Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible?
Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades.
Not one cosmetic product has to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration before hitting the market. Incredible? Consider this:
It's not just women who are affected by this chemists' brew. Shampoo, deodorant, face lotion and other products used daily by men, women and children contain hazardous chemicals that the industry claims are .within acceptable limits.. But there's nothing acceptable about daily multiple exposures to carcinogenic chemicals-from products that are supposed to make us feel healthy and beautiful.
Not Just a Pretty Face delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover.
15 percent of the purchase price of each book sold benefits the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, administered by the Breast Cancer Fund, through December 31, 2012.
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Review: Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty IndustryUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
This book was much less chemophobic than I was expecting. After witnessing firsthand some of the tactics that companies use to (1) avoid long-term consequences of using their products and (2 ... Read full review
Review: Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty IndustryUser Review - Ashley Monette - Goodreads
This was definitely not a light read by any means. I wouldn't necessarily classify this as a fun read either. Since I am a licensed esthetician, I found it very interesting and informative. I didn't ... Read full review