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Tin Oxide

Also-called-like-this: CI 77861, Tin Dioxide


Far from the tin cans you find in the supermarket, Tin Oxide is mostly used when dealing with so-called effect pigments, tricky composite pigments that can do color travel (change color depending on the viewing angle) or give multiple color effect. 

It's often found alongside Mica (as a base material) and Titanium Dioxide (as a coating) to give a glossy, pearlescent effect. Together, they make up a trademarked technology called RonaFlair Blanace from the German manufacturer Merck. According to their info, this combination can balance out undesirable tones in the skin, making it a popular choice for brightening products and highlighters.

Other than that, CosIng (the official EU INCI database) lists its uses as being a bulking agent (to increase the volume of products), as well as a physical exfoliant or an opacifying agent, but being part of composite effect pigments is a much more common use case. 

Products with Tin Oxide

Dominique Cosmetics Prisma Glow Highlighter Palette Nars Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder Boo Lab Midnight Hype Stick Pacifica Twinkle Paint In Baby Stars Biotherm Life Plankton™ Mask Catrice Precious Pigments Loose Eyeshadow 010 Moondust Pur Cosmetics Crystal Clear Iconic Glow Illuminating Face And Body Dry Oil Umbrella Perfect Skin SPF 50+ BALANCE active formula Gold Collagen Rejuvenate & Firm MiLaborit Aceite Iluminador Rollon NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss - Clear NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss - Clear Pixi Glow-Y Powder Vichy Mineralblend Tri-Colour Powder Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara Smudge-Proof And Intense Black Isana Bade-Perlen Herzens Zeit L.A. Girl Luminous Glow Powder NYX Epic Wear Eyeliner NYX Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish Nip+Fab Liquid Blush Plenaire Violet Paste RITUEL DE FILLE Celestial Sphere Eye Soot All Well Botanical Radiance Face + Body Mask Becca Cosmetics Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter Bell HYPOAllergenic Fresh Glow Illuminating Powder Chi Chi Warm Neutrals 9 Shade Palette Comme Deux Disco Skin Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, How Many Carats?! Fridge by Yde Glow & Beauty Kevyn Aucoin Prismagic Highlighting Trio Lancôme Teint Ultra Wear Colorete En Stick Milk Makeup Glow Oil Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip + Cheek Sugabuba Shimmering Sunscreen SPF 30 ULTA Mineral Blush Ahava Clearing Facial Treatment Mask Ahava Mineral Mud Clearing Facial Treatment Mask Bobbi Brown Long-wear Waterproof Liner Bourjois Le Petit Strober Iluminador Chantecaille Iridescent Eye Shade Ere Perez Mango Lip Honey Fancy Face Bronzer Pink Champagne Glossier Play Niteshine Hema Jelly Highlighter Ilia Daylite Highlighting Powder La Roche-Posay Pure Niacinamide 10 Serum Lanolips Lip Water Lime Crime Extra Poppin Lip Gloss Maybelline Master Chrome Jelly Highlighter Mireya Unicorn Serum