Bio-glitter® is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic-based glitter. Developed to help tackle the part glitter plays in microplastic pollution, Bio-glitter® uses plant material as its basis rather than polyester and will naturally degrade into harmless substances in the environment. Currently this cellulose base cannot tolerate solvent environments so they are not suitable for nail polishes, but they are perfectly fine for most other cosmetic applications as well as wider glitter applications. Microfine Glitters (150 microns or 006 Hex and under) are approved for use in eye make-up. Also approved for many lip products in the EU, although advise testing to ensure suitability.
Glitters may either want to float or sink out of suspension in certain products so a 'suspension' base may be required for certain types of products when adding glitters.
We now have two products in available from the Bio-glitter® range; the first product, Cosmetic Bio-glitter® Sparkle is >90% plastic free and the new Cosmetic Bio-glitter® Pure, is 100% plastic free. Both ranges are naturally biodegradable and offer their own special effect appearance and specific properties.