Belli Beautiful: The Essential Guide to the Safest Health and Beauty Products for Pregnancy, Mom, and Baby

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Pregnant women are used to hearing the warnings from their ob-gyns about which foods and medications to avoid, but surprisingly no one informs them about which skin care ingredients could be potentially harmful to their unborn child through topical absorption. Many of the ingredients used in beauty products are normally safe, but when applied during pregnancy are actually linked to birth defects and miscarriage.

Exposing the hidden pitfalls of the products we use every day, ...

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Belli Beautiful: The Essential Guide to the Safest Health and Beauty Products for Pregnancy, Mom, and Baby

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Overview


Pregnant women are used to hearing the warnings from their ob-gyns about which foods and medications to avoid, but surprisingly no one informs them about which skin care ingredients could be potentially harmful to their unborn child through topical absorption. Many of the ingredients used in beauty products are normally safe, but when applied during pregnancy are actually linked to birth defects and miscarriage.

Exposing the hidden pitfalls of the products we use every day, expert Annette Rubin-- founder of Belli Skincare, the #1 beauty brand recommended by ob-gyns--and beauty writer Melissa Schweiger show moms how to detoxify their skincare regimens. They explain the ingredients to watch for on labels and identify the safest products across major brands. But pregnancy and motherhood doesn’t have to mean a ban on beauty! Packed with essential guidance, Belli Beautiful helps moms take the best care of their babies while still looking as fabulous as ever.

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Editorial Reviews

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Natural Solutions Magazine, August 2012
“[An] informative book.”
Library Journal
Beauty industry professional and first-time mom Rubin teams with beauty writer Schweiger to write this book. The title also serves as a marketing piece for Rubin's company Belli (billed as "medically responsible skin care products for new moms and their babies"). Arguing that approximately 20 percent of the ingredients in the average personal-care product are linked to birth defects, the authors offer safe alternatives, advice, and, of course, promote their own line of beauty products. This is a combination of fear mongering, beauty advice, sales, good intentions, and some decent product recommendations. VERDICT I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm not buying it. There's a strangeness here, reminiscent of a hunchbacked ballerina.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738214917
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Annette Rubin is the founder of Belli Skincare, the only skincare line that screens for teratogens. She lives in Issaquah, Washington. Melissa Schweiger is a nationally known beauty writer. She lives in New York.
 
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