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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Color and makeup Pigments for making tinted face cream

  • ngarayeva001

    January 14, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Are you talking about making a foundation or adding a hint of colour to a moisturiser? In both cases, candle mica is a bad idea.

  • LuisJavier

    January 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I meant adding colour to a moisturiser

  • ngarayeva001

    January 14, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Then you can get away with non-coated cosmetic mica. These guys have a nice supply:
    Just make sure you add something like carbomer (because in theory you need coated mica and high yield polymer to suspend particles, but carbomer would do the job for a pinch of mica) to your formula or mica might sink. Don’t use this approach for colour cosmetics like a foundation. Those are much more complex.