These Natural Exfoliators Are Good for You and the Planet

Remember those little plastic beads that were in so many of your favorite skincare products once upon a time? There's a reason you haven't seen them around in a while: In the wake of scientific studies showing us just how harmful microbeads are to the environment, President Barack Obama signed the Microbead-Free Waters Act in December 2015, which prohibits the inclusion of plastic microbeads in soaps, body washes, and toothpastes. Luckily there are still plenty of scrubs out there that give you the same benefits as your old standbys, only without causing pollution or otherwise harming the planet we call home. Scroll down to see the natural exfoliators we love.