This is USP Titanium Dioxide which has a mean particle size greater than 100 nm, 100 nm is generally considered the upper limit for nanoparticles so our Titanium Dioxide would not be considered a nanoparticle,Science overwhelmingly shows that particles of Titanium Dioxide greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin, do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human healthTitanium Dioxide is used in cosmetics, foods, crayons, fibers, papers, plastics and paints. In cosmetics it can be used as sunscreen, an opacifier and a white pigment.
In sunscreen it can be used to effectively reflect UVB, UVA and UVC rays which means that this ingredient can be used in products to help prevent the premature aging of the skin and cancer. Titanium Dioxide is a physical sunblock and a broad spectrum sunscreen that scatters and absorbs light.
In sunscreens that are manufactured for sensitive skin or infants, they will often contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. This is because these mineral based UV blockers tend to be less likely to irritate the skin than other types of UV absorbing ingredients, such as the chemical UV absorber avobenzone.
As an opacifier Titanium Dioxide can be used to give opacity to eye shadow, face powder and foundation. It is considered to also be is a strong antibacterial agent.
Titanium Dioxide is also used as a tattoo pigment and as a pigment in cosmetics and plastics. When it is used as a pigment it is referred to as Pigment White 6, CI 77891 or Titanium White.
Other Names: Titanium dioxide, Titanium oxide, Titanic oxide, Titania, Pigment, Oxide
Appearance: Fine white powder
Solubility: Insoluble in water, Water Dispersible.
Natural or Synthetic: In nature, Titanium Dioxide naturally occurs as the minerals anatase, rutile and brookite. Most commonly it is found in rutile and this is also the most stable form. These minerals are all mined and brookite and anatase change into rutile when heated. Anatase, brookite and rutile contains six coordinate titanium.There are also three metastable forms that can be created synthetically and five high pressure Titanium Dioxide forms.
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 1 year
Storage: Cool Dark Place
Not for Ingestion. Avoid inhaling and get medical attention is there is any difficulty breathing. If it comes into contact with skin or eyes and irritation develops get medical attention. If swallowed give water to drink unless unconscious and get medical attention, for external use only.