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Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me » (Eighth Edition)

Book cover image of Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun

Authors: Paula Begoun, Bryan Barron
ISBN-13: 9781877988349, ISBN-10: 1877988340
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Beginning Press
Date Published: December 2009
Edition: Eighth Edition

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Author Biography: Paula Begoun

PAULA BEGOUN is a nationally known beauty expert and best-selling author whose syndicated column "Dear Paula" appears in numerous newspapers throughout the U.S.

Book Synopsis

Paula Begoun has been reporting on the beauty industry for more than 25 years. Loved by readers and feared by corporations, she has earned the name of "Cosmetics Cop" for her thorough, authoritative investigations of beauty products and her fierce consumer advocacy. From drugstores and home shopping to department stores and catalogs, Begoun reviews all of the major cosmetic and skin care lines product by product — more than 30,000 in all. Regardless of the price tags, there are good and bad products in almost every line, and with the turn of a page, readers receive concise reviews and fast answers in this comprehensive, totally revised edition. Begoun covers product websites, efficacy, and whether claims such as youth extension are accurate. Individual chapters are devoted to best products, a cosmetic ingredients dictionary, and animal testing. A user-friendly rating system makes finding items worth trying a snap.

San Francisco Chronicle

Her straight talk about what cosmetics can and can't do has penetrated the blare of magazine and advertising hype.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Taming the Beauty Beast
Ch. 2Skin Care Update
Ch. 3Doing What's Best for Your Skin
Ch. 4Clearing the Air on Acne
Ch. 5Applying Makeup Beautifully
Ch. 6Newsletter Highlights
Ch. 7Product-by-Product Reviews
Ch. 8The Best Products
Ch. 9Beauty That Respects Nature