The Sunrise® mica product portfolio contains products of natural and synthetic mica.
The natural mica range is a wet-ground product produced from high purity flake mica concentrates by a slow frictional delamination process. It is renowned for its optical properties. The mica is responsibly mined and a globally approved additive.
Sunrise® Crystal is an artificial mica. This synthetic fluorphlogopite grade offers outstanding colour purity, higher transparency and a lower content of impurities.
Due to its natural sheen Sunrise® mica is the perfect choice for cosmetics. It offers high UV stability, low abrasiveness, excellent lubricity, good skin adhesion and good resistance to heat, weather and chemicals. It creates buildable coverage without completely covering the skin. In colour cosmetics Sunrise® mica is used to give balance and consistency to pressed powders. Mica gives a smooth texture and adds a bit of shine to the product surface.
When formulating colour cosmetics and personal care products mica is also an interesting alternative for talc. It offers high slip and matte appearance upon skin applications with the advantage of low heavy metal contents. It’s for this reason that the industry aims to avoid using talc.
Sunrise® SVA mica is a special Lauroyl Lysine treated grade in the mica portfolio which provides an exceptional smooth texture, soft feeling and good skin adhesion for cosmetic products.