What is Bioglitter Sparkle?
Bioglitter Sparkle was the first product created by Bioglitter. It was officially launched in 2016 after many investigations about the increasing microplastics pollution. This was the first glitter in the world proven to have an outstanding high performance in natural, freshwater biodegradation testing.
A year after its introduction to the world, in 2017, Bioglitter Sparkle won its first award, “Gold for Innovation” at in-Cosmetics Global and the “Green and Sustainability” award at PCHI Fountain Awards in China (2019)
What is Bioglitter Sparkle made of?
Bioglitter Sparkle core is created from a high-tech, naturally biodegradable cellulose, mostly eucalyptus. This cellulose comes from certified plantations. It also counts with eco-credentials and is certified compostable not only industrially but also in home composting environments. And most important, its structure is marine biodegradation approved.
Bioglitter Sparkle is cosmetic grade glitter and 40% softer than mainstream (plastic) glitter, making it super comfortable on the skin with its silky effect. You can learn more about what it is made of here.
Why choose Bioglitter?
Microplastics pollution is something real; most of it ends up in the soil and our oceans. Marine creatures are eating and absorbing it and it could end up on our meals.
Regular glitter does not only contain plastic but also contains heavy metals, aluminum, ammonium, and more. A lot of companies try to mislead the fact that their products are good for the environment. We could find multiple businesses claiming their products to be biodegradable or “compostable” however, just a few of them had glitter that decomposed in nature. Do your homework and make sure your favorite seller uses the right Bioglitter!
The reality is that if they cannot show you a certificate that proves its biodegradability in nature they are probably trying to greenwash you about their product. And the reason why this is even worse than just saying it is not biodegradable: People would throw it away with other trash or wash it down the drain, thinking it would decompose.
A biodegradability test is the only way to know if a product is considered a microplastic or not. Luckily, Bioglitter Sparkle biodegrades very well in the very challenging natural environment of lakes and rivers, reaching 87% in just four weeks! The biodegradability test for freshwater by TÜV showed that most of the Bioglitter Sparkle had degraded away in just a month.
Bioglitter Sparkle is also antimony free, sparkly, and indistinguishable from polyester glitter, suitable for vegetarians, vegans, allergen-free, and GMOs-free. Compliant with Global cosmetic regulations:
European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 (Europe)
FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 (USA)
Korean Cosmetic Products Act (KPCA), 2000 (Korea)
Industrial Chemicals Act 1998 and Cosmetic Standards 2007 (Australia)
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015 (China)
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Ordinance No. 126 in 2003 (Japan)
What uses can I give to Bioglitter Sparkle?
This ecofriendly glitter complies with cosmetic credentials. This means you could use it on cosmetics, makeup, bath & body products, hair products, body art, skincare, nails (since it has solvent resistance), and more.
But it is suitable to use on arts & crafts, perfect for school uses and to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children with many creations, like this incredible homemade glitter with ingredients everybody has in their kitchens!