By 2017, the manufacturing and use of plastic microbeads will be banned. The tiny beads -- which are in beauty products designed to exfoliate -- have been polluting our waterways because they do not biodegrade. They are also mistaken for food by fish. Ban or no ban, top beauty experts agree: They never did a good job anyway. When looking for natural skin products, look for natural exfoliators like rice, apricot seeds, nutshells and bamboo to get your skin looking its best.