Woman claims microbeads “stuck in” her face from scrub

A budding beauty influencer was shocked and has issued an online warning to anyone who uses face wash containing microbeads – after a horrific discovery in the middle of the face.

“Boys, this is crazy: So I went straight and got my facial – I feel slim,” Emma Kingsley revealed in a now viral TikTok video, which has over 1.8 million views as of Wednesday.

Kingsley, however, claimed she was shocked when her esthetician found small red and orange pearls embedded in her skin during her facial.

“She asked me, in the middle of my face, ‘What kind of face wash do you use?’ And I thought, “Well, I ran out of my normal stuff, so I used the Neutrogena – the grapefruit thing.”

Kingsley claimed that her face nurse asked, “Are there any orange or red pearls in it?” She followed up with, “Yes, it’s there.”

That’s when the ticked TikToker enters: “BEADS. Neutrogena beads have stuck to my face. She pulled out several Neutrogena beads. If you use Neutrogena Grapefruit scrub – stop, STOP. “

She said her esthetician explained that when Kingsley washed her face with warm water, it had opened the pores of her face, which she then continued to treat with the product.

“Every time I washed my face, I opened my pores and I wanted to scrub the scrub, and then a little bead gets in there,” she claimed. “And then I finished washing my face with cold water, because it is good against inflammation. So the pores closed, the pearls never come out, and they are stuck in my face. “

In 2015, Congress amended the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and passed the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which bans the manufacture, packaging, and distribution of rinsed cosmetics containing plastic microbeads.

Kingsley had run out of his regular face wash and started using Neutrogena.
Kingsley claims she ran out of her regular face wash and started using Neutrogena.

On the brand’s website, the Neutrogena Grapefruit Scrub list states that it does not contain plastic microbeads and “contains gentle exfoliating agents that smooth out roughness without drying out or irritating acne-prone skin.”

Neutrogena products typically contain microcrystalline / cellulose beads that are biodegradable.

The Post has approached Johnson & Johnson, the parent company behind the brand, for comment.

Kingsley told BuzzFeed: “I actually thought the face wash worked well. My skin looked fine and I had no irritation. I also have sensitive skin, but I had no idea the product was hurting me.”

In her viral clip, the content creator admitted to being “so freaked out,” but added that she is “so grateful to my esthetician.”

Kingsley said she will no longer use the face wash.
Kingsley said she will no longer use the face wash.

Meanwhile, her TikTok viewers were horrified to think they could have little pearls stuck in their skin.

“I used the beads in my early 20s and thought they would exfoliate,” commented one TikToker. “But I got the worst acne after and even got a bead stuck in my tear duct, no thanks!”

“I literally put two and two together last month and thought my pearl face wash messed up my face! This confirms it,” wrote another.

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