Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin
Breakouts. Dryness. Redness. Oiliness.
If you're like most women, you've been on a never-ending quest for perfect skin—or even just good skin—since adolescence. It's a frustrating pursuit to say the least, filled with one disappointing (and expensive) miracle solution after another. Why is it so hard to get good skin?
Adina Grigore, founder of the organic skincare line S.W....more
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Maybe I know too much already, but I found the part about food to be a bit patronizing (essentially, don't eat processed crap). Perhaps her New York City clients do, in fact, eat French fries or ice cream five days a week and expect healthy skin, but that seems unlikely.
The author spent so much time on food and lifestyle (which I think we have ...more
The first thing she addresses in this book is how genetics affect your health and skin. How your grandma ate and how she lived is exactly what y ...more
Picked this up because lately my skin has been acting up a lot, I was almost at the point of buying expensive products and then thought, let’s give this a try first!
I wasn’t quite what I had hoped it to be though..
Over half of the book is focussed on food and not on actual skin care. While I definitely understand that a healthy diet plays a big part in having healthy skin, it wasn’t quite the advise I was looking for. I know what kind of foods are healthy and which ones are not ...more
I had the pleasure of finishing up S.W. Basics (formerly Sprout Skincare) founder Adina Grigore’s first book, Skin Cleanse, this week, and came away inspired to continue to pare down my beauty products (kinda hard when you’re a p ...more
Case in point: I went to the pharmacist looking for moisturizing lotion at a point when my guttate psoriasis was really bad. He told me not to use anything with alcohol. He proceeded to show me popular brands of moisturizers and they all had some form of alcohol, which is drying. Even the ones he recommended did. Such a scam.
I kind of wish I owned this book so I could reference it often.
I'm going to clean out my bathroom ...more
Still not 100% in love with the word "cleanse" or adding to the multiple "elimination diets" out there. I think at it's core, we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. That being said, every book you pick up that has some direction for diet is going to have its own perspective. I appreciated the read, even if I didn't agree with a ...more
The three stars are for the recipes, which I did enjoy, and the illustrations.
This is a book written by the slightly woo nutritionist who runs SW Basics. The first half is just about nutrition, which is a fine focus. The author is really fairly reasonable but there were a few statements I found scientifically suspicious - exactly how does one’s ancestry affect one’s dietary needs from a skin perspe ...more
- It's more of a beginner's book though, covering a lot of nutrition, diet and lifestyle advice.
- The journaling of beauty products is interesting as well...Most people have heard of or used food journals, but very few have ever thought of doing a products' journal. In the example Grigore gives in the book, it makes you realize how much we actually slather onto our bodies every day - from eye cream to mascara, conditioner, face s ...more
This is such an awesome book! It was really what I needed as I have very sensitive skin. I thought I have been doing whatever it takes to make things better such as diet, exercise, sleep etc. Still this book offers me new insights and perspectives to my relationship with food and the products we consume and slather onto our faces. I was engulfing every word in this book like gold. I can’t wait to try out the ideas shared in the book and to also start a new routine for my overall well b ...more