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2014-06-19 03:15:44 PM  
Real men exfoliate with guns.
 
2014-06-19 03:18:32 PM  

algrant33: CheekyMonkey: Dinjiin: algrant33: They rub dead skin off of your body.

So do scrubs with natural pumice materials, like ground apricot pits.  I assume the plastic beads were cheaper, which is why they used them.

"Natural pumice materials"?!?

Pumice is a volcanic rock, not a type of material.

The fark are you talking about?  Rock is a type of material.  What the hell do you think material is?


Okay, that response nearly ruined my keyboard.
 
2014-06-19 03:18:43 PM  

algrant33: CheekyMonkey: Dinjiin: algrant33: They rub dead skin off of your body.

So do scrubs with natural pumice materials, like ground apricot pits.  I assume the plastic beads were cheaper, which is why they used them.

"Natural pumice materials"?!?

Pumice is a volcanic rock, not a type of material.

The fark are you talking about?  Rock is a type of material.  What the hell do you think material is?


The stuff Carlos Mencia steals from other comedians?
 
2014-06-19 03:24:10 PM  

algrant33: CheekyMonkey: Dinjiin: algrant33: They rub dead skin off of your body.

So do scrubs with natural pumice materials, like ground apricot pits.  I assume the plastic beads were cheaper, which is why they used them.

"Natural pumice materials"?!?

Pumice is a volcanic rock, not a type of material.

The fark are you talking about?  Rock is a type of material.  What the hell do you think material is?


Something gathered to modify objects in RPGs?
 
2014-06-19 03:27:16 PM  

Ex-Texan: Ah, I remember in the "Old days", we'd use Fullers earth. Fullers earth was made primarily of very small, tiny glass beads. We'd mix them with putty, use them to make fillets for models scale airplanes. Haven't used that in over 20 years. They use that a lot foe special effects in films, say the desert sequences in "Dune". Good stuff. Just don't breathe it.
 I've got a 1/3rd scale P-40 Warhawk in my garage I used it on. Pane is as big as my full sized pickup. Acratch built.


???  I thought Fuller's earth was just finely powdered clay.

From the EB:   fuller's earth,  any fine-grained, naturally occurring earthy substance that has a substantial ability to adsorb impurities or colouring bodies from fats, grease, or oils.


Diatomaceous earth, on the other hand, is basically small glass beads...in the form of a bunch of long-dead diatoms.

With all this fuss about microbeads, what's going to happen when they catch on to nano-particles??
 
GBB
2014-06-19 03:29:12 PM  
I thought that said "microbeards"

www.troll.me
 
2014-06-19 03:36:45 PM  
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ALL ONE! OR NONE!!
 
2014-06-19 03:41:34 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Look, libs, if I want to consume fish filled with microbeads and exfoliate my colon then that's my business.  What about my personal freedom to have a smooth and shiny colon?


Have your boyfriend use a sandpaper condom.
 
2014-06-19 03:49:54 PM  

Dinjiin: So do scrubs with natural pumice materials, like ground apricot pits.


So does sand. Which is almost certainly cheaper than apricot pits or plastic beads, native to most environments, and super-inert -- that's why we use sand as an abrasive in most industries. But clearly they wanted to market something else.

/ So does moderate pressure on a cloth
 
2014-06-19 03:59:09 PM  

special20: Rapmaster2000: Look, libs, if I want to consume fish filled with microbeads and exfoliate my colon then that's my business.  What about my personal freedom to have a smooth and shiny colon?

Have your boyfriend use a sandpaper condom.


Ouch!
 
2014-06-19 04:08:25 PM  

Marquis de Sod: ALL ONE! OR NONE!!


One gallon of delightfully ball-tinglin' soap, ten gallons of crazy.
 
2014-06-19 04:13:20 PM  

Dinjiin: algrant33: They rub dead skin off of your body.

So do scrubs with natural pumice materials, like ground apricot pits.  I assume the plastic beads were cheaper, which is why they used them.


Came to post "Or, you know, you could buy a decent dead skin scrubber with apricot stones in it"
 
2014-06-19 04:33:42 PM  

algrant33: CheekyMonkey: Dinjiin: algrant33: They rub dead skin off of your body.

So do scrubs with natural pumice materials, like ground apricot pits.  I assume the plastic beads were cheaper, which is why they used them.

"Natural pumice materials"?!?

