sharing our knowledge.
Photographic gallery.  Thousands of particles under the microscope.
Cosmetic Debris Through the Microscope


These agglomerated particles are from cosmetic debris in an office collected on an environmental tapelift. The flakes are pearlescent particles added to give sparkle. The colors shown by these flakes are thin film interfence colors though the brown flakes have an additional stain.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light Illumination


Significance in the Environment:

Characteristic Features:

Associated Particles: