I Want: No More Dirty Looks

the truth about your beauty productsI have a stack of books set aside for my summer reading list. There is absolutely no way I’ll get through all of them–slow reader–but I am the most excited for this biblio-gem. It’s called No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics

These ladies–Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spun–are a perfect combo of humorous and informative. Here’s a little excerpt on body firming creams:

Here’s what we think about those creams: Take $50 bucks, drop it down the toilet, now flush. That’s about the same result you’ll get—a lighter wallet, not more toned thighs—from one of these overpriced, and definitely over-promisey products. Not to mention the cheap chemicals most contain.

They’re fierce proponents of eliminating toxic elements from your skincare/beauty routine. The best part? They’re hell bent on enlightening all of the unwitting patsies–yours truly included–who have ever fallen for  the “wrinkle-cellulite-dark circle-age spot-tightening-brightening-hoo-ha-hooey” products.

They emphasize that genetics + lifestyle are your best friends if you look like this or your worst enemies if you look like this. But you can do something about the lifestyle element by taking care of your body and skin: i.e. nourishing them with wholesome ingredients and avoiding all the potentially harmful and definitely ineffective crap-o-la.

And if you don’t want to buy the book, you can get a lot of good tips on their blog. Check it out. I will be busy reading it while re-watching some Downtown Abbey w/ a full glass of wine…best tri-combo ever!!!