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Pure + simple : A Holistic Guide to Natural Beauty

About Beauty : Pure + Simple

This natural and holistic guide to beauty 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 and how to rebalance your body, mind and spirit for a flawless, glowing complexion.

Learn how to develop your own personal skincare practices based on your individual needs, and tailored to the constraints, issues and values of our current environment.

Beauty: Pure + Simple is a skin and bodycare resource for the information age which promotes the concept of beauty through health.

About the Author :

Kristen Ma is the co-owner of Pure + simple Inc., a group of holistic spas with its own line of natural skincare and mineral make-up. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Esthetician who currently writes and lectures on the subject of holistic beauty. Kristen has been voted "Best Facialist in the City" by Toronto Life Magazine and quoted as a Skin Expert by The National Post, Flare Magazine and Glow Magazine. Her television appearances include Global News, Toronto Shops and Diva on a Dime.

US edition of Beauty: Pure + simple was released in October 2011 titled: 'Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin'. Published by Trumpeter, the book will be available on and other book retailers for $16.95 (USD).

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The Canadian version is still available

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