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The Dirty Secret Lurking in Your Skincare Routine: Microplastics

Microplastics may be causing harm to both your skin and the environment, but don't fret - we've got your back! We'll fill you in on everything you need to know about these little villains and show you some simple ways to steer clear of them in your skincare routine. Say hello to healthy, glowing skin and a cleaner planet!
Microplastics in Skincare

We spend hours scrolling through skincare websites, searching for the perfect product to achieve that glowing complexion. But did you know that lurking beneath the surface of many skincare products are tiny plastic particles called microplastics? This hidden ingredient may seem harmless, but it is actually wreaking havoc on our skin and the environment. 

Microplastics are like the social climbers of the skincare world – they try to make themselves look good, but in reality, they’re just causing chaos. When we wash our faces with products containing microplastics, these particles get washed down the drain and end up polluting our waterways and oceans. Marine life mistakes these microplastics for food, leading to their demise and the pollution of our food chain.

But it’s not just the environment that’s suffering – our skin is too. Microplastics can enter our bloodstream through the skin, causing inflammation, skin cell damage, and even premature aging. Talk about a bad skincare day!

So what can we do to avoid the dangers of microplastics in skincare products?

  1. Simple – go au naturel! Look for products that use natural exfoliants like sugar or salt instead of plastic particles. 
  2. And when checking the ingredients list, avoid sneaky terms like polyethylene and nylon – they’re just plastic in disguise!
  3. But let’s not stop there. We can also reduce the overall usage of skincare products, opting for eco-friendly and natural options that won’t strip our skin of its natural oils.

In conclusion, it’s time to say goodbye to the fake friends of the skincare world and embrace the power of natural beauty. We have created our plant-based range using certified-safe natural ingredients in effective blends keeping toxins like microplastics and sulfates away.

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– Kim, S., et al. “Microplastics in cosmetics: environmental issues and needs for global regulations.” Marine pollution bulletin 168 (2021): 112390.

– Wang, Wei, et al. “Microplastics in cosmetics: an overview of their occurrence and impact on human health.” Marine pollution bulletin 155 (2020): 111102. 

– Bessa, Filipa, and Luisa Bastos. “Microplastics in the aquatic environment: sources, impacts and solutions.” Marine pollution bulletin 133 (2018): 336-348.

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