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J Microsc Ultrastruct. 2019 Oct-Dec;7(4):194-197. doi: 10.4103/JMAU.JMAU_14_19. Epub 2019 Nov 18.

Lipsticks: The Microbial Cellar: An Original Study.

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Department of Oral Pathology, Malabar Dental College and Research Centre, Edappal, Kerala, India.

Abstract

Background:

Microbial contamination of cosmetics products is of incredible significance since it will not only cause significant health hazardous but also act as a potential source of infections. Contamination will cause spoilage of the item and when pathogenic they become a genuine threat for its users.

Aim:

To evaluate the bacterial contamination in regularly used lipsticks.

Objectives:

To identify the pathogenic organism present in the lipsticks. To understand the potential complications of the organisms identified. Comparing the microbial count in used and new lipsticks.

KEYWORDS:

Lipsticks; Mueller-Hinton agar; Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus epidermidis; Staphylococcus saprophyticus

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