Have you looked at the back of your favourite moisturiser, and, despite its claims about “natural” ingredients, you see complicated additives like this?
Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea,(Red 40) CI74.340
Mass-produced synthetic beauty products’ claims often make it tricky to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin—or how you’ll react to them. As such, they’re rarely the best choice for your skin—or your health and vitality.
Why? Because what we apply to our skin goes within—and some say it’s just a mere 26 seconds from application to reaching your bloodstream. This is fine if what you’re applying is recognised by the body as natural. If it’s synthetic, that’s when potential health issues could arise from consistent application of what is often a combination of toxic chemicals and compounds.
Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes) is a must-have resource for those who are ready to harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain their natural beauty and promote health and wellbeing.
Published by BenBella Books, it is released this month, with launches held later this month in New York City and Miami Beach.
In this newly-released book (which is endorsed by make-up doyenne Bobbi Brown and green goddess Sophie Uliano) you can expect to find 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make your own plant-based skincare and beauty products, such as:
- Almond Milk Face Cleanser
- Anti-Aging Facial Scrub
- Acne Gel
- Choc-o-Mint Lip Balm
- Coconut Whip Makeup Remover
- Vitamin-Rich Hair Boost Scalp Serum
- Quick & Fresh Cucumber-Thyme Body Scrub
- Moisturizing Body Oil for Super Dry Skin
- Natural Mouthwash
With tips and guidance from two seasoned aromatherapists and natural beauty experts, authors Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault teach how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredient lists, make informed decisions about products, and better understand how the skin works.
“Plant-Powered Beauty unlocks sought-after wisdom for all aspects of plant-based personal skincare and celebrates the shift in beauty trends, bringing us back to natural beauty and reconnecting us with plants and healthy choices,” the authors say.