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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

Rationale #2 The Mask Annabelle Minerals Mineral Radiant Foundation Dominique Cosmetics Prisma Glow Highlighter Palette Nars Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder Boo Lab Midnight Hype Stick Dot and key Strawberry Strobe Cream MCOBEAUTY Highlight & Glow Beauty Wand MooGoo Mineral Foundation Nars Summer Unrated Bronzer & Blush Duo Orgasm/laguna 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 BLK/OPL True Colour Soft Velvet Finishing Powder 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 Bee Beauty Işıltılı Vücut Spreyi Bell Natural Beauty Blush Catrice Ethereal Highlighting Fluid Chanel Powder Blush 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 Rimmel London Sculpting Palette Coral Glow Sence Beauty Hydrate & Viralize Face Mask Clay Berry-mix Vaseline Lip Therapy® Gold Dust Tin Vichy Mineralblend Tri-Colour Powder bareMinerals Mineral Veil® Setting Powder - Hydrating miss sporty Insta Glow 001 Sunkissed Blonde Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette - Universal 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 NYX Professional Makeup Retractable Long-lasting Mechanical Eyeliner Pencil Nip+Fab Liquid Blush Plenaire Violet Paste RITUEL DE FILLE Celestial Sphere Eye Soot Rodial Blush Drops - Frosted Pink Urban Decay Glowy All Nighter Glowy Primer ZOEVA Screen Queen