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BASF Launches Natural Mica for Matte-like Appearance

Published on 2020-11-05. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Natural/ Organic     Decorative Cosmetic   

BASF_New_Natural_micaBASF’s Colors & Effects® brand launches Mearlmica® FF, a soft, creamy textured performance mineral made from 100 percent ethically and sustainably sourced natural mica from Hartwell, GA, USA.

Mearlmica® FF: Sustainable Natural Mica


The new versatile natural mica product provides customers with a talc alternative when formulating color cosmetics and personal care applications.

With the growing demand for 100% ingredient transparency, Mearlmica® FF offers customers a conscious choice when seeking ethical and sustainable natural mica,” said Diane Jansson, global business manager, Effect Pigments for Cosmetics, BASF Colors & Effects.

Our expertise has led to the development of a product with excellent slip and a matte appearance upon skin application. Due to its low index of refraction, Mearlmica® FF is ideally suited to perform as an optically neutral filler in formulations,” commented Gabe Uzunian, head of development and expert services, Cosmetic Effect Pigments at BASF Colors & Effects.

Provides Smoother Matte-like Appearance


An optically neutral performance mineral with low shimmer effects, Mearlmica® FF gives balance to formulas with a small particle size to provide a smoother, matte-like appearance. The company is proud to offer the personal care and color cosmetics market with responsibly mined mica from its wholly owned mine in the USA.

Formulators can use Mearlmica® FF to create a neutral base for a wide range of colors in matte, shimmering and sparkling finishes. This product offers unmatched transparency and traceability in its back integrated supply chain and is a globally approved color additive for use in all applications.

In addition, the trace metal content of the mica is very low, and is strictly monitored to insure compliance with both regulatory and internal customer requirements,” said Uzunian.


Source: BASF
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