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MICROBEAD FREE COSMETICS

Choosing microbead-free cosmetics is an easy way to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in marine environments. Conservationists predict that if we continue releasing plastic into the sea at the current rate, measured by weight, there will be more plastic than fish by 2050. At Green People we do all we can to minimise our environmental impact and we never use plastic microbeads in our products. Discover our organic microbead-free scrubs and toothpastes and start reducing the amount of plastic you use today. Instead of plastic microbeads, we use natural, biodegradable ingredients such as ground Apricot kernel, Bentonite Clay and powdered Bamboo stem. These effective organic exfoliants are gentle on sensitive skin, kind to the environment and help to promote a healthy, balanced complexion.

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What are microbeads?

Microbeads are tiny plastic particles that are added to some scrubs and toothpastes to give an exfoliating action. When these products are rinsed off, the microbeads are washed down the drain and into rivers and oceans as they are too small to be filtered out at water treatment plants.

The main type of plastic used in exfoliators is polyethylene. To guarantee you are using cosmetics without microbeads, you should also check the ingredients list for oxidised polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), nylon and polypropylene.

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ALTERNATIVES TO MICROBEADS

There are lots of effective, biodegradable options to choose from when creating a face scrub or toothpaste without microbeads. Ingredients such as Apricot kernel, Bamboo stem and Pineapple enzymes are fantastic natural exfoliators that don’t cause damage to marine life.

Green People’s microbead-free face scrubs offer gentle yet effective exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and impurities for a clear, glowing complexion.

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#BanTheBead

To mark World Oceans Day 2016, Green People, along with three other leading organic beauty brands, wrote a letter urging David Cameron and the UK Government to do all they can to ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics.

The letter asks the prime minister to follow the lead of counties like the USA, who have already passed a ban on microbeads, and ensure that only toothpastes and face scrubs without microbeads are stocked on our high street shelves.

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Coral Friendly Sunscreen

Using a microbead-free face scrub is one way to protect our marine environments, but did you know that during a 20 minute dip in the sea, up to 25% of your sun lotion can be washed into the water? Some sun lotions contain ingredients that can cause coral bleaching, one of the biggest threats to marine biodiversity.

Green People’s organic coral-friendly sunscreens contain only gentle, non-toxic ingredients that protect your skin effectively without damaging the environment.

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