Monday, 14 January 2013
Bookshelf: A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients
Care about what's in your cosmetics, and want specific answers? Then this book is a must have.
Title: A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th edition
Author: Ruth Winter, M.S.
Published: October 20, 2009
About the Book: Everything you need to know about the safety and efficacy of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. The 7th edition - updated and expanded - gives you the facts to protect yourself from possible irritants, confusing chemical names, and exaggerated claims of additives, and includes 800 new ingredients.
Thoughts (Andrea): I actually have the 6th edition of this book, as it was a requirement for a course I took in beauty school years ago. I've dog-eared mine and have sticky notes covering the inside. I reach for it on a regular basis, and although much of the information in it can be found online, it's nice to have a resource that contains everything in one place. It's also unbiased, just very factual, which I like. It's a great book to quickly gather some info on specific ingredients, then you can decide if you want to pursue researching an ingredient a little further with some googling. Winter also notes if an ingredient has made it onto the Canadian Hotlist.
Where to buy: www.chapters.indigo.ca
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