Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun is now in it’s 8th Edition. The skincare detective has been growing this directory of beauty products for years now, and the coverage of all major brands available in the USA is impressive!
Paula Begoun looks past the pretty packaging & snazzy marketing to look into the actual ingredients of each and every one of the thousands of products listed in her book. And from there, she makes a determination about whether the product is able to live up to its promises. She also has an indication of price for each item.
Although we would love to believe the products on our bathroom shelf are the best we can buy, this bible actually proves that a lot of money is wasted on expensive skincare with poor efficacy! And sometimes, the cheaper items from the pharmacy shelves are better than the expensive hyped up versions from the beauty hall!
So before you buy another item for your face, check out this book first! Chances are, if the item is available for sale in the USA, it will be mentioned in there. Unfortunately, many big names from Europe aren’t covered, but as the book mentions active ingredients, it can help you to sieve through other products too!