I’m sure you’ve heard that the senate has just passed the Microbead-free Waters Act of 2015 that bans the production of products containing microbeads. If exfoliation is part of your beauty regimen (and it should be) you may have products in your home such as body washes, scrubs and toothpaste that contain microbeads. You may have noticed that your favorite scrub is suddenly unavailable and that is because most major brands have already started to phase out their products that have microbeads, either way, it’s time to find other products to remove dead skin without killing ourselves and wildlife.
I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub by choice, not because I was aware of the dangers of microbeads; I like the consistency and texture and it works. I have used products in the past that contained microbeads but I didn’t feel there was enough of the exfoliation ingredient to make me feel it was buffing my skin.
Lush Cosmetics has taken a very public position on this issue in addition to making an all natural face and body scrub, Ocean Salt is infused with vodka in addition to sea salt and coconut.
So, are you contributing to a very serious health and environmental problem? How do you feel about the microbead ban? What products do you use to exfoliate? Share in the comment section below.
I created StylEnigma in 2014 to celebrate the beauty of individuality and creative personal expression. I love the idea of being a canvas and expressing myself by transforming into the embodiment of my mood or the mood I want to be in. I am fascinated by different beauty and style standards, and fashion instinctively incorporates both. I’ve written for decades and use writing as a form of education, but I haven’t had the time or mental capacity to dedicate to my project for a long time and I’m anxious to get back to creating content about the beauty of individuality.
I’ve never been into cliques or trends because I’ve always believed that personal style supersedes trends. I’ve never been a follower or stressed about being liked because I learned at an early age that you’ll never please everyone, so you might as well be yourself. Of course, that doesn’t come without its challenges. We should celebrate uniqueness more.
I love dark colors like black and midnight blue. I own so much black clothing I’ve been accused of being in a perpetual state of mourning. I love nail art; in fact, I started this blog because of a Nailasaurus nail art post, and before that, I owned a nail and skincare salon. I have a major collection of nail art images I have never posted, which is shameful. However, I’m going to rectify that character flaw by sharing my nail art journey.
As a lupus patient, I am also learning how to make ADHD work for me (a factor in post shortages) and it is challenging. I am also learning how to create and edit videos, using Vine product reviews as the testing ground.
Thanks for hanging in there with me,
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