Supplier's Corner

Microbead Replacements From Micro Powders

July 2, 2014

With environmental concerns growing over traditional polyethylene-based microbead scrub materials, formulators are searching for alternatives. Micro Powders’ entire line of Synscrub is made from biodegradable synthetic wax. The new Synscrub products, Synscrub 20PC and Synscrub 50PC, are irregular in particle shape and produce a more aggressive exfoliating effect. These products are economical as well as environmentally-friendly replacements for microbeads, according to Micro Powders.

Naturescrub products are based on 100% natural waxes such as Carnauba and Montan wax. Their irregular particle shape produces a more efficient exfoliating effect in comparison to spherical particles. Both are available in a 20 mesh and 50 mesh particle size.
Micro Powders’ Ecoscrub products are high molecular weight powders, and are produced from 100% naturally-derived polymers. They are designed for use as non-irritating scrub and exfoliating agents. Ecoscrubs provide the same high performance of microbeads but are based on corn-derived polylactic acid and are biodegradable. Various colors are available.

Finally, Naturebead products are spherical powders that utilize natural waxes such as rice bran wax, carnauba, jojoba and beeswax. They are designed for use as non-irritating exfoliating agents.

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