04 Nov '16, 11am

How to avoid this dangerous cleansing ingredient and be a smart beauty shopper!

The little suckers – these range in size from a relatively prominent pinhead to a minuscule one-micron speck – are an incredibly insidious ingredient in facial cleansers, body scrubs and whitening toothpastes lining beauty aisles everywhere – even right here in sunny Singapore. Indeed, our very own National Parks Board was compelled to issue a statement recently to reassure us that it’s “currently looking into assessing the status and impact of marine debris and microplastics on Singapore's marine environment”. But why on earth is the septic stuff present in our poultices, anyway? Essentially, these “brightening” beads function as an abrasive agent to slough off dirt and debris from our skin and pearly whites – but have since been found to confer a whole host of unintended harmful effects to us users and the environment at large. Click through the slides for more industry ...

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