Microbeads: Could your exfoliator be harmful?

There have been increasing reports in the media that skin care products made using microbeads could have an adverse effect on marine life, damage water supplies and effect the ecological balance of the planet!

We know patients are now more savvy when it comes to choosing skin care ingredients. They like to research products and want to know exactly what they are putting on their skin, instead of being enticed into the ‘latest ‘ skin care cream at their local beauty counter or being attracted by clever marketing.

At the Banwell Clinic we recommend the use of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids to encourage cell turnover and chemically exfoliate the skin as used in our Rationale treatments and advanced skincare, without the use of harsh abrasives.

Alpha Hydroxy  Acids such as Glycolic, Lactic and fruit acids are water soluble and will give a smoother, fresher and more luminous complexion whilst nurturing collagen and elastin synthesis. Beta Hydroxy Acid (eg. Salicylic Acid) is oil soluble and will penetrate follicles to help exfoliate debris  and unclog pores, assisting the prevention of breakouts and oily shine….ideal for acne sufferers.

So, if you want to do your bit for the environment, come and visit us at the Banwell Clinic and find out more about Enzyme Reactivators, Epinova facials and daily skincare.

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