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Table 1 Use of skin care products in the study sample (n = 114 202). The NOWAC study, 2003–2011, Tromsø, Norway

From: Characterization of heavy users of skin care products among Norwegian women from 2003 to 2011

  Body lotion
n (%)
Hand cream
n (%)
Facial cream
n (%)
Never/seldom 15615 (14.1) 12671 (11.5) 6816 (6.0)
1–3 times/month 11974 (10.8) 8723 (7.9) 2555 (2.3)
1 time/week 14602 (13.2) 7640 (6.9) 1797 (1.6)
2–4 times/week 28455 (25.6) 15707 (14.3) 4598 (4.1)
5–6 times/week 10697 (9.6) 7983 (7.2) 3547 (3.1)
1/day 27343 (24.6) 25680 (23.3) 65270 (57.7)
≥2/day 2340 (2.1) 31840 (28.9) 28508 (25.2)
Total 110996 (100) 110244 (100) 113091 (100)
Missing values 3206 3958 1111