Return to Beauty

Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin

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About The Book

Return to Beauty offers regimens made from fresh ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen. With recipes for winter, spring, summer, and fall, you can look beautiful throughout the year. Narine Nikogosian's natural and inexpensive products can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Have a jar of honey in your pantry? Mix it with a few crushed walnuts to create a sensual, aromatic scrub for oily skin. Use dabs of cottage cheese to lighten undereye circles, or almond oil to rehydrate cracked lips. Narine also provides recipes based on astrological signs, such as for Scorpio, a Gracious Grapefruit Mask made of grapefruit, egg yolk, and soothing honey to rejuvenate your skin even after a late night.

Narine is from a long line of Armenian women who have been harnessing the powers of nature to create everlasting beauty. For the first time, she reveals her secrets so that you can have star-worthy skin.

About The Author

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NARINE NIKOGOSIAN trained in nursing with a concentration in dermatology in her native Armenia and Russia before coming to the United States. In the U.S., she ran the successful Starface salon in Glendale, California, and later built a well-respected reputation as a talented aesthetician at Ole Henriksen Face and Body on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Her clients include many of Hollywood’s top stars.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (November 10, 2009)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439168172

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Raves and Reviews

"My wife brought this book home -- for herself. But I read it. Now I know why my wife is so beautiful! It was a great read." -- KIRK DOUGLAS, Academy Award-nominated actor

"Narine's facials are like therapy. You lie on the table, and when you're finished, you look glamorous and younger than when you walked in." -- Anne Douglas

"Narine is in a league of her own as an expert and purveyer of old world European skin care formulations. Each recipe featured in this inspirational book becomes a "gourmet feast" for every kind of complexion and best of all custom tailored to your astrological sign. No wonder this wiz of skin care has been a Superstar Facialist at my spa for close to two decades, with everyone clamouring for her magic touch." -- OLE HENRIKSEN, founder, Ole Henriksen Face/Body spa and skin care line

"Narine's Eastern European traditions land softly on my coca-kissed skin giving me a flawless fresh face. Her recipes for unforced beauty keep all skin types glowing from the inside out. -- Alfre Woodard, actress

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