Plastic: The Hidden Beauty Ingredient
Most cosmetic producers strongly depend on microplastic ingredients. Our research shows that 87% of the products from ten best-selling cosmetics brands in Europe contain microplastics. In terms of regulations for cosmetics, the current restriction proposal to ban ‘intentionally added microplastics’ might have the opposite effect. If certain ingredients are not included in the definition of ‘microplastics’ within the upcoming legislation to restrict intentionally added microplastics, producers will be allowed to keep using them. Scientists are worried about these exclusions as well.
In the mood for some stats and figures on the matter? Here’s the full report*.
*Redacted May 25th 2022: Change in some information on pages 7, 34 & 35. A detailed explanation is available on page 58 of the report.
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