Titanium Dioxide, Micronized

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Micronized white pigment of crystalline structure with a high refractive index & great inertness able to reflect & scatter light. Derived from the naturally occurring mineral ilmenite. Synonyms: cosmetic white, rutile, brookite, tipaque, zopaque, titanic anhydride. Average particle size is about 15 nm, TiO2 content 81+/-3%, contains lauric acid and aluminum hydroxide as surface modifiers.
  • Reflects sunlight (UVB rays)
  • High transmittance of visible light rays
  • Gives natural looking finish to cosmetic products
  • Has no whitening effect and does not leave a white film on the skin like regular titanium dioxide
Can be added to formulas as is, recommended concentration 2-25 %. For external use only.
Sun care products, color cosmetics with or without sun protection.
13463-67-7, 1333-84-2, 143-07-7
Titanium dioxide, aluminum hydroxide, lauric acid
Titanium dioxide, aluminum hydroxide, lauric acid
Purity Grade
No purity grade applicable
Ultrafine, fluffy white powder, odorless
Insoluble but dispersible in water, oils & triglycerides
Store light-protected at a cool and dry place
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Titanium dioxide is made from the mineral ilmenite and sulfuric acid to produce synthetic rutile which consists then of more than 90% of titanium dioxide.
Animal Testing
Not animal tested
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Does not contain animal-derived components
HS Code
Proposition 65
Under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as OEHHA Prop 65, we are required to place a warning to this product since the OEHHA believes that titanium dioxide is cancerogenic if it occurs airborne, as unbound particles of respirable size. WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including titanium dioxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Regulatory Information
Sunscreens are registered as API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) or OTC-drug with the FDA. This means that, if you want to sell products containing a sunscreen, your facility must be registered with the FDA and operate under cGMP guidelines. Further information about the FDA regulation of sunscreens can be found in our resource section. If used as colorant, Titanium dioxide is a FDA-approved color additive but is exempt from batch certification. It is safe for use in coloring cosmetics generally, including cosmetics applied to the area of the eye, in amounts consistent with good manufacturing practice.