For anyone who has been concerned about the possible association of Microbeads with our cosmetics and beauty products, please read the following statement from the Lead Chemist, SeneGence International:

“Microbeads, more commonly known as Polyethylene, are now banned globally for use in cosmetic products.

Microbeads wash down the drains, cannot be filtered out by many wastewater treatment plants and they slip easily into waterways. Fish and other marine animals often eat them, introducing potentially toxic substances into the food chain. This is the main reason why Microbeads have been banned.

Sodium Polyacrylate, also known as super absorbent polymer, is an ingredient used in the SeneGence Dry Cleanser which is bio-degradable. This is not considered a Poly, i.e. polyurethane and polypropylene.  Sodium Polyacrylate is not considered a microbead.

It has been rigorously tested in the US and abroad and the predominant conclusions are that it is completely safe and non-toxic.

The FDA has approved it as a food additive and the EPA considers Sodium Polyacrylate harmless when ingested. Sodium Polyacrylate is less toxic than table sugar.”


We hope this puts your minds at rest and further establishes SeneGence products as environmentally friendly.

The SheerSense Team