WHAT WE SAY:
Microplastics are literally everywhere. They’re in our tap water, our blood and our lungs. They come from many sources including tyres and activewear, but their presence in rinse-off cosmetics is particularly troublesome because it speeds up their journey into our waterways.
The term ‘rinse-off’ is confusing – every skincare and hair care product eventually washes off. Where else do we think it goes? The micro and nanoplastics in our bathroom products are invisible. They give our products thick consistency and good slip, a pretty small benefit for a hugely impactful payback in environmental damage. So we champion brands that refuse to take such short cuts, and Weleda lead the pack boldly and brilliantly. Now for the infamous green plastic Skin Food tubes – step by step.