Beauty & Fitness

Natural Skin Care: By the Numbers

4 pounds: Average amount of lipstick a woman will ingest over her lifetime.
11: Percentage of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal-care products that the U.S. government has documented and publicly assessed for safety.

1,110+: The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the European Union.

10: The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the United States.

600: The number of companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

20: Percentage of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer.

22: Percentage of cosmetics contaminated with possible cancer-causing impurity 1,4-dioxane.

$160 billion: Amount spent annually on skin- and hair-care, makeup, cosmetic surgery, fragrances, health clubs, and diet products.

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