Plastic microbeads are so over. Minnesota and Illinois banned them outright, New York is planning on it, and more states are sure to follow suit. And they should, because plastic microbeads are a serious environmental problem. Luckily, conscious companies like Acure Organics have nixed them from the get-go, in favor of truly sustainable ingredients that work together for better skin.
In fact, when the company tested their new microbead-free Brightening Facial Scrub, 85% of women saw a decrease in facial pigmentation. You read that right—eighty-five percent. Plus, they give 1% of all proceeds from sales of the product to the 5Gyres Ban the Microbead campaign, which is leading the campaigns to ban microbeads, state by state. And it just gets better: Acure hooked up Mommy Greenest readers with a serious giveaway! Acure Organics is committed to sustainable beauty. The new Brightening Facial Scrub is just one example, and I’ve got a giveaway to prove it! Acure Organics committed to sustainable beauty from the very beginning, with a mission to create fair trade, natural and organic products that also gave back to causes like breast cancer awareness.
The new Brightening Facial Scrub is just one in a series of stand-out products for adults—including a full range of skin and body care, hair products (their coQ10 dry shampoo is the bomb) and even tinted lip glosses enhanced with argan oil and echinacea.
Babycare just launched, and includes the perfect trio of “baby’s day out” stick essentials for parents: A deet-free bug repellant, SPF 30 sunscreen, and a USDA Certified Organic ouchie balm infused with borage and pumpkin oils to help you kiss it better.
And of course, it goes without saying that products made by Acure Organics are free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. With that in mind, I love their tag line: It’s not enough to be natural. It also has to work. Indeed!
But I have to say my current favorite Acure Organics product is the Brightening Facial Scrub. First, because it eschews the aforementioned plastic microbeads, which are now found in everything from exfoliators to makeup, toothpaste and soaps. The problem is, these microscopic beads are smaller than a grain of sand and end up in our streams, lakes and oceans, where they filter up the food chain. (Want more on plastic microbeads? Annie Leonard’s “Story of Stuff” project just released a video that nails the plastic microbead problem—and the solution.)
But most importantly, I love the Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub because it really works! Like the 85% of women who tried it, I found that it reduced the pigmentation that I get on my cheeks and forehead. It leaves skin smooth and pores smaller, utilizing sea kelp and French green clay to exfoliate and organic chlorella growth factor to stimulate new cell growth. Yes, I love my DIY skin-lightening lemon-and-honey recipe, but this award-winning scrub kicks it up a few hundred notches.
Want to try? Acure Organics will hook up 15 Mommy Greenest readers with a full-size Brightening Facial Scrub to try!