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Mica Spheres

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Inci:Mica, Silica

Fine mica combined with spherical silica for a soft, velvety skin feeling in your make-up & skin care products

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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).
 
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).
Properties
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.
 
Fine gray powder, no odour, pH: 8.6 (10% aqueous suspension).
 
Insoluble, but miscible in water. CAS # 7631-86-9, 12001-26-2.

HOW TO USE IT

Dosage
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%.