NATURAL-SCRUB: WHAT A PASSION!
In the all-natural era, the cosmetic world also redefines its “formulation principles”, starting from the scrubs microbeads!
In the all-natural era, the cosmetic world also redefines its “formulation principles”, in order to respond to the growing need of responsibility towards personal as well as environmental safety. Therefore, there is a real formulative evolution, which aims to free beauty products from all those ingredients that are not truly “good”.
There’s a new entry into the “bad” ingredients list: we’re talking about the microbeads found in scrubs.
Exfoliating, purifying and renewing, a scrub is a precious ally for the skin’s beauty, bestowing silkiness and luminosity, as well as preparing it to receive other active products, thereby optimizing their performance.
What are those small colored particles made from?
The questioned microbeads in question are made of non-biodegradable polyethylene, otherwise known as plastic. Yes, plastic. The very plastics that have caused a global environmental crisis. With the consumer use of scrubs being as widely as they are, it's further distressing to know that the water in our homes that eventually drains into rivers, lakes and oceans are further contaminated by this material.
While the international cosmetic trade associations (i.e. Cosmetics Europe) are responding to this grave issue by having microbeads removed from this product, other sustainable exfoliators are currently available. Silica dust, jojoba granules, chia seeds, fruit pits and sea salts are exceptional green alternatives to the unsustainable microbeads!.
Coherently with our Science-based Conscious Formulas™, [ comfort zone ] scrubs contain only natural particles: organic jojoba spheres in the Sacred Nature Ecocert® Organic Gommage, silica beads in Active Pureness Face Scrub, Chia and silica beads in Skin Regimen Body Scrub, Silica and Joboba spheres in Body Strategist Scrub for remodeling programs.