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Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sodium Acrylates, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ethylparaben, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, PEG 100 Stearate, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth 7, Sodium Hydroxide

this is the ingredients list to olay quench. i really love this moisturizer mainly because of the sparklies
. its not for everyone but its really good moisturizer. i want to know what makes is sparkle cause i want to make my own shimmery body lotion that has less... of all that junk and sub in some nautral stuff.

so.... my question is what makes it shimmer
 

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The shimmery ingredient is mica, a type of mineral. Ordinary mica has a white, silvery shimmer, but there are types that have irridescent shimmer that flashes blue, gold, red or green for example. I haven't tried that specific product, but I guess it has a light rosey pink shimmer to it?

The colourless, silvery mica is easier to find, but the other types should be available online somewhere. I'll have to look around a bit and try to reply again later.
 

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thanks. different kinds of shimmer huh? i cant really describe the shimmer in Quench lotion so i hope that the silvery mica is the one.
 

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You might want to do a google search on some of those ingredients. I believe the results will astound you. If you want a natural shimmer, when handled correctly, Bee's Wax leaves a "sultry shine" on the skin (and also locks in moisture / hydrates the skin).

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Elise
 
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