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A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation: The definitive beginners’ ...
by , Tina Svetek

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

April 15, 2019

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<h2>"A ‘must-have’ for any formulator"</h2><br /><br />This is not a recipe book. It is also not a step-by-step guide on how to formulate. <br /><br />So, what is it? This book is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the essential terminology, theories and ingredient types needed to formulate professional cosmetic products.<br /><br />It will help you:<br /><br /><b> Learn the key theories and terminology</b> that are essential to making and formulating safe and effective natural skincare and haircare products, in an accessible and easy-to-grasp way.<br /><br /><b> Set yourself apart from misinformed DIYers</b> and spot the common myths and mistakes that are all over the internet.<br /><br /><b> Discover a wide range of natural and organic cosmetic ingredients</b>, their benefits and uses: emollients, occlusives, humectants, preservatives, chelators, emulsifiers, surfactants, carrier oils, butters, essential oils, active ingredients, extracts, exfoliants and more!<br /><br /><h2>About A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation</h2><br /><br /><b>Tired of reading confusing, contradictory or incorrect information</b> when researching how to make your own natural skincare and haircare products?<br /><br /><b>Want to move beyond making DIY beauty recipes</b> and instead understand how cosmetics are formulated and the underpinning theories and science behind them?<br /><br /><b>Ready to become more professional and confident</b> in your approach to creating your own cosmetics, for yourself or to start your own natural beauty brand?<br /><br /><b>If so, you need the A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation!</b> This invaluable reference guide sets the record straight, and provides you with explanations of the essential terminology, theories and ingredient types required to create natural, safe and stable cosmetic formulations.<br /><br /><b>Gail Francombe</b>, Founding Director of the School of Natural Skincare International, and Cosmetic Formulator, <b>Tina Svetek</b>, dispel common myths and answers the most frequently asked formulating questions in this must-have reference book. <br /><br /><h2>What you’ll learn in the A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation</h2><br /><br /><b>You’ll discover answers to the most frequently asked formulating questions, including:</b><br /><br />What is pH and when do I need to measure it?<br />How does an emulsifier work and what natural ones are available?<br />What type of water should I use in my products?<br />What extracts can I use?<br />What natural preservatives are there and when do I need to use them?<br />How do I write a professional formula?<br />What are surfactants and what is their role in a formula?<br />What does natural and organic mean, and what recognized standards and certifications are available to me as a cosmetic formulator? <br /><br /><b>You’ll learn about:</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Getting started</li><br /><li>Formula and product types</li><br /><li>Ingredient types</li><br /><li>Skin and hair physiology/biology</li><br /><li>Science/chemistry</li><br /><li>Extending shelf life</li><br /><li>Formulating</li><br /><li>Manufacturing</li><br /><li>Starting a brand</li><br /><li>Values/standards/certifications</li><br /><li>Selling products/legalities</li><br /></ul> <br /><br /><h2>Praise for A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation </h2><br /><br />“A-Z of Natural Cosmetic Formulation is a ‘must-have’ for any formulator. Gail and Tina have done a wonderful job of combining a dictionary of cosmetic formulating terminology with actual explanations, examples and charts that will be helpful for anyone, especially beginners, learning how to formulate like a professional. This book explains absolutely everything that a formulator needs to know, and discusses the key principles that the School of Natural Skincare teaches in their classes. It can be read (probably more than once!) when it first arrives, and then kept close to your fingertips, possibly in your home or lab, as you continue to formulate. I wish I had been given a book like this when I was just starting out! <br /><br />Well done! I highly recommend it to anyone.”<br /><br />Kirsten Thomas, President<br />Ayr Skin Care
Curly Girl: The Handbook
by , Michele Bender

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English

Pages

201

Publication Date

January 13, 2011

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<DIV>The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey—the go-to curl expert featured in <I>Allure</I>, <I>InStyle</I>, <I>Lucky</I>, <I>Seventeen</I>, and <I>The New York Times</I>; and founder of several curly salons and curly products in New York City—<I>Curly Girl</I> is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.<BR /><BR /><I>Curly Girl</I> is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It’s all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine’s no-more-shampoo epiphany—<I>handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater</I>; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (remember: it’s not what you take off; it’s what you leave on); a section on the <I>particular</I> needs of wavy hair; Lorraine’s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous ’dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multi<I>curl</I>tural hair written by an African American specialist. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products. From now on, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day.</DIV>
Natural Soap at Home: How to Make Felted Soap, Wine Soap, Fruit S...
by Liz McQuerry

