Cosmetic Mica

The Sunrise® mica product portfolio contains products of natural and synthetic mica. The natural mica range is a wet-ground product produced from high purity mica flake concentrates by a slow frictional delamination process. It is renowned for its optical properties. 

Sunrise® Crystal is an artificial mica. This synthetic fluorphlogopite grade offers outstanding colour purity, higher transparency and a lower content of impurities.

Due to its natural sheen Sunrise® mica is the perfect choice for cosmetics. It offers high UV stability, low abrasiveness, excellent lubricity, good skin adhesion and good resistance to heat, weather and chemicals. It creates buildable coverage without completely covering the skin. In colour cosmetics Sunrise® mica is used to give balance and consistency to pressed powders. Mica gives a smooth texture and adds a bit of shine to the product surface.

Sunrise® SVA mica is a special Lauroyl Lysine treated grade which provides an exceptionally smooth texture and soft feel, combined with good skin adhesion.

Sunrise® mica is also used in coatings as a functional pigment extender that facilitates suspension, reduces chalking and prevents shrinking and shearing of the paint film. Sunrise® mica also helps to increase resistance to water penetration and brightens the tone of coloured pigments. 


    • Natural and synthetic fluorphlogopite mica (potassium aluminium silicate).

    • Sunrise® SVA mica with lauroyl lysine treatment.

    • Various particle sizes available.

    • Non-carcinogenic, non-toxic and inert.


    • Cosmetics: High transparency, natural sheen, high whiteness, low abrasiveness, excellent lubricity and good skin adhesion. UV blocking.

    • Coatings: Helps resist cracking, promotes wet adhesion, provides UV resistance and reduces moisture vapour transmission.

    • Platics: High temperature deformation resistance wiht UV blocking properties.

Typical Applications

    • Cosmetics.

    • Plastics.

    • Coatings.

    • Decorative applications.

    • Electrical applications.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

Sunrise® Natural Mica

Information card for Sunrise® natural mica.

Sunrise® Natural Mica Brochure /