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Glitter-FDA Approved/Not Approved-Are you confused yet?

Posted by MBA Cosmetics on 8/11/2017 to News

Glitter-FDA Approved/Not Approved-Are you confused yet?

There seems to be SO much confusion over GLITTER these days. We haven't seen so many comments and misunderstandings over glitter until recently. I see so many untrue, or just misinformed statements. There is just too much confusion over this subject.

Let's see if we can clear up some of the confusion

There are 2 grades of glitter that are commonly talked about and used. Cosmetic grade glitter and craft glitter. Cosmetic grade glitter is a smaller cut glitter, and milled to be smooth. Craft glitter can be larger, more chunky, and jagged cut.

Lets just go right to the point on this one, I know of ZERO cosmetic companies that would risk selling Craft Grade Glitter.

I'm comfortable with saying that any established company, 'indie' or otherwise, are selling cosmetic grade glitter. Our businesses are not a craft project. We value and take safety seriously.

Cosmetic companies have been using cosmetic grade glitter in cosmetic products for DECADES. Not just MBA Cosmetics. MOST cosmetic companies, whether it be big, small or anywhere in between,  are selling the exact same products as MBA Cosmetics in their sale of glitters


But...but, but are they FDA Approved?

NO- the answer is, absolutely, positively, NO. The FDA has never approved ANY glitter for use in cosmetics. Whether it be our glitter, or glitter from ANY brand or company, it is not approved by the FDA. Any site or company who says different is not being truthful, or is not informed.

However, The FDA is very well aware that cosmetic companies are using glitter to make cosmetics. The CIR (Cosmetics Ingredients Review) has tested and determined the PET Polymers (Polyethylene Terephthalates) AKA Glitter to be safe to use in cosmetics and provided the information and test studies to the FDA for review.

Read the entire CIR safety assessment HERE:</strong>

http://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/ModTer_122012_Tent_faa_final%20for%20posting.pdf"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="">http://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/ModTer_122012_Tent_faa_final%20for%20posting.pdf</span></span></a>

Presently the FDA says they have no evidence that glitter, as used in cosmetics poses a health risk, and at this time are taking no action on the situation.

You can read the FDA's Role here:

http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/ingredients/ucm128250.htm"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="">http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/ingredients/ucm128250.htm</span></span></a>

With all of this said, we do include a disclaimer on EVERY glitter product we sell, stating that it is not FDA approved and our website has the disclaimer as well, to use at your own discretion. We sell cosmetic grade glitter with a diameter of .008 or smaller. We may have 1 or 2 clearance glitters that are a .010.

Rest assured, we sell and use only cosmetic grade glitter. We would NEVER EVER sell a craft glitter. Cosmetic Grade Glitters have been tested and deemed safe by the CIR, though still not approved by the FDA. Unless the FDA decides to otherwise state that they feel its a health risk, and issues a warning to stop using to the cosmetic industry, we are compelled to believe that it isn't a risk. The FDA has no intention at this time of enforcing any action one way or the other because they have no evidence to otherwise say glitter poses a risk

New Storefront/Showroom and Bath & Body Line!

Posted by on 7/11/2017 to News

(This article has been re-created from our previous blog. Please be patient with us a we try to recover content and photos.)


New Storefront/Showroom and Bath & Body Line!

2017 has been a busy year for MBA Cosmetics. After 10 years of being an online only store, we have finally opened a storefront!

In February 2017, we leased a commercial building to move our operation into a larger space. We considered the idea of opening a showroom/storefront but didnt give it serious throught until summer of 2017.

Our space for a showroom was limited but we decided to go for it and open ourselves up to the local market. Our storefront opened late October, so this is a new and fun experience for MBA Cosmetics.

While contmplating the idea of having a retail storefront, we decided to bring back a Bath & Body line, that we had discontinued a couple of yeas ago, due to limited space in our previous shop.

If you havent checked out our Bath & Body line, you really should! We have many amazing, scented products such as Artisan Soaps, Body Lotions, Whipped Soaps, Body Mists, Jelly Soaps, Sugar Scrubs, Jojoa Scrubs and many more products.

We still have several new products we are working on in the bath and body line, and then we plan to bring back a skincare line (also discontunued in the past)

If you are local to the Williams County Ohio area pleae stop in and check us out!

We thought it would be fun to give you a peek at some of our Bath & Body Products. Please visit our website to see the full product line.


We have taken creamy soap and whipped it up with luscious fragrance oils into a dreamy, fluffy, whipped delight. Our whipped soap is thick and creamy with lots of foam and lather. It will leave your skin squeaky clean and moisturized.

Ultra moisturizing, rich and creamy lotion helps prevent and protect dry skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy looking. With ingredients like Safflower Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamins A, C and E and a Botanical Extract blend of Chamomile, Comfrey, Cucumber and Aloe, our ultra moisturizing Paraben Free Hand and Body is sheer luxury for your skin.

Our Vegan Soap Jellies wiggle and giggle and are irresistibly fun to use! The Glycerin base moisturizes as it cleans.

Fun Tip: Soap Jellies can be put in the fridge or freezer to give you a shower experience like no other!

Gorgeous Handcrafted soaps that smell simply AMAZING! Formulated with skin loving ingredients like Baby Buttermilk, Coconut Milk, Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Glycerin. And DETERGENT FREE!

Welcome to our online store

Posted by on 6/4/2014 to News
Welcome to new shopping cart & online store! Our team is proud to announce that we have now moved to a new shopping platform, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. Our website has been carefully designed to provide you with an amazingly flexible online shopping experience, and its ease of navigation is something we think you'll grow to depend on and appreciate. Feel free to browse our entire product catalog, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the items housed within. Our team is always ready and willing to assist our customers, and we are happy for your visit.
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