Biodedegradable Glitter

🌎 The world is facing a major issue with plastic pollution and glitter has contributed to the microplastic pollution on the planet

 ‘Plastic’ glitter, defined as a microplastic, takes hundreds of years to degrade in natural environments.

Scientists call for a ban on glitter globally!

Coventioanl glitter is a microplastic made of plastic and aluminum!
Yes, glitter, like microbeads, is an ecological hazard that is found in one-third of all fish, coral, and crabs!  🐠
There is an estimate of billions of microplastic particles flushed down the drain every day and 51 trillion microplastic particles in the world’s oceans. 🐢

Traditional plastic glitter is also toxic to our bodies.

❌ Please don't buy conventional glitter products, glittery cards, wrapping paper, or anything that contains conventional glitter because we know where they end up! During the holidays, skip any products with plastic glitter and luster including packaging knowing that you are helping the oceans, rivers, and waterways! 💦 

Since conventional glitter is made of plastic or aluminum, I don’t recommend buying them or applying glittery makeup, especially on your lips, since it can be ingested! 

Greenwashing compostable glitter: Greenwashing is when a company pretends to be eco-friendly.  There are companies claiming compostable glitter, but they are not the same as biodegradable.

Compostable glitter does not biodegrade in nature and is not an eco glitter. Their misliding claims promote products that contribute to global pollution. 🐬

Best tips to avoid greenwashing glitter is to look for:

  • Products certified by third-party organizations.

  • Independently tested by OWS, a world leading company in the biodegradability and compostability testing of products and materials.

  • Certified Bioglitter that passed the fresh waster test 

  • Certified that don't mix bio gitter with pastic glitter

  • NOT in hexagon shapes 

 

Beware of companies selling products labeled as Biodegradable unless they can show proven details and testing of the products. Bio-Glitter Brand products are created in the UK, are award winning, and rigorously tested to high standards. One way to spot a fake is to know that ALL of Bio-Glitters sparkles are cut into hexagon shapes.

✅ Solution: Eco glitter Real Bioglitter: An ethical, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and non-toxic, way to sparkle.

💎The real Bio-glitter®: also known as Eco glitter was invented in the UK and it is made of Eucalyptus cellulose. 

What is it? Bio-glitter® is an alternative to plastic glitters. It is independently tested and proven degrade naturally in waterways like sewers, lakes, and landfills so that it never pollutes the oceans. Its made of eucalyptus cellulose, and actually becomes food for the same hungry organisms that break down waste products.

When the glitter finds its way to a sewer, lake, or river it will biodegrade in a matter of weeks. This process is faster when the environment is warmer, wetter, and has more hungry microbes present. Plastic glitter takes thousands of years! In the meantime, if a speck of glitter is eaten by marine life, its really no biggie because its made of plants, not harmful plastics.

Bio-glitter® is the only glitter on the market that carries the biodegradability in cosmetic glitter certification.

Fresh waster test :  Bioglitter passed the test!!  Tt is biodegradable in soil, waste water, fresh water, and other similar conditions that are representative of the natural environment in which there is a significantly higher probability that glitter will be found after use.

They passed the test in: Oceans and seas, Lakes and rivers, Soil and shower/bath water, Garden compost heap, Collected compost bin and most of their biodegradable content biodegraded in less than 4 weeks!!

The Certified Biodegradable glitter Bio-glitter® is also suitable for anaerobic digestion. That means that if a fish or other marine animal accidentally consumes it, the glitter will break down in the process of digestion, instead of remaining in the animal and accumulating as it is consumed up the food chain.

These biodegradable Bio-glitter® brands are based on a modified regenerated cellulose base and are not synthetic (plastic) glitter,and plant-based glitter are also 40% softer than regular plastic glitter.

The real Bio-glitter® characteristics:

 

  • 100% biodegradable

  • Biodegrades 90% in nature in just 30 days.

  • 30-40% softer than regular plastic glitter or compostable glitter.

