Alternatives to polyethylene microspheres in scrubs

Mechanical exfoliators produce a smooth and continuous peeling of the skin.

They are used to remove dead cells, to clear the pores, to clean the skin and to accelerate the cellular renewal.

Since 2015, US law prohibits the use of polyethylene or polypropylene microspheres in cosmetic formulations. These are synthetic plastic spheres between 1 and 5 mm which are used as an exfoliating material. Because of their small size they are not retained by screens or water treatment filters and reach the rivers and seas. Once there they can be consumed by fish and other organisms. Likewise, these contaminated fish may become part of human food.

INCI Name: Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder. Phytelephas aequatorialis is a palm of the family of arecáceas originating in Ecuador, its seed is used to make this natural scrub. Appearance: Grain or white powder. Other names: Tagua, vegetable ivory, vegetable ivory, ivory nut. Attributes: 100% natural, biodegradable, harvested in a sustainable way

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