What is 'cosmetic' grade glitter?
Posted on June 22 2015
"Mostly. Personally, I've been dousing myself in glitter since I was a teenager, and I've never had a single glitter-related injury.
That said, nothing in the world is 100% safe to put near your eyes. Glitter has the potential to irritate your peepers and scratch up your corneas, which is VERY painful--but eyes are delicate, and even a contact lens or a rogue eyelash can do the same thing. By using cosmetic-grade glitter you are significantly reducing this risk, but you can’t eliminate it altogether.
Worn on the skin, glitter is pretty safe. Wash your hands well after applying, and don’t commit any crimes while wearing it--glitter is so unique that it’s considered awesome forensic evidence."
Cosmetic glitter won’t hurt you unless you eat a LOT of it, which you shouldn’t do. You should also be careful not to inhale it. And please don’t take those pills that promise to make your poop sparkle. That’s so gross."
She also mentions about picking good products...this is where we come in!
"Glitter should always be suspended in something--in a gel, on an adhesive, in a gloss, etc. Applying loose glitter directly to your person is a bad idea, as it won’t stick properly and you run the risk of inhaling it or transferring it elsewhere (i.e., into your eyes). So picking good products are very important!"
Here at GlitterEyes we include a water based fixative gel in our kits that you use to fix the glitter onto the skin. We recommend mixing the glitter with the gel first on the back of your hand and then applying. We have found this to be the best method while avoiding the dreaded glitter fallout!
When buying your glitter from us you be assured that you will be using high quality cosmetic grade glitter made here in the UK by our superb glitter suppliers that come manufactured to EU standards.
So that's the science bit! We hope that you have enjoyed this little glimpse into the safety aspects of glitter. While glitter is a really fun product to use and market we also have to be mindful of the health and safety aspects of our business, this is why our customers well-being was at the forefront at all times when the product was in development. Have a great evening sparklers and see you tomorrow for more glitter gossip! Carrie xx