Microbeads, Be Gone

January 20, 2016

Do you know exactly what may be inside the cosmetic products you use every day? Though it’s common to check the ingredient list for specifics like “retinol” or “glycolic acid,” not all of us check the label for “polyethylene” or “polypropylene,” at least not until now.

A New Law

Last month, President Obama signed the Pallone’s Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, officially banning the manufacture and sale of products that contain the environmentally harmful microbeads1. The micro-sized plastic particles exist in cosmetic items such as exfoliating scrubs, toothpastes and even deodorants. The tiny plastic particles seem harmless, but after they’re washed down the drain and reach water outlets like the Great Lakes and the ocean, data collectors and years of research has shown that fish ingest the beads, mistaking them for eggs2. This not only harms the fish but increases our risk, when the fish reaches our dinner tables.

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The plastic beads contain dangerous chemicals and are certainly not intended for ingestion by animals or humans. Though companies showed resistance to reformulating products that contained the beads because of the high cost of reformulating and launching new products, everyone has to get on board now, thanks to the new law.

A Safe Bet

Rocasuba, Inc., official distributors of RapidLash® EyeLash Enhancing Serum, is proud not to sell any products that are harmful to humans or the environment. Our products are 100% cruelty-free and are made with naturally derived ingredients.

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Catherine C., Lashing Out



  1. http://pallone.house.gov/press-release/president-signs-pallone%E2%80%99s-bill-ban-microbeads-cosmetics
  2. http://www.refinery29.com/2016/01/100202/microbeads-beauty-products-environmental-effects#.wucok0b:3ydU


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