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Beauty: Pure + Simple

Beauty: Pure + Simple

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Beauty, Pure + Simple is a holistic skin guide that combines the ancient principles of Ayurveda with the modern-day knowledge of skin biology.

With these tools, understand the root causes of common skin ailments such as acne, rosacea and eczema as well as how to rebalance your body for a clear, calm, comfortable complexion.

Learn to develop personal skincare practices based on your individual needs, and tailored to the influences in your environment.

This book puts into practice the concept of beauty through health.

Editorial Reviews

“If you’re ready to integrate your skin care routine into a holistic approach to optimal health and radiant beauty, this book is a must-read.”  – Yoga Journal

“Five stars. Kristen Ma offers helpful knowledge on how to enhance your appearance as you tend to your health.”  – San Francisco Book Review – This text refers to the paperback edition.

“Those who are curious and in need of natural solutions to beauty problems should read Kristen Ma’s book.” – Tathaastu

“A practical guide to modern skin care using the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda. Beauty is eternal and crystal clear, and Kristen Ma shows how to be beautiful at all ages according to Ayurvedic principles.”  – Vasant Lad, author of Ayurveda: Science of Life

“An exceedingly articulate health primer filled with natural remedies and care routines that support wellness inside and out.” – Spirit of Change

Critical Acclaim

“This is not like other beauty books. It’s an intelligent and sensitive guide to getting the best skin possible, without harsh chemicals. I feel like I’m pampering myself just reading it.” – Alanna Mitchell, Environmental Journalist and Author of International Best-Seller, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis

“Beauty, Pure + Simple is a practical guide to modern skincare using the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda. A state of inner balance between body, mind and consciousness and the doshas, beauty is eternal and crystal clear and Kristen Ma shows how to be beautiful at all ages according to doshic principles.” – Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician and Author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing, Textbook of Ayurveda series and more.

“Beauty, Pure + Simple is an enlightened, holistic approach to skincare, brimming with informative advice for a healthier, more beautiful complexion.” – Karen Kain, C.C., Artistic Director, The National Ballet of Canada

“I couldn’t put Beauty, Pure + Simple down. Kristen Ma’s knowledge, insight, easy-to-understand language and personal anecdotes into the world of Ayurveda and all-natural skin, hair and beauty care made this a compelling and inspiring read. From how to determine your dosha to product suggestions for every skin-care type, this book is my new beauty go-to-guide. Not only did it cause me to rethink my cosmetics bag, but also my way of life.” – Chantel Simmons, author of Stuck in Downward Dog and Editorial Director of Sweetspot

“Do you dream of perfect skin? Then reach for the incredibly informative “Beauty, Pure + Simple” as Kristen Ma demystifies Ayurveda in a simple practical manner. One could not ask for more honest straight forward advice. How refreshing!” – Mary Ziolo, Lifestyle Advisor, Veggie HedgeTM

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