Mica minerals are often used as colour additives and they also have reflective properties, allowing for a shimmery effect in mineral foundations.
Mica is one of the most important mineral ingredients in cosmetics, as it’s used for its shimmer and sparkle!
This shimmer effect is created when coating mica with an oxide e.g. titanium dioxide.
We use a mixture of natural and synthetic mica.
Natural Mica is a naturally-occurring mineral and we work closely with our supplier to ensure they don’t tolerate the use of child or forced labour and they are an official member of the Responsible Mica Initiative association which aims at eradicating child labour and unacceptable working conditions.
Synthetic Mica mimics the effect of natural mica, but it is made in a lab. Despite being made in a lab, it is still an environmentally friend alternative to plastic glitters.