BENEFITS

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ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS –
TICKING THE GREEN BOXES

Ethically and sustainably sourced raw materials.

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.

Biodegradability: One goal for all – Certification

Bioglitter™ is designed to biodegrade quickly and safely in natural freshwater environments.

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™ SPARKLE
    • Independently tested by OWS Belgium to ISO14851/2 Fresh Water Biodegradability and proven to biodegrade highly in the natural environment.
      • 87% biodegradation achieved in a month.  Only 3% off meeting the performance criteria required for certification.
      • We are working to remove the last bits of plastic.  This will improve the biodegradability performance, allowing it to become certified.
  • Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE
    • The world’s first glitter range to achieve TÜV Austra, ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ Certification.
      • The highest level of independent certification for fresh water biodegradability in the world
      • Biodegrades quickly and safely in the natural environment

HEALTH BENEFITS –
LOW HEAVY METALS MEANS HEALTHIER GLITTER

Cosmetic Bioglitter™ contains low levels of heavy metals and is Antimony free (<0.5 ppm total content analysis, this is below detectable levels).

Cosmetic polyester glitter can have antimony levels as high as 150ppm and non-cosmetic polyester grades can have significantly higher levels.  The antimony in polyester glitter is a by-product of a catalyst used in the manufacture of polyester and can negatively and adversely affect health.

Cosmetic Bioglitter™ PURE has the additional benefit of being aluminium free, so it is compliant with FDA/USA cosmetic regulations for use on lips.

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COSMETIC BENEFITS –
SILKIER AND MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE SKIN

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.