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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The creator of the natural skin care line Moon Magic, Liz McQuerry offers here a step-by-step guide for natural cold-process soap crafting. Mostly utilizing kitchen ingredients to create a variety of innovative soap blends—including felted soap, beer soap, and seasonal soaps—McQuerry will put you in touch with your inner alchemist. From body bars to hair care bars, with wonderful tidbits and advice on herbs and essential oil blends, you and your family will enjoy a clean like never before. Here are instructions for:<BR><ul><li>Mermaid Kisses Salty Sea Soap</li><li>Golden Coconut Milk Soap</li><li>Wine and Rose Soap</li><li>Felted Soap Stones</li><li>Refreshing Lemon Solid Shampoo Bars</li><li>Beard Wash Solid Soap Bars</li><li>And more!</li></ul><BR>After you learn to make your own soap, you’ll also discover how to scent, color, design, troubleshoot, and even sell your soap. McQuerry’s soaps make for attractive and personal bathroom and kitchen décor at home, as well as nifty gifts for just about any occasion.
Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul
by Melissa Michaels

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<DIV><P><B>Feel Well Where You Dwell</B><BR />  <BR /> Our dwellings—both our home and body—are intricately connected. Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best! <BR /><BR /><B>Your home</B> is where your life happens. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater sense of peace, comfort, and belonging.<BR /><BR /><B>Your body</B>, including your mind and soul, needs daily nourishment to help you feel healthy and happy. You’ll discover simple ways to make self-care a priority in your home.<BR /><BR /> Melissa Michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.<BR /><BR /><I>Dwelling </I>will help you</P><ul><li>learn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of you</li><li>make decisions that simplify your life</li><li>create more peace in your day</li><li>invest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supported</li><li>lean into faith for strength and renewal</li></ul><P>When you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you’ll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life!<BR /><BR />    </P></DIV>
Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease: A Self Love Journey Through Hair and ...
by Donna Oriowo

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English

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Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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LOVE YOURSELF MORE DEEPLY from the hair top of your head to the color that coats your skin!<br /><br />You’ve been told over and over that what you look like does not matter. That hair is just hair, and that all skin tones matter! It can be super hurtful and downright dismissive when the ones we like, love, and hold in high regard, dismiss what can often be a source of pain for us. <br /><br />Cocoa Butter & Hair Grease is for you if you have ever felt “some type of way” about your hair texture or skin tone. This workbook is for you if want to love you just a little but more than you have or feel you can on your own. Even if you have reached the highest levels of self love, this workbook is designed to help you navigate the narratives we hold in our heads about our hair and skin.<br /><br />In this workbook you will find:<br />-inspiring quotes<br /> -activities<br />-coloring pages<br />-challenges<br />-3 months of weekly writing prompts <br /><br />All of this, to help you confront, heal, and let go of some of the hurtful messages that have been passed down from one generation to the next. <br /><br />Ready to write your story?
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> ·         Shop smarter and more selectively<br /> ·         Make the most of your budget<br /> ·         Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br /> ·         Tweak your wardrobe for work<br /> ·         Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br /> ·         Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
EAT HOT...LOOK HOT™, Secret Strategies to Lose Weight Quickly: ...
by Alessandra Solis

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English

Pages

84

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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<h2>International Bestselling Author Alessandra Solis reveals which foods and spices have been proven in scientific studies to curb hunger, boost metabolism and deplete fat stores.</h2><p>Solis then introduces a four-phase plan to slowly add these unique foods and spices into your existing diet. <br /><br /><b>The EAT HOT...LOOK HOT®️ Diet is renowned for offering people struggling to burn off excess fat a novel and sustainable approach to weight-loss, one that relies on food additions only.</b> The diet was featured on every major news network in the United States, noting its refreshing departure from other diets that require subtractions and deprivations. <br /><br />With EAT HOT...LOOK HOT ®️, you will never count a calorie again and weight-loss will no longer be the struggle it once was.<br /><br />This book includes many recipes to get you started today on your journey to weight-loss and looking hotter!<br /><br /><b>Losing weight by simply incorporating thermogenic foods into your existing diet is one of the biggest health breakthroughs in the last decade.</b><p><I>“Body fat loss [was] achieved by stimulation of thermogenesis by a combination of bioactive food ingredients: a placebo-controlled, double-blind 8-week intervention in obese subjects.”</i>-A Belza, E Frandsen and J Kondrup, <b><u>International Journal of Obesity</u></b> 31, 121-130</br><br /><br /><i>“This reviews the role of brown adipose tissue (BAT) for the thermogenic effect of these compounds in humans and proposes the possibility of some other anti-obesity food ingredients. As human BAT may be inducible, a prolonged ingestion of capsinoids would recruit active BAT and thereby increase energy expenditure and decrease body fat. In addition to capsinoids, there are numerous food ingredients that are expected to activate BAT and so be useful for the prevention of obesity in daily life.”</i><br />-Masayuki Saito and Takeshi Yoneshiro, <b><u>Capsinoids and Related Food Ingredients Activating Brown Fat Thermogenesis and Reducing Body Fat in Humans</b></u>. Department of Nutrition, Tenshi College and Laboratory of Histology and Cytology, Department of Anatomy, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.</p><br /><br />The Eat Hot...Look Hot Diet is in sync with and can be easily added to the Paleo Diet, Ketogenics, the Vegan Program and Intermittent Fasting to hasten weight-loss. <br /><br /><h2>If you're serious about fat loss and your health, it's time to start using this powerful tool in your life.</h2></br><br /><br /><b>Pick up your copy today of the bestseller EAT HOT...LOOK HOT®️ by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</b>
Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Livi...
by Jennifer L. Scott

