Jojoba Beads: The Eco-conscious Alternative To Microbeads

Jojoba Beads : The Eco-conscious Alternative To Microbeads 

     Microbeads are used in all types of cosmetics, functioning as a cheap filler or emulsifying agent used for exfoliation. These microplastics are a health hazard, circulating plastic back into our environment and damaging our ecosystem. Jojoba beads, made from Jojoba Oil, are an eco-conscious alternative that provide a gentler and environmentally safe way to exfoliate. 

     The use of microbeads in cosmetics and self-care products have become a serious problem. Microplastics, proven to be a health hazard, cause extremely damaging effects on marine life, the environment and human health. Single bottles of exfoliating body scrubs can have thousands of plastic microbeads, breaking down into tiny plastic particles. Due to their lack of size, typically less than 5mm in diameter, they pass through our water filtration and sewer systems, ending up in rivers and waterways. Manufactured cheap plastics do not degrade or dissolve, negatively impacting the quality of our water through microbead pollution. In April 2015, samples taken from six New York wastewater plants found that nearly three quarters of the treated water contained microbeads. To read more about the study, click here. 

     Because plastics are created to be strong and durable, they stay in our environment for a long time. After being ingested by marine-life, microbeads eventually find their way into the human food chain. Beat The Microbead, an international campaign has urged consumers to refuse to purchase products from companies that use microplastics. Instead, encouraging people to support eco-conscious alternatives, like Jojoba Beads. 

    Jojoba beads are hardened spheres of solid wax made from Jojoba oil. These oils are extracted from the seed of an indigenous American shrub called the Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) plant. Jojoba plant is native to Arizona, southern California and Northwest Mexico. Since the 18th century, Native Americans have utilized this plant in many different ways, applying it to their skin and hair for its endless benefits. 

     In addition to being completely biodegradable, Jojoba Beads provide vital natural exfoliation. Exfoliation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, can leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption. Jojoba beads imitate the structure of sebum, a natural oil secreted by the sebaceous gland in the skin. By mimicking sebum, Jojoba signals to your skin to decrease sebum production, directly decreasing oiliness and protecting against acne breakouts. When acting as a natural emollient, Jojoba keeps skin lubricated by providing its own natural oils. 

     Equally important to Jojoba’s ability to mimic sebum and moisturize skin, it’s loaded with the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E. Vitamin E antioxidant properties provide nutrients for your skin, improving elasticity. By diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, Jojoba oil is a go-to for keeping skin youthful and tight.

     In comparison, it's easy to determine what you should be looking for in your cosmetic products. Microbeads cause micro-tears in your face and as plastics, have no benefits for your skin and destroy our environment. When exfoliating with the eco-conscious alternative Jojoba Beads loaded with Vitamin E, environmentally safe benefits include moisturization, acne prevention and diminished signs of aging. Check out Theraprina's RHEA, an all natural green and white tea scrub with Jojoba beads to keep your skin healthy and our waters free of plastics.

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Wow great information

George W December 08, 2020

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