A renowned consumer advocate details the makeup and other personal-care products to avoid--and ones that are safe to use The products we apply to our faces and bodies have an impact, both on our health and on the environment. Ingredients in our personal-care products--from lipstick and perfume to deodorant and moisturizer--have been demonstrated to have multiple harmful health effects, and many are banned outright in other parts of the world. But the policy of U.S. companies is too often “don’t ask, don’t tell” when it comes to the contents of their products. Fortunately, Dr. Samuel S. Epstein does both.
Healthy Beauty not only outlines the most important ingredients to avoid, it also provides dozens of alternative products (with an emphasis on organics) just as effective as their more harmful mainstream counterparts. The book lists companies that are doing their part to provide you with safer personal-care products, and explains what more you can do to protect yourself and your family. You can take control of your long-term health; you don’t have to be at the mercy of what cosmetic and personal-care product companies choose to tell you. Healthy Beauty shows you how.