The fact that plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats facing the world’s oceans is not news but did you know you may be unwittingly contributing to the problem through micro-plastics? Micro-plastics are tiny particles of plastic found in many household items – particularly beauty products containing microbeads such as scrubs and cleansers – which are washed down the drain and end up in the ocean where they pose a big danger to marine life.
As British MPs back a bid to remove microbeads from all cosmetic products, click through to see our edit of the best natural microbead alternatives that offer all the exfoliating benefits without the guilt…
Clarins Tonic Body Polisher
This effective everyday exfoliator from Clarins replaces microbeads with salt and sugar crystals blended with essential oils of rosemary, rosewood and mint to tone, smooth and leave skin glowing.
Tonic Body Polisher, £33 for 250ml, Clarins