Have you ever thought about the microbeads in your face scrub or body wash? What are they actually made of? What happens to them after they are washed down the drain? Do they really work? Well, the answer to that and many more questions are explained quite well in this short video.
No time to watch? That’s alright, we just want to reassure you that we never use microbeads in any of our soaps. We only use natural exfoliants like poppy seeds, and pumice in our Pumice and Poppy Exfoliating Soap. Our soaps do biodegrade because they are made with 100% natural ingredients. In fact all of our ingredients are never tested on animals, our finished products are not tested on animals, (we are certified by the CCIC) and not only are Clean River Products soaps better for your skin and your health in general, they’re much kinder on our environment and our delicate aquatic ecosystems.
Here is the quick lowdown on micro beads:
- Microbeads are listed as polyethylene and polypropylene in the ingredients and are used in face & body scrubs and toothpaste.
- A single tube of face scrub can contain 333,000 micro beads.
- Currently, there is no “biodegradable” plastic that has been proven safe for the environment.
- Microbeads are too small for water treatment plants to filter out and end up in our water ways.
- Microbeads can stay in the environment for over 50 years.
- Microbeads have the potential to block digestion in fish species and starve them of nutrients.
Buy products containing only natural exfoliants like Clean River Products.