Mica Pearlescent Pigments Shimmer Gold Pigment to colour soaps and cosmetics
Particle size: 20-200 micron
Composition: mica 80-88%, titanium dioxide 10-14%, iron oxide 2-6%, tin dioxide 0-1%
Colour: shimmer gold
Solubility: insoluble in water
Melting point: decomposes
This gold pearlescent, sparkling mica pigment is mostly composed of mica and titanium dioxide. Micas are considered to be a recognised tint that has been extracted naturally. Separate mica platelets are covered with approved pigments to achieve the colourant.
The multi-sided colour is what gives micas its distinctive sparkle and shine. It works best in clear products such as clear melt-and-pour soap as the glitter needs light in order to reflect. One good thing about mica is that it has a tendency not to clump in cold process soap. The problem though is that it also has a tendency to be unstable in cold process soap.
Titanium dioxide is a solidifying, whitewashing, lubricating component added to this pigment to safeguard the skin. It is added to permit a level of steadiness not afforded by mica. The end result of the combination of mica and titanium dioxide is a pearlescent mica pigment that is equally steady and not clumpy.
This gold pearlescent glossy pigment can be used in body care applications or to enhance other tones in several applications. This product is commonly used in cosmetics for it provides a sense of luxury and quality.
The 15g option is parceled in a clear vial while larger options come parceled in reclosable ziplock standup pouches.
Caution: A harmful reaction may occur when used alongside a number of metals such as aluminum, magnesium, potassium, zinc, lithium, sodium etc, at high temperatures.