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A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients: Complete Information about the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticalsby Ruth Winter
Synopses & Reviews
Take the guesswork out of choosing safe and effective cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.
You wouldn’t eat something without knowing what it was. Don’t you want to take the same care with what you put on your face, hair, and body? Find out what’s in your health and beauty products with Ruth Winter’s A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. This updated and expanded sixth edition gives you all the facts you need to protect yourself and your family from possible irritants, confusing chemical names, or exaggerated claims of beauty from gimmick additives.
Virtually every chemical found in toiletries, cosmetics, and cosmeceuticals—from body and face creams to toothpaste, hand lotion, shaving cream, shampoo, soap, perfume, and makeup—is evaluated in this book, including those ingredients marketed as being all-natural, for children, and for people of color. The alphabetical arrangement makes it easy to look up the ingredients in the products you use.
With new substances popping up in products we utilize every day—and with the continuing deregulation of the cosmetics industry—A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients is more indispensable than ever.
Containing more than six thousand updated entries, a helpful resource of information on the ingredients in cosmetics reports on the origins, function, and possible health effects of specific preservatives, acids, buffers, humectants, colorings, flavorings, and processing agents. Original. 15,000 first printing.
About the Author
Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science writer who is nationally known for her many books and magazine articles. The American Society of Journalists and Authors presented her with its Career Achievement Award in Nonfiction Writing in 2004. Ruth Winter is also the author of A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, A Consumer’s Dictionary of Medicines: Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Homeopathic, and Herbal, and Poisons in Your Food. You can find out more information at her website: www.brainbody.com.
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