1 June 2021

How much do you know about microbeads?

Microbeads are cheap to produce. Not only are they cheap, but they are harmful to the environment, especially to marine life.

Microbeads are usually made of plastics that are really small and are usually used in our day to day products such as scrubs, exfoliators and even body wash. They are called micro for a reason, they are TINY, Tiny enough to not get filtered by most of the wastewater treatment system.

Microbeads  are undegradable | undissolvable and when they get to the marine environment, it harms marine life. They absorb toxins and may potentially end up in the marine food chain. Not only that, it pollutes our water drinking source thus indirectly putting our health in danger. Why are we even putting our lives in danger? 

No doubt, microbeads are really useful to help us exfoliate our skin. But what if there is an alternative to that? Now in the market, there are many products that are microbead free and use NATURAL exfoliator such as argan oil shell, almond shell and olive stone granules. 

Care for the environment while you care for your skin.

Here are some recommendations from L’Erbolario!

  1. If you are looking for something floral and citrusy

Try Shades of Dahlia Butter Scrub. 

Dahlias are all about adventurous journeys, explorations and exotic places.

This scrub is rich and buttery that gently exfoliates your skin with Garnet and Olive Stone micro granules, leaving you with a smoother, softer and well-nourished skin.

Made with 97% naturally-derived ingredients.



  1. If you love Cherry

Try Tra I Ciliegi Magic Action Exfoliating Body Oil-Gel.

Contains Cherry Seed Oil rich in Vitamin A  to improve skin health and uses Cherry Kernel micro-granules as the scrub to exfoliate! This MAGIC scrub softens itself to a milky emulsion and exfoliates all impurities and dead skin cells. Leaving your skin velvety smooth.

Made with 99% naturally-derived ingredients.



  1. If you want to prevent & reduce stretch mark


Try Stretch Mark Prevention Body Scrub Cream Le Superattive. 


A soft and scented cream for a simple yet highly effective part in your beauty routine. This Scrub Cream cleanses, smoothens, refines your skin, leaving it soft and toned: impeccable!

Not only can it be used before, during and after pregnancy, this exfoliator is also suitable for those who are concerned about stretch marks from losing weight, puberty etc.

Rich in Kigelia africana extract, It firms and tightens skin, making it a wonder to combat premature aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. 

Without any microbeads, it uses Almond Shell Granules and gentle soap cleansing to remove impurities, dead skin cells, micro obstacles that STOP SKIN RESPIRATION, thus promoting natural renewal of skin. 

Our scrubs do not contain artificial fragrances and are tested for heavy metals such as mercury, which may harm a developing baby brain.

Made with 98% naturally-derived ingredients.

L’Erbolario fundamentals

➢    Natural

➢    Tested against metals

➢    Cruelty-Free Certified | Does not test on animals

➢    Does not contain harmful ingredients such as PLASTIC MICROBEADS, petroleum, artificial fragrances,  parabens etc.

➢    Environmentally sustainable packaging

○      Uses recycled material that can be recycled.

○      Uses Green PE & PET obtain from  renewable sources such as sugar cane

○      Paper/Paperboard items - FSC certified [correct and responsible management of forest resources]


La naturale bellezza 100% italiana

L'erbolario Head Quarters

Advanced Apotheke Sdn Bhd
Oasis Square, B-6-13, Block B, 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-7832 6333


GMO Free
No animal testing
7 Tested metals

Monitoring the content of 7 metals* to minimise the risk of allergy and therefore also protect highly sensitive skin. *Nickel, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony and Chromium

Does not contain animal-derived ingredients

Does not contain
animal-derived ingredients

FSC® Paper Packaging

FSC® Paper

Dermatologically Tested