The Green Beauty Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Being Naturally Gorgeous Hardcover – 22 May 2008
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'The Green Beauty Bible is in a league of its own.' --The Telegraph Magazine
'Don't buy anything until you buy this!' --Grazia --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Sarah Stacey is an award-winning journalist and TV producer. She is currently Wellbeing Editor of the Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine. Josephine Fairley is a Contributing Editor to the Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine, where she writes on beauty and organic living. She has also written on beauty for Tatler, Real, Elle and Here s Health.
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Top Customer Reviews
Be aware that the cosmetic industry is BIG business and these books are in themselves advertisements for products
For cleansing I would recommend you g lookle up the OCM - oil cleansing method and use this it is Castor oil with another oil usually Sunflower or Olive.
Buy microfibre cleaning cloths and use them as face cloths - a fresh cloth every day is absolutley essential NO compromise or you will just put bacteria all over your face when you reuse it - the main reason people think the OCM is not working and blame the oils when its just manky poor hygene behaviour from not using fresh cloths.
Any spots and blackheads will come out in the first six weeks after that your complexion will improve if you USE A CLEAN CLOTH each time
Toner - Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with tap water
Moisturiser - Rosehip Oil
Even for oily skin OCM and Rosehip Oil will work and not cause an oil slick as they both contain biological acids which dissolve sebum plugs and remove dead skin from the surface.If your skin is dry you could use less Castor more Sunflower/Olive in your OCM and skip the ACV toner.
I am a Critical Care Nurse and Clinical Aromatherapist.
As many of the other reviewers have said, the products featured in the book are by no means all natural or organic, and there were very few of the 3 daisy rated products in there at all; because they only feature the items which scored the best in their consumer tests I'm not sure if this is because the testers tried the all natural products but really didn't like them, or if they were not trialled at all. Would be useful to have a run down in each category of what was actualy tested to give readers more of an idea.
I was hoping to save myself some time scouring labels for 'nasties' in the ingredients lists when shopping for products, but as many of them were only either 1 or 2 daisy rated, I ended up still having to check on the products I liked the sound of anyway to see what was actually in them before purchasing.
The section I was most interested in reading was about make up - not the authors' fault but many of the products which did well were from Origins (not really all that natural!) who withdrew their colour cosmetics range in the UK soon after the book was published. Again, I would love to know which natural/mineral ranges were actually tested as the market for these types of products has exploded recently and the same brands came up as 'winners' time & time again.
If you have only just thought about trying out more 'naturally inspired' products and would like some pointers, or have never purchased any of the other Beauty Bibles then this would be worth buying. But if like me you were hoping for a short cut to identifying as-natural-as-possible brands without the legwork then this book is not for you.
The book doesn't cover enough products and very few of them are 100% natural. Yes, I did read the Daisy rating where it clearly states that not all products are of 100% origin but to me that's not good enough.
A fair amount of this book is dedicated to their friends and their products together with pretty pictures and profiles. Sure, that's interesting but I can read about these women (If I choose to, which I don't) in magazines.
Another thing that really irritated was the fact that ALL products tested weren't mentioned so that hardly leaves the reader with a huge choice so I'll continue using the products I do and carry on with my own investigations into what is and what isn't suitable for my skin. Also, I noticed a lot of the products are for more Normal/Dry skins. Where another variant was available, very few comments were made.
As Journalists I expected them to know the difference between less and few. Also, they used the phrase "trialled" ad nauseum. Sure, it's a recent addition to the OED but "trialled" is used out of context and isn't a verb. Maybe I'm just incredibly fussy when it comes to editing and proof reading of books but when a phrase or word is used so much, it gets really annoying, to the point where you end up losing the will to live, let alone finish the book.
Very good but shame about the lack of organics.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely book, has tips in it that the newer version (Ultimate Beauty Bible) doesn't. Really motivated me to change my purchasing!Published on 16 April 2014 by Clare Wilkinson
This is a great reference book. Its independent reviews give you an insight into the effectiveness of the products, without the marketing hype. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2014 by Susan B.
This book is clearly aimed at people who have over £10 to spend on beauty products and seem to mention the same brand names in every chapter, makes me wonder if it was written... Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2014 by Daughter of Jesus Christ
I received this lovely book on time and in excellent condition. I have already read the entire book and it had many great tips
and ideas to keep you body and skin in gorgeous... Read more
It was an interesting read but most of the products were way out of my league-organic or not. Still its nice to dream!Published on 15 July 2013 by DC
Very good advise throughout and would recommend it to everyone. Originally started reading my daughters book and decided to get one for myselfPublished on 10 May 2013 by Ann Walker
I am a beauty junkie and enjoy reading about new products and how to use and wanted to see what green beauty products are good. Read morePublished on 2 April 2013 by helen fearnley
I adored this book! I couldn't put it down. I do not own the first edition, so this was all completely fresh and new to me. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2011 by Jess
A nicely written book with a very pleasing layout. Obviously an American publication, be nice to see a UK edition, but nevertheless, much of the brand information will translate.Published on 3 Oct. 2011 by Mrs. A. Fairey