CREDENTIALS

ECOLOGICAL CREDENTIALS

COSMETIC BIOGLITTER® PURE

COSMETIC BIOGLITTER® SPARKLE

  • Biodegradability: Biodegrades in the natural environment; tested using ISO 14851 for freshwater biodegradation; 87% biodegradation achieved in 28 days.  Only 3% off meeting the performance criteria required for certification.  As we remove the last of the plastic, biodegradability performance will increase allowing us to achieve our certification goal. 
  • Plastic Content: 8%
  • Environmental Safety (Ecotoxicity): Ecotoxicity and heavy metals test results for Bioglitter® Sparkle meet the Environmental safety and Chemical characteristics requirements for OK biodegradable WATER certification.
  • Ethically and Sustainably Sourced Raw Materials: Special cellulose core derived from hardwoods, primarily eucalyptus, sustainably sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations operating to PEFC™ www.pefc.org standards.

COSMETIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

COSMETIC BIOGLITTER® PURE

  • Green & Sustainable Winner

COSMETIC BIOGLITTER® SPARKLE

  • Green & Sustainable Winner

SAFETY CREDENTIALS

COSMETIC BIOGLITTER® PURE

Compliant with the following Cosmetic Regulations:

  • Europe – European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009
  • USA  – FDA Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) Title 21 (see extra comment below)
    • FDA compliant for use on lip (aluminium free)
  • China  – Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015)
  • Japan – Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Ordinance No 126 of July 29, 2003. QD (JSQI) regulation NOT applicable
  • Australia – Industrial Chemicals (Notification & Assessment) Act 1998 and Cosmetic Standards 2007
  • Korea – Korean Cosmetic Products Act (KPCA), 2000

COSMETIC BIOGLITTER® SPARKLE

Compliant with the following Cosmetic Regulations:

  • Europe – European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009
  • USA  – FDA Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) Title 21 (see extra comment below)
  • China  – Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015)
  • Japan – Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Ordinance No 126 of July 29, 2003. QD (JSQI) regulation NOT applicable
  • Australia – Industrial Chemicals (Notification & Assessment) Act 1998 and Cosmetic Standards 2007
  • Korea – Korean Cosmetic Products Act (KPCA), 2000

FDA REGULATIONS EXTRA COMMENT

      • FDA regulations do not permit the use of aluminium on the lips.
      • FDA regulations do not permit the use of many red D&C pigments around the eyes.
      • FDA regulations do not permit the use of Iron Blue pigment on lips

Please consult specific product details for more information.

RULES ABOUT GLITTER SIZE AND USE AROUND THE EYES

To our knowledge, although not specifically specified within any cosmetic regulations, the cosmetic industry applies a self-imposed limit of maximum 150mirons (006 size) to cosmetic particles used around the eyes.

ANTIMONY LEVELS

Antimony levels in Bioglitter® are below the levels of detection. Total content analysis by Inductive Coupled Argon Plasma Spectrometry <0.5ppm, which is the limit of the test.

Historically the cosmetic industry has made a special exception to Antimony levels in polyester glitter and has allowed levels up to 150ppm. Compounds of Antimony are used as catalysts during the production of polyester which results in contamination and antimony levels much higher than background levels. There is no upper limit to Antimony levels in non-cosmetic glitter!