Titanium DiOxide in your sunscreen – is it good or bad?

On September 2, 2011, the California government added Titanium Dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size) to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (formerly known as Proposition 65) list. Most of the information below has been provided by Dr Ben Johnson’s Osmosis Skincare lab with additional input from me….

Using a Titanium DiOxide based sunscreen is totally safe. If you are manufacturing your own sunscreen at home or creating your own mineral makeup, then you as the manufacturer may not be safe. Manufacturers using Titanium DiOxide must protect their workers by utilising safe manufacturing techniques.

PRESSED POWDERS: The Titanium Dioxide, as a raw material, for use in cosmetics is a free flowing ingredient. The manufacturing process requires manufacturers to infuse and incorporate oils, add different cosmetic liquids and powder binders to the formulation and the final step is to press it into a cake. As a result the Titanium Dioxide is no longer free flowing or an unbound particle of respirable size.

LOOSE POWDERS:   The Titanium Dioxide as a raw material in cosmetics is a free flowing ingredient. The manufacturing process requires manufacturers to infuse and incorporate oils & different cosmetic liquids. As a result the Titanium Dioxide is no longer free flowing or an unbound particle of respirable size.

The benefits of Titanium Dioxide include: UV protection, flawless coverage, natural and healthy beauty care for your skin. It is FDA approved as an ingredient for sunscreen and antiaging sun protection. 

Only 2 natural minerals are recognised by the FDA as sunscreens – Zinc Oxide and Titanium DiOxide. Choose ONLY mineral sunscreens if you want the best form of antiaging sunscreening protection for your skin.

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