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FAQs

If you cant find the answer to your question below then please contact us and we will do our best to help.

What is biodegradable glitter made from?

Non-GMO eucalyptus trees which have been sustainably farmed in Europe, however, it still has the same reflective properties as conventional glitter.

Cellulose is the substance that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls.  Since it is made by all plants, it is probably the most abundant organic compound on Earth.  Cellulose is a biodegradable polysaccharide.  A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate.

Does Eco-glitter dissolve in water?

No, eco-glitter does not dissolve in water.  Microorganisms are needed to digest eco-glitter and transform it into harmless substances; carbon dioxide, water and biomass.

If eco-glitter did dissolve it would NOT be a good thing as it would still be there in the water, just you would not see it.  Similar to salt dissolved in sea water, it is still there just you cannot see it, very easily demonstrated when sea water dries on skin, the salt is left behind and reappears.

Is Eco-glitter edible?

Although non-toxic and non-harmful Bioglitter® is NOT a foodstuff and therefore not intended for consumption.

How long does Eco-Glitter take to biodegrade?

Eco-Glitter requires the presence of microorganisms to degrade.  Warm and wet conditions are ideal and higher concentrations of microbes will increase the rate of biodegradation. A good analogy is that a leaf in an arid environment will take longer to degrade than in a swamp.

What is conventional glitter made from?

Plastic which can sometimes contain harsh chemicals which you don’t really want to be putting on your skin. Also if you wash this down the drain it may end up in the sea. Our glitter has been created to marine and wastewater safe standards and is vegan.

How do I apply biodegradable glitter?

There are many ways to apply biodegradable glitter. Just pop something like beeswax, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, shea butter or un-petroleum jelly on wherever you want the glitter to stick and then dab the glitter on top. For a more long-lasting look we use eyelash glue ;) You will wake up the next day with ALL your look still in place if you do this.

Has biodegradable glitter been tested on animals?

No, our biodegradable glitter is not tested on animals and is Vegan-friendly.

Is your glitter only for us on the skin?

It is cosmetic grade so suitable for us on the face, body and hair, however, it can also be used in craft projects if you wish.

Is it as good as traditional glitter?

It is soo much better! It still has the same reflective properties as traditional glitter and is made with the same precision cutting techniques however it is good for the environment. This is premium grade cosmetic glitter and we find it actually feels very soft and is much more delicate on the skin.

How does it biodegrade?

If you leave your glitter in a warm, moist and oxygenated environment then it will begin to biodegrade, the rate depends on the mixture of these factors. Keep your EcoStardust in its pot or bag and it will last fine.

How should I store it?

Eco-glitter is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in soil, compost or waste-water environments where microorganisms are present. Eco-glitter as supplied has an indefinite shelf life providing it is stored in a dry dark, cool environment, out of direct sunlight, away from direct heat sources and not exposed to microorganisms. 

Which Charities do you support?

We don’t work with one charity as there are many we want to support. 10% of profits go to environmental charities which we may vary from time to time. If you know of any charities we can work with/support then please email the team at [email protected]. We love to connect with any sparkly eco-conscious people.

Do you do wholesale/large orders?

We can process orders of any size, just ping us an email at [email protected] and we will do what we can to help.