This is our Silk Mica which not only imparts translucency to mineral makeup but also lustre. It reflects the light very well, reducing the appearance of pores and expression lines giving a more youthful appearance and its lustre will impart a glow to the skin giving that 'dewy' look to your mineral makeup. It makes a good translucent powder with low coverage and low absorbency but reasonably good adhesion.
In cosmetics Mica is used in a wide variety of applications and is one of the ingredients that can be used in larger proportions in mineral makeup formulations.
Tip: Silk Mica can be added to Sericite Mica and ground together to produce a finishing powder that imparts a slightly 'dewy' effect to your finished makeup. Usage rates will depend on how 'dewy' you want your finished look to be. Start with 2 parts Sericite Mica to 1 part Silk Mica and if you don't achieve the look that you want with these amounts then just increase the Silk Mica until the desired lustre is achieved.
Popular amongst those who want to achieve the look of a certain brand of mineral cosmetics but want to keep the ingredients a little more natural and simple!
EU Regulation: Approved for use in all cosmetics without restriction.
INCI Name: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Safe for use on eyes, lips, face, and nails.
Used in the making of mineral makeup especially foundation, eye shadows and blushers.