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

Overview


It started with a harmless quest for perfect wash-and-go hair. Every girl wants it, and Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt finally found it in a fancy salon treatment. They were thrilled—until they discovered that the magic ingredient was formaldehyde.

Shocked, O’Connor and Spunt left no bottle unturned. If it went on their body (and thus, was absorbed into their skin and bloodstream), they researched it. As it turns out, many of those unpronounceable ingredients in your ...

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

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Overview


It started with a harmless quest for perfect wash-and-go hair. Every girl wants it, and Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt finally found it in a fancy salon treatment. They were thrilled—until they discovered that the magic ingredient was formaldehyde.

Shocked, O’Connor and Spunt left no bottle unturned. If it went on their body (and thus, was absorbed into their skin and bloodstream), they researched it. As it turns out, many of those unpronounceable ingredients in your self-tanner and leave-in conditioner are not regulated and the “natural” on your face wash doesn’t mean what you think it does.

Now, with the help of top scientists, dermatologists, and makeup artists, the authors share their compelling findings and the easy way to detoxify your beauty regimen. No More Dirty Looks also reveals the safest, most effective products on the market and time-tested home recipes. Finally, you don’t need to sacrifice health for beauty—because coming clean is the best look yet.

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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 YorkMagazine, 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.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738214184
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 251,744
  • File size: 339 KB

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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why We're Coming Clean 1

Chapter 2 The Regulation Game 9

Chapter 3 Dirty Ingredients 29

Chapter 4 Your Hair 63

The Hair Guide 82

Chapter 5 Your Face 91

The Face Guide 124

Chapter 6 Your Makeup 133

The Makeup Guide 151

Chapter 7 Your Body 161

The Body Guide 181

Chapter 8 Your Nails 191

The Nails Guide 200

Chapter 9 Your Diet 205

Chapter 10 Your Lifestyle 223

Afterword Where We Go from Here 241

Appendix A The Ingredient Blacklist 248

Appendix B Resources 251

Notes 256

Acknowledgments 281

Index 283

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Important Info for everyone

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I have bought this book again for gifts

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Highly Recommend!

    Gives a new prospective to what sinks into your skin! Yikes!
    Also provides safe products to wear - very helpful!!!

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