Silica Microspheres

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INCI: Silica

Silica microspheres are made from Silicone dioxide and occur as tiny spherical particles. They improve the performance and feel of topical products.
An easy way to understand how they work is to imagine thousands of tiny ball bearings gliding across the surface of the skin.

This 'roll-over' property provides a luxurious feel, an enhanced tactile experience, and exceptional lubricity to both loose and pressed powder products. It improves the 'fluidity' of make-up powders and skin care products.
In topical preparations, Silica Microspheres act as a texturiser and anti-caking agent.
The spherical shape of the particles also diffuses light, helping to give a 'soft focus' look to the complexion.

The tiny beads can also act as a carrier and will hold fragrances and active ingredients through their adsorptive properties.

 

Usage rate: 1%-12% by weight.

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