Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide. This means it is a mixture of oxygen and another element, in this instance, Titanium. It is derived
from ilmenite, a mineral found in metamorphic and plutonic rocks and which can also be found in beach sand.
An important use of this mineral is as a white, opaque pigment; it is widely used in cosmetics as a covering agent. It has a very high refractive index. In simplistic terms, this means that it slows down the absorption of the sun’s rays very effectively. This makes Titanium Dioxide an invaluable ingredient in natural sunscreens. It is also very stable, inert and non-toxic as well as having the additional benefit of being waterresistant.
This mineral is extremely abundant, making up about 9% of the Earth’s crust.
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The mineral titanium dioxide provides immediate protection from harmful sun exposure with a non-toxic shield by reflecting harmful UV A & B rays away before they enter the skin.
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