The Truth About Microbeads

cleansers that contain microbeadsMicrobeads are tiny plastic bits that are  used as exfoliators  in  skin care products.  Regular exfoliation is essential to remove the top ead  layer of skin cells and dirt that make a complexion  look dull and muddy.  Not only does exfoliation freshen and clarify the skin, it also stimulates  cell growth. Nice.

Microbeads may be good for the skin, but  not  so much for the environment. Microbeads are not biodegradable and  when rinsed off the skin, these little round plastic bits  are accumulating  in the lakes and oceans.  Studies indicate that fish  consume  microbeads which  can put these  beads into  our food supply.  That’s the  bad news.  The good news?  At the very end of last year  President Obama signed  the Microbead Free Water Act of 2015.2015.  This … Continue Reading…