FAQ | Formula without microplastic

What is Microplastic?

Microplastics are very small pieces of microplastic that pollute the environment. They are not a specific type of plastic but rather any type of plastic fragment smaller than five millimeters. They enter natural ecosystems from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, cosmetics, clothing and industrial processes.

What is the origin of microplastics?

Direct release of micro particles (e.g. scrubs and abrasives in household and personal care products) into waterways and via urban wastewater treatment.

How do Henkel and Fa assess the microplastic problems?

Henkel’s brand Fa uses alternative substitutions of microplastics which was realized for the portfolio in 2018. We are committed to ensuring that our cosmetic products do not cause any microplastics to enter the environment. Read more about our commitment:

 

 

https://www.henkel.com/sustainability/positions/microplastics 

Are there Fa products that contain microplastic?

Currently our Fa Scrubs contain Acrylates Copolymer which is not a microplastic (neither solid nor water solube) but is listed by some NGOs as a liquid microplastic

What alternative is used in Fa Scubs?

Our Fa Scrubs have Apricot kernel peeling particles instead of microplastic.