Soy-based Biodegradable "LUMA" Glitter for Cosmetics, Food Products, and Crafting 

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2019-SOY-68572
Students at Purdue University have developed an environmentally friendly, natural glitter with a unique chemical composition featuring soy protein isolate. Traditional microplastic-based products often litter the environment and can even cause allergic reaction in makeup users. Purdue students were able to make a glittery film that can be crushed into a packageable powder. The key considerations of their product include creating a long-lasting vibrant look and ensuring that the glitter maintains its shape with humidity and application. This glitter has a myriad of uses such as crafting, cosmetics, and decorative baking as it is also edible.

Advantages:
-Edible
-Natural
-Environmentally conscious

Potential Applications:
-Cosmetics
-Food/Baking
-Crafting
Dec 12, 2019
Provisional-Patent
United States
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