Shine Responsibly This Holiday Season With These 7 Biodegradable Glitters
It's no secret that glitter is one of the best ways to jazz up any beauty look (let's be honest, we all jumped on the bling bandwagon), but unfortunately, it doesn't come without a pretty major downside: glitter is pretty terrible for the environment. It is made from tiny sheets of plastic that, when thrown in the trash or washed down the drain, can have devastating consequences for nature and animals. Although it is unknown what the exact effects are of glitter on the environment, it definitely isn't doing any good.
But it's not all bad news — and don't worry, you don't need to stop wearing your sparkle forever — because there are brands creating incredible biodegradable glitter. There are now plenty of options to choose from, whether that be dry glitter to mix with eye shadow pigments (or even for nail art), chunky glitter to carefully add to your makeup, or glitter gel that can be applied directly to the face or hair — all are perfect for festivals, parties, or even just everyday wear if you're daring enough.
We've taken the guesswork out of trying to figure out which glitter is totally biodegradable, so you can rest assured that your glitter obsession isn't harming sea creatures. Read on to shop some of our favorite glitter products that are all biodegradable and ocean-friendly.