No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products--and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics

No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products--and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics

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by Siobhan O'Connor, Alexandra Spunt
     
 

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Your lipstick. Your nail polish. Your conditioner. Most of us don't realize that the products we use every day can expose us to thousands of chemicals that are readily absorbed through our skin. The impact on your health? It's not pretty. In this must-read, Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt leave no bottle unturned. They found out all kinds of things the

Overview

Your lipstick. Your nail polish. Your conditioner. Most of us don't realize that the products we use every day can expose us to thousands of chemicals that are readily absorbed through our skin. The impact on your health? It's not pretty. In this must-read, Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt leave no bottle unturned. They found out all kinds of things the cosmetics industry doesn't want you to know, and now they're going to share it with you.

The most dangerous ingredients in widely-used brands- and how they're still not regulated

Insider secrets from top scientists, dermatologists, and experts

The 100 best clean makeup, hair care, and skin care products

Cheap and simple do-it-yourself beauty recipes

It's easy to make the switch to clean cosmetics. From mascara to moisturizers, shampoos to sunscreens, No More Dirty Looks will help you detox your regimen. Now you can be beautiful inside and out-because coming clean is the best look yet.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Kim Barnouin, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch
“This book is a wake-up call for all women who think that what you put on your body is not going to hurt you. O’Connor and Spunt offer an in-depth glimpse into the dangers lurking within the beauty industry, in a quick and engaging read that is tough to put down. No More Dirty Looks will arm consumers with knowledge, opening their eyes to products they should avoid and safer, healthier alternatives. Every woman I know is getting a copy.”

Eric Schlosser, bestselling author of
Fast Food Nation
“When it comes to good health, what you put on your skin can be as important as what you put in your mouth. Here’s a useful book to help you look better and feel better—without poisoning yourself.”

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, New York Times-bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan
“I loved this book! No More Dirty Looks is a fabulous and enlightening guide to the cleanest skin, body and hair care products. It belongs in every woman’s library and should be required reading for all skin and hair professionals!”

Ralph Nader
No More Dirty Looks can save you from many toxic ingredients in cosmetics. Authors O’Connor and Spunt open a wide window to a world where personal care products and safety can co-exist and give you a better result with less pain and danger. The book reads as if the authors are talking with your body—from head to toe.”

Jenny McCarthy, author, actress and activist
“As a mom concerned about my own health and that of my child, I consider No More Dirty Looks essential reading.”
 

Style.com, 7/29/10
“Unlike some other green beauty guides, Looks is refreshingly free of preachiness or judgment…Instead, the book lays out all the facts and leaves it up to the reader to decide what next steps to take…No More Dirty Looks might not be your typical beach read, but it’s got enough real intrigue to keep you turning the pages.”
 

New York Magazine, 8/1/10
“A shocking investigation of the carcinogens, formaldehyde, brain-melting animal botulism, etc., found in many beauty products.”
 

Experience Life, November 2010
“An indispensible resource if you’re looking to clean up your body-care routine while still claiming the glamour that’s rightly yours.”
 

Audrey Magazine, January 2011
“The book is a Fast Food Nation for the beauty industry, listing all these no-no ingredients for your face, hair, and body—and why.”
 
NW (Australia)
“Look fabulous without hurting yourself or the environment thanks to this fun and informative investigation into cosmetics…A must for ethical beauty junkies.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738213965
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
246,533
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Siobhan O’Connor is the features editor at GOOD magazine. She lives in New York.

Alexandra Spunt is a freelance journalist and the former brand director at American Apparel. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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No More Dirty Looks 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors give plenty of good examples of products to use. My skin is starting to age and I think this information should help delay the process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great resource for all women showing what products are safest for them-selves and their loved ones when buying cosmetics and personal care products. I gave this as a Christmas gift to all my nieces who love beauty products.
1ValerieS More than 1 year ago
Gives a new prospective to what sinks into your skin! Yikes! Also provides safe products to wear - very helpful!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and thought the writers did an amazing job educating the reader in the dangers of chemicals in beauty products. They explore every product category and offer alternative options as well as DIY self recipes. The one thing I really liked was that they acknowledged that women spend a tremendous amount of time and money finding things that work for them and they realize that giving up certain things might be non-negotiable. They did all of the leg work so you can pick and choose what products you might want to change so you can reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals and preservatives. And it's funny, like laugh out loud funny. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kneel between your legs. I press my hands against your inside legs. I eat at you. I first gently lick te surface of your v. Then i dig deeper licking the c.l.i.t
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