Mica Pigments Luster Violet Pigment to colour soaps and cosmetics
Particle size: 10-60 micron
Composition: mica 48-54%, titanium dioxide 45-51%
Solubility: insoluble in water
Melting point: decomposes
This shimmery, vibrant colourant is essentially comprised of mica and titanium dioxide. Mica are regarded as an approved colourant that has been naturally mined. Single mica platelets are encrusted with acceptable pigments to attain the colourant. The multifaceted colour is what supplies mica its distinct sparkle and gleam. It works great in pure products such as clear melt and pour soap as the sparkle needs light to shine.
One plus point about mica is that it has a tendency to clump in cold process soap. The disadvantage though is that it inclines to remain unbalanced in cold process soap. Titanium dioxide is a hardening, whitening, greasing ingredient instilled to this tint to protect the skin. It is added to permit a level of fixedness not afforded by mica. The end result of the blend of mica and titanium dioxide is a shimmery and vibrant colourant that is amazingly steady and not clumpy.
This vibrant colourant can be used to improve products in various applications such as skin and body essentials. Examples of skin and body essentials would include eyeshadows, face powders, and face blushers.
The 15g option is packed in a clear vial, however, bigger options are packed in resealable ziplock standup pouches.
Caution: An injurious reaction may occur when used with metals such as aluminum, magnesium, potassium, zinc, lithium, sodium etc, at high temperatures.