HARMFUL SUPERBUGS FOUND IN MAKE-UP BAGS, SAYS STUDY
NINE out of 10 beauty products, such as mascara and lip gloss, harbour harmful superbugs and fungi, research shows.
Make-up bags tested were harbouring dangerous bugs such as
E. coli and staphylococcus which risk causing skin infections or blood poisoning.
Researchers blame users dropping products and not cleaning them for the spread of superbugs. They also said some products were used long after their sell-by-date.
The Aston University team tested 467 lipsticks, lip glosses, eyeliners, mascaras and beauty blenders.
They found 56% of lipsticks and 55% of lip glosses were carrying staphylococcus bacteria, as well as 69% of mascaras, 72% of beauty blenders and 77% of eyeliners.
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