Identify products that use microbeads

Cosmetic products with microbeads

With the Beat the Microbead app, you can find out if the household products you use contain microbeads that are adding to the plastic pollution in our oceans.

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) have identified over 500 microplastic ingredients widely used in cosmetics and personal care products



  • Makes information easy to access
  • Can lead to more informed purchasing


  • Focuses on plastic ingredients, not packaging
  • Does not contain all products
  • Requires a smartphone

Making a difference

Since the beginning of Beat the Microbead, 15 countries have taken steps to ban microbeads.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution