Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE, launched in 2019, was our first TÜV ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ certified glitter range, considered the highest level of independent certification for fresh water biodegradability in the world. Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE has been developed to biodegrade quickly and safely in the natural environment.

Bioglitter® PURE products produce an opalescent effect totally unique to Bioglitter® and complete new to the glitter industry.

Iridescence – Reinvented

Due to the physical and chemical properties of naturally derived raw materials it is not possible to re-create the structure of a plastic iridescent effect glitter. Therefore, we have had to take a completely different approach and reinvent the effect in an eco-friendly way.

Our ‘Natural Colour’ range was our first offering in this novel type of glitter. ‘Opal’, a mother of pearl effect and ‘Vivid’, a strong metallic effect, both joined the range in 2020 are our most recent colour ranges in the PURE product portfolio.

Aluminium Free

All Bioglitter® PURE products do not have a reflective aluminium layer. This makes them different to Bioglitter® SPARKLE or Bioglitter® HOLO products, all metallic and holographic glitters have an reflective aluminium layer.

Being aluminium free offers enhanced formulation compatibility and chemical resistance, particularly acidic or alkali water based formulations and were surfactant levels are high.

Being aluminium free Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE products are also 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 Bioglitter® PURE products do not contain FDA lake pigments so are bleed resistant and all red shades are suitable for use around the eyes.

Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE, like its sister product Cosmetic Bioglitter® SPARKLE, is also industry award-winning on a global level:-

The reflective aluminum layer in Bioglitter® SPARKLE and HOLO products has been optimised to be as incredibly thin, 2,000 times thinner than a human hair! Aluminium is a metal and inorganic, and is therefore exempt from the biodegradability performance of Bioglitter®. Biodegradability tests evaluate how well organic materials (carbon containing compounds) biodegrade in a particular environment, within a particular time frame. Aluminium is used because it’s one of the most reflective metals in existence, second only to silver which is substantially significantly more expensive and also a natural biocide. Using a biocide like silver in Bioglitter would prevent it from biodegrading.


  • Biodegradability: Certified ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ by TÜV Austria (Logo/Cert Serial Number S2581)
    • A level of certification considered the highest of its kind in the world
    • Biodegrades quickly and safely in natural, fresh water environments
  • Derived from natural materials rather than plastic
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced raw materials
  • Opalescent effect glitter – reinvented
    • Natural ‘soft focus’ colours
    • Opal ‘mother of pearl’ colours
    • Vivid ‘strong metallic’ colour
  • Soft to touch
  • Globally cosmetic compliant
  • Extremely low heavy metals content
    • Antimony free (<0.5 ppm total content analysis, which is below detectable levels)
  • Enhanced Formulation Compatibility
    • In acid or alkali water based formulations
    • In high surfactant systems
    • Suitable for use in liquid and solid soap
    • Bleed resistant
  • Enhanced FDA/USA Cosmetic Compliance
    • FDA/USA compliant for use on lips (Aluminium free)
    • All red shades FDA/USA compliant for use around eyes

1 – please see product info documentation for specific approvals for individual colours


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Light Gold

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Autumn Glow

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Rose Pink

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Sea Green

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Ocean Blue

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Opal Rose

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Opal Mint

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Opal Aqua

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Vivid Fuchsia

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Cosmetic Regulations, Ecological & Biodegradable Credentials


View the Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE Shade Card PDF