Biodegradable Ocean Safe Not tested on animals Vegan friendly Softer than polyester glitter Non GMO
One 4 gram tin of medium sized turquoise eco-glitter
Playful By Nature ecoglitter has all the sparkle of normal glitter, but instead of being made from plastic, it is made from plant derived cellulose. This is good news for our blue planet and good news for you.
You can use it for getting sparkly at the next festival, for face painting, paper craft, nail art the uses are endless.
Directions: If applying to your face as make-up, try smearing a small amount of paw paw cream on first. This will help the glitter stick to your skin.
Care when using around the eyes: There is no specific regulation, but when using around the eyes avoid any of the chunkier glitters and stick to the very fine ones.
According to the supplier:
Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is based on biodegradable film made from trees, primarily eucalyptus, sourced from responsibly managed plantations.
Antimony levels in Bio-glitter® are below the limits of detection, effectively zero. Whereas, cosmetic polyester glitter can have antimony levels as high as 150ppm. The antimony in polyester is a by-product of a catalyst used in the manufacture of polyester.
Cosmetic Benefits Cosmetic Bio-glitter® feels more comfortable on the skin.
Bio-glitter® is physically 30-40% softer than polyester glitter.
FAQs Q. Has animal testing been used in the development or production of Cosmetic Bio-glitter®? A. No, nor are any third parties contracted to undertake any animal testing
Q. Does Bio-glitter® contain any Parabens, Phthalates or Phosphonates? A. No
Q. Does Cosmetic Bio-glitter® satisfy European Toy Safety Standards? A. Yes, both EN71-2: 2011 for flammability and EN71-3: 2013 A1:20014 for migration of certain elements..
Q. Will Bio-glitter® dissolve in water? A. No, micro-organisms are needed to digest Bio-glitter®.
Q. What conditions are required for biodegradation to occur? A. Heat, water and oxygen are required for effective biodegradation by microorganisms. Bio-glitter® is metabolised by micro-organisms which transforms it into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.
Q. Will Cosmetic Bio-glitter® biodegrade over time on the shelf in its natural dry form? A. Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in a soil, compost or waste-water environments where micro-organisms are present. Cosmetic Bio-glitter® 8301/xxxH.FDA Product Range is compliant with the following cosmetic regulations:-
Q. What is Cosmetic Bio-glitter® made from? A. Primarily eucalyptus trees. Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is made from a special biodegradable film derived from sustainable and environmentally sourced wood pulp, produced and harvested to FSC® standards.
Q. What official standards are used to test for compostability? A. The European (EN13432) and American (ASTM D6400) standards define the tests required to demonstrate the compostability of a material. Other countries have their own version although there is an ISO standard (ISO 17088:2012(en)) which should allow for harmonisation. There are four main parts to the test: Material characterisation - including heavy metals Biodegradation - measures the breakdown to carbon dioxide, water and biomass. Requirement is for >90% biodegradation in 180 days, or >60% for ASTM D6400 Disintegration - the material must physically break down into pieces to give >90% at <2mm residues within 90 days Ecotoxicity - ensures no toxic material is produced which can adversely affect plant growth
The standards measure suitability for industrial composting. For home compostability, the same criteria must be met but under ambient conditions, according to the OK Compost Home Standard.
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.
SHIPPING METHOD: All shipping is via Australia Post.
DELIVERY TIMES WITHIN AUSTRALIA: Australia Post advise the parcels will be delivered within 4 business days.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY TIMES: Parcels should be delivered within 1-2 weeks. However, shipping to some locations can take up to 3 weeks, so please be patient.
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Returns & exchanges
Unfortunately, I cannot issue refunds for items that are lost or damaged in the mail. For more valuable items I recommend you consider upgrading to an insured postage option. In the event an item with insured postage goes missing or is damaged in transit we can then work to claim the insurance. In order to do this, you will need to contact me (and send photos of the original package and the damaged item if relevant).
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