What are microbead?
Microbeads are little tiny weeny balls of plastic that create a real danger for both our planet and its inhabitants. One tube of scrub can contain upwards of 300,000 little balls of evil, that is just ONE TUBE. These beads are washed straight down the drain, too small to be filtered through sewerage systems and ultimately end up in our oceans. Filled with chemicals these mircobeads poison the water as well as marine-life. And these little devil-beads are adding up.
Although there have been calls from the Australian Government to ban the use of microbeads, this still has not happened. So, currently it is up to us, as consumers, to limit the use of these products until they are phased out.
What can you do? What are the best microbead free face scrub?
Opt for organic skincare, or products that highlight the use of natural exfoliants. Check labels for the keyword polyethylene and steer clear. Some of my personal favourites are listed below with not a devil-bead in sight.
Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator
This creamy scrub is perfect for dry skin. It is super gentle and hydrating. Full of rich oils to nourish and balance the skin. Plus it is completely organic, cruelty free and created by our lovely kiwi neighbours.
Skinsitut Glycolic Scrub 14%
Want something a little more cosmeceutical? This scrub definitely packs a punch. Full of glycolic acid, Tea Tree Oil and Jojoba beads. I use this when my skin is breaking out and in dire need of a cleanout.Although it isn’t organic, it is one of my all time favourites. Not recommended for sensitive skin
St. Ives Green Tea Scrub – Microbead Free Face Scrub
This scrub used to be my ride or die face scrub, we were mutually exclusive for a good 18 months. This scrub is full of antioxidants and obviously, green tea. It is great for fighting free-radicals and reducing redness in the skin. This can bit a little abrasive, so I would recommend this to normal/combo/oily skin.
Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Scrub
I am currently loving all things Manuka Doctor. My skin really reacts well to the antibacterial and nourishing properties of Manuka Honey. This particular scrub brightens, resurfaces and refines the skin, while noy drying it out. I would recommend using this scrub on normal to oily complexions.
IndeedLabs Facial Powdered Exfoliator – Microbead Free Face Scrub
This is such a great product. It is a gritty type of powder that you mix with your regular cleanser or water to get some exfoliating action. Skin feels so smooth, polished and clean. It is full of amazing products like pineapple enzyme, bamboo extract and red algae. This powder promotes a high cell turnover, collagen production ans skin renewal.
I am sure there are many other beauty battles on our hands, and I know I am still struggling using products that have been tested on animals, one step at a time…
Speak soon lovers,
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