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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > December/January 2017 > NOT JUST A DROP IN THE OCEAN


At healthy HQ, we were delighted to hear of government plans to ban microbeads – exfoliating plastic particles found in body scrubs to toothpastes – in response to marine pollution. The ban on the particles (often called polyethylene or polypropylene on labels) in cosmetics and cleaning products by 2017 has been dubbed the new ‘5p plastic bag charge’.

‘Banning them is also good from a dermatology point of view,’ says Bianca Estelle, of Bea Skin Clinic. ‘As overuse may tear skin and could cause infection.’

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It's almost Christmas! Get prepared with the December/January healthy magazine, featuring wellness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk, Natasha Corrett and Carly Rowena. Find 37 festive recipes – including clean, free-from, healthy and delicious options to please everyone. Plus, two women reveal their life-changing #bestgiftever – what's yours? Keep your mind and body on track this Christmas with the new digital edition of healthy.