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Microbead-free Beauty Products

Microbead-free Beauty Products

Although everyone’s skin is different, exfoliating is something that benefits all skin types. However, we have to be extremely careful about the type of exfoliators out there, especially as a lot of the tiny beads used in exfoliant scrubs are actually plastic microbeads.

Although these are at various stages of being phased out, it now means we have to be extra careful when considering which products to use. In case you’re not too familiar, microbeads are those harmful little plastic pellets found inside so many face scrubs, which don’t dissolve during water treatment and so end up in the ocean, causing major environmental nightmares.

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A ban should be in place by the time 2017 arrives, but for now, we’re drawing up a list of our favorite microbead-free products from our safest, skin-caring brands.

So give yourself some peace of mind: these top 8 products won’t pollute any lakes, rivers, oceans, fish, or bodies in the process.

  1. Phytomer Men Global Pur Exfoliating Face Care (50ml)
    $14.60 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Phytomer Men Global Pur Exfoliating Face Care (50ml)

    All of Phytomers products are made with natural enzymes, marine sugars and salts to exfoliate, so you can guarantee your daily/weekly face scrub is safe to use.

    This Oxygenating Face Care wash is a slightly foaming creamy cleanser, containing the perfect amount of exfoliating particles to gently eliminate dead skin cells and impurities. The best bit is that it detoxifies your skin, while dislodging ingrown hairs. Perfect for smooth, radiant skin!

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  2. La Roche-Posay Ultra Fine Scrub 50ml
    $17.99 Buy now with Skinstore US

    La Roche-Posay Ultra Fine Scrub 50ml

    This refreshing facial scrub from La Roche Posay also ticks the list for microbead-free exfoliation. This fresh gel has a jellified texture to reduce friction and irritation from rubbing, while facilitating rinse-off.

    Its packed with exfoliants that gently boost cell turnover, as well as micronized diatomic and polyethylene powders to provide physical exfoliation without irritation. Its also loaded with La Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water, to strengthen the skin’s natural defenses.

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  3. L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub (200ml)
    $29.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub (200ml)

    Bringing the focus away from the face for a minute and onto the body, this ultra rich body scrub is a luxury wash which is safely microbead-free.

    The shea butter based body scrub is gentle enough for all skin types, working its magic on extremely dry and fragile skin. It’s rich 10% shea butter soothes and hydrates skin while natural nutshell pieces exfoliate dry, dead skin cells. An indulgent product to use at bath time…

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  4. REN MicroPolish Cleanser
    $33.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    REN MicroPolish Cleanser

    This two-in-one formula can be used 2/3 times a week for a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation, to keep the skin to looking purified, renewed and radiant.

    After regular use, the complexion appears brighter, radiant, and more energized. It also helps reduce the appearance of pore size and fine lines. And of course, it uses natural fruit extract exfoliation, which has helped this product land in our list.

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  5. Elemis Men Energising Skin Scrub (75ml)
    $40.50 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Elemis Men Energising Skin Scrub (75ml)

    One for the men! This safe-to-use skin scrub recharges and primes the skin for a clean, smooth shave. It’s formulated with Marine Phytoplankton in a Vitamin E base, meaning it effectively clears the skin whilst keeping it super smooth.

    The scrub rapidly resurfaces, ‘polishes’ and brightens the skin, lifting the facial hair before shaving and helping to prevent ingrowing hairs and blemishes. Skin is left feeling smooth, refined and deeply cleansed. Plus, it comes in a striking black stylish tube.

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  6. Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher (3.4oz)
    $95.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher (3.4oz)

    Infused with exotic fruit extracts, this refining facial poliser helps to achieve smoother, glowing skin. With ‘no-nasties’, this facial scrub is enriched with calcium and magnesium, removing dead skin cells and impurities, leaving pores purified. All the safe way!

    The polisher also uses Hydro Mineral Transference™ to deeply penetrate minerals into skin and marine micro-algae to boost radiance, for that brighter, younger-looking complexion.

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  7. Murad Age Reform AHA-BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
    $29.25 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Murad Age Reform AHA-BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

    You’ll fine no plastic microbeads in this little wonder by Murad. This exfoliating wash gently dissolves all surface impurities, polishing and refining at the same time.

    It works two ways: one way features salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids encouraging clarity and brightness by dissolving skin cell buildup. The second is the Jojoba beads which further polish and retexturize. In addition, Licorice extract provides anti-irritant and anti-inflamatory properties. The perfect scrub!

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  8. ELIZABETH ARDEN CERAMIDE PLUMP PERFECT GENTLE LINE SMOOTHING EXFOLIATOR (100ML)
    $29.50 Buy now with Skinstore US

    ELIZABETH ARDEN CERAMIDE PLUMP PERFECT GENTLE LINE SMOOTHING EXFOLIATOR (100ML)

    This wonderfully creamy exfoliator gently deep cleans your skin as it refines the look of pores and imperfections. Not only does it look super glam in it’s metallic gold tube, it leaves skin looking smoother, less lined and completely ready to soak up the benefits from your moisturizer.

    With safe-to-use micro-fine beads, this deep cleansing exfoliator is recommended for use once a week for total revitalization.

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Emma

Emma

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During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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