Lauroyl Lysineisderivedfrom coconut and palm oils. It is an expensive raw material, and so is commonly added to a formula as a surface-treatment on a less expensive base powder. In this case, Sericite Mica is the base powder.
If you rub some L-Lysine treated Sericite on your skin next to plain Sericite, you will notice an increased "cushion" or bounce. It also has improved compressibility for those of you doing your own pressed powders. Finally, Sericite Mica which is surface-treated with Lauroyl Lysine is softer, silkier, smoother and both oil- and water-resistant.
Particle size = 5-8 microns
In short, this product offers many positive attributes.
This product containts about 5% of L-Lysine.
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
I applied it straight from the bag onto my face and immediately felt the "cushion" effect in the description. This is a great addition to the variety of powders at TKB that have slip and bounce. It's a multi-purposed powder as well.
I was struggling with fly away foundation and switched out my plain sericite for the L-Lysine sericite and no more flyaways! I am in love with this product and my customers will love it too!
I have been using L-Lysine treated Sericite for about 6 or 7 months now. I LOVE this product. I have found that it works a lot better with my foundation containers with built-in brushes then other treated sericite. I have also found that is is VERY resistant to oil and water. With the right formula its great for active wear foundations.