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“Those who are curious and in need of natural solutions to beauty problems should read Kristen Ma’s book.”—Tathaastu


“If you’re ready to integrate your skin care routine into a holistic approach to optimal health and radiant beauty, this book is a must-read.”—Yoga Journal

“An exceedingly articulate health primer filled with natural remedies and care routines that support wellness inside and out.”—Spirit of Change


“A practical guide to modern skin care using the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda. Beauty is eternal and crystal clear, and Kristen Ma shows how to be beautiful at all ages according to Ayurvedic principles.”—Vasant Lad, author of Ayurveda: Science of Life

“Five stars. Kristen Ma offers helpful knowledge on how to enhance your appearance as you tend to your health.”—San Francisco Book Review

About the Author

Kristen Ma is the co-owner of Pure + Simple Inc., a group of holistic spas in Toronto with its own line of natural skincare and mineral make-up. She is an Ayurvedic practitioner and esthetician who writes and lectures on the subject of holistic beauty. Ma has an active blog readership (www.holistic-vanity.blogspot.com) and a comprehensive website (http://www.pureandsimple.ca/). Ma has been voted "Best Facialist in the City" by Toronto Life Magazine.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Trumpeter; 1 edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590309200
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590309209
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #895,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kristen Ma is the co-owner of Pure + Simple Inc., a group of holistic spas with its own line of natural skincare and mineral make-up. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Esthetician who currently writes and lectures on the subject of holistic beauty.

She regularly contributes to a number of beauty and health magazines and has her own featured column in fitness magazine Sweat Equity as well as a monthly piece to Tonic Magazine called Urban Ayurveda.

Her book, Beauty: Pure + Simple is available nation-wide and will soon be distributed in the US.

Kristen has been voted "Best Facialist in the City" by Toronto Life Magazine and quoted as a Skin Expert by The National Post, Globe and Mail, Flare, Fashion and Glow Magazine. Her television appearances include Global News, Toronto Shops and Princess.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By sparky_magic_rainbow on May 22, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I learned so many new ways to nourish my skin from reading this. The author suggests that as
people age they should eat more moist and soft foods (avocados etc) to help maintain supple skin.
She has specific dietary advice regarding age spots (avoid tomatoes) and dry skin. In addition she
makes a distinction between dry skin vs. skin that lacks oil. There are many other useful tips that
I dont have time to cover in this review. This is definitely worth reading twice -- especially if
you're unfamiliar with Ayurvedic beauty philosophy as I was.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nonamehere on March 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I've read a few books on skin care and Ayurveda, which left me feeling more confused than anything. This book just kind of made it all click for me. The author did a very good job at explaining the 'Why' of things for me. Many of the suggestions I've heard of before but didn't put any importance on them till it was thoroughly explained in here, and I will definitely be putting into practice now. I also understand Ayurveda much better through this book, maybe because it was coming through the perspective of the skin, it just makes sense to me now. The writing was concise and easy to understand, I think this is good for a beginner or for someone looking for better clarity on the subject. I also liked that it took a little more modern approach to skin care, compared to other natural skin care books I've read. I think that this is the best book on skin care I've read, it cleared up a lot of confusion I had, and its suggestions are simple and sound effective. The thing I liked most was understanding the difference of having hydrated skin and oily skin.
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Format: Paperback
I am quite amazed at the depth of information covered in this book. I have learnt that the face is like a map, where you can see what is going on in the body. For example, lines above the lip are a sign of problems with the health of the reproductive organs. Kristen Ma is ready on hand with solutions, such as Shatavari for fertility, menstrual issues and transition of menopause. The solutions are plentiful and varied.

Dry lips are from when the stomach is dehydrated. Even the location of wrinkles guides you to where to implement healing, so becoming radiant and resilient from within - produces a natural glow. The book is to assist natural beauty and move away from fake beauty.
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By Theresa on September 9, 2012
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I got this book on Kindle. It contains a lot of information on how to take care of your skin according to its ayurveda type. Knowledge is power and simplicity is a virtue when you want to take good care of yourself inside and out. This is a well-written book. I feel wiser and smarter for having bought it.
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