Author(s): Alex Brennan
When model Alex Brennan discovered that conventional, chemical-laden hair treatments could be contributing to her sudden hair loss, she started cooking up natural recipes for shampoo and conditioner in her kitchen. Using these handmade products her hair soon grew back. Alex's friends and family became interested and she started creating and testing new products with them in mind. Many of her friends in the fashion industry (models, makeup artists, etc.) began using her products both on the job and at home, and a business was born. Alex is passionate about healthy, environmentally friendly beauty and shows you how easy it is to make your essential products at home using simple ingredients that can be found at your local supermarket or health-food store. The book is divided into two main areas: Facial Skincare and Cosmetics. Learn how to identify your own skin type, then create personalized core products to cleanse, tone and moisturise, before rustling up the finishing touches to your skincare regime including blemish busters, exfoliators, serums, eye creams, face masks and more. Then give your cosmetics kit a complete makeover with recipes for foundation, concealer, bronzer, blusher, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss, self tanner, perfume, nail polish, anti-shine powder as well as everyday and evening essentials to enhance your natural beauty. You'll also find advice and recipes for mature skin, simple fridge-to-face solutions for beauty emergencies and great gift ideas. Whether you want to whip up a simple homemade moisturiser, a rosehip facial serum, a brightening face scrub or an all-natural lipstick, this book will revolutionize your beauty regime.
Alex Brennan is an Australian international model, author, and blogger, and founder of The Model Handmade (themodelhandmade.com)--the all-natural beauty line made with love, not harmful chemicals. Alex is a certified yoga instructor and an advocate for modern well-being. She follows a vegan diet and believes in a holistic, balanced approach to healthy living.