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Published March 28th 2017
Goop Clean Beauty is a guide to a healthy lifestyle covering your mind, body and beauty. The book is written by the editors of the Goop website.
The forward to the book is written by Gwyneth Paltrow, the owner of the Goop website and brand. The first part of the book covers a wide range of topics from detoxing, superfoods and diet to sleep, yoga, foam rolling, meditation and grounding.
The second part covers your clean beauty routine, including deciphering product ingredients, hair health, skin solutions, easy makeup and hair styles. The guidelines of Dr Alejandro Junger's 21 day clean program are listed.
There is a small selection of recipes to get you started in clean eating, but only a handful have illustrated photos. They are packed with super trendy ingredients like iced matcha latte and acai bowl with bee pollen.
The book has been written in sections by experts in their field, like Tracy Anderson, Eddie Stern, Taryn Toomey, Lauren Roxburgh, Dr Frank Lipman, Dr Laura Lefkowitz and many more.
There are several basic make-up looks for beginners, including every day 'no makeup', Sophia Loren cat eye, red lip and French girl smoky eye. The hair styles are simple and include a blow out with body, Sexy Bardot inspired tumble, super straight blow out, high pony tail, top knot, beachy waves and perfect natural curl.
Goop would make a good introduction for someone new to natural beauty and clean eating. I would have preferred two separate books which covered these topics in more depth.
ISBN: 9780751568271 Published by Hachette Imprint: Sphere
"Launched in the fall of 2008 out of Gwyneth Paltrow's kitchen, goop was originally conceived as a weekly email newsletter and has since grown into a fully shoppable, lifestyle brand and online resource for the best experiences, recipes, products and advice. Lead [sic] by Paltrow, goop has evolved to include a collective of editors who produce daily content and collaborate with experts to curate a curious, unbiased, open-minded, and service-centric approach to mindful living."