let’s start counting…

 

4

the number of pounds of lipstick an average woman will consume during her lifetime

11

is the percentage of ingredients of over 10,000 that have been tested for safety in the U.S.

11

the number of ingredients currently banned by the FDA in U.S. personal care products

12

the average amount of personal care products a woman uses daily

13

1 in 13 woman are exposed to a carcinogenic ingredient via their
personal care products daily

17

the average number of personal care products and cosmetics that a
teenage girl will use daily.

20

the number of lipsticks the FDA tested for lead – all 20 contained traceable
amounts of lead.

22

the percentage of personal care products including childen’s products researched by ewg.org found to contain cancer causing ingredient 1,4-Dioxane

24

1 in 24 women are exposed to known or suspected reproductive and developmental ingredients through their personal care products.

26

the amount of seconds it takes for the ingredients in your personal care product(s) to enter your blood steam

35

is the percentage of children’s personal care products labelled as “natural” that contained one or more synthetic preservatives linked to concerns.

46

the percentage of ingredients contaminated by 1,4-Dioxane

60

is the percentage of product that is absorbed into your skin when applying
personal care products

61

is the percentage of 33 name brand lipsticks that were studied and found to have detectable amounts of lead

75

is the percentage of Americans that have been found to have the anti-bacterial ingredient triclosan in their blood steam

99

is the percentage of breast cancer tissue that tested positive for parabens

168

the average amount of chemicals a woman will put on her body daily (there are some sources that list it much higher at 515)

287

is the number of chemicals that have been found in newborn umbilical cord blood

600

the number of ingredients on Canada’s “hot list” which are prohibited or restricted

650

the amount of products that could contain lead, including foundations, nail polish, and whitening toothpaste.

1328

the amount of ingredients banned in the European Union for use in
personal care products and cosmetics

10,500

the number of possible chemicals used in the cosmetic industry

12,500

is the number of ingredients possible that make up the term”fragrance”.
These do not have to be listed or disclosed as fragrance is considered an
industry “trade secret”

25,000

the number of products estimated to contain parabens in the ewg.org database

So now what….

Here are some other numbers:

1500

the amount of ingredients Beautycounter has put on their #neverlist – that will never be used in any of their products.

80

is the percentage of ingredients they use that are organic, natural or naturally derived.

33

are the number of Beautcounter products that are currently ewg certified

5

is the number of steps in their screening process when formulating new products.

3

the highest rating for any of their products on ewg.org database

You can make a #switchtosafer. You don’t have to compromise on performance. You can have both. Beauty meet Safety. Because the very most important number is:

1

You.

Living Health,
S. xo

Click here to #switchtosafer

 

 

 

 

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