If you are like me, you’ve turned to Paula Begoun many times for accurate, straightforward information on skin care and cosmetics. Her books have long been bibles in the industry and while she tends to be conservative (so anti-shimmer!) she is extremely knowledgeable and always has information on the latest cutting edge ingredients.
Her reviews of particular products are all online now and I thought her days of publishing hard copies were probably over. Luckily I was wrong, and I was recently sent her latest book for review – The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here ($16.95) co-written with Bryan Barron and Desiree Stordahl. This book focuses on busting all those skin care myths that just don’t seem to ever go away.
The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here mostly features the rules for beautiful skin, such as the importance of using a leave-on exfoliant and how to layer products. There are tons of excellent tips on figuring out your skin type as well as all the steps to putting together a truly effective skin care routine. Each chapter concludes with a curated list of recommended products for specific skin care concerns. Yes, the lists do include Paula’s own products – but in my opinion, why would she even have a skin care/cosmetics line if she couldn’t also highly recommend her products? Besides, she also recommends lots of excellent alternatives from other lines.
The information in The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here is technical and will make any skincare nerd happy, yet it’s also written in a manner accessible to everyone. Chapter highlights include the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, cosmetics alternatives like botox and surgery, professional makeup tips, and an awesome cosmetic ingredient dictionary.
From understanding where wrinkles really come from to learning the truth about 5 retinol myths, this book has everything a good consumer needs to know. I think The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here is a beacon of light in an often confusing skin care world. I highly recommend it and have no doubt that it should be on everyone’s shelf.
You can find this book online at paulaschoice.com. If you are new to Paula’s Choice, click HERE for $10 off your first order! – Lisa
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