Micas are particles of colour that when added to specific products they produce beautiful light reflective colour. Some also shine in Cold Process Soap when swirled through near or on the surface.
Use Levels: Can be used at any level as skin safe.
Typical use Levels: Lip Balm 1-10%, Soap 1-5%, Shimmer Creams 0.5-3%, Pressed make-up 20-50%, Lose powder: 0-40%, Surfactant wash-off product 0-1%, Gel base (hair gel etc) 1-5%
Formulating Notes: If you wish to add shimmer to a wash-off surfactant product or a gel it is important that a suspending agent such as Carbomer is used to provide the mica particles with a structure to be supported in. Mica will gather at the top or bottom of the product if no thickener/ suspending agent is used and may interfere with how the product is dispensed.
Mica is generally added to the formula after cool down as high temperatures can affect the shimmer of the mica.
Adding Mica can increase the bio-burden of your formula so we recommend you use a broad spectrum preservative.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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