Microbeads. Were you aware that these tiny particles used in exfoliating and cleansing products are actually made from plastic? Plastic most frequently made from polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene – all petrochemicals!
As exfoliation with petrochemical-based microbeads became touted as a way to brighter, fresher skin in the 1990s, dermatologists began seeing patients with skin that was over-exfoliated from the beads – inflamed and irritated. Tiny abrasions from the microbeads damaged the skin and even removed underlying healthy skin, actually accelerating the aging process.
In addition to microbeads damaging the skin, these plastic petrochemicals – which do not dissolve — were rinsed down our drains and into our aquatic habitats where it can take hundreds, yes hundreds, of years for them to degrade. Some species of marine life mistake the plastic beads for food and then consume them. Yikes!
The good news:
The U.S. banned the production of microbeads from personal care and cosmetics products in July 2017, and in July 2018 is banning the sale of cosmetics containing microbeads. Canada and the U.K. are also joining the U.S. in banning microbeads from cosmetics and personal care items.
The best news:
Nonie skincare products have never contained microbeads or petrochemical products that damage your skin or our environment. Even mechanical brushes can create micro-tears that damage your skin and accelerate the aging process! Nonie products use AHAs, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, from extracts of Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Maple Cane, Orange and Lemon Oils – all products you can eat – to gently exfoliate your skin and remove those clogging dead cells (which we all have) that dull your complexion. AHAs are naturally smart – they remove the dead skin cells without using those damaging scrubs, chemicals or brushes. Rather they gently reveal your underlying, healthy, baby-like skin that is soft and glowing!
Choose Nonie of Beverly Hills AHA! skincare products for gentle exfoliation and cleansing.
Choose Nonie AHA! for a healthier environment.
Choose Nonie AHA! – Healthy Food for the Skin.