Even the earth wants that deep-clean action and, yet, we’ve been doing the opposite with all those years of clogging the oceanic pores with… microbeads.
Yes, those small guys that work extra hard to dig up the day’s facial dirt are actually tiny terrorists polluting our waterways. Being plastics, microbeads in our products don’t go down the drain, they settle in our oceans. Forever.
Now imagine all the poor fish that feed on these tasteless, dirty balls of nothing.
Even US President Barack Obama actively took a stand and signed a law that bans these bad beads.
What’s left is a slew of obedient companies churning out organic scrubs, much to my glee.
Fresh’s Soy Face Exfoliant is a fan favorite. With its cucumber, rose hip and jojoba seeds, this product makes it hard not to harbor guilt after feeling too great post-cleansing. Are you there, Sephora.ph? Kindly stock up on this now.
While that is not yet available here, I recommend the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. It has an active formulation of exfoliating acids and jojoba skin-polishing beads that can effectively clean and reveal more youthful-looking skin.
Don’t forget your body, though! Treat it with the same microbead-free love with Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. You’ll get minerals and benefits from avocado, coconut and lime in this small tub. And oh, did I mention it has vodka?
Now for the true-blue exfoliators, try the Philosophy Resurface Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel. You have vitamin C/peptide crystals and lactic/salicylic activating gels working together to slough off those dead skin cells.
So, if you care for both your body and the world we live in, jump on this non-microbead ship with me.
No makeup makeup
If you get to read my column regularly you will know by now that one of my fave products is Perricone, which is available at Rustan’s. I use its Chloro Plasma and I’ve been obsessed with its cold plasma for years.
The brand’s No Makeup line is a breakthrough for the skin, it won’t clog your pores and is so easy to use. When you rub the product onto your skin, like its No Foundation Foundation, it looks like second skin. It’s buildable and idiot-proof.
Since its launch last September, I’ve been using the products almost everyday. My favorite is the No Bronzer Bronzer, but this might change.
Perricone’s No Highlighter Highlighter gives a pearlized effect to enhance the contours of the face while delivering visible anti-aging benefits.
No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow, on the other hand, gives eyelids a brightened smoother look while at the same time tightening and firming the eyelids with the help of acyl-glutathione.
Perricone’s No Makeup Makeup line not only makes you look good, it gives skin the benefits it deserves.