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Microplastics in Skincare Products

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What are Microplastics?

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) defines Microplastics as solid, non-water-soluble and non-biodegradable plastic particles that are five millimeters or less in size. Primary Microplastics are intentionally created as tiny particles to use as a product ingredient. In contrast, secondary Microplastics are the by-product of large plastic pieces as they break down into smaller pieces due to erosion and exposure to natural elements.

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