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MAR'VINA®

Base makeup powder product to which NSG glass and silica technology is utilized : MAR'VINA®

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Product summary

The major characteristics of SILKYFLAKE® are its transparency and gloss. Because it is borosilicate glass-based, it is durable and has excellent protection against dulling. Natutect is an infrared reflective additive that reflects near-infrared rays reducing the risk of damaging subcutaneous tissue, giving the skin a natural skin pigmentation or white color appearance while protecting it. i-NAFLECS® (titanium dioxide encapsulated type), can be used as an alternative material to microplastics, as the silica particles provide a blurring effect that naturally covers pores and blemishes. MAR'VINA® is the base makeup powder product that utilizes all three of these product groups.

  • MAR'VINA®

Natural and skin-friendly cosmetic powder

MAR'VINA® is chemically stable and almost completely free of heavy metals.

1) SILKYFLAKE®
Glass flake with an environmentally friendly, low alkali, low heavy metal, boron-free TA glass, which is made from carefully selected glass materials (TA glass composition: NSG original). As a glass manufacturer, NSG, has developed its own glass flake forming technology to control flake thickness and particle size. This enables to offer a wide range of products.

2) Natutect®
High degree of near-infrared reflection is achieved by controlling thickness of the titanium dioxide coated on glass flake at nano meter level. With such a fine flake thickness and particle size, the coated flake is expected to provide natural toning effect on skin.

3) i-NAFLECS®
Highly dispersed pigments are encapsulated in silica structure. This achieves both a light scattering effect and prevent elution of the pigment.

Natural and skin-friendly cosmetic powder

Raw materials are carefully selected to control the various structures

MAR'VINA® is chemically stable and almost completely free of heavy metals.

1) SILKYFLAKE®
Glass flake with an environmentally friendly, low alkali, low heavy metal, boron-free TA glass, which is made from carefully selected glass materials (TA glass composition: NSG original). As a glass manufacturer, NSG, has developed its own glass flake forming technology to control flake thickness and particle size. This enables to offer a wide range of products.

2) Natutect®
High degree of near-infrared reflection is achieved by controlling thickness of the titanium dioxide coated on glass flake at nano meter level. With such a fine flake thickness and particle size, the coated flake is expected to provide natural toning effect on skin.

3) i-NAFLECS®
Highly dispersed pigments are encapsulated in silica structure. This achieves both a light scattering effect and prevent elution of the pigment.

SILKYFLAKE® lineup

SILKYFLAKE® lineup

Discoloration when it attaches to sebum (Assessment method: Blend artificial sebum and sample powder, and apply to a black base Dulling does not occur)

Discoloration when it attaches to sebum
(Assessment method: Blend artificial sebum and sample powder, and apply to a black base
Dulling does not occur)

Natutect® lineup

Natutect® lineup

Near-infrared reflective effect by Natutect®(Near-infrared: 800-1400nm)

Near-infrared reflective effect by Natutect® (Near-infrared: 800-1400nm)

MAR'VINA® effects on the skin

1) SILKYFLAKE®
SILKYFLAKE® has a platelet structure that adheres well to the skin with longer makeup effect. The base flake is transparent glass, so it does not look dull in contact with oil and sweat.

2) Natutect®
Natutect has an expected effect to restrain damage to the skin and reduce rasing skin temperature by reflecting near-infrared.

3) i-NAFLECS®
When titanium dioxide is encapsulated, it naturally covers pores and blemishes with its light diffusion effect (so-called soft focus effect).

Structure of i-NAFLECS® (TEM image)

Structure of i-NAFLECS® (TEM image)

Image of the effect of near-infrared rays on the skin

Image of the effect of near-infrared rays on the skin

Thermal barrier effect of Natutect® (Near-infrared light is irradiated on a transparent substrate coated with the sample. (The transparent substrate coated with the sample is irradiated with near-infrared light, and the temperature increase in the object is measured as the transmitted light is irradiated onto the object.)

Thermal barrier effect of Natutect® (Near-infrared light is irradiated on a transparent substrate coated with the sample. (The transparent substrate coated with the sample is irradiated with near-infrared light, and the temperature increase in the object is measured as the transmitted light is irradiated onto the object.)

Light diffusion of i-NAFLECS® (titanium dioxide encapsulated type)

Light diffusion of i-NAFLECS® (titanium dioxide encapsulated type)

Pore concealing effect of i-NAFLECS® (with powder applied to bioskin plate)

Pore concealing effect of i-NAFLECS® (with powder applied to bioskin plate)

Comparison of MAR'VINA® and other body pigments

MAR'VINA® is chemically stable and almost completely free of heavy metals.

1) SILKYFLAKE®
SILKYFLAKE® is made from a thin, transparent glass base material. It is perfectly transparent and has a moderate gloss. In particular, the 8µm type is extremely thin glass with a sharp particle size distribution. This enables it to have an even finish. Additionally, having surface treatment with hydrogens dimethicone, lauroyl lysine, sodium myristoyl glutamate, and silica eliminates the "creakiness" of the glass. This creates a tactile texture that makes it ideal for use in base makeup.

2) Natutect® (MBD018)
With only a 5% addition of Natutect® (MBD018RO) you can get twice the near-infrared reflective effect (800-1400nm) available of commercial products. The glass flake with highly smooth surface will provide high reflection as well as glossy and transparent appearance.

3) i-NAFLECS®
i-NAFLECS has greater texture than titanium dioxide itself asn same smoothness as talc. Due to its soft focus effect resulting from light scattering, the titanium dioxide encapsulated type naturally covers pores and does not show white casting.

Effect of surface treatment for texture

Effect of surface treatment for texture

Particle size distribution of SILKYFLAKE®

Particle size distribution of SILKYFLAKE®

Near-infrared reflectance of Natutect®

Near-infrared reflectance of Natutect®

SEM image of cross-section

SEM image of cross-section

Comparison of texture between i-NAFLECS® and other materials

Comparison of texture between i-NAFLECS® and other materials

Soft focus of i-NAFLECS® (titanium dioxide encapsulated type) (powder and acrylic resin mixed and applied onto black background)

Soft focus of i-NAFLECS® (titanium dioxide encapsulated type) (powder and acrylic resin mixed and applied onto black background)

Glossary

Light diffusion

Function to scatter incident light

Near infrared rays

Light at wavelength region of infrared rays closest to visible light. Approx. 700-2500nm.

Natural origin index

Calculated percentage of natural raw materials which is defined by ISO 16128 and of naturally sourced parts in naturally sourced raw materials in product. This is based on the guidelines established by the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association.

FAQ

Is it possible to use in water based systems?

Yes, it is. Surface-treated products are also available, so feel free to contact us using the inquiry form on this website.

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  • Product catalog
    Product catalog

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  • SILKYFLAKE®
    SILKYFLAKE®

    You can download the product catalog of MAR'VINA® SILKYFLAKE®.

  • Natutect®
    Natutect®

    You can download the product catalog of MAR'VINA® Natutect®.

  • i-Naflecs®
    i-Naflecs®

    You can download the product catalog of MAR'VINA® i-Naflecs®.

  • Product lineup
    Product lineup

    You can download the product lineup of MAR'VINA®.

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