Plastic Microbeads

INCI Name
Plastic Microbeads
Ingredient origins
Role
Exfoliant
Common name
Microbeads
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Nasty
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details
Plastic microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that have been used in lots of personal care products from haircare to cosmetics, baby products and skin care. They give products texture and can also be used as an exfoliant. The reason theyÕre so harmful is that when theyÕre washed down the drain, theyÕre a persistent polluter in our seas and can also be consumed by sea life.