Pumice

We at TreeActiv care about the health of the planet as much as we care about your skin and hair health. That’s why we pledge to only use non-toxic, eco-friendly ingredients. 

Many companies today still use microbeads as an exfoliator in cleansers, scrubs, soaps, toothpaste, and many more products. Microbeads are tiny, solid particles that are made of plastic and do not dissolve in water. They pose a great threat to marine life when they enter water systems or oceans, where they cause pollution and are mistaken as food by aquatic animals.

So, What’s Up with Pumice?

During volcanic eruptions, gases may escape from viscous magma and form bubbles within the magma. When magma with such bubbles harden, the result is the formation of the igneous rock, Pumice.

Unlike companies that use environmentally damaging components like microbeads, we use natural and safe alternatives that provide the same, if not better, benefits. Pumice is a naturally occurring exfoliant that we use as an ingredient in our Acne Eliminating Face Cleanser. The powdered form of Pumice provides an abrasive action that removes buildup in skin pores without irritating skin.

Pumice has also found its way into several other applications. It’s used in dental products, water filtration systems, construction, body scrubs, and more.

Why Do We Use Pumice in TreeActiv Products?

  • Powdered Pumice is an all-natural exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil from the pores.
  • Its cleansing and exfoliating properties help reduce acne and prevent breakouts.
  • It helps activate the regeneration of skin cells, allowing new skin to replace old skin layers.
  • It helps improve skin tone, texture, and clarity.
  • Pumice is not known to cause irritation and is gentle on sensitive skin.
  • It has a very low specific gravity, allowing it to stay suspended in the product.
  • Pumice stones are a cost-effective product because much of its manufacturing process is done by Mother Nature.

Which TreeActiv Products Contain Pumice?

Some Fun Facts about Pumice
  • Pumice cools down and hardens so quickly that it starts out as molten rock thrown into the air and lands on the earth as Pumice.
  • Pumice stones come in a variety of sizes, from dust particles to rocks as big as a house.
  • Due to its air bubbles, Pumice stones have amazingly low density and float on water until they become waterlogged and sink.

 

References:

http://microbeadreplacement.com 

https://www.softschools.com/facts/rocks/pumice_facts/2979 

https://medium.com/@knotcanisp/pumic-powder-insights-8056ff9601b

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