No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics

Your lipstick Your nail polish Your conditioner Most of us don t realize that the products we use every day can expose us to thousands of chemicals that are readily absorbed through our skin The impact on your health It s not pretty In this must read, Siobhan O Connor and Alexandra Spunt leave no bottle unturned They found out all kinds of things the cosmetics indusYour lipstick Your nail polish Your conditioner Most of us don t realize that the products we use every day can expose us to thousands of chemicals that are readily absorbed through our skin The impact on your health It s not pretty In this must read, Siobhan O Connor and Alexandra Spunt leave no bottle unturned They found out all kinds of things the cosmetics industry doesn t want you to know and now they re going to share it with you The most dangerous ingredients in widely used brands and how they re still not regulated Insider secrets from top scientists, dermatologists, and experts The 100 best clean makeup, hair care, and skin care products Cheap and simple do it yourself beauty recipesIt s easy to make the switch to clean cosmetics From mascara to moisturizers, shampoos to sunscreens, No More Dirty Looks will help you detox your regimen Now you can be beautiful inside and out because coming clean is the best look yet.
No More Dirty Looks The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics Your lipstick Your nail polish Your conditioner Most of us don t realize that the products we use every day can expose us to thousands of chemicals that are readily absorbed through our skin The impac

  • Title: No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics
  • Author: Siobhan O'Connor Alexandra Spunt
  • ISBN: 9780738213965
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics”

    1. If you don't have the time or energy to research clean beauty products, have a feeling that most products marketed as natural and organic are lies, and resent/avoid wearing concealer (despite your obvious need to) because you know it's loaded with garbage, this is the book for you. Highly recommended.Most of the products mentioned here are pricey, but the authors make some more affordable recommendations and provide info on where to find them. It's nice that the bulk of this book isn't product r [...]

    2. Update:After originally reading this book I was overwhelmed. The authors do a great job of terrifying the reader with their chosen narrative. I threw out almost everything in my bathroom and had a panic attack about the products that I had been using on my children. But then after doing more reading and the investigating the science behind the claims in this book it became clear that the authors have a clear bias in their reporting. They ignore contemporary research that refuted claims that fit [...]

    3. As a reformed conventional beauty product user, I'm happier than ever that a book this NASTY is out there for easy, general reference. And by NASTY, I mean, it is SO GROSS to know about some ingredients that are allowed to be used in makeup, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, sunscreen, toothpaste, hair dye, etc. This book spares no feelings for the corporations. The cosmetics and body care industry is self-regulated, which basically translates to unregulated; the FDA is a crock and packagin [...]

    4. This is a great book although I wish it had been written by a toxicologist as opposed to being written by journalists who interviewed toxicologists. Nevertheless, this book held many light bulb moments for me. Prior to this book I did not know about the vast resources available online for investigating the toxicology of personal cosmetics. And since I put the book down in August, I have made great (lasting!) changes to my makeup, skincare, and shampoo lineup. And the nice thing is that I haven't [...]

    5. Have you ever read the back of your shampoo bottle and wondered what all those ingredients actually are? Then this book is for you. The beauty product industry is both huge and powerful and generally don't want consumers to know that most of their products contain thousands of chemicals that can readily be absorbed through our skin. Many of these chemicals are known irritants, and some are possible carcinogens.Other than some very eye opening information, the best part about this book is the aut [...]

    6. I started getting interested in the safety of cosmetics after I got pregnant, knowing that whatever I put on my skin, hair or teeth could very easily get absorbed and passed along to our child. This book came highly recommended by a friend of mine, so I decided to check it out. It’s an easy read that unmasks the personal care product community (PCPC) and its disquieting self-regulation. The book makes an argument for why the FDA is a sham with respect to monitoring personal-care products, and [...]

    7. The initial 20 pages veers dangerously close to scare mongering and then evens out into more palatable reading material. What defines this book is its concern with clean products as opposed to green products, taking care to highlight the difference clearly by defining (with academic research) why certain ingredients would be best avoided and why. While there are a few pieces of questionable advice (they argue certain synthetic ingredients are irritants and then suggest rubbing tea tree oil on yo [...]

