In January 2018 the UK has banned the use of microbeads in all rinse-off cosmetics. The ban is primarily aimed at prohibiting the use of these small plastic spheres for use in exfoliating and cleansing products. This means that as a consequence of this ban, the use of plastic based cosmetic glitters and other plastic decorative items measuring less than 5 mm can now no longer be legally used in the manufacture of rinse-off cosmetic products. These include soaps, bath bombs, bath melts etc.
However, our Bio-glitters are perfectly acceptable for use in cosmetics and have a range of other benefits.
Ecological Benefits of Bio Glitter
Bio-glitter® is based on biodegradable film made from trees, primarily eucalyptus, sourced from responsibly managed plantations.
Bio-glitter® contains low levels of heavy metals.
Antimony levels in Bio-glitter® are below the limits of detection, effectively zero. Whereas, cosmetic polyester glitter can have antimony levels as high as 150ppm. The antimony in polyester is a by-product of a catalyst used in the manufacture of polyester.
Bio-glitter® feels more comfortable on the skin.
Bio-glitter® is physically 30-40% softer than polyester glitter.
Use in candles
Bring some eco friendly sparkle to your candle designs. Our candle glitter is ultra fine and perfect to decorate outside surface areas of wax candles.
Use our bio glitters to decorate the outside of pillar candles or the outside of your container:
We would not recommend using any of our glitters inside a wax or gel candle.
They can also be used to sprinkle on the surface of wax melts or candles.