Synthetic fluorphlogopite, more widely referred to as synthetic mica, is one of the components of our 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 committed to removing 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 and no sharp edges, making it particularly suitable for makeup products used around the delicate eye area.