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8 December 2023

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8 December 2023

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MIYOSHI EUROPE continues to add glitter to your formulas!

The world of glitter has been in turmoil recently. At the heart of the issue of synthetic polymer microparticles (microplastics), glitter has been much in the news. Since last October, the use of non-biodegradable, insoluble plastic flakes sold loose or in bulk has been banned in the European Union. On the other hand – and this is an important nuance – when they are used in free-flowing or formulated cosmetic applications, they benefit from transitional periods of use:

  • 4 years for rinsed cosmetics
  • 6 years for non-rinsed cosmetic products
  • 12 years for nail, lip and make-up products


What are the solutions?

Glitter creates an unrivalled visual effect, so it’s important to have a solution that complies with regulations. That’s why Miyoshi Europe distributes biodegradable microplastic-free glitter made in Germany by Sigmund Lindner: Bioglitter®.

These innovative straws, the result of several years’ research, tick all the boxes: 

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Biodegradable
  • Regulatory-compliant
  • Very soft to the touch
  • Intense visual effect very similar to conventional glitter

To offer a variety of effects and appeal to the widest possible audience, the range is divided into 3 categories according to the desired visual effect:

  • Cosmetic Bioglitter® SPARKLE: for an intense metallic effect
  • Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE: for a softer effect
  •  Cosmetic Bioglitter® HOLO: for a surprising holographic effect

In each category, glitter is available in different colors and sizes, from 100µm to 3mm.



How are they different?

Bioglitter® glitter is patented because of its unique structure. They are based on successive blends of cellulose, resins and other natural, biodegradable materials. That’s why they’re different from conventional straws, and why they comply with European regulations.

They are all made in Europe, and more specifically in Germany, on a site where quality is a key value. The entire range has very low levels of heavy metals and promotes strong environmental values.


So you see, there’s no need to write off glitter in cosmetics. With the Bioglitter® range, we’ve got the solution.

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