Dead skin cells aren’t the only victims of your morning scrub—it can also take a toll on the environment, as microbeads (the teensy plastic balls packed into many cleansers) accumulate in lakes and rivers around the world. But now, the Canadian government has officially added microbeads to the list of toxic substances under the Environmental Protection Act—which gives it the ability to control or even outlaw their use. But why wait for an eventual ban? Many beauty companies have already phased them out of production; here are six of our fave new microbead-free exfoliators.
Is Your Body Wash Toxic?
The federal government has officially listed microbeads as a toxic substance—with good reason!—but that doesn't mean exfoliation is a complete wash. Here, six of our favourite microbead-free cleansers