Recently a huge chunk of the population has
shifted towards shower gels. The biggest reason might
be the fact that shower gels can provide a better care for
the skin. They were made with the motive of providing
gentle cleansing and moisturizing qualities contrary to
that of a regular soap, so that the people can enjoy a
better skin care experience. Shower gels generally use
chemicals especially sodium lauryl sulfate and betaines.
These are believed to cause skin irritation and may not
be washed off properly especially in hard water. The
recent shower gels have a combined scrubbing effect
included along with the scented or flavored body wash.
For the scrubbing activity microbeads are employed.
These microbeads used as a scrubber are polymers, e.g.
being polyethylene or nylon etc. We know how plastics
are harmful to us and the environment. And this is a
cause of major concern. And since it is small in size it
makes it relatively dangerous. Microbeads, because of
their small size, have a large surface area by volume
which allows them to accumulate highly toxic materials
which are toxic to the person and the environment. To
overcome the menace of microbeads we propose an
Keywords : Microbeads, Marine Life, Micro Plastic, Biodegradable Alternatives.