Enjoy a soft and silky smooth skin without destroying aquatic life.
Microplastics are added in many exfoliating products or in soaps as a mild abrasive for skin; it is a cheaper alternative (but not biodegradable) to bamboo fragments, algae, kernels or horsehair gloves, which were used in the past.
These nanoparticles essentially made of polymers (a petrol-derived plastic) are rejected in the sewers after the product has been used and reappear in our rivers. They hang on to algae or settle in the silt. As they are often transparent, they are misidentified with plankton. As a matter of fact, significant quantities of many different microplastics can be found in marine organisms consumed by humans (e.g.: oysters, mussels, water snails, fishes and shellfish).
Medical-aesthetic is practiced by a dermatologist or a doctor who has been duly trained in plastic surgery; or a registered nurse who is supervised by one of these two professionals. An aesthetician without these specific trainings is not allowed to provide medico-aesthetic care.
Medical-aesthetic includes all injectable filling products (Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, etc.) and chemical peels. When it comes to using devices like IPL, microdermabrasion, and lasers, an aesthetician’s activities are limited: strict rules exist and technicians cannot go beyond their field of expertise.
Cosmetic products using the name “Medical-aesthetic” contain no ingredient with higher concentrations or particular medical qualities. If they do, make sure the DIN (Drug Identification Number) is indicated. It corresponds to a pharmaceutical product.