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Fillers & Additives

Here are the most common fillers and additives required for making your own mineral cosmetics. 


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CIY.Kaolin

Australian Kaolin (White Clay)

Australian Kaolin (White Clay)

The white clay is soft and silky for sensitive skin and is the most gentle out of all the clays. It is very mild, nurturing and is commonly used in cosmetics. Usage levels : ~ 5 - 40% in masks ~ Blend into the product when cool ~ Homogenisation is recommended Incompatibilities : ~ Dissolves in...

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CIY.CI

Australian Organic Ivory Clay

Australian Organic Ivory Clay

The ivory clay is soft and silky for sensitive skin and is the most gentle out of all the clays. It is very mild, nurturing and is particularly good for use on babies and the elderly. Usage levels : ~ 5 - 40% in masks ~ Blend into the product when cool ~ Homogenisation is recommended...

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CIY.RicePwdr
Create It Yourself
Cosmetic Grade Rice Powder

Cosmetic Grade Rice Powder

I use Rice powder in my mineral veils and mineral foundation formulas. It can be used in place of cornstarch or talc in your formula or combined with it.  For those of you who experience irritated skin from starch or talc this will be perfect.    It adds a nice slip and silky application to all...

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CIY.MagMyristate

Magnesium Myristate Powder

Magnesium Myristate Powder

Magnesium Myristate is ideal for creating moist softness to any cosmetic formulation. This filler powder improves adhesion and offers great hydrophobicity in cosmetics.  Magnesium Myristate has the ability to bind other powder ingredients together, improving the coverage and wear time. This powder...

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$1.82

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CIY.MagStearPwd

Magnesium Stearate Powder

Magnesium Stearate Powder

A naturally occurring ester of magnesium and stearic acid, in a fine white alkaline powder form - consistency is similar to maize cornflour, light, fluffy, goes everywhere! Used as a thickening agent in many cosmetic products & to improve adhesion and slip in mineral makeup.  Used in...

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$2.29

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CIY.RicePwdr
Create It Yourself
Rice Powder - Cosmetic Grade

Rice Powder - Cosmetic Grade

I use Rice powder in my mineral veils and mineral foundation formulas. It can be used in place of cornstarch or talc in your formula or combined with it.  For those of you who experience irritated skin from starch or talc, this will be perfect.    It adds a nice slip and silky application to all...

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$5.75

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CIY.SemiMatte
Create It Yourself
Semi Matte Mica

Semi Matte Mica

This 100% pure Semi Matte mica powder offers a silky soft, smooth, yet matte texture while improving adhesion properties. This filler powder is less opaque than plain mica powder and can be added to many formulations without changing the colour of the finished product.  Is ideal for Eyeshadows and...

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$1.69

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CIY.Sericite
Create It Yourself
Sericite

Sericite

Sericite is a colorless mica powder, that can be added for adhesion and shine to mica colours and oxides, as well as creating your own shades.   Due to this powder's ability to add medium adhesion, a youthful medium shine and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it is mainly used...

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$1.56

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CIY.SericiteCarn
Create It Yourself
Sericite Treated with Carnauba

Sericite Treated with Carnauba

Sericite is a colorless mica powder, that can be added for adhesion and shine to mica colours and oxides, as well as creating your own shades.   Serecite Powder treated with carnauba wax has a couple of benefits for cosmetics. As a loose powder it is less airborne that standard serecite powder. The...

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$2.71

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CIY.SilicaSphere

Silica Microspheres Powder

Silica Microspheres Powder

Silica Microspheres are semi-transparent, white, micron-sized spherical ceramic particles used as fillers and texture enhancers in a variety of formulations.  The spherical shape of the particles deliver a silky soft, luxurious feel and help to improve performance and efficiency. These spherical...

997
$1.69

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CIY.M.Translucent

Translucent Mica

Translucent Mica

Translucent Mica (also known as Mica Powder Plain and Mica M) is an ultrafine mica powder that is perfect for creating a finishing powder or veil with.  This can be added to your formulations as a filler (10-40%) if you want your finished product to have a more translucent look to it.  It is...

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$2.30

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CIY.UltraSilk

Ultra Silk Mica & Titanium blend

Ultra Silk Mica & Titanium blend

Ultra Silk (also known as Extender-W) creates a smooth silky effect offering superior coverage.  Use in very small amounts (1/2 teaspoon to 1 1/2 tablespoons finished product), to add to the adhesion of your product along with giving it a beautiful silky feel.  Your product will not end up with the...

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$2.30

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CIY.TitDO2

Titanium Dioxide (TitO2) AFDC 170nm, water soluble

Titanium Dioxide (TitO2) AFDC 170nm, water soluble

AFDC Titanium is an uncoated anatase titanium dioxide pigment with high brightness and blue tone.  It is water and oil soluble.  From a chemical and microbiological point of view, it is exceptionally pure and is recommended for foodstuffs, drugs and high quality cosmetic applications. Titanium...

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$1.56

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CIY.ZnO

Zinc Oxide (not microionised)

Zinc Oxide (not microionised)

Zinc Oxide is an inert cosmetic ingredient use most commonly for its antibacterial, UV-A and UV-B protection properties.  It is also used for its soothing effects with skin irritations, as well as to thicken lotions and creams.  Used highly in cosmetic blends of foundation, eyeshadow and more. Safe...

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$2.30

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