An Expert’s Guide to Plastic Ingredients in Beauty #PlasticFreeJuly

Microbeads commonly used in beauty products have been proven to pollute our ocean life and waterways and after much-deserved press, campaigning and consumer pressure the laws were changed. In 2018 in the UK, plastic microbeads in body scrubs and exfoliating rinse-off product were banned.

However, the story and fight for cleaner products and ocean conservation doesn’t end there. There are actually a host of other plastic-based ingredients commonly used in conventional beauty products that are less obvious than microbeads but still cause damage.

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Review: Eco and Sustainable Sanitary Pads

It’s taken me a long time to get my head around trying washable sanitary pads. On the one hand, the ultimate eco and sustainable choice as nothing goes to landfill but on the other hand something that’s just outside the comfort zone – how gross can it be?

But it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and talking to friends and followers about it, it seems others are also interested to try but maybe feeling a bit unsure too. So what was it actually like?

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t that bad at all! Read on to find out why these are worth it…

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