  • Only hexagonal in shape

  • Plastic-free

  • Aluminum-free

  • Plant-based glitter

There are two types of Bio-glitter®: I recommend the first one

  • Bioglitter Pure (100% plastic free)

  • Bioglitter Sparkle (92% plastic free) 

Bio-glitter®  types:

  • Bioglitter Sparkle

  • Bioglitter Pure

  • Bioglitter Deco

 

💎Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is a trailblazing innovation in eco-friendly cosmetic effect pigments. Being heavy metal free and 40% softer than plastic glitter, adds to improved consumer safety and comfort. Its Non-Toxic and 100% free of 14 common allergens (as with all products, you should do a patch test to make sure your skin isn't irritated by this product!)

USE:

Without the presence of hungry enzymes found in water systems, bio-glitter is completely shelf stable. It won't breakdown in fresh bath water, gels, glues, epoxies, paints, glosses and so on. That makes it perfect for any application where glitter will enter the water system. 

  • Cosmetics: body, face, Hair, and nails. Daily Makeup, festival makeup.

  • Bath: soaps, bath bombs, lotions, body gels,masks and scrubs

  • Crafts: tumblers, painting, kids projects, flowers, slime, projects, fairy gardens, tumblers, clothing, candles, and wax melts.

APPLICATION:
To apply loose glitter on your skin, you can use any organic oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or organic aloe vera

Apply the medium directly to your skin and press glitter over the top. Broad application, use a round brush. For precision, use a flat brush. For a video look here 

💎Deco Bio-glitter® is a special TECHNICAL grade of Bio-glitter designed and formulated specifically for general use. Its heat resistant, and can be easily sprayed, dripped, dipped or mixed into other products. Deco Bio-glitter is however not skin-safe and shouldn't be used in cosmetic applications.

  • Craft use on tumblers, mixed into acrylic, oil, glue, epoxy, candles, ect.

  • Horticulture use to spray or sprinkle on plants and flowers.

  • Clothing applications such as screen printing, fabrics, drop printing.

  • Gift applications such as greeting cards, wrapping paper, and bows.

  • Industrial use in indoor and outdoor paints, tile, grout, countertops

 

Here you will find The ONLY glitter brands that biodegrades naturally in wastewater!

Brands that offer the only glitter on the market that doesn't require a composter to degrade divides by continents:

Their 100% Bio-glitter is the world’s first naturally biodegradable glitter

This plant-based glitter is based on a modified regenerated cellulose base instead of synthetic (plastic) glitter that is also 40% softer than regular plastic glitter.

They are governed under strict guidelines and audited to guarantee that they will never mix their bio blitter with regular plastic glitter. They are offering an innovative glitter that provides a shiny and sparkly effect without contaminating the environment.

They replaced the plastic core found in regular glitters and substituted it with a eucalyptus cellulose core.

Available in a variety of colors and a ton of glitter particle sizes:

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USA - Today Glitter
100% Biodegradable Glitter (Bioglitter®)
Bioglitter, 100% biodegradable glitter, certified, Today Glitter

💎 World's first 100% plastic-free glitter. Ideal for water-based applications, soaps, oils, etc... First and only FDA-approved glitter for usage in lips. Bright, colorful, and soft eucalyptus-based glitter. 

💎 Bio-glitter; the first glitter that received a third-party certification verifying that degrades in the natural environment. Any other biodegradable glitter not from Bio-glitter does not verify this claim.

💎 40% softer than regular plastic glitter. We suggest using a glitter primer/gel to apply these glitters. Use the brush, fingertips with gentle pressure on the skin.

Today Glitter is the first company in the US to become a verified retail partner of Bioglitter. Their quality is fully guaranteed. 

Today Gitter does not sell plastic glitter or fake biodegradable glitter (like compostable glitter). They never mix original Bioglitter with fake Bioglitter.

As  the first authorized retailer of Bioglitter in the USA, Today Glitter is passionate to bring you Bioglitter; the only true Biodegradable Glitter that has passed the freshwater test guaranteeing natural biodegradability in any environment. 

