Are you using old cosmetics? Beware!
A recent research has revealed that eye shadow, blusher, lipstick, lip gloss, eyebrow pencils and perfume were often well past their use-by date, putting women's health at risk.fashion and trends Updated: Feb 25, 2010 17:32 IST
Research showed that eye shadow, blusher, lipstick, lip gloss, eyebrow pencils and perfume were often well past their use-by date, putting women's health at risk, Daily Express reported. Sara Stern, cosmetics' director at Debenhams that carried out the study, said: "Reluctance to throw away old products is a risky business."
"We wouldn't hesitate to chuck out mouldy or bacteria-ridden food and the same standards should apply to lotions and potions. Hopefully this call to action will encourage women to have a ruthless spring clean of their cosmetics collections," she was quoted as saying.
The study found that 89 percent of women were unaware about the shelf-life of products, didn't understand what the symbol meant or were unable to read the often-tiny writing.
The chances of infection were multiplied as 68 percent of the women only replaced make-up and skincare when they ran out and 60 percent shared make-up.
First Published: Feb 25, 2010 17:21 IST