Mica, Red

Mica, Red

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The elusive, mysterious red colorant!  This favourite mica was found after years of Bramble Berry searching for the perfect red.  As with all colors, keep in mind that this will turn more pastel when added to white products such as white melt and pour, or cold process soap. To keep the color brighter, use more mica. This colour is stunning in all applications from lipstick, soap, balms and more.

Suggested Usage:  Start with about 0.25 teaspoon per 500g of scrub, bath bombs, etc. For Melt and Pour Soap, mix 1 teaspoon pigment with 1 tablespoon of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol.  Add 0.5 tsp. of dispersed mica at a time to the melted soap.  For Cold Process Soap, mix 1 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon of lightweight oil.  Add 1 tsp. of dispersed mica at a time to the soap.  We recommend adding Polysorbate 80 when using in Bath Bombs.

Product Suitability:

Melt & Pour Soap - Yes
Cold Processed Soap - Yes
Bath Bombs:  Yes
Cosmetics including Eye area - Yes
Lip Products - Yes
This Colour is a: non bleeding colour
Particle size:  10 – 60 μm

Our Test Results:

Produces a vibrant colour in clear MP Soap Base but won't shine in white Melt & Pour Soap Base. The easiest way to incorporate this mica in MP Soap is to moisten it with some Isopropyl Alcohol making a slurry, then mix in.  A ratio of 1:1 works well.  Hydrating with oil is recommended for CP soap if using within the soap, as a guide use a ratio of 1:4 mica to oil works well for us with most micas.
pH sensitivity:  Stable in high pH products such as CP Soap.  When this mica is used in Cold Process Soap becomes slightly more muted, but can be intensified with higher usage rates.  
Colour Fading: Stable
Colour Bleeding (Migration): non bleeding

Our Micas  are packed in resealable vials, tubs or jars unless purchasing 500g and above or surplus stock.


Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Mica, Red
INCI Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Dioxide, Iron Oxide
Ingredients Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Dioxide, Iron Oxide
Clarity Semi transluscent in clear soap
Cold process soap (stable at high pH) Stable
Colour Cosmetics - Eyes Yes
Colour Cosmetics - Skin Yes
Emulsions (ie Lotions) Yes
Lip Products Yes
Melt & Pour Soap Yes, hydrate first
Pigment or Dye Pigment
Scrubs, anhydrous products Yes
Vegan Yes