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Tin Oxide

inorganic compound

Tin Oxide

Other Name(s):

CI 77861; CAS# 18282-10-5

Tin Oxide is derived from naturally occurring mineral deposits called cassiterite.

Is Tin Oxide Faithful to Nature?


Tin Oxide is a natural ingredient derived from pure mineral origins. It is made from an abundant natural resource and can be used safely in cosmetic formulations.

Benefits: Why is Tin Oxide Used?

Defines Colour

Tin Oxide is a white pigment used by formulators to achieve precise pantone shades.


Tin Oxide polishes and removes tarnishing on metallic furniture.

Effect Pigment

Tin Oxide is frequently used as 'effect pigment', these are pigments that can change colour depending on the angle frrom which they are viewed or can have a multi-colour shine.

Regulated Application

Tin Oxide can be used in concentrations up to 0.4% in rinse-off products and up to 1.3% in leave-on products.

Tin Oxide appears in makeups as a mineral pigment. You can find it in lipsticks, nail polishes, blushes, eye shadows, bronzers, foundations and much more.

Tin Oxide is made by first isolating tin from the mineral source. Cassiterite is smelted at high temperature. The isolated tin is then oxidised at high temperature to speed up the process resulting in a pure, powdery substance without any remaining impurities.

Tin Oxide in combination with Mica and Titanium Dioxide gives a iridescent effect. The threee compounds together form a patented technology called RonaFlair Blanace. It can even out skin tone which makes it a popular choice for brightening products and highlighters.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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