Deadly bacteria found in old make-up

Wednesday 26th August 2015 09:05 EDT

A safety warning was issued after scientists at London Metropolitan University tested out-of-date and in date make-up products and found that it contained deadly bacteria.

The scientists had tested five products. The blusher, foundation, lipstick and mascara were out of date, while the lip gloss was still in date.

They had found enterococcis faecalis in the products, which is a main cause for meningitis. They also found eubacterium, which causes bacterial vaginosis and aeromonas; staphylyoccocus epidermidis, a bug which is resistant to antibiotics; propionibacterium, a main cause of acne and other skin conditions; and enterobacter, the cause of urinary and respiratory tract infections.  

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