Micas are a group of minerals that belong to the phyllosilicates family and are known for their characteristic pearly or metallic luster. They are composed of aluminum, silicon, oxygen, and various metallic elements, such as potassium, magnesium, iron, or lithium. Micas can be found in various rock types, including igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and are commonly used in a wide range of industrial applications, such as cosmetics, ceramics, paint, electronics, and construction materials. Micas have unique properties that make them useful in various industrial applications. For instance, their ability to resist heat and electricity makes them ideal for use in electronic devices and thermal insulation materials. In the cosmetic industry, micas are often used to add shimmer and shine to makeup products, such as eyeshadows and lipsticks. They can also be used to give a pearlescent effect to automotive paints and ceramics. Despite their versatility and widespread use, some forms of mica, particularly those mined in certain parts of the world, are associated with social and environmental issues, such as child labor, unsafe working conditions, and environmental degradation. Efforts are underway to address these challenges and promote sustainable mining practices.