Incidence of Human Skin Pathogens from Cosmetic Tools used in Beauty Saloons in Different Areas of Lahore, Pakistan

  • S. Naz Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University
  • M. Iqtedar Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
  • Q. ul Ain Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Lahore College for Women University
  • K. Aftab Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Lahore College for Women University
Keywords: Human skin pathogens, Cosmetic contamination, Pseudomonas in cosmetics, S.aureus in cosmetics

Abstract

With the surprising development across the cosmetic and personal care companies the re-utilization of cosmetic tools is of a common practice. Isolation and detection of human skin pathogens from 100 samples of beauty salon tools i.e., blusher brush, face sponge and wax has been done. All the samples were examined microbiologically for the contamination of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, yeast and fungus. It was observed that the percentage of Staphylococcus aureus was higher (100% in sponge, 100% in brush, 88% in wax) in the tools than Pseudomonas aeruginosa (69.6% in sponge, 81.8% in brush and 73.5% in wax), where counts obtained for fungus was 51.5% in sponge, 30.3% in brush and 20.5% in wax. It was observed that the major cause of contamination of saloon tools is repetitive usage on all costumers without considering the hygienic conditions.

 

Keywords: Human skin pathogens; Cosmetic contamination; Pseudomonas in cosmetics; S.aureus in cosmetics.

 

© 2012 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

 

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i2.9640 J. Sci. Res. 4 (2), 523-527 (2012)

 

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Author Biographies

S. Naz, Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

M. Iqtedar, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore

Assistant Professor (Ph.D Microbiology)

Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology

K. Aftab, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Lahore College for Women University
research student
Published
2012-04-28
How to Cite
Naz, S., Iqtedar, M., Ain, Q. ul, & Aftab, K. (2012). Incidence of Human Skin Pathogens from Cosmetic Tools used in Beauty Saloons in Different Areas of Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Scientific Research, 4(2), 523. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i2.9640
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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences