Guest Review: The Green Beauty Guide

green-guideSheri from the terrific blog Bookopolis reviewed The Green Beauty Guide for TLC Book Tours and agreed to share her thoughts here at Books on the Brain.  Thanks, Sheri!

BIG THANKS to Lisa of TLC Book Tours for organizing this tour and HCI Books for my review copy!

The Green Beauty Guide” by Julie Gabriel 

Published by HCI Books

“The Green Beauty Guide” is a must-have book for anyone who wants to become more environmentally conscious and learn about organic beauty products. Even those who already know a lot about green beauty will inevitably learn something new from this incredibly comprehensive guide. From green product recommendations to money-saving tips to a beauty detox regimen, this book has it all.

After delving into “The Green Beauty Guide” it is clear that Julie Gabriel is an expert in the field and has done a tremendous amount of research. All of the information is supported by data and scientific facts, which really proves Ms. Gabriel’s points and makes the book as credible as it is educational. There are some excellent chapters on the nature of skin and the dangers of certain toxins found in commonly used products, which I’ll admit was pretty alarming! I am glad that I now have this invaluable resource that will be put to good use. In the back of the book there is even a list of recommended resources, as well as 100 toxic cosmetic ingredients to avoid (talk about thorough!)

I have taken away a lot from this book, such as what ingredients to look for in beauty products and definitely which ones to avoid. Some of my favorite tips are those that teach you how to detect true organic products from gimmicks.
Certainly the most fun parts of this book are the ‘do-it-yourself green beauty’ that provide some really great recipes for cleansers, toners, facials, moisturizers, lip balms, fragrances and much more. 

“The Green Beauty Guide” is an informative and practical guide with fun recipes, product recommendations, and important information that has educated me on how to be a smarter, safer and more environmentally conscious consumer.

About the author, Julie Gabriel:

Julie Gabriel is a registered nutrition specialist (RHN) educated at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She launched a series of workshops titled ‘New Mom’s Diet’ in Toronto. She is in the process of launching her own organic skincare line called Petite Marie Organics. This line is being released April 2008.

She has been writing and editing fashion and beauty for about 15 years. In 1992 she worked in production at CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch. She was the associate beauty editor in Harper’s Bazaar (Eastern European editions, 1998-2000), beauty editor in Atmospheres (2001-2001) and has written over five hundred articles and features on fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Visit Julie Gabriel’s The Green Beauty website for green beauty tips, recipes and much more!

Be sure to check out the last tour stop tomorrow, Thursday, December 11th at B & B ex libris!
Here are Julie Gabriel’s past TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS: 

Monday, November 17th: Allie’s Answers
Tuesday, November 18th: Life and Times of a “New” New Yorker
Wednesday, November 19th: Nature Moms Blog
Thursday, November 20th: Books and Cooks
Monday, November 24th: Green Phone Booth and Going Green
Tuesday, November 25th: The Good Human
Wednesday, November 26th: OrganicBeautySource.com
Friday, November 28th: Crunchy Chicken
Monday, December 1st: Surely You Nest
Tuesday, December 2nd: Greenstylemom
Wednesday, December 3rd: Rawdorable
Thursday, December 4th: She is Too Fond of Books
Friday, December 5th: Presenting Lenore
Monday, December 8th: Red Lady’s Reading Room
Tuesday, December 9th: Savvy Verse and Wit

6 Responses

  1. Sounds pretty cool. thanks for the review!~

  2. I’ve seen this around a lot but it still sounds interesting!

  3. I loved this book. It was so useful and full of great advice and Julie is a doll.

  4. Thanks for a very informative post. This book is a good resource on organic beauty product.

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