Beauty: Pure + Simple

A comprehensive guide to Beauty through health. Combining Eastern Medicine with Modern Skin Science, Beauty, Pure and Simple outlines how to cure skin ailments like rosacea, acne and signs of aging as well as prescribes an Ayurvedic lifestyle for overall glowing skin.

Beauty, Pure and Simple is a natural and holistic guide to beauty which 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 modern age – with its pollutants, stressors and perfectionism – which promotes harmony within the body and the concept of beauty through health.




Critical Acclaim

“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 Beauty 2.0 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
“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 Dancing at the Dead Sea

Recipes for Rosacea: Eating for sensitive, inflamed skin

Temper skin inflammation from the inside out!

Rosacea is an inflamed skin condition that affects over 14 million North Americans today. Seen as facial redness, broken capillaries and tissue deformation in severe cases, rosacea can be an uncomfortable and frustrating skin problem. Because of its link to other systems such as the blood, lymph as well as our inflammatory response, rosacea is most effectively treated holistically. In this book, you will learn about how diet affects this skin ailment along with tasty, anti-inflammatory recipes. This ebook is an excellent resource to understanding rosacea and pre-rosacea (sensitive skin), the skin-gut connection and specific dietary guidelines for calm, healthy complexions.


Kristen is currently working on her second holistic beauty book.

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