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News tag: microbeads


Key skincare ingredients may harm the environment

28 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Microbeads, a popular ingredient of many scrub face washes, are tiny spheres that create a pleasurable sensation as they exfoliate layer of dead skin cells. The problem with these beads is that they don’t degrade, and worst, they end up in our lakes and oceans. Their tiny size, between 0.0004…


Controversial microbeads removed from Crest toothpaste

19 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Following a dental hygienist’s claim she found the blue microbeads under the gums of the patients, Procter and Gamble, maker of Crest toothpaste, will remove the controversial polyethylene components. When stuck under the gums, the beads can trap bacteria causing gingivitis. While dental professionals support this view, American Dental Association…