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Silica Microspheres Powder

Silica Microspheres Powder
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Silica Microspheres is a non-color additive that improves the slip of a product, acts as an oil absorbent, and because of the shape of the microspheres,  minimizes the look of wrinkles and fine lines. 

In cosmetics, it has many uses:

  • It is an oil absorbent
  • It improves "slip" (how the product feels going on)
  • Because of their spherical shape our silicas also scatter light and blur the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Qualities of our silica include:

  • Median particle size is 5 microns
  • It is amorphous hydrated silica.

We would suggest experimenting with Silica at 1% - 15% by weight of the formula for a powdered product.

Keep in mind that silica microspheres should not go through a blender, so they will need to be added after grinding is complete.

Silica microspheres are more oil absorbent than sericite mica—to the point of being quite drying—so do not substitute silica microspheres for all of the sericite mica in a recipe.  Try adding some arrowroot powder

and kaolin clay.

If you haven't tried working with silica in your formulary yet, we encourage you to sample some. It really improves the performance and feel of the product and it is a very natural addition to the ingredients list.

INCI:  Silica (CI 77811)

  • $4.25
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  • SKU
    PWRSM10

 Warnings:  Please wear a respirator if you are formulating with this product. Wash hands after handling.

 

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Product questions

  • Florence Yee
    May 22, 2019, 20:31

    How does this product compare to serecite mica for use on the face?

    Administrator
    May 23, 2019, 09:00

    Silica Mic It improves "slip" (how the product feels going on) because of their spherical shape silicas also scatter light and blur the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
    Although Serecite offers a similar feel the Silica Mic spherical shape offers a better a better slip and also significantly more absorbent which means it can be drying. Do not put the Silica Mic in your blender as it would diminish the spherical shape which is why it is used.

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