Jojoba versus Plastic Beads for Exfoliating August 05, 2014 1 Comment
A hot topic which is currently making the Internet skin care chat scene is about the tiny plastic beads in some cleansers, and how bad they are for the environment. Not only are they bad for the environment, but they are also bad for your skin. These tiny little exfoliators are made of polyethylene beads. These are also used to make plastic bags and children’s toys. Now, let me ask you? Do you really want to exfoliate your skin with a plastic bag or a lego?
Cell turnover is necessary for radiant skin, and gentle exfoliation is essential for cell renewal. It is important to know that harsh, abrasive scrubs containing ingredients like polyethylene beads, apricot seeds and pecan or walnut hulls can thin the skin over time by microscopically tearing it over and over. If you live in the Sunbelt like I do, you are asking for double trouble as you can expose the skin to more sun damage if you don’t lather up on a regular basis with sunscreen…regular meaning several times per day if your skin is not protected by sunscreen, foundation and powder. Lots of spackle and paste!
A healthy alternative to these harsh abrasive plastic bead cleansers and exfoliators is the Hard Night Good MorningAM Cleanser with jojoba beads!
According to WiseGeek.com, “Jojoba beads are used in soaps, scrubs, and cleansers intended to exfoliate the skin. Due to their shape, the beads are more gentle than other ingredients commonly used in this type of product, such as nutshells, and so do not irritate or damage the skin or leave it open to bacteria.”
After years of research and proven effectiveness of my own personal use, I am confident that Hard Night Good Morning AM Cleanser is the best product available to achieve this dual purpose of cleansing by effectively removing dirt and makeup, while gently exfoliating each day to slough off the dead skin cells and reveal a healthy glow! One of our best sellers, AM Cleanser, is also one of the best products for your skin and is also good for the environment, a win-win on all sides of the equation!