Safe to use in decor cosmetics and soap.
Mica powder is a mineral substance that is used in cosmetic products for its glowing effect and color. It has a silky touch and it is a very fine powdered mineral. Mica is a silicate and its name is derived from the Latin word mica, meaning a crumb, and probably influenced by micare, to glitter. Its crystals can be cut to thin almost transparent, nacreous sheets.
The mica group represents 37 phyllosilicate minerals that have a layered or platy texture. The commercially important micas are muscovite and phlogopite, which are used in a variety of applications. Mica’s value is based on several of its unique physical properties. The crystalline structure of mica forms layers that can be split or delaminated into thin sheets usually causing foliation in rocks.
MICA pigments are slightly shimmery, and are resistant to lye, so you can use them in soap in cc. 1g/100g proportions. It won't be glittery in the final product. You can easily decorate soap in many ways with it. You can also put it on soap that is ready, or on your nails - in this case the shimmer will be more apparent.
WHAT IS IT MADE OF?It is the mixture of mica and metal (mostly iron) oxides. By heating the metals to different temperatures, unique colors are created. Then these are mixed with each other, with mica, and sometimes with titanium dioxide.
WHY WE DON'T SELL FLUORESCENT AND COLOR CHANGING PIGMENTS?These properites are achieved by adding harsh chemicals or even radioactive ingredients, that can change their color to heat, or in certain light conditions. Altough it is permitted to use these when painting cars or other objects, we don't recommend them in decor cosmetics or nail polishes.
WILL IT STAY GLITTERING FOREVER?Yes it will, in decor cosmetics, but the shimmer can be lowered or enhanced by certain formulations, and dosage. For example kaolin and other clays blunt the reflection of light, while carrier oils are enhancing the effect of the pigment.In soap, when you use it in the base it will only color, but if you paint the surface with a brush, then the pigments will shimmer beautifully too.In nail polish and other body care products it mostly stays shimmery because it is in a liquid carrier.
You can add it to bath salts and bath bombs without any trouble.
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Ingredients (INCI) - Apple green: MICA, CI 77891, CI 77288
Ingredients (INCI) - Orange: MICA, CI 77891, CI 77491
Ingredients (INCI) - Ocean blue: MICA, CI 77891, CI 77742, CI 77288
Ingredients (INCI) - Light purple: MICA, CI 77891, CI 77742, TIN OXIDE
Ingredients (INCI) - Strawberry red: MICA, CI 77891, CI 77861, CI 77491
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