Earlier this year President Obama issued a ban on all microbeads (tiny plastics that are used as an exfoliant in cosmetics products) in cosmetic formulations. The US ban is to begin taking effect between the beginning to middle of 2017. Earlier this week, the UK followed suit and issued a similar ban on all microbeads in cosmetics formulas.These little plastic beads were banned in the US and then the UK because of their propensity to end up in marine life and pollute our waters as well as endanger our marine life. Score one for a more natural, healthier way to better skincare! There are more natural, healthier and safer for our environment ingredients that can help to exfoliate our skin and keep it looking healthy! One such product is cornmeal and you will find that in our body polishes. Other great, natural exfoliants are sugar and yes, even coffee!
Then earlier this week, the US FDA announced that all companies were to remove antibacterial agents like triclosan, triclocarbon, and 17 other chemicals out of their soaps. There was no science to show that having these agents in the soaps did anything for keeping us safe and “cleaner” than just using plain soap and water. The marketing ploy that many of the larger skincare companies has been under review since 2013 and this week the US FDA finally issued the ban on these chemicals. Some of the science may even show that the prolonged use of these chemical agents may cause detrimental harm to the human body over time. Most harmful bacteria can be simply handled with plain soap and water and the mere nature of how handmade, cold processed soaps, and other similarly made soaps makes it very difficult for most of the bacteria to survive once they come into contact with a natural, handmade bar of soap and water. At itiba, we manufacture and create a healthier, safer, more natural soap that does NOT contain any of the 19 dangerous chemicals that the US FDA has recently banned.
itiba, LLC Body Polishes
This year has truly been a blessing! Our body polishes are being featured in the March 2014 issue of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Magazine! Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa is published in over 30 countries, distributed in over 70, and has been in circulation in America since 1985, and is dedicated to “up to date knowledge in the world of spas, well being, beauty” and “encompasses all aspects of the spa industry: skin care, body care, makeup, spa therapies, and business management.” We are honoured to have been selected to be a part this publication.
We’re only two months into the year and it has already been a year to remember! We started off the year with a feature in POSE Magazine! If you’ve ever wondered how itiba, LLC came to be, check out pages 29-32 of the New Year 2014 issue the magazine. Click here to read