The World's Only Certified Fresh Water
Biodegradable Glitter Brand
Andrew Thompson talks about fresh water biodegradability certification and what it means for glitter
COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE
Cosmetic Bioglitter® is our COSMETIC compliant range of products.
Cosmetic Bioglitter® is suitable for use in cosmetic and personal care applications, including festival, nail & body art.
COATING, PRINTING, ART & CRAFT PRODUCTS
Deco Bioglitter® is our TECHNICAL range of glitters. Formulated for use in coating, printing, art & craft products and other non-cosmetic applications.
NURSERIES, SCHOOLS AND RETAIL
Craft Bioglitter® is our range of loose glitters glitters for nurseries (Kindergarten), schools and retail.
Craft Bioglitter® is NOT suitable for use in cosmetics.
Regulation (EU) 2023/2055
On September 25th,2023, the European Union adopted a Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) concerning synthetic polymer microparticles. [Regulation (EU) 2023/2055.]
This regulation also affects glitter, which is used in different areas, including cosmetics, plastics, toys, wall paint, decoration and many more.
We see it as our duty to make you aware of the regulation.
According to the EU, different transition periods or exemptions have to be considered depending on the area of application. Please understand that we cannot make any legally binding statements on the individual areas of application. The regulation states that the distributor of the end products containing glitter is responsible for compliance with the regulation. Please check the deadlines and exemptions regarding your end product.
We understand the EU‘s concerns about the environmental impact of microplastics, but we believe that glitter is a wonderful and versatile product that deserves a place in our lives well into the future.
For this reason, we have been researching and developing new plastic-free, biodegradable glitter varieties for more than 10 years. The integration of the Bioglitter® brand into our product portfolio also underlines our ambition to offer a good alternative to plastic glitter. Bioglitter® is based on a film made from vegetable raw materials. It is just as glittery and versatile as conventional glitter and is not microplastic in the sense of the EU regulation.
We are proud to be able to offer you a sustainable product that you can continue to use with a clear
conscience and are convinced that the wide range of Bioglitter® will also convince you visually.
*EU-compliant: Cosmetic Bioglitter® SPARKLE V2 | Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE V1 | Deco Bioglitter® SPARKLE V2 | Deco Bioglitter® PURE V1
BIOGLITTER® PRODUCT RANGE SUMMARY
An easy to understand summary table of all Bioglitter® product ranges; by glitter effect and market application
5 of our 6 ranges are now TÜV Fresh Water Biodegradable certified, considered the highest level of fresh water biodegradable certification in the world
The DISCOVER BIOGLITTER® website
Find out more about the background behind Bioglitter®.
Our dedicated www.discoverbioglitter.com consumer and brand education site provides more detailed information on the Bioglitter® journey:
- WHAT – is it?
- WHY – is it needed?
- HOW – does it work?
- WHERE – is it used?