Mica is a naturally occurring mineral commonly used in the cosmetics and skincare industry for its shimmering and light-reflective properties. It's mined from various locations worldwide and then processed into a fine powder that can create an illuminating effect in products like creams, foundations, blushes, eyeshadows and powders. It's used to create a subtle, light-reflecting shimmer on skin, which can help give the complexion a healthy and luminous appearance. Mica has become a controversial ingredient because of its link to unethical mining practices, including child labor and hazardous working conditions and concerns about its environmental impact.




Mica is mined from various countries around the world including India, China, Brazil and the United States, with India being one of the largest producers of high-quality mica. Mica has become a controversial ingredient because of its association with unethical mining practices that often involve child labor and unsafe working conditions, primarily in countries like India and Madagascar. The demand for mica in various industries, especially cosmetics and electronics, has also raised concerns about the environmental impact of its extraction and processing.


Mica is generally well-tolerated on skin and unlikely to cause skin irritation or clog pores.


Creates a Shimmer Complexion

Mica creates a subtle shimmer and light-reflecting effect when applied to skin that helps to achieve a healthy and luminous complexion.

Camouflages Imperfections

It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and minor skin imperfections by diffusing light, which makes skin appear smoother and more even.