What’s in Your Bathroom? The Hidden Plastics in Your Beauty Products

Microplastics are intentionally added to all kinds of products and not limited to exfoliants. Products that contain plastic polymers are deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lipstick, hair dye, shaving cream, sunscreen, insect repellent, anti-wrinkle cream, moisturizers, hair spray, facial masks, baby care products, eye shadow, mascara and more. In some cases, these products are made of more than 90 per cent plastic.

HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

12 November 2019 (UN Environment)*Go into any beauty store and you will see shelves full of products that promise to fix every problem with your appearance that you didn’t realize you had. Is your hair too oily or too dry? There’s a shampoo for that. Got flaky skin? Take this exfoliator. Is your skin discoloured? Use this colour-correcting foundation or check out this blusher.
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Photo by UNEP/ Viola Kup

Distracted by choices about which products to choose, consumers may not take time to consider the environmental impact of these products.

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