If you read my last blog post, then you’re up to date on the personal care and cosmetics industry adding plastic micro beads to some of their exfoliant products which in turn are immediately washed down the drain, running straight into the sewers and ending up in our oceans.
If you haven’t read up on the 5 Gyres, PLEASE take some time to read about some of the amazing work they are doing. I personally would love to tag on one of their expeditions! Omg, that would be awesome! But seriously, read up on their organization here. You will be enlightened and inspired to protect our environment.
So far, I’ve only had shopping trips to a few stores in NYC and have collected the following data for the 5 Gyres. More shopping trips shortly and I will surely keep you posted on what I find.
The following is a shopping list of brands and products that include plastic micro beads. Remember to use the Beat the MicroBead app (which is Free) to scan products for micro beads and to add to the database if it’s not already in it. YOU my friends can help! If you find a product that I haven’t listed, let me know and I’ll add it.
Okay here’s the list so far (I couldn’t believe there are so many products!)
- OLAY REGENERIST ADVANCED ANTI AGING THERMAL MINI-PEEL DAILY TREATMENT
- OLAY REGENERIST ADVANCED ANTI AGING MICRO SCULTPING CREAM MOISTURIZER
- OLAY REGENERIST ADVANCED ANTI AGING WRINKLE REVOLUTION COMPLEX MOISTURIZE
- OLAY REGENERIST ADVANCED ANTI AGING REGENERATING CREAM CLEANSER
- OLAY PROFESSIONAL PRO X EXFOLIATING RENEWAL CLEANSER
- OLAY PROFESSIONAL PRO X EVEN SKIN TONE SKIN BRIGHTENING PROTOCOL
- OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS 7-IN-1 ANTI AGING EYE CREAM
- BIORE WARMING ANTI-BLACKHEAD CLEANSER COMPLEXION CLEARING
- CLEAN & CLEAR DEEP ACTION EXFOLIATING SCRUB OIL FREE
- SIMPLE SENSITIVE SKIN EXPERTS SMOOTHING FACIAL SCRUB
- RITE AID RENEWAL BLACKHEAD REMOVING MEDICATED SCRUB CLEANSE
- CLEAN & CLEAR BLACKHEAD ERASER SCRUB OIL FREE
- RITE AID RENEWAL EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
- NEUTROGENA PRE REFINING EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
- AVEENO ACTIVE NATURALS POSITIVELY RADIANT SKIN BRIGHTENING DAILY SCRUB
- NEUTROGENA OIL FREE ACNE STRESS CONTROL POWER CLEAR SCRUB MICROCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
- NEUTROGENA OIL FREE ACNE WASH DAILY SCRUB MICROCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
- GARNIER THE ULTIMATE CLEANSER 3- WAY CLEAN
If you find any of the above products in your bathroom, I hope you chuck it in the garbage (and not down the drain!) so that it never reaches our oceans. Help protect the environment and all the animals that inhabit it.
Peace out skin ravers!