Their 100% Bio-glitter are the world’s first naturally biodegradable glitter

CMR-free, Cruelty-free, GMO-free, Toxic-free

AROUND 90% BIODEGRADES IN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN 30 DAYS

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Bioglitter, 100% biodegradable glitter, certified, The Good Glitter
USA - The Good Glitter
100% Biodegradable Glitter (Bioglitter®)

💎 The Good Glitter is a biodegradable glitter company selling ONLY high quality naturally degrading glitters and ecofriendly alternative products. We strive to create awareness about plastic pollution, and continuously do our part to minimize our use of it.

💎 As a former soap maker, she was looking for an actual GOOD alternatives to polyester glitters. In search of better products she became a part of the plastic pollution solution! She devoted her time to bringing awareness to plastic glitter and doing her part to make an impact on it.

She run a one woman studio, creating mixes, packaging and bottling products, 
💎This brand is an official reseller of the Bio-glitter®

She sells solid colors nd mix.

Cosmetics and not cosmetics version. use my code for a 10% off on her website

100% vegan eco friendly biodegradable glitter minty dew glitter, Bioglitter, 100% biodegradable glitter, certified, Glitter Eco Lover
USA - Glitter Eco Lovers
100% Biodegradable Glitter (Bioglitter®)

💎 Biodegradable glitter for hair, nail, skin, crafts.

  • Use this fantastic chunky glitter on your skin and your hair to get a trendy and fun look.

  • This biodegradable glitter is based on a modified regenerated cellulose base and is not a synthetic (plastic) glitter.

  • Suitable for vegetarians and allergen-free. Silky soft feel on skin compared to polyester glitter. 100% antimony-free. Cruelty-free, not tested on animals.

  • Glitter Eco Lovers is a new eco-friendly brand from Norway.

  • The products are easy to apply and easy to wash of.

  • They are a licensed seller of Bioglitter

 💎 INGREDIENTS: Rayon (Regenerated Cellulose), Glycerin, Aqua, Urea, Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer, [+/- Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140:1), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Black 2 (CI 77266), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Aluminium (CI 77000)] 
To support organizations that are working for a plastic-free world, follow such pages as 5gyres.org or beatthemicrobead.org.

Bioglitter, 100% biodegradable glitter, certified, Vegan, EcoStarDust
UK & Europe  -  EcoStardust Biodegradable Eco Glitter (Bioglitter®) 

💎EcoStardust Biodegradable Eco Glitter.

As a licensed BioGlitter® seller they offer an extensive range of biodegradable eco glitter blends. All of their glitters are available in sustainable packaging and the majority of our products are made in the UK in our glittery HQ in Somerset. We offer Glitter Artist Hire Services, Eco Glitter Bars and Trade discounts, and bulk glitter services.

💎Their mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues through eco glitter while giving back to the world. They give 10% of net profits to environmental charities and bodies.

💎This biodegradable glitter is vegan and is made from natural plant-based materials, meaning that it breaks down within 90 days in soil and seawater.

Their biodegradable glitter is perfect for festivals, weddings, and parties, as well as arts and crafts!

Bioglitter, 100% biodegradable glitter, certified, Vegan, toxic-free, Wild Glitter
UK & Europe - Wild Glitter Biodegradable Glitter (Bioglitter®)

💎 Wild Glitter eco wild: the eco-alternative glitter plastic-free and aluminum-free.

This cosmetic grade biodegradable glitter is sparkly, colourful and kind to the planet. It’s made from sustainably forested wood pulp instead of plastic, and they package it in recyclable tins.

It’s vegan, child-safe, and an easy step towards a plastic free future.
🍃Made with 100% biodegradable cellulose film. The raw materials used are sustainably sourced wood pulp from FSC certified plantations and cosmetic grade. Biodegradation (90 days) is initiated once the glitter comes in contact with soil, compost, or water. 
EU certified biodegradable, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan! 
They come in gold, pink blush, apple green, turquoise, and silver. 
💎A much better alternative to sparkle for the holidays! ✨💃✨ 
To support organizations that are working for a plastic-free world, follow such pages as 5gyres.org or beatthemicrobead.org.

