A typical makeup case may be harboring potentially deadly “superbugs” such as E. coli and Staphylococci that can cause skin infections or worse, according to a new study.

The study, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Microbiology (Oct. 9, 2019) found that a high percentage of in-use makeup products may become exposed to infectious bacteria, which then live on the surfaces of the products.

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