DENVER, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Polyethylene Beads might be gentle on the face but they're far from gentle on the environment. Denver-based cosmetic and skincare company, glō is finding bio-degradable alternatives to reformulate it's range of skincare products that had previously contained Polyethylene Beads.
Polyethylene Beads, found commonly in most facial cleansers and skincare products can cause plastic particle pollution and pose an environmental threat to animals in both fresh and ocean water. The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 mandates that all Polyethylene Beads be phased out of rinse off cosmetics by July 2017. glō is proud to be taking action ahead of this deadline.
glō has updated four skincare product formulas, eliminating the use of Polyethylene Beads entirely:
Daily Polishing Cleanser $36: Now features a combination of Jojoba Beads made from natural wax that dissolve after use without negative impact on the environment, as well as Celluloscrub*, a modified cellulose from wood pulp that is 100% renewable and biodegradable.
Refresh Facial Polish $26: Now features Diatomaceous Earth, a naturally-occurring fossilized algae with high silica content that provides gentle exfoliation and Jojoba Beads.
Brightening Polish $44: Now features Jojoba Beads made from natural wax that dissolve after use without negative impact on the environment to provide gentle emollient exfoliation and help deliver active ingredients directly to the skin.
Clear Acne Cleanser $38: Now features Synthetic Wax Beads that dissolve after use without negative impact on the environment to provide gentle physical exfoliation without stress or irritation to the skin.
*CelluloScrub provides gentle mechanical exfoliation to help slough away dead cells to smooth skin's surface and allow active ingredients to work more effectively. Made from a modified cellulose extracted from wood pulp, this 100% renewable and biodegradable ingredient is an excellent alternative to Polyethylene Beads.
To learn more about glo minerals and its pledge to helping consumers find the best products for their skin, visit www.gloprofessional.com.
glo offers a systematic approach to beauty with personalized skincare solutions to enhance professional treatments and skin nourishing mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects. glo therapeutics delivers personalized skincare solutions by incorporating daily regimens with targeted treatments. Utilizing innovative technology and cutting edge research, our formulas are designed with potent concentrations of active ingredients to clinically transform the skin. Available at retailers nationwide and online at www.gloprofessional.com.