Mica Pigments Magic Blue Pigment to colour soaps and cosmetics
Particle size: 10-60 micron
Composition: mica 46-51%, titanium dioxide 48-53%
Solubility: insoluble in water
Melting point: decomposes
This multicoloured, shimmery colourant is essentially composed of mica and titanium dioxide. Mica are deemed as an accepted natural colourant that has been mined with each mica platelet coated with approved pigments to attain the colourant. The multidimensional colour is what gives mica its unique shimmer and gleam. It works well when used in clear, transparent products such as clear melt and pour soap as the shimmer needs light to reflect.
One remarkable point about mica is that it tends not to clump in cold process soap. However, the down side though is that it tends to remain uneven in cold process soap. Titanium dioxide is a hardening, lightening, lubricating ingredient added to this colourant to protect the skin. The reason for adding it is to allow a level of stability not doable by mica. The end result of the mixture of mica and titanium dioxide is a multicoloured, shimmery pigment that is evenly stable and not clumpy.
This colourant can be utilised to improve products in several applications such as skin and body essentials. Examples of such essentials would entail face powders, eyeshadows, and face blushers.
The 15g option is packed in a clear vial, conversely, bigger options are packed in reclosable ziplock standup pouches.
Warning: A detrimental reaction may occur when used with metals such as magnesium, lithium, zinc, aluminum, potassium, sodium etc, at high temperatures.