New European Commission Regulation impacting the sale of Loose Glitter Products

We wish to bring to your attention an important new regulation recently introduced by the European Union that has implications for everyone in the nail design industry.

This regulation, officially dated September 25th, 2023, is set to be enforced starting from October 15th, 2023. Its primary concern pertains to the sale of products that contain synthetic polymer micro-particles, including loose glitter.

As of October 17th, 2023, the sale of products featuring loose glitter will be prohibited. However, in accordance with paragraph (60) of this regulation, products containing microplastics that were introduced to the market prior to October 17th, 2023, can continue to be sold even after the regulation takes effect. This means that one is permitted to sell any existing inventory that includes these products. 

Products containing bound glitter, such as gels and varnishes, will not be subject to prohibition until October 17th, 2035.

At PrettyYeppuda, we are already focussing on cruelty-free products, and now we will ensure that our products and business practices remain fully compliant, and as such become even more eco-friendly.

We will provide more info regarding the glitter products indicating which ones are based on synthetic polymer micro-particles (and thus will be disappear) and which ones are based e.g. on pearls.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the products we sell, please reach out to us.