It’s time to celebrate, because today marks the ban on Microbeads in the UK! These nasty bits of plastic which are damaging to our oceans and environment won’t be on sale from July 2018, but production of any products using them has now been banned! Success!
I haven’t been using microbeads in my beauty regime for as long as I can remember and campaigned for the ban back last year – read the article here.
There are just so many alternatives out there that mean you can get an exfoliating effect minus the environmental damage. My favourite top three are:
Jurlique Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel, £20
A refreshing cleansing gel with natural botanical microspheres of Jojoba esters derived from Jojoba Oil gently and effectively exfoliates the skin to remove makeup and pore-clogging impurities.
Powerful botanicals including Nettle, Yarrow and Witch Hazel help to purify, clarify and tone the skin, while Lemon Balm, Spilanthes and Rosemary help to rebalance oiliness leaving the skin with a silky texture and a more radiant, shine-free complexion.
Sister & Co. Skin Food Raw Cacao & Coffee Sugar Scrub, £24
Just as your double espresso gives you an energy hit, caffeine has the same effect on your skin when applied topically. This body scrub uses ground robusta coffee beans with a particularly high caffeine content. Scrubbing with coffee stimulates circulation and helps to even out lumps and bumps, smooth and tone. Blended with antioxidant-packed raw cacao butter, cold-pressed pumpkin seed oil,sweet almond oil and Sister & Co. Coconut Oil, the scrub delivers a range of vitamins and nutrients while nourishing, softening and ensuring long-lasting hydration. Raw organic coconut sugar and pink Himalayan salt provide minerals while gently but thoroughly sloughing away dead skin cells. Sweet orange and peppermint help to uplift and energise the senses.
100% natural, vegetarian, vegan, gluten & dairy free, made with certified organic ingredients.
Previse Marine Granules Exfoliating Mousse, £43
The divine Marine Granules contains jojoba botanical extracts blended with fossilised algae to gently exfoliate. Naturally fragrance-free, Previse has no parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance and dyes, xenoestrogens, PEGs, glycols and phthalates in any of their product recipes.
Header photo royalty free by Ian Dooley.