Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect on Tuesday. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July.
Thousands of tonnes of plastic microbeads from products such as exfoliating face scrubs and toothpastes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife and can ultimately be eaten by people. The UK government first pledged to ban plastic microbeads in September 2016, following a US ban in 2015.
Pumice Grains and Powders are natural microbead replacement. These products are used in a variety of exfoliating and cleaning products, shower and body gels, facial and foot scrubs, heavy duty hand cleaners etc. Our Pumice is naturally occurring product neutral in pH, chemically inert, hard enough to exfoliate yet soft enough to not damage skin. Pumice-based scrubs and soaps exfoliate in a gentle with the microscopic surfaces of the pumice doing the hard work.