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Tin Oxide

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

Official CosIng Information


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 Biotherm Life Plankton™ Mask Catrice Precious Pigments Loose Eyeshadow 010 Moondust Pixi Glow-Y Powder Vichy Mineralblend Tri-Colour 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 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 Glossier Play Niteshine Hema Jelly Highlighter Lime Crime Extra Poppin Lip Gloss 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 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 Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit Pixi Lip Icing Simple Organic Solução De Niacinamida Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes To Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette Essence Mosaic Blush Helena Rubinstein Re-Plasty Laserist Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Pallet L'Oreal Age Perfect Extraordinary Oil Night Cream L'Oreal Paris Le Signature Eyeliner Lush Feeling Younger MAC Powder blush Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter - Gilded Rose Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinium - Fortifying And Revitalising Rosy Cream Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer