Where We Stand On Keeping Our Waterways Safe

Many glitters contain PET or microplastics, which often end up in the ocean, damaging marine wildlife and polluting our seas with plastics that don’t break down. But your love of glitter can be fulfilled without plastic. A new kind of sparkle, made from synthetic fluorphlogopite (aka synthetic mica), is adding dazzle to bath bombs, shower gels and all kinds of cosmetics.

Synthetic mica is a man-made material designed to mimic the shimmer effect of natural mica, which is made up of natural minerals. So, instead of filling your bathroom with plastics that aren’t biodegradable and are potentially toxic to marine wildlife, you can sit back and enjoy your bath safe in the knowledge it won’t have a negative impact on the environment.

Synthetic mica is synthesized in a lab to mimic natural mica. We made the decision to move to this alternative after encountering difficulties with our supply chain which meant we could no longer guarantee that no child labor was being used in the process.

Our products (sparkly or not) use food-safe colorings as much as possible, synthetic mica, minerals and natural starches. Of all the glitter and luster that flow out through your bathroom and back into our waterways, they’re all be harmless for the environment, and stand against child labor.

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