When it comes to mica, there is a lot of debate around whether synthetic or natural is better. However, one thing that cannot be ignored is the importance of ethically sourcing this mineral.
Illegal mining and child labor are unfortunately rampant in the mica industry, making it crucial for both makeup companies and indie bath & body companies to ensure they are using only ethically sourced mica. While natural mica may be more cost-effective, the ethical implications of using it may not be worth the price. Synthetic mica, on the other hand, provides a safer and more ethical alternative without sacrificing quality.
So, whether you're a large corporation or a small indie company, it's important to consider the impact your mica sourcing has on the world.