British manufacturer Ronald Britton has created a plastic-free, biodegradable glitter for use in cosmetics.
Cosmetic Bio-glitter Pure is made from a plant-based cellulose primarily derived from responsibly sourced eucalyptus. According to the company, the glitter can be used in any cosmetic product and is suitable for a range of dry, liquid or cream formulas. It also has the benefit of offering reflective and iridescent tones that are subtler than conventional glitter.
A ban on the use of all microplastics in rinse-off cosmetics, including glitter and microbeads, came into force in the UK in January 2018, following bans in a number of other countries. Cosmetic Bio-glitter Pure is compliant with this new legislation and could set a new benchmark for eco-friendly glitter-based cosmetics.