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A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th Edition: Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients Found in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Paperback – October 20, 2009

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RUTH WINTER, M.S., is an award-winning author of thirty-seven books. Visit her at BrainBody.com or IngredientBlog.blogspot.com.
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  • Series: Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 7 Original edition (October 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307451119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307451118
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ruth Winter, MS, the author of 37 popular health books, was past president of The American Society of Journalists and Authors and winner of many awards including: The American Medical Writers Award for Magazine Writing; The National Association of Science Writers Service Award and The American Society of Authors and Journalists Career Achievement Award for Non-Fiction. Ruth Winter is the former science editor of The Newark Star-Ledger, and syndicated for columnist the Los Angeles Times. She contributes often to the Internet. Her A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetics and A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives are in their 7th editions and now also available as e-books. She co-authored 3 books, including the best-seller,Brain Workout,with her late husband,neurosurgeon Arthur Winter,MD. Her latest book is Triumph Over Tension: Easy Steps for Coping in a Complex World just released as an e-book. Ruth has three children, Robin Winter-Sperry,MD,CEO of Scientific Advantage; Craig, program development consultant for HP and start ups and Grant, producer and writer for CBS News. She has three grandchildren, Samantha,Hunter and Katelynd.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Tempest TeaFaerie on July 5, 2010
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You will find yourself looking up just about everything in this book, and you will be surprised at some of the incredibly useful information you find. If you want to know what's in your shampoo/soap/lotion/toothpaste/vitamins/etc... whether it's good or bad for you, and what it was derived from, this is your book. You will probably find yourself wanting to buy a copy for everyone you know with allergies or sensitive skin. I started with the 3rd edition and I must note that the revised version is loaded with additional information. If you own one of the earlier versions it's worth the upgrade.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By PoshProf on June 8, 2010
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One of the writing assignments I have my students do is an analysis of the ingredients of a food, beverage, personal hygiene product or cosmetic for potential health risks. They are always surprised when they discover the contents/ingredients/additives in the products they use and consume. Very helpful classroom and personal resource.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 29, 2011
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I was really excited about getting this book, but when I got it I looked up some ingredients that I already knew information about and I realized this book does not really include the "bad" information to the products. It has some good information, but I was looking for more of a book that explains the side effects of using the bad chemicals, or why you shouldn't use it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sheri on October 30, 2013
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as an esthetician I don't feel it says enough about each ingredient that i have found so far....
probably the best one on the market however - would love to know if there is a better one to use for estheticians :)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tina H on April 12, 2013
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My partner once accidentally sprayed me in the eyes with my favorite perfume, DKNY Be Delicious. It burned, it burned, oh, it burned so bad that I needed to find out what was in it. Turns out, it was full of toxic substances, including alpha-isomethyl ionone, a chemical that according to LIVESTRONG, "may irritate the skin and eyes and may cause more lasting effects to the spleen, kidney, liver, thyroid and bone marrow."

Since then, I've been concerned about cosmetics, which are often outside the interests of the FDA. Many of the ingredients in our most-used beauty products are 1) tested on animals and 2) those animals have been harmed or killed by them. We smear this stuff all over us, we pour it down our drains and allow it to enter our water tables, because we foolishly believe that if it's sold in stores, it's safe. We place our trust in the grocer's shelves, turning away from information about harmful products while companies exploit our ignorance and count their cash.

Now, I have A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, and it's a valuable tool against this kind of exploitation. Little tidbits, like this, "The word dye generally refers to a chemical compound, most often of coal tar origin..." That means your hair dye is probably carcinogenic, since almost all coal tars "have been shown to cause cancer when injected into the skins of mice (A Consumer's Guide of Cosmetic Ingredients 166)." Never mind that we cover ourselves in chemicals that require the torture of animals to reveal if they'll kill us too directly or too fast.

I would recommend this book to anyone using cosmetic, health or beauty products, from make-up to hand lotion to deodorant. I don't believe anyone wants to slather on chemical compounds that are harmful to the health of their bodies and the planet; that's just what we've been given.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle S. on July 15, 2014
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Great for the DIY skincare maker.
I use this book as a reference for making my own skincare products, such as soaps and lotions. It also allows me to look up ingredients used in commercial made products.
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Very useful and practical guide to understand the ingredients in t=any cosmetic product. This is very relevant to skin care and beauty specialists because it helps sort out what is what. It is great to be able to pick and customize which products to work with as well a get a feel of the quality of the products. This is helpful nowadays that every other product touts having this or that and maybe it doesn't even affect you. Companies use marketing ploys to get people to buy but this book is a helpful tool to see through the BS and become a savvy buyer.
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Surprisingly good for a dictionary. The book is well researched. You grasp a lot of information from the intro and the appendix something some research books can't offer. The appendix is particularly useful too.The only problem I have with this ( and this is a tiny one) is that some of her research is biased, and shows only one side of the research in the beginning but it still deserves five stars in my opinion.
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