Microbeads have become a hotly-debated topic in recent years due to their negative impact on the environment.
Within the beauty industry specifically, microbeads have traditionally been used in a lot of face and body scrubs as they act as mild exfoliants that reveal smooth and glowing skin. Nowadays, more and more brands are opting for natural-based abrasives like jojoba spheres and pumice, which do the same job at exfoliating, without the damaging effect to the environment.
Which are the best microbead-free beauty products?
Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream
Perfect for dehydrated complexions. the Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream is a jelly-formula that moisturises without feeling heavy.
Rich in natural botanicals to soothe and protect, the jelly-moisturiser also contains carrot cells, which not only help to hydrate the skin, but thanks to their high antioxidant content, also shield against environmental aggressors.
Non-comedogenic, it won't block pores or cause breakouts, especially with combination skin. In addition to being microbead-free, it's also free from mineral oil and parabens.
Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub
Sanctuary Spa's Body Scrub expertly exfoliates away dead skin cells, dirt and impurities without the use of plastic microbeads. Instead, the scrub is made with natural pumice, which gently buffs and scrubs without irritating the skin.
Enriched with a blend of mood-boosting essential oils, the scrub also contains fragrance-boosting captives, which ensure the skin stays beautifully-scented up to 12 hours after use.
Cruelty-free and vegan, it's a perfect choice for eco-beauties.
Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish
The Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish is perfect for anyone with particularly sensitive or reactive skin.
Formulated with wild rose seed powder, which is a natural exfoliant that helps to sweep away all manner of impurities, dirt, oil and dead skin cells, the polish doesn't feel abrasive on the skin in the slightest.
Milk thistle and aloe vera help to soothe, calm and shield against damaging environmental aggressors, whilst also restoring levels of moisture within the skin.
Cruelty-free, the scrub is also free from common chemical nasties, such as mineral oil, synthetic colours and artificial fragrances.
Gallinée La Culture Probiotic Body Milk
Perfect for restoring soft, supple and smooth skin, discover the Gallinée La Culture Probiotic Body Milk.
Made from a blend of 94% natural ingredients, the lightweight lotion is also free from parabens, silicones and mineral oils, so perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.
Formulated with prebiotics, probiotics and lactic acid, the milk helps to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells and impurities, while sweet almond oil nourishes and hydrates.