Frequently Asked Questions
What is ecoGlimmer?
EcoGlimmer is beautifully-colored, finely-cut pieces of cellulose, which are made from a variety of sustainably-grown, GMO-free plants with minimal environmental impact! It is vegan, with no animal testing. It contains ingredients that have been proven to satisfy a variety of cosmetics regulations or are already broadly and safely used in cosmetics or food. Once ecoGlimmer enters the natural environment such as an outside field or waste water, microbes will consume the biodegradable content turning it into carbon dioxide, water and biomass, leaving a minute amount of inert material behind. While currently no glitter is 100% biodegradable, ecoGlimmer is 92% biodegradable (with the exception of stars, which are approximately 85%) and committed to being an earth-friendly choice. The speed of biodegradability depends upon local environmental factors, such as heat, moisture and concentration of microbes. We do not use PLA in any products.
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Are there different kinds of ecoGlimmer?
To make your shopping easier, we've organized all our products into these five Collections:
Face&Body Collection includes stunning solid colors and exclusive, proprietary blends designed for painting face, body & hair at festivals, raves, parties and other events.
Signature Blend Collection includes custom designed mixes to make you stand out in a crowd. Don't blend in! We are having such fun making new blends every day!
Solid Colors are unblended, available in a rainbow of colors and sizes, and perfect to use alone or in your own custom mix.
SpritzGlitz Sprays are amazing! They're a revolutionary new way to get an even, all-over dusting of our fine glitters using a non-aerosol spray. Perfect for prom night, weddings, special events and anytime you need a bit of sparkle. Our pump spray bottles are refillable with any of our extra-fine glitters.
Crafts includes a line of eco-friendly, biodegradable colors that can be used just like traditional glitters. Available in rich solids in extra-fine and fine sizes, perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to your work.
Can I buy a variety of different quantities or containers?
Yes! We have a wide variety of refillable & reusable containers, including 3 & 5 gram recyclable glass jars with recyclable aluminum lids and compostable bio-bags. Minis are perfect for trying a new color, and crafters love the large, wide-mouth jars for larger projects. Jars hold a specific volume of product, and are filled to the appropriate level to prevent spillage when opened. Different types of glitter have different flake sizes, volumes, and weights. We sell by weight. We do ask you to refill your empty jars and when finished, reuse or share with friends. Please email us with any special requests or questions on packaging.
Are custom colors available?
Yes! We enjoy designing new colors and would love to work with you or your group to create the perfect palette for you or your event. We will make sure you find just the right color blend to bring the sparkle to your special moments or projects.
Do you want to bring outfits to the next level for your wedding, recital, or cheer team? Do you have an art project that is begging for something special? We'd love to discuss your ideas.
Information you need to use our product safely:
To apply ecoGlimmer Biodegradable Cosmetic Glitter, simply dab a small amount of un-petroleum jelly, aloe vera or hair gel on skin, spread evenly, then shake, dab or paint glitter over area you want to cover. Our SpritzGlitz sprayers make application easier, more uniform, and with less waste.
Although your application may vary, we have found hair gels to have more adhesion and that the
un-petroleum jelly product by Alba Botanica works well.
For all ecoGlimmer products, we advise that you do a patch test before your event to make sure products and your technique are compatible and to see how your body reacts.
Remember to keep your ecoGlimmer clean!
Our ecoGlimmer glitters do not contain any preservatives and may pick up contamination from fingers or surfaces. Please use cosmetic applicators, clean brushes, or simply shake glitter to apply.
Do not recycle glitter!
FOR ALL ECOGLIMMER PRODUCTS:
Although we strive to use safe plant derived materials, please use common sense in applying ecoGlimmer. Glitter is, after all, made up of tiny, rigid, chips:
` Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.
` Discontinue use immediately if rash, irritation, or discomfort develops.
` For external use only.
` Not for use near eyes or on the lips.
` Avoid spraying non-aerosol SpritzGlitz in eyes.
INGREDIENTS ECOGLIMMER BIODEGRADABLE COSMETIC GLITTERS:
Regenerated Cellulose, Cellulose, Glycerin, Aqua, Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), Acrylates Crosspolymer, Shellac, Urea, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zea Mays (color blends that include stars).
May include the following colors for color matching:
FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Red No. 6 (Pigment Red 57:1), D&C Black No. 2, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide.
FIRST AID IF GLITTER GETS IN EYES
(Please refer to your healthcare provider or search for: Mayo Clinic - Foreign Object in the Eye
1. Wash your hands in soap and water. Make sure your hands do not have glitter on them.
2. Remove contact lenses if you are wearing them. Foreign object may become lodged under
3. Flush your eye with a gentle stream of clean, warm water. Use a clean glass or eye cup to flush your eye if available.
4. Alternatively, direct a warm stream of water from a shower onto your forehead. Let the water flow over your affected eye, holding your eyelid open.
Get medical assistance if you cannot remove the glitter by flushing with water, you experience abnormal vision, or you have irritation for more than 24 hours after you flushed glitter from
DISCLAIMER: Our glitters are designed for biodegradability and FDA ingredient compliance when used according to directions on the face, body, or hair. Although ecoGlimmer may be used in crafts, the crafts user must be aware that biodegradable cosmetic glitters are significantly different from plastic, glass or metal craft glitters. The craft user assumes all risk when using ecoGlimmer in his/her work or application.
For all products, the purchaser is responsible for testing to verify ecoGlimmer products are suitable for the purchaser's application. EcoGlimmer makes no guarantees, either stated or implied to its product's efficiency, performance, continuity, or improvement. In no event shall ecoGlimmer be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.
BLENDED AND PACKAGED IN THE USA FROM US AND UK COMPONENTS.
EcoGlimmer www.ecoglimmer.com 219 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897 203-762-9353
Have any questions we didn't answer? We'd love to hear from you!
Email us at ecoGlimmer@gmail.com