Silica the best environmental alternative to plastic microbeads, finds study

Following bans on plastic microbeads in wash-off cosmetics, a new study weighs up the environmental costs of alternatives. Microbeads have been included in personal care and cosmetic products ranging from toothpastes and sunscreen to body scrubs and industrial hand cleaners, usually to improve qualities like abrasiveness. Microbeads are small, manufactured plastic pellets, typically measuring less […]