Little plastic particles pollute the earth. BioGlitz is a different kind of sparkle. 

Glitter is having a moment,” 24-year-old Saba Gray tells me. “I mean, if you look all over runways, there’s glitter popping up everywhere — Margiela, Givenchy, Gucci. Topshop sells it now, and Forever 21.” As she puts it, “Times are a bit rough, but if you throw some glitter on it, doesn't seem so rough.”

Given her position as the CEO of BioGlitz, the world’s first plant-based glitter company, she may seem biased, but a brief Google search confirms her position. In the past month, headlines have detailed how Bella Hadid used glitter to dye her hair at fashion week, declared “glitter boobs” this summer’s hottest festival look, and warned against the medical hazards of the trendy vaginal glitter capsules. 

I first met Gray at last year’s Coachella, where she bounced around bedazzling everyone from nobodies like moi to uberstars like Paris Hilton. Gray told me her product was biodegradable, but I didn’t think much of it — I was focused on my sparkly new face. I couldn’t fathom that regular glitter could really be, like, an actual issue. Last month, however, Allure quoted chemistry professor Sherri Mason calling glitter “a little poison pill.”

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