Moving Away from Microbeads – Environmentally Friendly Exfoliator Alternatives

A reader shared this interesting infographic with me, and I thought I would spread the information about the environmental impact of polyethylene microbeads in exfoliators.

I personally have moved away from exfoliators with microbeads not only for environmental reasons, but also because they are much too rough for my sensitive skin. Ever since I discovered enzyme peels, I have forgotten that nasty, burning sensation and flaking for several days afterwards that I experienced after using exfoliators with microbeads or apricot kernels.

You can find a list of common exfoliators that contain microbeads by following this link.

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My Two Favorite Facial Cleansers: Neutrogena Extra Gentle and Neutrogena Naturals

My two favorite facial cleansers: Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser and Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover

My two favorite facial cleansers: Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser and Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover

I have to say, I have super sensitive skin. It’s quite a challenge to find skincare that would suit me – a touch too harsh and the flakiness begins, a touch not cleansing enough and the imperfections and clogged pores start popping up, too fragrant and there goes the eczema flare up… So all in all I’ve had my fair share of skincare products going straight to the trash. But these two are my absolute holy grail, and I thought I would share that with all you sensitive ladies out there! Continue reading