Synthetic fluorphlogopite, more widely referred to as synthetic mica, is one of the components of the plastic-free glitters, lustres and pigments. Depending on its thickness and the oxides it is coated with, a wide variety of effects, shimmers and colours will be achieved.
Mica is one of the main compounds of granite and it is the name given to a group of similar silicate minerals forming together a shimmering and laminate mineral. Because of concerns over child labour in the mining of natural mica, Lush has made a commitment to remove it completely from its production.
Synthetic mica is made in a lab. It’s purer and thus brighter than natural mica. It has a more uniform finish which does not contain any sharp edges, making it particularly suitable for makeup products used around the delicate eye area.