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Makeup artist to the stars Lina Hanson noticed a stark difference in her skin almost immediately after switching to an eco-friendly skincare and cosmetics regimen. "I didn't have as many breakouts," she writes in the introduction of her book, Eco-Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Natural Beauty and Wellness (Rodale, $21.99). "In fact, my skin was glowing even when I wasn't wearing any makeup at all."
For the Swedish-born Los Angeleno—her clientele includes the likes of Mandy Moore, Jewel, Zac Efron, and Adrian Grenier—this came as an epiphany. "Eco-beauty is more than a buzzword—it's a way of life," she says. "When you nurture your skin with natural products made from ingredients that are actually beneficial to your health, rather than harmful, it will show." Using eco-friendly cosmetics, Hanson notes, puts you in control of your own skin.
Part makeup primer, part paean to holistic living—an entire chapter devoted to the best epidermis-mollifying and anti-aging eats—Eco-Beautiful evangelizes the kind of beauty that, as that old chestnut goes, is more than skin deep. Hanson peppers the pages with tricks and techniques for every skin type and tone, along with products she advocates for both sustainability and efficacy.
Dispensing step-by-step directions on how to achieve the business-chic look, that sexy vixen vibe, or the bronzed goddess glow, Hanson imparts her wisdom and expertise like a savvy girlfriend. And men? This isn't a dames-only affair. Hanson also dishes on her secrets for the well-groomed, planet-loving gent.
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