My Favorite Biodegradable Exfoliating Cleansers

If you care about your skincare routine, you probably have an opinion about the impending ban on microbeads. I love that these microbeads are being banned because they do not dissolve and may pose a threat to the environment. However, some ladies are a bit frantic because their staple cleansers won’t be around anymore. Well, fret not. I have pulled together a list of my favorite natural exfoliants. I have purchased each of these products within the last year and have LOVED each of them.

Lush Cosmetics Products

I have to start my list here because this is my favorite company for skin care. Aside from their awesome natural products, they usually are fighting for several causes. They were very active in the fight against microbeads, so this feature was a no-brainer. To purchase any of these, visit your local Lush Cosmetics store or order online.

Ocean Salt


What’s inside: sea salt, grapefruit infusion, fresh organic lime extracted in vodka, avocado butter, extra virgin coconut oil, seaweed absolute, violet leaf absolute, glycerine and lanolin


Dark Angels


What’s inside: rhassoul mud, cold pressed organic avocado oil, glycerine, powdered charcoal, black sugar, sandalwood oil, and rosewood oil


Angels on Bare Skin


What’s inside: ground almonds, glycerine , kaolin, water,  lavender oilRose Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Tagetes OilBenzoin Resinoid, and lavender flowers


Let The Good Times Roll


What’s inside: maize flour, glycerine, talc, water, corn oil, corn meal, cinnamon powder, gardenia extract, and popcorn.



If you prefer the DIY route, here are a few natural exfoliants you can add to your pre-existing cleanser:

Ground Coffee

Raw Sugar

Sea Salt

Oatmeal or Cornmeal

Mix ingredients into your favorite oils and clarifying liquids to come up with your own unique cleanser.

If you have any favorite natural cleansers and/or have tried any of the ones listed here, let me know in the comments.


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