    8. I could not put this book down which is not what I expected from a book about chemicals. Not only is it easy to read and extremely informative, but it's also terrifying! Terrifying as in, "look at the chemicals we are putting on our bodies every day, and how they are being absorbed right through our skin, scalp, etc. and what they are doing to our health."Only 11 percent of the 10,500 ingredients in our products have been tested for safety. There's seemingly no regulation, or anyone else (like t [...]

    9. TCL Call#: 363.196 O'Connor SChristy - 4 starsBeauty can be healthy! O'Connor and Spunt have done all of the research for us on shampoo, soap, makeup, deodorant, and more, to summarize a) What exactly companies are putting into our products (yes, even 'natural' and 'organic' products) and b) What some safe alternatives are for you. The writing is readable, not overly scientific. I enjoyed the organization-- I felt like I didn't have to read the entire thing, I could just flip to what's important [...]

    10. Not to be an earth-friendly zealot, but this book has only continued to confirm what I've read in the blogosphere and elsewhere. I'm phasing out all of my personal care products and introducing clean, non-toxic stuff into my life. The thing I really like about this book is that they make realistic suggestions for alternatives to every day products - things you can buy in grocery stores, online, or make yourself at home. But they back up every suggestion and warning with documented (and footnoted [...]

    11. Decent book - I definitely learned some things and it was full of good intentions. Overall though I felt the writing tone was too casual and some suggestions were unrealistic (carry fresh beet juice in your purse as an alternative to blush and lipstick?). But it did open my eyes to some important facts and I've since swapped out some things for cleaner products.

    12. This book addresses a topic that I never wanted to think about very hard. However these authors make it fun with amusing (and sometimes scary!) personal anecdotes and a straightforward style.I will definitely be transitioning to simpler products!

    13. 5 stars for the life-changing aspects of the topic. I would have preferred a more straight-forward, serious writing style, though.

    14. From other reviews I know not to take everything said in this book at face value, but there is still a lot of shocking, important and helpful information to be found within. Read it, but use it as a starting point, a springboard - do your own reading around it, check its claims and researhch further. All might not be quite as horrifying as it seems at first, and you don't have to go all-in on these ladies' suggestions - make the changes that make sense to you as and when. I've started by just re [...]

    15. Learned so muchIts a little disheartening to learn whats in all of the products you use on a daily basis, but it does really help that they have recomendations on tested products you can switch to! I really thought i was already buying good organic products so i was disgusted when i realized what some of the ingredients really were. Definetely a good read! Thanks to the authors for making this info avaiable and for all the research you have done!

    16. I wish it were updated, I wish there was a dermatologist as a co-author, but the book is still very insightful!

    17. I really liked their delivery style, although some if it seemed a little put on playful (is that how you describe it?). For example, some of their cutesy jokes and wordplay felt a little overdone. But their material was good, and they really provide some wonderful suggestions if you're just getting into the natural products game (including a warning to take heed before picking up just any product that claims to be natural).

    18. Good information and alternatives but a little overwhelming for the average person. You'll want to toss everything in your cabinets but a lot of alternatives are expensive. I've already started switching over but can't really afford to throw out anything until I've used it up. After that I'll go from there. The list of ingredients would be good to have on hand makes me realize how many of my products don't easily share its ingredients.

    19. I bought the book because I loved the blog when I came across it in my natural health and beauty care journeys a few years back. Now its been passed on to a friend who has caught the au naturel beauty bug.This was really quite informative from telling you about the lies of the beauty industry, the fda standards, what ingredients to avoid in products and why, alternative natural safer products and my favourite part, the DIY beauty hacks.The alternative products they back on the blog and in the bo [...]

