Sandream Impact has developed SilikMira—comprising several collections of silica-based pigments that deliver color shifts that seemingly flow into one another.
The SilikMira category includes SilikMira Variable, SilikMira Sleek, SilikMIra Ice and SilikMira Max. These collections are chromium-free, have a clean heavy metal content and are globally-approved for cosmetic use.
The use of vacuum deposition allows for thin layers of metal oxides to be vaporized and posited onto a silica substrate. The result is a smooth finish created by stacking multiple thin layers. Variations in the structure such as silica thickness, metal oxide thickness and combination of the two, which can lead to a range of pigments with a variety of color travel behaviors.
The SilikMira Variable collection consists of six shades comprising saturated color travel pigments that contain silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, titanium dioxide, iron oxides and ferric ferrocyanide.
The specific pigments in this line are SilikMira Variable GYB, SilikMira Variable ROG, SilikMira Variable VPG, SilikMira Variable TBV, SilikMira Variable VBR (INCIs: Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Iron Oxides (and) Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (and) Ferric Ferrocyanide) and SilikMira Variable PGO (INCI: Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Iron Oxides (and) Synthetic Fluorphlogopite).
The fine particle size of 10-60 µm delivers high coverage and a smooth application. It is recommended the pigments to be incorporated into liquid and crème systems for eye, lip and other personal care products to convey the most color optimal effects.
This collection of interference color travel effect pigment comprising five pigments, SilikMira Sleek YGB, SilikMira Sleek ROG, SilikMira Sleek VRO, SilikMira Sleek BVR and SilikMira Sleek GTV (INCIs: Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Calcium Sodium Borosilicate).
A silky smooth and homogenous application is delivered with three color shifts. The fine particle size of 10-60 µm supplies high coverage and a chroma effect—ideal for a wide variety of makeup and personal care applications such as eye, lip, nail and face care.
SilikMira Ice’s color effect is delivered by the 200-5000 µm particle size, creating opportunities for a dramatic visual appearance and application in eye, lip, face, nail and other personal care applications. The large flakes in this collection are crushable when applied with pressure to the skin for more intense color effects.
The collection is comprising SilikMira Ice YGB, SilikMira Ice ROG, SilikMira Ice VRO, SilikMira Ice BVR and SilikMira Ice GTV (INCIs: Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (and) Tin Oxide).
SilikMira Max is a collection of color travel effect pigment flakes. Similar to the Ice collection, the large flakes are crushable with pressure upon the skin to create a dramatic visual appearance and application.
The color effect is delivered by the 100-3000 µm particle size and is available in five shades: SilikMira Max GYB, SilikMira Max ROG, SilikMira Max PGO, SilikMira Max VPG and SilikMira Max VBR (INCIs: Silica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Iron Oxides (and) Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (and) Tin(IV) oxide).
These pearlescent pigments are made for a wide variety of eye, lip, face, nail and other personal care applications. SilikMira Max may be used at very minimal percentages depending on visual effect wanted or higher loads to show increased payoff on skin.