You know the saying, “All that glitters isn’t gold?” Mica might be the inspiration behind it. Despite its golden hues, mica isn’t derived from the precious metal. Its origin? Silicates, naturally-occurring substances known for their versatility and non-toxicity. And, because of that, Mica is a staple in the cosmetic and art worlds. If you want to bring the Midas touch to your ritual, check out our fave golden offerings.
Where does mica come from?
Mica comes from a rock-forming mineral called muscovite; Mainly sourced in the U.S.and India, it’s in the same family as quartz and is mined out in large chunks with cleaves of transparent sheets. This is a fancy way of saying there are visible lines throughout the rock that show where and how the mineral will break or fracture. (Psst… cleavage allows muscovite’s transparent sheets to be split and processed into finer powders to form mica.).
Why we love mica?
When mined, muscovite transparent sheets have a pearlescent luster. Additionally, mica can be ground into flakes or powders, where its iridescent property will create a shimmery effect in pigments like paint and makeup. These reflective qualities make mica “nature’s glitter,” giving products a touch of sparkling glow.
Where you can find mica in Keys Soulcare?
When it comes to your offerings, mica is your partner in shine. Mica is the secret to the shimmer in Let Me Glow’s illuminating formula. You can also thank hydrating rose water and balancing niacinamide for the serum’s radiance boost.
Next, take it up a notch with a layer of Gleam On. Our ultra-creamy highlighting balm works double-duty with a blend of crushed amethysts and mica for luminosity as well as sunflower seed oil for a nourishing healthy-looking glow.
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