Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day
Why does my shampoo stop working?
Are my cosmetics poisoning me?
What does hypoallergenic mean?
Are organic products better?
Every day thousands of people turn to the scientists at the popular blog TheBeautyBrains.com for answers to their most pressing beauty questions. In Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?* you'll learn how cosmetic products work, what advertising claims actuall...more
It’s a shame this book didn’t come out for the pre-christmas rush, this is the perfect book to buy your teenage daughter to finally prove that she really doesn’t NEED that $300 shampoo she’s been nagging about.
But it’s not just a book that’s going t ...more
Topics covered are skin, hair, nails, fragrance, make-up, and more, and each chapter is formatted in an easy to rea ...more
Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm models the basic format of the website- a person writes in and a group of cosmetic scientists answer the questions from the forum on topics abou ...more
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I struggled with allergies/irritations from some products so I had read up on some of the subjects before. I really never could figure out what was causing it (my guess was synthetic fragrances) and started using organics after wasting a lot of m ...more
The book covers a wide variety of subjects (one of which i ...more
The authors are spectacularly bias in favour of large, mass-market companies; which isn't all that shocking when you flip the book over and learn they used to work for Proctor & Gamble and Unilever. Oddly enough these authors are giving you exactly what they are telling you to avoid - half-assed science. If you want to g ...more
I got it expecting it to be more of a chemistry of beauty products and it was...kind of. I consider myself a really fast reader and it took me forever to plow through this. It has some science thrown in there but in a really dry way and often they just list products to use without really explaining how things work. Maybe I'm not the fasionista/beauty queen this book was targeting but ...more
Their main points are that a lot of the beauty industry is marketing, we don't need to be spending as much money on products as we are, and a lot of the rumors and myths we hea ...more
This is a **First Reads Winner Book Review**
"Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?" by Perry Romanowski
published by Harlequin Publishers
This is one of the few nonfiction books I have found interesting. Written by people who work with science and can tell you the facts about everyday items we use: shampoo, soap, nailpolish, lip balm. Very useful information that untangles some of the preconceived and false notions we have and enlightens with the truth about basic products.
I can't believe how many of my ...more
I would say this would be a great book for both young and old, new to the makeup world and those who have been buying these products for years. I may steer my readers to grab this one from the l ...more
By Perry Romanowski
Have you ever wondered if you can get hooked on lip balm? or What is best, a high price product or a cheaper brand? If you have, this book helps you with your questions.
The book does answer a lot of beauty questions and is very informative but when I was reading it I felt I was reading a school book. I'm aware it is important to know what is in your beauty products. But it is kind of boring reading about it in this book. I give this book 3 1/2 st ...more