If you haven’t read about the dangerous effects of microbeads on the environment, now is the time to do so. These microscopic pieces of plastic that soak up toxins are commonly found in exfoliates, soaps and other skin care products. Microbeads can slip through water treatment systems when they’re washed down the drain and have been found polluting our oceans and great lakes.

Due to this growing concern, Chella has come up with the perfect alternative to microbeads – the Chella Exfoliating Cleanser – with natural, botanical jojoba beads. Jojoba beads (a product of the jojoba shrub) are a liquid wax that’s been processed to a solid wax, and are biodegradable. Commonly referred to as jojoba ester, the beads are spherical in shape, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.


The Chella Exfoliating Cleanser has time-released salicylic acid to equalize oil, and counter acne causing bacteria on the skin, while the cucumber peel refreshes and cools irritated skin. Formulated for challenging skin, the Chella Exfoliating Cleanser Microbead Purifier is a perfect addition to your fall skincare routine. To use, activate a small quantity of cleanser with warm water and work into the face and neck. Use as a daily cleanser or as a bi-weekly exfoliating treatment.

The Chella Exfoliating Cleanser Microbead Purifier and the Chella Exfoliating Cleanser can be purchased on http://www.shape.com.

Find more information about the harmful effects of microbeads on the environment on National Public Radio’s website, http://www.npr.org.