This piece appears in most of the newspapers today.
OUT-of-date cosmetics are putting women at risk of infection.
Make-up “time bombs” include discoloured or smelly lipsticks, mascara and eye pencils that can collect dangerous bacteria.
All beauty essentials have a best before date on them – a picture of an open pot with a number indicating the months of safe use.
But a survey by Debenhams found 89% of women were unaware the information exists.
More than two-thirds only replace products when they run out.
One way of increasing consumer spending and reducing private savings rates I suppose. Assuming 24 million adult women, £50 a pop for a basic set of makeup (face creams and so on and all the rest) that\’s £1.2 billion of consumer spending scared out of the woodwork right there as the entire female population races to replace those congealing jars and tubes.
Wonder if Alistair Darling has chipped in to Debenhams for the cost of this survey which provides the root of the story?