Environmentally friendly alternatives to cosmetic microplastics

The particularity of the microplastics is that they do not look or at least, we do not repair them. Both because of their size and their origin, they are difficult to avoid. Unless we give up using products that contain them, especially cosmetics, its mere use involves polluting.

The same toothpaste or an exfoliating cream or bath gel, say, may contain microplastics. They are tiny particles that end up in the sea, starting their way from our drainage, and they do it very often, because the products that contain them are counted by thousands, and each time there are more.

In general, sewage treatment plants are not designed to solve the problem. In practice, they do not filter micro plastics, simply because they do not have the technology to do so. That is, these micro components pollute the ocean. In this way, too, they are introduced into the food chain.

This figure alarmed the main authorities in the environment, especially the Environmental Protection Agency (Washington DC), since in the United States they found the highest pollution rate with 94%, followed by Lebanon (93.8%), India (82.4%) and Ecuador (79.2%).

Another study by the Orb Media organization shows that an average person can consume 14 microplastic particles a day, as they are not only found in drinking water, but also in fish, beer, sea salt, and any product that comes into contact with them. Water.

The main recommendation of experts to mitigate pollution in the environment is to stop using products containing these agents.

The use of phytelephas aequatorialis plant dust as a biological filler is also possible in the fields of cosmetic application. In addition, different types of natural products can be mixed, which promises a wide range of applications.

Therefore, the particles have a high potential for new product developments and attractive marketing opportunities for sustainable or even vegan products.

If you need to use in the cosmetic industry we are ready for the replacement of polymers by natural products.