SKIP HARMFUL MICROBEADS & TRY A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE: JOJOBA BEADS

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MICROBEADS...HARMFUL?

I ran across a recent article from the New Haven Register microbeads that didn't paint a very pretty picture about what they are doing to the environment. This tiny beads that are less than half a millimeter in size, are often eaten by wildlife and this allows for other harmful pollutants to attach themselves to them!

The reason this is happening is mostly due to the products we use that contain these beads, are getting washed out through waste-water treatment facilities. I admit that I am not always environmentally conscious and I may not be the first in line to an environmental rally, but when I see that such a simple change could offer a positive difference then  I want to give it a chance!

As a beauty lover who tries to focus on organic and natural products when I can, I thought- There has to be a way around this one...right?! In fact, there actually is an easy solution to this one: Jojoba Beads! You may have heard of the Jojoba before, but you may not have know about Jojoba Beads:



THE NATURAL ALTERNATIVE:

JOJOBA BEADS

The Jojoba plant is a small shrub that's Native to southern Arizona, parts of Mexico, and southern California. The oil is often utilized in aromatherapy, cosmetics, and other beauty products. Jojoba beads are composed of the esters, which is the hydrogented product of Jojoba oil. This substance is very similar to the oils produced naturally by the human skin [sebum] and is normally used in lipsticks and shampoos, for example.

What's great about Jojoba beads is that they are great natural emollients [for exfoliating the skin!], can be mixed with other water-soluble ingredients, and are quite resistant to oxidation. This makes them the ideal natural alternative to microbeads as they don't cause the same harm to the environment, yet they're still highly effective!


 A GREAT PRODUCT CONTAINING JOJOBA BEADS THAT I RECOMMEND:

 

Body Merry

Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser

$17.99

This is a cleanser that I easily came to love with the first usage. It's clean, non-annoying scent was one of the first things I noticed :) Although this facial cleanser is packed full of awesome ingredients like Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Beads, Kojic Acid, and Tea Tree oil- it doesn't have the sometimes odd smell that I've gotten with some organic or natural cleansers I've tried in the past.  

The Jojoba beads make for a great exfoliator and you can really see and feel how smooth and soft your skin is with each use of the product. Body Merry really does make products that I LOVE and this one was no different. It's one of the newer items added to their line-up and I'm glad they decided to give the cleanser realm a try as they did an excellent job! This one is also super affordable and with the easy-to-use pump nozzle, you won't be wasting product or making a big mess in the process.

I have super sensitive and acne-prone skin and this has definitely helped with my breakout areas as well, but has managed to avoid over-drying my skin or causing more irritation and that's a really nice plus that you don't always find with similar organic or natural products. I'd recommend this cleanser to any skin type and any age. You won't have to spend an arm-and-a-leg either on this one! At 6 ounces for just around $18, this one will be around for a bit :)




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WHO SAID YOU HAVE TO SPEND A FORTUNE TO GET CLEAR SKIN? AcneFree OFFERS A SOLUTION:

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HAVE YOU NOTICED?!...

It seems to me that I've run across more and more acne products and systems out there lately. Although there are quite a few that work, they can sometimes be expensive to initially purchase and/or maintain throughout the year. This can be a big downer if you're already dealing with chronic breakouts and acne!

I admit that one of my go-to brands and sets that works wonderfully, is just a tad bit expensive as well. That doesn't mean however, that you have to spend a lot of money to score some decent acne-fighting products. Check out the inexpensive option and recommendation below:


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RECOMMENDS:

 

AcneFree

24 Hour Acne Clearing System

$19.99

This easy-to-use and inexpensive all-in-one acne clearing system from AcneFree really does hit the mark! What's really great about this set is that it's simple and works :) The cleanser is great and doesn't have an annoying scent- even after cleansing! It will leave your pores smaller, skin feeling tighter, and it will look AND feel clean as well.

I like utilizing the 2nd step in the acne fighting kit by dabbing the toner 3-5 times on a cotton ball and then gently swiping on my entire face and neck areas. The formula dries quickly- in under a minute. Step 3, the repair lotion, is perfect for breakout-prone places too!

Once my toner dries, I just squeeze out a tiny dab on my finger and apply to areas where blemishes normally appear or already have broken out. I would advise though, to ensure that you have no broken skin when applying this product in the system in particular as it will cause irritation and burning.

I was quite impressed with how well this system kept my breakout issues at bay fairly well and didn't seem to cause over-drying on my skin either! I'd recommend this kit to anyone who has similar skin troubles and it's good for any age and skin type too- even super sensitive skin as well. This acne clearing system from AcneFree is affordable and does the job without all of the fuss and irritation :)





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