Do you also use facial scrubs as part of your skin care routine?
Unfortunately, most of them are way too harsh and abrasive for our skin. A subtle, gentle scrub though, can be a great option as an extra cleansing step for all skin types.
Thousands of personal care products sold worldwide, have microplastics / microbeads in them, miniscule grains of plastic incorporated in the products. You’ll find them in products like shampoo, toothpaste, sunburn lotions, moisturisers etc. But, one of the major culprits of microplastic fibres are the scrubs, intended to remove old skin cells, more than toothpaste and more than shampoo.
The microplastics in scrubs work like sandpaper and the particles are so large that you can not only feel them but you can also see them, while washing your hands. If you’re unsure, take a product off the shelf, check the label on the back and avoid products containing:
- polyethylene (PE)
- polypropylene (PP)
- polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
- polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)
- polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and
But, if you want to be 100% sure:
Our award winning RINGANA FRESH scrub, is a certified natural cosmetic and frees the skin of dead cells, thus accelerating cell renewal. Natural exfoliating grains stimulate the skin’s circulation and restore its radiant, rosy look. 100% plant-based and microplastic free. The exfoliating grains are made from loofah, bamboo and pomegranate seeds, and they remove dead skin cells gently and thoroughly. Matcha green tea and rosemary have a vitalising effect. Almond kernel oil and baobab oil leave your skin feeling smooth and silky soft.
If you apply FRESH scrub to your face once or twice a week, it minimises skin irritation and helps to avoid tightness. Focus in particular on how you treat the T-zone*, removing excess sebum and thus reducing shine. Then apply enough moisture to your skin. Our FRESH hydro serum is perfect for that. Although, if you’re above the age of 30 we would recommend the FRESH anti wrinkle serum 😉
If you have any questions/comments or if you want to know more about RINGANA’s fresh concept, please feel free to contact us.
Nice to know:
Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit at the University of Plymouth (UK) and Director of the Marine Institute, published a seminal research paper in Science in 2004, which included the first mention of the term ‘microplastics’ in its current context.
*The T-zone is the part of your face consisting of the forehead, nose and the area around your mouth, including the chin.
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