Microfine Glitter Collection

The manufacturer states that these products are used by major USA cosmetic companies. They confirm that the glitters are approved in the European Union (EU) for all cosmetic uses, as well as have met the EU's REACH criteria.

With regard to the US FDA, the following is based on conversations I have had with the FDA as well as members of the cosmetics industry. If you have any questions about these statements, you should direct them to the FDA:

The FDA has determined that glitter is a color additive which is not listed on their list of approved color additives. This means that a glitter product is not allowed for use in any cosmetic in the USA. Consumers have expressed confusion over this, as it is obvious that there is glitter in all kinds of cosmetics sold currently in the USA and there are no known reports of harm caused by glitter.

The FDA has not explained itself to our company, but it has advised us that it recognizes that the cosmetics industry has been largely unaware of this determination and it is essentially providing the cosmetic industry a grace period during which FDA enforcement is "discretionary". This grace period allows the cosmetics industry to "respond". The FDA has not provided us with any information on how long this grace period has been in effect, nor how long it will be in effect. They simply state the the issue is "active".

All glitters are made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum, Polyurethane 33 and the following additionals:

Gold: Yellow #5

Chartreuse: Yellow #5

Green: Iron Blue (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Yellow #5

White Diamond: nothing additional

Silver: nothing additional

Copper: Yellow #6

Brass: Yellow #5

Holographic: nothing additional

Red: Red #34, Yellow #5, Red #7

Black: Pigment Black #6

Rose: Red #34, Yellow #5

Lavender: Iron Blue (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Red #34

Purple: Iron Blue (Ferric Ferrocyandie), Red #34

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