French beauty powerhouse L’Oréal has confirmed it has completed the reformulation of its wash off products to remove plastic microbeads as cleansing or exfoliating agents.
The move draws on the company’s commitment to sustainable production, with a statement reading, “Plastic debris in the marine environment and waterways is a subject of concern for L’Oréal. In accordance with our commitment, L’Oréal no longer uses plastic microbeads as cleansing or exfoliating agents in its wash-off products.”
The company is using minerals such as clays or powder of fruit kernels as an alternative to the harmful microbeads.
While the formulation has been completed, the company stated there may be some products on the market containing microbeads, with the all new formulae available shortly.