Did you know that some exfoliating skin care item actually contain tiny little plastic beads? These plastic-type microbeads exfoliate your skin, but they also pollute our ponds and waterways!
These microbeads are generally concerning the size of a pinhead, which makes them difficult to clean out in our lakes, and some marine life mistake it as food.
A new bill called the “ Microbead Free Oceans Act” was signed into law by President Obama in December, and bans the sale of products containing plastic-type material microbeads in the United States. Manufacturers have until 2017 to remove all of them from products like body scrubs and wash, as well as toothpaste.
The good news is that Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare will not use plastic microbeads! Our facial exfoliator products like Complete Clarity uses lactic acid beads, which are a natural exfoliator and more eco-friendly. They may be fine grade and gentle, and not scratchy like pine shells can be. Give them a try and let us know what you believe!