By Sali Hughes
Beauty magpies, take heart. You may sparkle this Christmas with bio glitter
There are two seasons – festival and festive – during which it was, until recently, not only acceptable but positively encouraged for adults to adorn themselves with glitter. Then environmental protection agencies began describing glitter – craft and cosmetic – as a “problem plastic”: itpollutes waters and endangers the sea life involuntarily ingesting the sparkly particles we’ve unthinkingly washed down the plughole.
But beauty magpies, take heart. You may sparkle with impunity this Christmas because bio glitter, made from cellulose film derived from sustainable eucalyptus trees, is vegan-friendly and breaks down in water or soil in relatively short order. I found most bio glitters to be much of a muchness – all as sparkly as regular glitter and used in the same way. The only qualitative comparison came via shade and size selection (from the super fine, safer for use around the eyes, to the chunky, perhaps better for hair and décolleté).