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It's OK to Have Lead in Your Lipstick by [Romanowski, Perry, Schueller, Randy]
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About the Author

Perry Romanowski is the public face of The Beauty Brains, a group of chemists who have more than forty combined years of experience developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetics companies, including Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver. He has spent the past eighteen years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in hair and skin care. Visit Perry and the other lobes of the Beauty Brains at www.TheBeautyBrains.com.

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  • File Size: 1164 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EV23H9O
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A year or so ago I was in an airport, browsing a book stand and there were 2 fear filled books, one referring to lead in lipstick in the title, and something about dirty looks but both carried an extreme message of fear attached to cosmetics and skin care. If you didn't quit buying drug store or department store lipstick, makeup and skin care your life might be at risk. Scary stuff.

I spotted a few fallacies but I'm not a chemist so I was troubled. I am a long time fan of Paula Begoun's work so I am both skeptical of the cosmetic industry and the non science based detractors who view things in a black and white world.

Too many of the cosmetic/skin care product detractors are living in an either or universe disconnected from reality--either it's green and organic and preferably vegan therefore good for you (often stating a hatred of evil chemicals disregarding the fact that even the greenest most organic and vegan vetted skin product is made of chemicals) OR it's an evil brew put out by multinational corporate bad boys just TRYING to give you cancer in their rush to fulfill their greedy bottom line. (forgetting that evil caustic brews killing off their buyers tend to have a negative effect on the bottom line!)

On the other hand I look at what goes into some things like menthol--a potent irritant carefully inserted into a Eucerin lotion designed for sensitive reddened skin and it doesn't make me feel confident in the Eucerin brand at all. I saw this BEFORE I bought this book on my search for nice creams and lotions that won't irritate my sensitive allergenic skin (with rosacea). I know from past experience that anything minty fresh or menthol will drive my skin nuts. I remember thinking "Isn't Eucerin supposed to be SAFE for sensitive skin?
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The information in this book is good, although it's the same content that is available on the blog. That alone isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you're going to do that, at least make sure that the book version is well organized, well formatted, and copy edited thoroughly. The organization of this book makes no sense, making it hard to use as a reference. The formatting for the ebook is really weird and makes it hard to read and oh my Lord, the typos in this thing are just embarrassing. I'm a big fan of the blog but there is no value in buying this book.
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I per-ordered the actual book and sat down to read the information. The authors took their time in answering some of the toughest questions people may ask about beauty. They also provided detail information. I think it is a great book to have as there are a lot of questions the authors addressed that you will not be able to find honest answers--even on the web. This book covers skin, hair, and nails. So if you want to learn about beauty science with sincere entertainment, pick up this book and have fun learning.

I enjoyed this book for the following reason:

1. Inside the front of the book is a clear table of contents to help guide you through just in case you don't want to read through the complete book.

2. The authors have a great sense of humor which relates to the questions or their answers.

3. The information provided has been studied or tested and the answers are honest.

4. There is information about what it takes to make a product good and why a product may not work.

5. I learned how to properly judge a product without being bias or overly excited because it is new.

6. Authors avoid using too much science vocabulary, so this book is easier to read and understand.
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I haven't finished reading this book yet but already I love it! They go into details of the chemicals and why it does what it does, and how to make informed choices as to what you want to get and how much it costs. This is a real eye-opener as some expensive brands are not any different from the cheap brands! Lots of examples and question/answers that are very informative. If you use *any* bath and/or beauty product, I highly recommend you read this book! It can help you make more informed choices and save you money!
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My daughter is a skincare specialist and works with many brands of cosmetics. We read this book together and were surprised at some of the information in this book. It's an easy read with humor sprinkled throughout. I learned so much about hidden ingredients and why some claims by cosmetics companies go a little too far and don't do what we think they should. We both learned things we needed to know before plunking down money at the cosmetics counter. Truly informative and we highly recommend it!
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If you're looking for straight talk about cosmetic products, this is your book. If you're looking for an enjoyable book, this is your book. Perry is great at taking heavy science principles and explaining them in language anyone can understand. Quit being fooled by marketing language on products and find out what really goes on.
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"It's Ok To Have Lead In Your Lipstick" is one of the best beauty books I've ever read. The Beauty Brains have done a great job of making their book scientific,informitive,funny,and witty. As a Trichologist & Cosmetologist, I highly recommend this book to anyone in the business of beauty. It's a must for stylists and skin care professionals alike!
Run don't walk to get this well done beauty book by the Beauty Brains.
-Mags Kavanaugh
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Mentoring Cosmetology Website
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