cosmetic? A drug? A nutrient? It’s becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference with the cosmetic companies combining the three. And unlike with food additives, the FDA has little control over what goes into the products that claim to make you look more beautiful–even though cosmeceuticals (cosmetics that purport to have druglike benefits) have skyrocketed into a multibillion-dollar industry.

So before you slather on that “wrinkle-reducing” cream or swallow a “skin-rejuvenating”vitamin, find out what’s in your health and beauty products with A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. This updated and expanded edition gives you the facts you need to protect yourself and your family from possible irritants, confusing chemical names, and the exaggerated claims of gimmicky additives. With 800 new ingredients found in toiletries, cosmetics, and cosmeceuticals–everything ranging from shampoo to shaving cream, bath lotions to Botox–this alphabetically organized guide evaluates them all, and includes targeted information for children and for people of color.

A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients is more indispensable than ever to anyone who cares about the health of themselves and their loved ones.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307459862
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 367,765
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

RUTH WINTER, M.S., is an award-winning author of thirty-seven books. Visit her at BrainBody.com or IngredientBlog.blogspot.com.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Best book for researching cosmetic and personal care product ingredients.

    In my search for finding the most natural/organic cosmetic and personal care products, this book has been instrumental in helping me rule out many so-called "natural" or "organic" products that have ingredients which are far from being natural or organic. I found the definition of every ingredient I've searched for, so far. I'm still searching for the best, most organic products and find I use this book almost everyday.

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  • Posted January 18, 2010

    Techy but great info!

    Some things can be so damaging, it's good to have a resource into those long names and know what they are for, do, and the good & bad side effects. Great companion book to, "Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me" book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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