Reducing Phthalate, Paraben, and Phenol Exposure from Personal Care Products in Adolescent Girls: Findings from the HERMOSA Intervention Study

Table 4. Participants’ compliance and behaviors related to personal care product use in HERMOSA Study.
Compliance/behavior Percent
aEither this particular replacement product was not offered or the participant did not choose it among her four discretionary replacement products.
Used only HERMOSA replacement products during intervention period
Hair products 91
Makeup 91
Face products 90
Scented products 94
Body products 94
Soap products 65
Among participants with any noncompliance during intervention (= 57):
Why did you use non-HERMOSA products?
Forgot 32
Was away from home 12
Didn’t get a replacement producta 21
Replacement product didn’t work 2
Didn’t like look 0
Didn’t like smell 0
Knowledge and attitudes
Learned something new about chemicals in cosmetics 66
Has checked beauty products for phthalates, parabens, triclosan, oxybenzone 23
Will buy products without phthalates, parabens, triclosan, oxybenzone 71