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.
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.