Toxic Beauty

Toxic Beauty : The Hidden Chemicals in Cosmetics and How They Can Harm Us

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Every year we each absorb an estimated 2 kilograms of chemicals through beauty and cosmetic products. Chemicals found in lipsticks, skin lotions and hair dyes have been linked with tumours, cell mutation, allergies, reproductive complications, endocrine disruption and cancer. Isn't it time we all paid more attention to exactly what goes into the eye shadows, body washes and deodorants we love to use? This compelling and timely book tells you the key chemicals you should avoid, reveals just how natural 'organic' beauty products really are, and features a directory highlighting the health issues surrounding a wide range of products, from hair gel to sunscreens.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Gaia Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1856753069
  • 9781856753067
  • 200,783

Review quote

'The definitive guide to being totally savvy about what you put on your skin in the name of beauty.' - Lifescape Magazine 'I commend this book which draws attention to a field in great need of safety and efficacy research' - Kris G. McGrath, M.D., Associate Professor Clinical, Division of Allergy, Northwestern University, Chicagoshow more

Table of contents

Introduction PART ONE - Beauty Products in Context Section One - Why are personal care products in question? Chapter One - Implications for our health Chapter Two - Implications for the environment Chapter Three - A lack of regulation Section Two - Beauty industry: hype and tactics Chapter Four - The big players Chapter Five - Marketing instant beauty Chapter Six - Dubious slogans and labelling tricks Chapter Seven - Pseudo-science validation Section Three - The chemical debate Chapter Eight - Key chemicals under fire Chapter Nine - The industry fights back Chapter Ten - Striking a balance Section Four - What is a natural beauty product? Chapter Eleven - Organic labelling initiatives Chapter Twelve - Animal testing Chapter Thirteen - The lifestyle factor PART TWO - Natural Beauty Guide Section Five - Helping you choose: Hair, Skin, Teeth, Cosmetics, Hygiene Products, Perfume, Anti-ageing Section Six - Top natural brands Section Seven - Chemical ingredients A-Z Conclusionshow more

About Dawn Mellowship

Dawn Mellowship is an author, freelance journalist, ethical stylist, and web designer. She was features editor of the women's lifestyle magazine Tonic. Her writing has appeared in New Consumer The Daily Mail and Natural Health Magazine. This is her fourth book.show more