Cosmetics companies celebrate UK microbead ban

Bulldog and FIT skincare laud government's renewed commitment to phase out microbeads in cosmetics products

The UK government has confirmed that a ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics products could be enforced as early as next year.

The news came on 3 September when Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced firm plans to ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing the tiny plastic particles.

The announcement represents welcome progress for skin care companies Bulldog Skincare For Men and FIT skincare, both of which formulate their products with microbead alternatives.

In response to Leadsom's announcement, Simon Duffy, Founder of Bulldog Skincare For Men, told Cosmetics Business: “From our very first day more than ten years ago in the formulation lab, we made a decision to never use microbeads at Bulldog.

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