Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust

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Anti-aging products are the fastest growing sector of the cosmetics industry as women and men are becoming rapidly more obsessed with looking and feeling young. Splashy ads and commercials are everywhere we turn, promising to keep our appearances fresh and our partners satisfied.

But do consumers really know what they?re applying to their faces and bodies in their quests for youth and beauty? Do they know the health risks they?re taking by simply applying lipstick, face ...

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Overview


Anti-aging products are the fastest growing sector of the cosmetics industry as women and men are becoming rapidly more obsessed with looking and feeling young. Splashy ads and commercials are everywhere we turn, promising to keep our appearances fresh and our partners satisfied.

But do consumers really know what they’re applying to their faces and bodies in their quests for youth and beauty? Do they know the health risks they’re taking by simply applying lipstick, face moisturizer or deodorant? Toxic beauty products clutter the shelves at retail stores everywhere, and consumers don’t know the avoidable risks they’re taking by following a simple beauty regimen.

Written by Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, a founder and chairperson of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, Healthy Beauty gives the lowdown on salon safety, health risks hiding in everyday products, how we put our children in danger and more. Healthy Beauty will also educate you and your family on easily implemented solutions through the use of a variety of positive alternatives.

In Healthy Beauty, you will learn:
• How beauty products can affect your children before they’re born
• The brutal carelessness producers use when creating products for women and children
• The risks taken when you step into a salon
• Toxins in men’s products such as deodorant, cologne and aftershave
• How to protect yourself and your family by reading labels and identifying potentially hazardous ingredients

Through the help of Dr. Epstein and Healthy Beauty, you can protect yourself from the possible long-term effects of a simple beauty product.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935251729
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 934,264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Samuel S. Epstein, MD, professor emeritus of environmental health at the University of Illinois, Chicago, has published 270 scientific articles and authored or coauthored 15 books.

Dr. Epstein has been a consultant to the U.S. Senate and is frequently invited to give congressional testimony. He has also consulted for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Labor.

He has appeared on national TV shows including “60 Minutes,” “Face the Nation,” “Meet the Press,” “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show, along with major documentaries, including the 2004 prize-winning “The Corporation.”

Coauthor Randall Fitzgerald has been an investigative newspaper and magazine reporter and author for 37 years. He has written features for Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His most recent book is The Hundred Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Health.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Why You’re at Risk
Part One: How Our Products Got Toxic
Chapter One: History’s Beauty Industry Influences
Chapter Two: The Chemical Threat to Your Health
Chapter Three: Losing the Winnable Cancer War
Chapter Four: You Lost Your “Right to Know”
Part Two: Identifying Product Dangers
Chapter Five: Products Targeting Infants and Children
Chapter Six: Products Targeting Women
Chapter Seven: Products Targeting Beauty and Nail Salons
Chapter Eight: Products Targeting Sun Worshippers
Chapter Nine: Products Targeting Youth Seekers
Chapter Ten: Products Targeting Everyone
Part Three: Getting Us Out of Danger
Chapter Eleven: Reforming the Cosmetics and
Personal-Care Products Industry
Chapter Twelve: Two Healthy Trends in Your Future
Chapter Thirteen: A Guide to Protecting You and Your Family
Appendix One: Toxic Ingredients Tear-Out Sheet
Appendix Two: Resources for Your Health
Appendix Three: Industry Trade Associations
and What They Conceal from You
Appendix Four: Badges of Honor
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