Pumice is a volcanic rock, not a type of material.

The fark are you talking about?  Rock is a type of material.  What the hell do you think material is?


Poorly phrased on my part.  Should read "not a category of materials".   Ground apricot pits are not "natural pumice materials", given that pumice is a specific type of volcanic rock, and ground apricot pits are not.
 
2014-06-19 04:52:09 PM  
Of course they did. It was a costly marketing gimmick. You don't need grit with emulsifiers.
 
2014-06-19 05:06:42 PM  

Dimensio: algrant33: ArcadianRefugee: algrant33: miss diminutive: "microbeads" -- tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste


Why the hell were these things in there in the first place?


They rub dead skin off of your body.


Pretty sure toothpaste has some abrasives in it and none made from plastic.


Aaaand you'd be wrong.
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I can assure you that plastic beads were not part of the original formula.



That toothpaste was perfect for getting rid of those pesky tobacco stains.
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/there's another brand even more racist that I dare not post on Fark
 
2014-06-19 05:14:03 PM  
Well I think this bit,

"The industry has yet to endorse a California bill that wouldn't make an exception for biodegradable microbeads, which the industry says are on the drawing board."

is the real clue.  Sounds like current micro-beads are already on the way out with new and improved, self-rotting microbeads in the works.  And the companies making this crap want to lock in an exception to the restriction for the replacement before anyone has a chance to find out what problems they might cause.

It's like fracking companies agreeing to stop using the current mix of poison as long as the "better version" is explicitly allowed in the bill banning the current stuff.
 
2014-06-19 05:16:14 PM  

CheekyMonkey: given that pumice is a specific type of volcanic rock, and ground apricot pits are not.


Misstatement on my part noted.
 
2014-06-19 05:16:20 PM  

tricycleracer: Knows something about abrasive materials


That's farking precious!  Gave me a farking laugh!  Thanks.
 
2014-06-19 05:27:40 PM  
I rerd that as 'microbreads'
 
2014-06-19 05:38:12 PM  

Gough: Ex-Texan: Ah, I remember in the "Old days", we'd use Fullers earth. Fullers earth was made primarily of very small, tiny glass beads. We'd mix them with putty, use them to make fillets for models scale airplanes. Haven't used that in over 20 years. They use that a lot foe special effects in films, say the desert sequences in "Dune". Good stuff. Just don't breathe it.
 I've got a 1/3rd scale P-40 Warhawk in my garage I used it on. Pane is as big as my full sized pickup. Acratch built.

???  I thought Fuller's earth was just finely powdered clay.

From the EB:   fuller's earth,  any fine-grained, naturally occurring earthy substance that has a substantial ability to adsorb impurities or colouring bodies from fats, grease, or oils.


Diatomaceous earth, on the other hand, is basically small glass beads...in the form of a bunch of long-dead diatoms.

With all this fuss about microbeads, what's going to happen when they catch on to nano-particles??


The fuss isn't about microbeads. It's about PLASTIC microbeads, which are a known carcinogen that has been found to be persistent in the food chain. RTFA.
 
2014-06-19 05:40:07 PM  

Choc-Ful-A: Well I think this bit,

"The industry has yet to endorse a California bill that wouldn't make an exception for biodegradable microbeads, which the industry says are on the drawing board."

is the real clue.  Sounds like current micro-beads are already on the way out with new and improved, self-rotting microbeads in the works.  And the companies making this crap want to lock in an exception to the restriction for the replacement before anyone has a chance to find out what problems they might cause.

It's like fracking companies agreeing to stop using the current mix of poison as long as the "better version" is explicitly allowed in the bill banning the current stuff.


"Biodegradeable" plastic is a crock. There's no such thing. What they do is splice the hydrocarbons with starch, which allows them to break down into smaller pieces. But they're still the same, indigestible, potentially toxic long-chain hydrocarbons after they "biodegrade."
 
gja
2014-06-19 05:45:33 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Look, libs, if I want to consume fish filled with microbeads and exfoliate my colon then that's my business.  What about my personal freedom to have a smooth and shiny colon?


HEY! Here ya go!
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2014-06-20 04:59:01 AM  

Dinjiin: CheekyMonkey: given that pumice is a specific type of volcanic rock, and ground apricot pits are not.

Misstatement on my part noted.


Perhaps you, and others who have mentioned "pumice", meant "pomace"?
 
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