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If you have brought glitter from me in any form - a big hug from me & thank you for supporting my small business, it really does mean the world & making my dream come true. Glitter facts are below for everyone to read & share with others, spread the eco glitter love around. This glitter truly feels amazing!!! xx Rach
NEW ‘Soft Focus iridescent’ glitter effect sets THE standard in authenticated eco-friendly glitters.
100% plastic free glitter - THE world's 1st!
Ethically and sustainably sourced raw materials
100% biodegradable in 28days (in natural freshwater environment)
OK Biodegradable Water Certification
Biobased carbon content certified
Aluminium Free - safe for lips
Globally compliant with microplastic and microbead legislation
Bioglitter™ is designed to biodegrade quickly and safely in natural freshwater environments.
Bleed resistant and suitable for dry, water based, solvent based, oil based and surfactants
Plants not plastic!
Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE also utilises our new patent pending plastic free natural coating technology. Pure is based on plant-derived or natural materials. Shellac is approved by the Vegetarian Society, produced from the secreted resin left behind by juvenile insects after they have swarmed the host tree. The process causes no harm, distress or interruptions of the life cycle. A natural and environmentally friendly process.
Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE, being 100% plastic free & is compliant with all micro plastic legislation, including the UK microbead legislation Jan 2018. PURE is the world’s first **TÜV, ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ (Jan 2019) certified glitter range. This is the highest level of independent certification for fresh water biodegradability in the world. Based on natural material rather than plastic, it has been developed to biodegrade quickly and safely in the natural environment.
Ronald Britton Ltd uses TÜV OK biodegradable WATER certification as a simple and clear means of communicating this fact to our customers. We have taken this approach as terms such as ‘100% plastic free’ and ‘100% biodegradable’ can be used without qualification and don’t necessarily describe the eco credentials of a product. At Ronald Britton, we believe OK biodegradable WATER certification cuts through the confusion. Moreover, the ISO 14851/2 tests at the heart of this certification are also specified by ECHA for determination of whether or not a polymeric material is considered a microplastic.
Cosmetic Bioglitter™ replaces the polyester film used in traditional cosmetic glitter with a very special form of cellulose extracted from hardwoods, primarily eucalyptus sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations operating to PEFC™ www.pefc.org standards. Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE utilises our unique mineral and naturally derived coating.
Due to the physical properties and chemistry of the raw materials used in Bioglitter™ it is not possible to re-create the structure of a traditional iridescent glitter. Therefore, we have had to take a completely different approach. Our soft focus ‘Natural’ colour range was our first offering in this novel type of glitter. The ‘Opal’ colour range, a mother of pearl effect and ‘Vivid’ colour range, a strong metallic effect, both launched in 2020, are our most recent colour ranges.
All Bioglitter™ PURE products do not have a reflective aluminium layer, PURE also utilises our new patent pending plastic free natural coating technology, so although they are less brilliant than Bioglitter™ SPARKLE they do offer novel opalescent-iridescent effect and enhanced formulation compatibility and resistance.
Based on plants, not plastic, Cosmetic Bioglitter™ feels much more comfortable on the skin and less irritable when worn in the hair compared with equivalent sized plastic glitter. Similar to comparing the comfort difference experienced between wearing natural and man-made fabrics; Bioglitter™ is made from naturally derived materials and is physically softer than polyester glitter.
In blind testing, over 80% of people preferred the softer, silky feel of Bioglitter™.
In addition, all Bioglitter™ products are precision cut to ensure a smooth clean edge, even further enhancing the user experience.
Being aluminium free they are suitable for use on lips in the US and their enhanced formulation compatibility enables them to perform well when in liquid and solid soaps.
All Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE products do not contain FD&C lake pigments so are bleed resistant and all red shades are suitable for use around the eyes.
Bioglitter™ PURE products do not contain carmine.
Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE, like its sister product Cosmetic Bioglitter™ SPARKLE, is also industry award-winning on a global level:-
Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE products are NOT edible.
**Certified OK Biodegradable WATER means guaranteed biodegradation in a natural, freshwater environment.
Available for many COSMECTIC USES
Robust enough for many DECORATIVE USES !!
Whatever the application. We always recommend Bioglitter™ is tested in formulation and application.
The suitability of Bioglitter™ to be used in an application is the responsibility of the customer.
NOTE: Bioglitter™ is not suitable for use in injection plastic moulding.
Biodegradable doesn’t mean an excuse to litter, we do not encourage indiscriminate use of glitter outdoors.
Bioglitter® has been developed and is manufactured by Ronald Britton Ltd. Ronald Britton Ltd is a British company and have been involved with the supply of glitter products to the UK market for over 40 years.