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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

Annabelle Minerals Mineral Radiant Foundation Dominique Cosmetics Prisma Glow Highlighter Palette Nars Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder Boo Lab Midnight Hype Stick MCOBEAUTY Highlight & Glow Beauty Wand O.TWO.O Honeycomb Hexagonal Star Diamond Eyeshadow Palette Pacifica Twinkle Paint In Baby Stars! Super Glow Setting Spray AURA Liquid Highlighter For Face & Body Biotherm Life Plankton™ Mask Catrice Precious Pigments Loose Eyeshadow 010 Moondust FLOWER Beauty Miracle Glow Satin Finishing Powder Max Factor Miracle Veil Radiant Loose Powder Pur Cosmetics Crystal Clear Iconic Glow Illuminating Face And Body Dry Oil Umbrella Perfect Skin SPF 50+ BALANCE active formula Gold Collagen Rejuvenate & Firm Bell Natural Beauty Blush Catrice Ethereal Highlighting Fluid Freeman Cosmic Metallic Peel-off Mask MiLaborit Aceite Iluminador Rollon NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss - Clear NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss - Clear Pixi Glow-Y Powder Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Highlighter Palette Sence Beauty Hydrate & Viralize Face Mask Clay Berry-mix 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 Rodial Blush Drops - Frosted Pink ZOEVA Screen Queen All Well Botanical Radiance Face + Body Mask Becca Cosmetics Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter Bell HYPOAllergenic Fresh Glow Illuminating Powder Catrice Sparkle Glow Lip Balm Chi Chi Warm Neutrals 9 Shade Palette Comme Deux Disco Skin DUST+CREAM Glitter Body Mist Bohemian Petals Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, How Many Carats?! Fridge by Yde Glow & Beauty KIKO Milano Exfoliating And Smoothing Body And Face Scrub Kevyn Aucoin Prismagic Highlighting Trio L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renew Restorative Serum Lancôme Teint Ultra Wear Colorete En Stick Milk Makeup Glow Oil