This is our new Satin Silk Mica which is a semi-translucent synthetic mica offering much more transparency than either sericite mica or silk mica. This makes it the perfect choice for creating foundations, blushers, highlighters and bronzers that impart a velvety surface smoothness, excellent slip and a silky more open dewy appearance. However, if you are looking to create higher coverage foundations with a matte finish then our sericite mica will be a better choice.
Satin Silk Mica has higher compressibility and superior binding performance compared to sericite making it perfect for use in pressed coloured cosmetics such as eyeshadows. Better colour intensity can also be achieved due to the fact that it is a very translucent powder.
Used as a bulking out and amalgamating ingredient, it has a far superior performance to any stearates.
Synthetic mica is made by heating a combination of naturally occurring minerals and then cooling them through a slow controlled process which results in the mica crystallising from the melt. The naturally occurring minerals used are the same as those found in sericite mica which is classed as a potassium aluminum silicate mineral.
So although synthetic mica is man made it is in fact composed of the same minerals as natural mica that is mined from the ground. Satin Silk Mica is a pure mineral mica, no synthetic chemicals are added or used during the manufacturing process. Therefore in this instance the term 'synthetic' should not be taken to mean 'unnatural'
Only very high purity minerals are selected to be used for the production process and this results in a mica which has a very high purity level and is virtually free from heavy metals.
EU Regulation: Approved for use in all cosmetics without restriction.
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