SKIN DEEP: The Truth About Beauty Aids by M. C. Phillips

SKIN DEEP: The Truth About Beauty Aids

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here's a follow-up on 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs which still crowds the leaders among non-fiction best sellers. This volume, based on findings of Consumers' Research, discusses all sorts and types of beauty products, -- creams, powders, rouge, lip stick, nail polish, depilatories, deodorants, soaps, reducing agents, and so on. There is no dodging the issue. Actual products are named, advertising campaigns shown up, the dangers of indiscriminate use discussed, and the purse-robbing tendencies of the manufacturers displayed. Substitute recipes and prescriptions are given, for those who would be sure of their ingredients and the desired results. But the balloon is pricked, and one feels that, after all, beauty is more than skin deep, and can't be purchased at the corner drug store. A book that may cause a mild sensation and that is sure of an extensive sale.

Pub Date: Nov. 22nd, 1934
Publisher: Vanguard