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The Green Beauty Guide PDF

290 Pages·2013·1.99 MB·English
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Praise for The Green Beauty Guide “All hail to the lipstick revolution! Today, our world can’t afford beauty without a conscience. Even daily shopping habits that seem as mundane as our cosmetic and personal care product choices now have an enormous influence on our future. When shoppers read The Green Beauty Guide and put Julie Gabriel’s insightful green beauty tips into practice, they are also being Green Patriot environmentalists, helping to build a safe and secure future for the world and for our children—not to mention improving their personal health and their appearance.” David Steinman, founder of the Green Patriot movement, author of Safe Trip to Eden and creator of 50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming “Once we read The Green Beauty Guide, we recycled all of our other organic beauty tomes. Julie is the definitive source, and we never hit a beauty counter without her short list of product recommendations and ingredient red flags. Julie educates and inspires us to simply be more beautiful. We could spend hours making all of her fabulous DIY green beauty recipes. Read this book—your skin will thank you, and so will your health!” Lisa Blau and Amanda Freeman, cofounders, Vital Juice Daily (www.vitaljuice.com) “I am often asked for a resource on cosmetics and ingredients. Julie Gabriel’s The Green Beauty Guide is an easy-to-read, informative introduction to many facets of the cosmetic world and how it connects to our well-being—from green to synthetic, do-it-yourself to superexpensive. If you are new to this world or even think you know ‘green,’ step in and discover or rediscover this world and its underbelly.” Suki Kramer, Suki Pure Skin Care “Julie Gabriel has done a stellar job of creating an excellent resource that is powerful, thought- provoking, and incredibly bold. She challenges the system and encourages us to be diligent and informed about what we put on our bodies. Too often, as consumers, we complain to friends and ourselves, but rarely do we take action. I think this book is an incredible show of force, and for the right reasons. Thank you, Julie, for this important tool. I cannot wait to give it to my family and friends.” Anne Doulbeau, Inara “If you care about the health of the planet and your own well-being, Julie Gabriel’s The Green Beauty Guide will send you running to clean out your medicine cabinet and your cosmetic bag. This book is exceptionally well-researched and a compelling read!” Anne Dimon, TravelToWellness.com “Powerful and beautifully written! The Green Beauty Guide asks all the right questions about the beauty products we use daily on our bodies and offers many helpful suggestions for finding safer alternatives. Tell your friends about this important book. And let’s give the beauty industry a makeover!” Stacy Malkan, author of Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry and cofounder of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, www.SafeCosmetics.org “This is the book that I lie awake at night and write in my head. It’s the message that we talk about every day on the phone with mamas who are concerned about toxins in mama and baby products. This is the information that pregnant women desperately need. Julie Gabriel has done a fabulous job of organizing the information in an understandable format, and mothers everywhere should start here for more information on toxic chemicals and how to decipher ingredient labels. The Green Beauty Guide is a must-read for all women, especially those who are carrying and nursing a baby. Our angel babies are worth it!” Melinda Olson, Angel Mama Earth Baby the green beauty guide Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances Julie Gabriel Health Communications, Inc. Deerfield Beach, Florida www.hcibooks.com The information contained in this book is based upon the research and personal and professional experiences of the author and reflects the author’s professional opinion. The publisher does not advocate the use of any particular healthcare protocol but believes in presenting this information to the public. Should the reader have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any procedures or preparation mentioned herein, the reader should consult a professional healthcare advisor. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gabriel, Julie. The green beauty guide : your essential resource to organic and natural skin care, hair care, makeup, and fragrances / Julie Gabriel. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. eISBN-13: 978-0-7573-9788-2 (ebook) eISBN-10: 0-7573-9788-3 (ebook) 1. Cosmetics—Environmental aspects. 2. Hygiene products—Environmental aspects. 3. Beauty, Personal. I. Title. TP983.G26 2008 646.7'2—dc22 2008033951 © 2008 Julie Gabriel All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo-copying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher. HCI, its logos and marks are trademarks of Health Communications, Inc. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc. 3201 S.W. 15th Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190 Printed on SFI-certified paper in compliance with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®Program. Cover design by Justin Rotkowitz Illustrations by Andrea Perrine Brower Interior design by Larissa Hise Henoch Interior formatting by Lawna Patterson Oldfield To my sweet little Masha contents Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Nature of Skin 2. Beauty and the Toxic Beast 3. Become an Ingredients List Expert 4. Understanding Green Beauty 5. Do-It-Yourself Green Beauty 6. Green Cleansers 7. Green Toners 8. Green Home Facials 9. Green Moisturizers 10. Green Sun Protection 11. Green Body Care 12. Green Hair Care 13. Green Baby Care 14. Green Mineral Makeup 15. Green Fragrances 16. Green Beauty Detox Appendix A: Recommended Resources Appendix B: 100 Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients You Don’t Want in Your Beauty Products References Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity, and you are the mirror. Kahlil Gibran Lebanese-born American philosophical essayist, novelist, and poet (1883–1931)

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