Beauty Trends

Top 3 Microbead-Free Exfoliates.

Microbeads, the seemingly innocent, face-softening little beads we use for our skin care daily routines, are polluting the Great Lakes and leaving a rather large, not-so-clean mark on our environment. They absorb toxins in the water, posing a threat to the fish that swallow them and, in turn, the entire fish-eating population—bummer.

But although they’ve been rightfully banned for all our sake, there are a handful of brightening and smoothing exfoliates that are just as gentle, without those harmful polyethylene beads.

Here, are three skin-soothing super-luxe alternatives to help you buff and brighten without the backlash.beauty-products-2014-06-elemis-gentle-rose-exfoliator

This clear gel formula has tiny jojoba esters suspended generously throughout, giving your skin a legitimate buff without feeling the least bit scratchy. Coupled with the delicate floral scent, it’s almost calming.

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Two products. Three steps. And worth every minute of extra effort. The grainy vitamin C paste (which smells like fresh-squeezed OJ) and lactic and salicylic acid gel may sound aggressive, but this sensitive-skin-approved tag team turns into a warm, white foam when layered on skin (paste first, then gel), and the brightening results are instant.

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