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Mica

Our database includes 3186 products that contain Mica.

You should know

Concerns

Eczema

Explained

Mica refers to a group of silicate minerals. Mica crystals are easily split to give products a shimmer. These crystals are able to reflect light to temporarily give your skin a glowy look.

Mica is found to be safe. Trace amounts of heavy metals may be found in mica, but these metals are not harmful in our personal products.

Mica has been used since prehistoric times throughout the world. Ancient Egyptian, Indian, Greek, Roman, Aztec, and Chinese civilizations have used mica.

Mica can be naturally found throughout the world. However, some sources of mica may be controversial. In 2016, mica mined in the Jharkhand state in India was found to be using child labor. However, companies are able to source ethical mica affiliated with international organizations that monitor the mica supply chain.

People also like: Niacinamide, Parfum, Glycerin

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Parfum

Mica is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 7.8% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Cosmetic Colorant

Community Stats

112 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Redness • Dryness • Texture

Where it's used

Mica is most often found as ingredient number 15 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Mica the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35360
  • INCI Name: MICA
  • EC #:  310-127-6 (I)
  • All Functions: Anticaking, Bulking, Cosmetic Colorant, Opa CI Fying
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.