Rat droppings and human urine found in discount makeup

Rat Droppings and Human Urine Found in Discount Makeup
Rat Droppings and Human Urine Found in Discount Makeup

Beauty products can be really expensive, but you might think it's worth it once you hear what police say are in the imitation versions.

City of London police have started the "Wake Up - Don't Fake Up" campaign to raise awareness about the health risks that come along with buying cheaper beauty products.

Police did lab tests on counterfeit items and here's what they found. Makeup such as eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss, and foundation had toxic levels of chemicals such as arsenic and some rat droppings. Fake perfume had traces of cyanide and human urine.

Not only is this really vile, it's just not good for you. Police say using these cheap products can cause all sorts of bad skin reactions and possibly long term health problems. They also warn against buying low quality electronics like hair dryers and curlers because they can cause fires.

But there is some good news! City of London police say they've suspended over 5,000 websites selling fake luxury products.

We don't know about you, but we'd shell out a few extra bucks to make sure I'm not putting urine or poop on our faces.

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