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Bacteria, Dirt, Germs: What’s in Your Makeup Bag Besides Makeup?

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Do you carry your makeup in a makeup bag? Do you clean your brushes enough? Do you ever think about the bacteria in your bag? We’re not sure you want to know the creepy crawlies lurking in your go-to bag but we know you need to. 

Luckily, Hanieh Sigari, is here to add to our list of germaphobe anxiety. Hanieh is an entrepreneur, biochemist, anti-aging industry disruptor, and mom. Her holistic LA skincare brand, Qyral, is the culmination of a lifelong mission to improve lives and increase longevity. She combines her business acumen, bioscience knowledge, and passion for empowering women to be beautiful and financially free.

Qyral /ˈkīrəl/  stems from the word “chirality,” a chemistry term for a molecule’s mirror image. The molecules appear identical but their behavior is completely different, just like a reflection in a mirror. Skincare should be a reflection of you. Each of us is unique, so why do we continue to rely on cookie-cutter skincare routines? At Qyral, they’re breaking the mold. They treat all of our customers as individuals, and their formulas are personally tailored for everyone.

Hanieh talked with Volume Up all about her company and their goals as a company, both for your skin and your life. Along with her interesting story, Hanieh also dove all into what is in your makeup bag and why it might be bad for you. 

If you have your makeup in a bag, this is the podcast episode for you! 

“You can click on each of the ingredients and it will tell you exactly what it is doing for your skin with an image.”

“I didn’t realize how much bacteria sits on a beauty blender and most people don’t wash their beauty blender. It’s typically wet, cuz a lot of ladies like to damp it and then use their products. Then they leave it and that becomes a breeding ground of lots of bacteria.”

“They put lipgloss on and their lips begin to chap after a couple of days, well that’s bacteria that’s growing in there. There’s fungus, there’s bacteria, there’s all different things. So if you start noticing your lip is starting to tingle a little bit through that lip gloss out.”

Listen to the full episode here or wherever you stream and head over to our Instagrams @Readthetease and @volumeupbythetease.

Madeline Hickey
Madeline Hickey