Fine mica ( less than 15um) combined with spherical silica (250nm), silica beads act as ball bearings allowing mica platelets to slide across each other on the skin (leads to extremely soft & velvet feel).
Fine gray powder, no odour, pH: 8.6 (10% aqueous suspension). Insoluble, but miscible in water. CAS # 7631-86-9, 12001-26-2.
Great filling agent for texture and consistency
provides extremely soft and velvety feel when applied to the skin
improves viscosity and thickness of emulsions
decreases drying time of liquid eyeliners
improves binding of powders
Products to use it in
Make up products (e.g. foundations, face powders, mascara, eye shadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, blusher), skin care products (creams, lotions, cream liquid foundations, gels).
Add as is to formulas. For dry applications (powders) use at 10-25%, for liquid applications (e.g. liquid eyeliners, cream foundations, lotions) use at 5-10%.