Hi this is Damien. Welcome to a new episode of ASK SURFRIER. It are supposed to make you prettier, younger and thinner, and you use them every day. COSMETICS!! Destined to be applied on your delicate skin, in reality, these beauty products are a weapon of mass destruction against the environment and your health. Involving thousands of plastic beads in our day to day products, they can represent up to 10% of the volume of the product. Used for their exfoliating effect, they are especially destructive to nature. By their microscopic size, they flow into the sewage system and end up in the oceans. Once in the water, the plastic will set chemical pollutants such as pesticides or hydrocarbons. The micro beads, assimilated to the plankton, will be ingested by marine species that are part of our diet. Some of these pollutants are endocrine disruptors. They affect our hormonal balance and thereby promote obesity, diabetes, stress or even sexual issues. Now, how do we find out which products are affected? Take toothpaste, for example. If the list of ingredients includes polyethylene, that product contains micro beads. Now you know! Otherwise, there is an app for that. With the application Beat the Microbead, you simply scan the barcode of a product and you will know if it contains micro beads. I am leaving you. I am going to have a word with YouTube beautie vloggers that play a little too much with microbeads so farewell. See you later.