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Scourge of the plastic microbead: Polluting oceans, damaging eyes, teeth, skin

For more than 20 years, microbeads have been in facial scrubs, face washes, toothpastes and shower gels and sold with the promise of making us feel cleaner and more beautiful.

But when these minuscule plastic balls are washed down the plughole into the oceans, they don’t just harm sea life.

The tragic irony is that these abrasive particles may also be damaging our looks. Here, we reveal just how bad they can be for you… Read the full story here.