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So, I’ve been reading a lot of contradictory things about glitter, if it can or not be used for cosmetic purposes, and I’ve decided to take things into my hands and investigate about the topic. And I found out some very interesting things, that I will be sharing with you guys today.
So, what is glitter?
Glitter is a group of small, flat particles which reflects light at different angles,
causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer.
What types of glitter are there?
There are two main types of glitter:
Craft Glitter, is generally made out metals such as aluminum and sometimes hard plastic, and are usually cut at square and hexagon angles, which can be sharp and scratchy.
Cosmetic Glitter, is made out of plastic, usually some form of polyester. It is more finely milled and usually laser cut into a circular shape, helping reduce the risk of scratching. So it’s totally safe to use on the eyes or any other part of the skin.
The glitter that is made out of plastic and aluminum is not FDA approved for cosmetic use, because it’s made out of sheets of plastic or aluminum, that are tinted with pigments, may or not may be approved for cosmetic use, shredded to various sizes.
The recommended size for glitter, to be used for cosmetic purposes, is 150 microns, larger sizes are more prone to be scratchy and potentially scratch the cornea of your eye.
Yes, glitter can be harmful if not used properly.
So, before buying glitter for cosmetic purposes you should always make sure if it’s in fact cosmetic glitter, what it’s made of and its size. If it’s according to all those characteristics that I mentioned above, then it’s definitely safe to use on the skin.
Hope this was helpful to you guys.
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