Bio-glitter® Credentials

Glitterazzi Biodegradable Glitter uses only Bio-glitter®. It's the only globally compliant cosmetic grade biodegradable glitter that is marine & wastewater biodegradable and home compostable.

COSMETIC REGULATIONS

Cosmetic Bio-glitter® 8301/xxxH.FDA Product Range is compliant with the following cosmetic regulations:-

  Europe  European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009
  USA  FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21
  China  Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics, July 2007
  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.

One or both of the above apply to some Bio-glitter® products.  Please consult specific product details for more information.  

 

RULES ABOUT BIODEGRADABLE 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 IN BIODEGRADABLE GLITTER.

Antimony levels in Bio-glitter® are below levels of detection.  Total content analysis by Inductive Coupled Argon Plasma Spectrometry <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 higher than the background.  There is no upper limit to Antimony levels in non-cosmetic glitter!

 

ECOLOGICAL CREDENTIALS OF BIODEGRADABLE GLITTER

Bio-glitter® is produced from a special biodegradable film that is:

  • certified to E13432 & ASTM D6400 standards
  • certified industrially compostable
  • OK Compost Home certified
  • suitable for anaerobic digestion
  • satisfies the requirements of Marine and wastewater biodegradable ASTM D7081-05*
  • manufactured from renewable resources and sourced to FSC® or PEFC™ standards

Bio-glitter® is Non-GMO.  No genetically modified organisms or materials are used in the process to produce Bio-glitter® and based on information from supplier's none of the material used to formulate Bio-glitter® are obtained from GMO’s

 

ASTM D7081-05* - has been withdrawn from official use, however, in the absence of any other suitable alternative, we feel it still provides a credible measure of marine biodegradability.