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The truth about conventional glitter

Posted 1/8/2016

There are times in your life when once you know something, you can't unknow it, no matter how much you want to.  This has happened to me recently with glitter, which I use on some of my soaps for a bit of sparkle.  I knew about the issue of microbeads which are widely used in cosmetics and even toothpaste.  They are too fine for waste water filtration systems and are released into the ocean where they pollute and degrade the marine environment for many years.  But then I realised that the cosmetic glitter I was using is made of the same substance and that it is polluting the oceans in the same way. Obviously, knowing that I couldn't use it any more, so I started experimenting with other, safe ways of trying to get a sparkly effect.  I was about to give up when I discovered Bio-Glitter, a biodegradable, compostable, cosmetic glitter made by a company in the UK. It is perfect.