Did you know that a shocking 86 tons of microplastics are released into the environment every year in the UK from facial exfoliants?
However, by the end of 2017, new legislation will ban microbeads – the tiny petrochemical-derived plastics that cause marine-life pollution – from sale and manufacture in personal-care products.
Until then, buy brands that use salt, sugar, ground coffee, oats, bamboo or other natural ingredients.
We love Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser, which contains sugar and orange and lemon extracts (£18 for 150ml; lookfantastic. com), Natura Siberica Oblepikha & Honey Body Scrub (£6 for 300ml; natura siberica.co.uk) and Weleda Birch Body Scrub (£9.95 for 150ml; weleda.co.uk).
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