Titanium Dioxide

Category

Sunscreen

Ingredient

Titanium Dioxide

Definition

Category: Mineral Sunscreen

Type: Ingredient

Definition: Titanium dioxide is a physical blocker that remains on the skin's surface and reflects UVR. However, this is a type of physical sunscreen that is not liked very much due to its whitening effect. Therefore, moving towards a formulation that contains a smaller size particle will help to avoid this unwanted effect.

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Benefits

  • No risk of sensitivity
  • Can be used around the eye area
  • Protects the skin from both UVA & UVB rays

Danger

  • Can have whitening effects on the skin

Hint

A recent, 2016 study shows that non-organic sunscreens work mostly through absorption, just like chemical filters, and only a little bit by reflection (they do reflect the light in the visible spectrum, but mostly absorb light in the UV spectrum).

Contraindications

N/A

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