Alternatives to Plastic Microbeads

The decision of European governments to ban the use of microbeads, in the manufacturing processes, of the cosmetic industries, was expected after last year’s promise to take measures and a new ban on the sale of products containing microbeads.

The ban will take effect in July of this year.

In the search for alternatives, as a good option, formulators of cosmetics and personal care products have turned to the natural world, so our company is offering microbeads of tagua, and this is one of the appropriate alternatives, from coconut husks or seeds of passion fruit. In addition to being biodegradable products, it has been found in the phytelephas aequatorialis, this abrasive ingredient provides a gentle but effective washing action, without causing microcuts, which can sometimes occur with mineral abrasives.

In the United States, the use of tagua microbeads are using this alternative based on tagua granules. (Phytelepthas Aequatorialis) With the scientific name, tagua microbeads are currently undergoing different uses in order to massify more products so that more cosmetics and personal care companies in the world can use them.

We strive every day in the production of particles of natural materials of the correct size, with the right degree of abrasiveness: too large and too abrasive and can damage sensitive skin, while they are too small and are no longer visible in the formulations, forced to have an extremely high quality, to create particles that have the perfect size and in such a way are correct when they are added to the formulations.

From an innovation perspective, although there is already a wide range of alternatives for microbeads in development, and others that we are already commercializing, there may still be an opportunity to fill a gap in the market.

Any information please do not hesitate to contact us.