Bioglitter, 100% biodegradable glitter, certified, Eco Glitter Fun
UK & Europe  -  Eco Glitter Fun Biodegradable Eco Glitter (Bioglitter®) 

💎Eco Glitter fun was born from two fun-loving party animals, whose mission is to bring responsible sparkles and plastic pollution awareness to the world. They sell biodegradable glitter online and via retailers, partnering with brands, events and ambassadors - all in aid of spreading the 'reduce plastic' message.

Their gorgeous eco-friendly biodegradable glitter comes in over 50 colours and sizes

💎Their packaging is plastic-free and we continue to find ways to further reduce the amount of plastic used in every aspect of our business.

💎Official Bioglitter® licensed resellers, which means our glitter is certified 'guilt-free'. Guilt-free sparkles from Eco Glitter Fun.​

Electrick Eco-Friendly Glitter Chunky BioGlitter? 
100% vegan eco friendly biodegradable glitter Chunky Electrik glitter

💎 They claim to be Certified bio glitter. I can' find them under the list.

I am still investigating.

Electrik Biodegradable Glitter is an all-natural body glitter! Our chunky glitter sets are hand mixed in California and include multiple sizes of cosmetic glitter made from plants, not plastics!

💎  Each holographic glitter vial has over 5 grams of festival glitter or about 2 dozen uses! Our Biodegradable Glitter sets are holographic glitter blends made for nail glitter, hair glitter, and body glitter.

💎  Our body glitter is sourced from Eucalyptus Tree’s as opposed to plastic like other chunky glitter or loose glitter. This makes our biodegradable glitter 30-40% softer on your skin than another face glitter.

💎 With every sale of our chunky glitter, we donate a portion of proceeds to ocean conservation efforts making this festival glitter the perfect addition to your rave accessories or festival accessories.

💎 Antimony free! Not tested on animals and our packaging is made from recycled paper. Vegan and cruelty-free! Holographic glitter for Hair glitter, Nail Glitter, and Face Glitter.

Biodegradable glitter
Emerald Equinox Biodegradable Glitter. Not A bioGlitter!

💎 I can't find certification of this brand. it is not listed under the of Bioglitter page. According to them:

💎 This biodegradable glitter has been independently lab tested, and conforms to ultimate biodegradability standards ISO 14855 and ASTM D6400

🇺🇸 Made in the U.S.A. - Packed with care in a resealable barrier pouch. Easy application, fewer spills, and convenient slim packaging for biodegradable glitter on the go!

🌎 Safe for the Planet - Eco-friendly, cellulose-based sparkles. Made from renewable, sustainable plant material.

💎 Safe for You - Skin-safe, Child safe, and Non-Toxic. Our glitter passes all tests for heavy metal content in cosmetics. The premium plant-based glitter is also 40% softer than regular plastic glitter.

Brands I don't recommend: greenwashing!

greenwashing glitter, plastic glitter
Hemway Glitter

 BE AWARE: this brand makes a bunch of conventional toxic and polluting pastic glitter.

Then they claim their glitter to be 100% biodegradable, but they are certified compostable only. this makes h=them a greenwashing company! I don' support them or their products!!

100% vegan eco friendly biodegradable glitter unicorn snot bio
Unicorn Snot Biodegradable Holographic Body Glitter Gel

💎 SPARKLE RESPONSIBLY: Who says you can't love glitter and be good to the environment at the same time? The biodegradable glitter in our BIO Gel is made from 100% renewable plant starches that break down organically over time, making it safer for the planet than traditional plastic glitter

💎 HIGHLIGHT: No primers or adhesives needed. Simply swipe a fingertip of BIO Glitter Gel anywhere you need a little extra sparkle

💎 HOT TIP: Use BIO Gel as a highlighter on cheekbones, brushed through brows, or (almost) anywhere on the body just take care around those precious eyes

💎 COSMETIC GRADE: Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel is made with cosmetic-grade glitter, so it's safe for your skin

💎 * NOTE: Even they claim to use bio glitter their cosmetic ingredients are controversial. I don't recommend them.