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.
33: 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.