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Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, 7th Edition (Paperback)


Article Source: Health And Fitness Journal

Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, 7th Edition

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Women spend an extraordinary amount of money on cosmetics–$45 billion a year in the U.S. alone. Now in its fourth edition, Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me strikes fear in cosmetics-counter consultants everywhere. First off, Begoun has deconstructed ingredient lists. Ever wonder what methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben are doing in your mascara? And what is diazolidinyl urea? All four are potential irritants, and the latter is a preservative that can release formaldehyde, a class A carcinogen. Buyer beware. Begoun also lists which companies are cruelty-free and which continue to conduct animal testing. The majority of the book–and that’s nearly 800 pages–is devoted to reviews of thousands of cosmetics, from cleansers, foundations, alpha-hydroxy acids, and moisturizers to lip liners, eye shadows, and concealers, all of which Begoun has personally tested. (There are no hair care products listed, as that warrants ano (more…)

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10 Responses

  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Faulty comments
    Although Paula has done some good research, she puts some random comments into her reviews that are untrue.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    So happy with my new book
    I love this book. It is full of knowledge. Talks about ALL cosmetics. It is very informative and worth every penny.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Save money on cosmetics
    Very informative book. Compares and reviews almost every brand of cosmetics, from inexpensive to very expensive.

  4. 2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not the greatest
    This book is chock full of information and clearly very well-researched. The problem is that it is poorly organized.

  5. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t Go the the Cosmetic Counter without Me
    This edition was 2002 – somewhat outdated given the advances in cosmetic research and products.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A must.
    I love this book. I looked up every cosmetic and skin care product I own, checking for review. I’ll continue to look up products each time I must replace a used product.

  7. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not what I was expecting
    Pretty plain looking book on the inside. Of course a very personal opinion by the writer. I scanned through it and selected my ‘favorite’ cosmetics which had conflicting views to…

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t Leave Home Without It
    This book is a must for anyone serious about skin care. Paula’s no nonsense reviews really help cut through the product hype and find what will really work for you.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    This book has saved me money!
    I really like this book. It was money well spent because I have saved money using it as a guide to what I buy.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Informative
    I purchased this book for my teenage daughter for Christmas. However, I must admit I have looked though it myself!

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