A current component of makeup, silica makes foundation and lipstick easy to spread on the skin, leaving a matte and soft finish. In toothpaste, it helps remove plaque and obtain a glimmering smile. Finally, it can be coated with synthetic fluorphlogopite to create eco-friendly glitters.
Silica is found in nature in the form of quartz It is a really common mineral, a major constituent of sand, also found in plants and animals.
The material has been used since ancient times to make glass and ceramics. Nowadays, it is often used in the pharmaceutical and food industry, mostly in its synthetic form, to control textures.