Our SugarBUFF took a long time to develop as we wanted to create a scrub that was good for the environment, as well as your skin.
So many scrubs on the beauty market contain microbeads, small solid manmade microparticles, these don’t degrade or dissolve in water. As they’re so small they don’t get collected by most wastewater treatment plants and instead go into our waterways and are eaten by wildlife. These microbeads then become part of our food chain, kill wildlife and destroy our environment.
From the 9th January 2018, there has been a World ban on manufacturing products with microbeads, and from 18th June there has been a ban on retail sales of these products. However, many companies are using loopholes and still selling older products regardless of these laws. In this article from the Plastic Soup Foundation, they discuss all the ways microplastics are still creeping into our environment and affecting our world.
When choosing the ingredients for sugarBUFF we wanted something that was robust enough to help soften hard skin, but delicate enough to use on sensitive areas such as the face. We choose organic Coconut flower sugar which is produced from the sap of the flower bud stem of the coconut palm. It’s a wonderful natural exfoliant and when mixed with Shea Butter perfectly combines to soften and smooth the skin.
Our formulas and products are developed in-house, which ensures we can remain and ensure our products are cruelty-free, palm oil free, vegan friendly, and use ethically sourced ingredients. Our future plans are to expand our little allotment to home-grow herbs and botanicals to incorporate into our
products reduce our carbon footprint further.
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