    20. I started moving away from big-name commercial beauty products in 2012, but it was still a surprise to me to read that not ALL “organic products” were truly “organic.”In No More Dirty Looks, there’s a section which mentions that companies are not required to conduct safety tests of ingredients in their products. Neither are they regulated about what they put on product labels.This means that a company could (misleadingly) call their product line “XXX Organic” by placing a very smal [...]

    21. An odd book for me, since I think of cosmetics as embalming tools and costuming paraphernalia and rarely wear them, but it's worth a read. Basic point is that the FDA barely regulates ANYTHING in health and beauty aids, that almost ALL lipsticks contain lead, because of proprietary laws you have no legal right to know what ingredients are in your perfumes, and that the chemicals in your shampoos and conditioners contain deadly chemicals that are banned in Europe. And we glop this crap on our fac [...]

    22. A must read for anyone with skin. (That means you!) A well-written, accessible account of the lack of regulations in the beauty industry, the dangerous ingredients in everyday brands (many of which are banned in European countries), and where you can go to find brands that aren't toxic or carcinogenic. The first place I looked while reading this book was the labels of all the products I am using on my toddler. I was SHOCKED when I realized I was bathing my child in contaminants that even the EPA [...]

    23. This book talks all about all the dangerous ingredients in every day cosmetic brands like Oil of Olay, Garnier, L'Oreal,etc & why they are bad for you. Once you start reading this you'll realize part of the reason why there is a rise in cancer is due to all the crap we put in & on our bodies. Did you know that a lot of the stuff we use has carcinogenic ingredients? That those ingredients are basically shortening our lives little by little? The companies that make the products deny this & [...]

    24. PEG can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane? Shampoo isn't supposed to attempt to make my hair squeaky clean, necessitating loads of conditioner which is likely causing breakouts? Hum. In this book O'Connor and Spunt discuss just how little safety regulation is applicable to the cosmetics products we use day in and day out and offer suggestions for purchasing/using/making beauty products that are 'without a doubt' healthy. It's a message that needs to be spread. Why do we trust companies to do what [...]

    25. This book was really eye-opening, and I'm glad I read it. While at first it absolutely traumatized me and sent me into a tailspin of panic, I gave it some time to digest before reading the last two chapters, and I realized that it really makes a whole lot of sense. Loading our bodies up with products full of chemicals we can't pronounce can't be a good thing, and I intend to phase out my products that contain blacklist ingredients little by little. I enjoyed the last two chapters on diet and lif [...]

    26. If you think the FDA or some other agency is making sure there isn't anything harmful in our cosmetics, think again. Only 11% of the 10,500 ingredients determined by the FDA to be used in cosmetics have been tested for safety. Europe has banned more than 1,000 ingredients for personal-care products while the U.S. has banned 9. Many of the chemicals in personal-care products have been shown to be carcinogenic or toxic in other ways. This is allowed because of the small doses used, but the effects [...]

    27. This is the best skin care book that I have read. Others are very dry and boring and really only give facts, somewhat like a research paper. I enjoyed this one so much. Not only did it state facts, it also explained things so anyone can understand it. The authors also threw in their own personal experience and stories, which I applaud. Not only did they let you know what ingredients are bad, they also told you what they are and what they are found in. I love that they gave specific product recom [...]

    28. This is a pretty comprehensive look at the damaging chemicals that are found in most bath and cosmetic products in the US. There is an explanation of why the products are harmful and a list of what to stay away from, but more importantly there are reviews and recommendations of various green products. I especially appreciated the balanced manner that products are discussed. The cleanest products are highlighted but then middle of the road products are mentioned as well. That way even if you cann [...]

    29. This book is a must-read for anyone focussing on clean living. O'Conmor and Spunt take a hard look at the cosmetics industry's hold on American women and the lack of regulation, or rather, the blatant self-regulation of these companies in the name of profit margins. The aauthors focus on the dangers in our makeup bottles (both KNOWN dangers and suspected dangers) and suggest alternatives for cleaning and beautifying every part of our daily routines, acknowledging all the while that routines vary [...]

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