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ImerCare 6M

ImerCare® 6M A new French mica for cohesiveness and excellent sensorial and optical properties in pressed powders

  • Sustainable solution - Made In France
  • Highly cohesive
  • High whiteness
  • Good sensorial properties
  • Transparent, luminous effect
  • Suitable for all skin colors

ImerCare® 6M is a 100% natural mica product, sustainably sourced from our French deposit in Brittany, which confers superior cohesiveness and a transparent and luminous effect to pressed powders.
ImerCare® 6M natural mica has been specifically engineered to optimize particle size and lamellarity so as to provide cohesion and a luminous, transparent effect in pressed powders such as eye shadows, blushers and face powders.

ImerCare® 6M

ImerCare® 6M provides excellent cohesiveness

ImerCare® 6M natural mica makes an ideal base for pressed powders and powder compacts.
Unlike other micas which can demonstrate cohesion issues at high loadings, ImerCare® 6M mica can be incorporated at more than 70% into powder formulations while providing:

  • excellent cohesiveness
  • good sensorial properties and pick-up
  • good compromise between matte finish and luminosity
  • transparency making it suitable for all skin colors

ImerCare® 6M – a good compromise between cohesion and sensorial properties

Improving mechanical properties could have a negative impact on sensorial properties such as pick-up and softness. This is not the case with ImerCare® 6M mica which confers both high cohesiveness and good sensorial properties.


ImerCare® 6M mica demonstrates excellent cohesiveness without compromising sensorial properties.
In drop tests, the formulation containing 76% ImerCare® 6M mica was twice as cohesive as a formulation containing 76% standard mica. 

ImerCare® 6M is 2 x more cohesive than standard mica

Drop test results: Standard mica (left) fractures after 4 drops. ImerCare® 6M mica (right) fractures after 8 drops.

Sensorial properties
In independent panel tests, the formulation containing 76% ImerCare® 6M mica demonstrated equally good sensorial properties as the benchmark product containing 76% standard mica. This result is significant given the high cohesiveness achieved using this mica-based solution.

ImerCare® 6M maintains good sensorial properties as measured during independent panel tests

Made in France - ImerCare® 6M meets market demand for sustainably sourced, natural mineral-based cosmetics

ImerCare® 6M is a 100% natural product, derived from natural mica sustainably sourced from Imerys’s Ploemeur operation in Brittany, France, where respect for the environment has always been a key commitment.
Our ISO-certified Ploemeur site has been firmly engaged in various environmental initiatives for several years, and is considered exemplary by UNICEM (National Union of Quarries and Building Materials Industries) for its progress in Corporate Social Responsability.

Pioneer label

Based on a Life-Cycle Assessment of the product, ImerCare® 6M has been rated a ‘Sustainable Solution’ according to Solvay SPM methodology, thanks to a clear alignment with cosmetic market expectations in terms of local and sustainable sourcing, complying with the highest social standard.

As such it is covered by our recently introduced Pioneer certificate which denotes a product that provides the highest social and environmental contribution to the downstream value chain, whilst demonstrating a low environmental impact in its production phase compared to its economic value.

More about our SustainAgility program.


 All Imerys cosmetic products are natural, highly pure, chemically inert and offer good skin tolerance. They are not treated with chemicals during processing. These attributes enable them to be used in cosmetic products that comply with cosmetic directive regulation (EC) n° 1223/2009.

ImerCare® 6M mica for cosmetics is Cosmos approved.
Certificates of origin and additional documentation are available upon request.

More information about ImerCare® 6M can be found in the brochure available from our Download Center.

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