Cosmetic Mica is approved for use in externally applied cosmetics, including those for use in the area of theeye, under Title 21 CFR 73.2496. It is widely used as a colorant in lipsticks, eye shadows, hair dyes andcolors, face powders, blushers, eye liners, dusting and talcum powders, foundations, nail lacquers, mascara,make-up bases, etc.
Cosmetic Sericite is a natural material belonging to the mica group. It is generally found in metamorphic rock, and is produced by the alteration of sedimentary rock through temperature, pressure and pH changes. When processed, it exhibits a silky luster from thin platelet sheets.