What types of glitter do we sell?
All the glitter we sell is cosmetic grade. When you want to wear glitter on your body or face, especially if it's going to be close to your eyes, then you need to make sure you only buy high quality, cosmetic grade glitter.
We know that some websites will try and pass off cheaper craft glitter as cosmetic, or not use the word cosmetic. We know, because we've bought from some of them, especially on sites like eBay or Amazon. We wondered how some people could sell it so cheaply!
So why is it important? Craft glitter is nearly always made of metal, normally aluminium. Imagine putting that on your face and it got in your eyes and started to scratch.
Most of our cosmetic glitter is made from a plastic, normally a type of polyester (sometimes called PET), but we also stock a biodegradable range made from plant cellulose. Cosmetic glitter is also much finer (the technical term is milled) and has been cut into slightly different, far smaller, rounder shapes too, that can help reduce any type minor scratching.
That's not all, most craft glitters are still coated in a poly dye, which means the colour can bleed out onto your skin with moisture. I'm sure you've all seen it at a festival where someone has been left with coloured blotches on their skin. The colour pigments used in cosmetic grade glitters are non toxic.
We also stock a full range of biodegradable glitters, which are made from a plant cellulose, mainly from sustainably sourced eucalyptus. These glitters are clearly labelled on this website. They won't biodegrade in the pots, but once washed off, they will dissolve away within 90 days. Currently is is not possible to make a biodegradable glitter in either holographic or iridescent finishes, so if you see a website claiming to sell these, they are telling porkies!
We've spent a long time searching for the perfect suppliers for our glitter. We can promise that the suppliers we use do not test any of their products (not just their glitters) on animals and everything we sell is also 100% vegan friendly.