New Medically Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book

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9780380712038: New Medically Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book

Explains what dermatologists and scientists know about maintaining the health and beauty of skin, eyes, lips, hair, and body, and provides money-saving, straightforward advice on home-made and commercial products

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Several recent developments have prompted this revision of Chase's 1974 guide: technological breakthroughs, such as low-magnification photography, in evaluating skin (e.g., measuring pore size and growth rate of skin cells) and hair; new treatments (especially regarding moisturizers and acne medicines); and mandatory ingredient-labeling of all cosmetics. To make the most of this influx of information and products, Chase, a medical researcher, walks her readers through a wide range of treatments (some homemade) for maintaining optimum condition of skin, hair, nails and teeth. Every section concludes with a brand-name buying guide, and a glossary of common beauty product ingredients is equally valuable. But for all its helpfulness, the new edition can be slow going. Chase has apparently taken "no nonsense" to mean "no personality"--little of the latter surfaces in her blandly evenhanded prose. Though the author's potentially refreshing no-frills approach is unusual, in Chase's hands the fun of looking pretty becomes but a sensible chore--like flossing regularly. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

Since the publication of the first edition ( LJ 3/15/75), much has changed in the cosmetic field. New research has resulted in products which seem to help reverse the signs of aging. New federal laws require accurate ingredient labeling, allowing the consumer to select products based on facts rather than advertising hype. Much that was good in the original volume remains here: how to determine one's skin type; what certain additives may or may not do; and recipes for basic facial masks and astringents. This edition adds discussions of Retin-A and how cell renewal works, as well as chapters on teeth and nails which did not appear in the first book, while the original's chapter on cosmetic surgery is deleted. The first book was something of a staple for public library beauty collections, and libraries should be glad of this update.
- Susan B . Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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