Why Are We Putting Plastic in Skincare Products?

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

I meant to put this post up last week, but have had the dreaded lurgy…

From Well and Good NYC:

At best, polyethelene beads probably create a bit of friction as they roll over your face. New York City dermatologist Dennis Gross, M.D., who’s not a fan of most scrubs, says that of all possible materials, at least these have a smooth surface.

At worst, these teeny plastic pellets roll down your drain and wind up in rivers and seas. Microplastics—particles of less than 1 milimeter—are on ecologist’s Most Wanted list of environmental pollutants right now.