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

November 06, 2012

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Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life.<BR><BR>Paris may be the City of Light, but for many it is also the City of Transformation. When Jennifer Scott arrived in Paris as an exchange student from California, she had little idea she would become an avid fan of French fashion, lifestyle, and sophistication. Used to a casual life back home, in Paris she was hosted by a woman she calls “Madame Chic,” mistress of a grand apartment in the Sixteenth Arrondissement.<BR> <BR>Madame Chic mentors Jennifer in the art of living, with elegance and an impeccably French less-is-more philosophy. Three-course meals prepared by the well-dressed Madame Chic (her neat clothes covered by an apron, of course) lure Jennifer from her usual habit of frequent snacks, junk food, sweatpants, and TV.<BR> <BR>Additional time spent with “Madame Bohemienne,” a charming single mother who passionately embraces Parisian<i> joie de vivre</i>, introduces readers to another facet of behind-closed-doors Parisian life.<BR> <BR>While Francophiles will appreciate this memoir of a young woman’s adventure abroad, others who may not know much about France will thrill to the surprisingly do-able (yet chic!) hair and makeup lessons, plus tips on how to create a capsule wardrobe with just ten useful core pieces.<BR> <BR>Each chapter of <i>Lessons from Madame Chic </i>reveals the valuable secrets Jennifer learned while under Madame Chic’s tutelage—tips you can master no matter where you live or the size of your budget.<BR> <BR>Embracing the classically French aesthetic of quality over quantity, aspiring <i>Parisiennes </i>will learn the art of eating (deprive yourself not; snacking is not chic), fashion (buy the best you can afford), grooming (<i>le no-makeup look</i>), among other tips.<BR> <BR>From entertaining to decor, you will gain insights on how to cultivate old-fashioned sophistication while living an active, modern life. <i>Lessons from Madame Chic </i>is the essential handbook for a woman that wants to look good, live well, and enjoy that Parisian <i>je ne sais quoi</i> in her own <i>arrondissement.</i>
Kinks, Curls, and Coils: The Ultimate Guide to Natural & Healthy ...
by Kerone Maxineau

Language

English

Pages

125

Publication Date

April 21, 2019

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Women with Afro-textured hair are faced with challenges of dry hair, breakage, and slow growth. This book presents helpful tips, simple products, and practical remedies to restore healthy growth, moisture, shine, and brilliance back to your natural hair. You will gain a better understanding on how to achieve beautiful healthy curls so that you can begin your own care regimen that works best for you.This ultimate guide will assist you to reach your goal of having beautiful and healthy growing hair. You do not need to be a pro to overcome the struggles of Afro-textured hair. But you do need to know the basics to apply and develop a regimen that works best for you.
The Little Book of Skin Care: Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, ...
by Charlotte Cho

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

November 10, 2015

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<p>The secrets behind the world's most beautiful skin!</p><p>In Korea, healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beauty. It's considered achievable by all, men and women, young and old—and it begins with adopting a skin-first mentality. Now, this Korean beauty philosophy has taken the world by storm!</p><p>As the founder of Soko Glam, a leading Korean beauty and lifestyle website, esthetician and beauty expert Charlotte Cho guides you through the world-renowned Korean ten-step skin-care routine—and far beyond—to help you achieve the clearest and most radiant skin of your life With Charlotte's step-by-step tutorials, skin-care tips, and advice on what to look for in products at all price levels, you'll learn how to pamper and care for your skin at home with Korean-approved techniques and pull off the "no makeup" makeup look we've seen and admired on women in the streets of Seoul. And you'll get access to beauty secrets from Charlotte's favorite beauty gurus from around the world, including supermodels, YouTube sensations, top makeup artists, magazine editors, actresses, and leading Korean skincare researchers. </p><p>With the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, Charlotte's personal tour through Korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.</p>

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