79% of all vegans are women and their commitment to the lifestyle extends to what they put on their skin. Part DIY vegan beauty how-to, part cookbook, and part self-improvement manifesto, The Compassionate Chick's Guide to Beauty showcases non-toxic, rejuvenating and restorative skin care and beauty products that you can whip up in your kitchen with simple ingredients for pennies per treatment. Why spend GBP30 on a facial mask or GBP5 on a package of organic facial wipes when you can make these products yourself for just a pound or two. With Sunny's witty, whimsical, edgy and inspirational style, easy-to-follow instructions plus step-by-step photos that detail how to make and use the products, this book is a delight to read. The recipes are easy, inexpensive and provide real beauty results. Everything you need to know about making your own vegan cosmetics is here - from the benefits of going vegan and why it's important to only use products that haven't been animal tested to a complete list of what you'll need to get started from the ingredients to the equipment. And then of course, there are over 115 recipes that will make you feel fantastic from head to toe.You'll discover how to take care of your skin the right way.
Included are recipes for normal, oily, combo, dry and mature skin as well as daytime/night time beauty regimens. Recipes from the bath & body section offer a spa experience in the comfort of your home and the hair care section addresses everything from conditioning to dandruff. And then there's the cosmetic/make up section where you'll learn how to make everything from mascara to liquid foundation and lipstick with natural, non-toxic ingredients. This head to toe natural beauty guide will become your go-to guide when it comes to vegan beauty. It's fun and informative and even features a gift section, an alphabetical ingredient list and their beneficial properties as well as a listing for vegan resources.
Sunny Subramanian was the first vegan beauty blogger to hit the scene back in 2007. She runs the website Vegan Beauty Review, where she writes about the latest and greatest cruelty-free products, fashion, food and everything vegan in between. She has worked for PETA and Vegan Beauty Review has been featured in the LA Times, Women's World Magazine, Allure and numerous other publications. Chrystle Fiedler has written several books and her articles featuring natural remedies have appeared in dozens of magazine articles and national publications.