The U.S. has officially passed a law to ban the microbeads found in face wash for good! The damage these beads cause to your skin is alarming, let alone the enormous damage they are doing to the environment when washed down the drain. According to an article published by Newsweek, studies have found "that roughly 8 trillion microbeads are currently finding their way into streams and oceans in the U.S. every single day. That’s enough tiny plastic balls to cover more than 300 tennis courts. And that’s only 1 percent of the total microbeads discharged each day."
Microbeads are tiny balls of plastic found in many beauty products, but largely in exfoliating face wash. These beads are what buff away dead skin, leaving your face feeling extremely smooth. What most people don't know, however, is that when these beads make their way down your drain, they end up in bodies of water, in farm fertilizers, and even wind up being eaten by animals.
Luckily, there are other options to achieve smooth, glowing skin! We carry a range of products that use natural exfoliants, like rice granules, crushed walnut shells, white lava or sand. Check out these totally safe alternatives that will leave your skin healthy and the environment unharmed. Click on any of the products to view a list of ingredients!
Urth Scrub is a super effective, yet gentle exfoliant that uses microfine rice granules and wheat germ to buff away dead skin, dirt and impurities, leaving you with glowing, healthy skin. Revives skin's tone and texture, resulting in refreshed, smooth skin that's soft to the touch. Also excellent to use pre-shave, as it opens pores and softens facial hair.
Schaf White Lava Purifying Scrub is a mild foaming deep cleanser packed with white lava particles and ground apricot seed. Use every few days to gently buff away dirt, exfoliate skin cells, clear out pores, and rejuvenate collagen. The addition of natural vegetable-based surfactants and aloe vera restores balance and leaves a smooth, rejuvenated after-feel. The results: a clearer complexion, smoother flake-free skin, and an improved shave.
Rebels Refinery Advanced Clear Skin Facial Scrub is naturally formulated to cleanse, tone, and brighten skin while increasing circulation to help with the removal of ingrown hairs. Sulfate free and infused with aloe, this facial scrub is ideal for sensitive skin, leaving you feeling clean, healthy and soft. Improves skin elasticity, texture, tone and oil production.
The Uncle Peter's Man Double Duty Soldier Scrub is a high powered facial scrub that gently but effectively buffs away dead flaky skin, leaving behind nothing but your smoothest and softest face. Scrubs and polishes your skin to keep you glowing, improve your shave, and eliminate razor burn, amping up the smooth factor. Made with refined brown rice, cane sugar, hempseed oil, and jojoba oil. Leaves a fresh herbal, citrusy scent.
Baxter of California Facial Scrub is an exfoliating scrub for men, designed to effectively tone, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Gently buffs away excess dead cells, revealing a more even, rejuvenated complexion. Contains natural ingredients such as sweet honey, calming lavender, protein-rich walnut powder and soothing chamomile. For most effective results, use one or twice per week.