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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 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 MiLaborit Aceite Iluminador Rollon Pixi Glow-Y Powder Vichy Mineralblend Tri-Colour Powder Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara Smudge-Proof And Intense Black L.A. Girl Luminous Glow Powder NYX Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish Nip+Fab Liquid Blush Plenaire Violet Paste RITUEL DE FILLE Celestial Sphere Eye Soot Becca Cosmetics Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter 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 Milk Makeup Glow Oil ULTA Mineral Blush Ahava Clearing Facial Treatment Mask Ahava Mineral Mud Clearing Facial Treatment Mask Bourjois Le Petit Strober Iluminador Glossier Play Niteshine Hema Jelly Highlighter Lime Crime Extra Poppin Lip Gloss Petitfee Gold Neck Pack TODOMODA Beauty Serum Skin Hero Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer AOA Studio Paw Paw:Glow Baby Highlighter-Super Glow Beyoung Glow Primer Pro-Aging Catrice Prime And Fine Dewy Glow Finish Spray - Illuminating Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Figs & Rouge Skin Perfecting Glow Elixir Flesh Beauty Touch Flesh Highlighting Balm Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Reviving Volcanic Face Mask Glossier Haloscope Kevin Aucoin The Neo-Bronzer Kiss New York Pro Touch Stick Highlighter Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eyeshadow Lush Godiva Lucky Coin Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit Pixi Lip Icing Simple Organic Solução De Niacinamida Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper Uoma Beauty Double Take White Pearl W7 Glowcomotion Iluminador En Polvo