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Can glitter in makeup or beauty products cause skin allergies?

By Anonymous April 19, 2018 - 9:52pm
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Can glitter in beauty products cause allergies?

The glitter effect looks amazing. Just wondering if it might cause skin irritation.

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Just be careful if you have sensitive skin. Stop using it if you start to break out or get any irritation on the skin. BTW, glitter is not approved by the FDA. With Sunscreen that has glitter like Seastar Sparkle or Unicorn Snot Glitter Sunscreen, make sure you spread out the SPF thoroughly. It is still unclear what the effect of glitter is in sunscreens and other beauty products. If you want to use the sunscreen glitter than apply it the same way you would makeup with sunscreen – base-layer of sunscreen first, then everything else. There is a lot of buzz around beauty products with glitter. Many lines are sold out. You can check out if the sparkles being used could cause skin irritation on sites like SkinSAFE. Here is the Seastar Sparkle product rated. As you can see, this product may not be right for you if you have sensitive skin. The glitters are Polyethylene Terephthalate which seem ok based on the rating but are not teen safe.

Here is another perspective on glitter sunscreen on Allure.

April 23, 2018 - 1:26pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing and welcome!

Any makeup (or any skin product) can cause an allergic reaction - even products that are "all natural".
Glitter may cause a reaction so the best thing to do before trying full-face makeup is to place a little glitter on the inside of your arm, near your wrist. Give it 24 hours and if there is no reaction, you should be fine to proceed.

April 20, 2018 - 4:26am
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