titanium dioxide


Definition of titanium dioxide

: an oxide TiO2 of titanium that occurs in rutile, anatase, and ilmenite and is used especially as a pigment

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Only physical sunscreens with the active ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are recognized as generally safe right now. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What the New Proposed FDA Sunscreen Regulations Mean for You," 22 Feb. 2019 Preferably the sunscreen should contain physical blockers such as zinc and/or titanium dioxide and an SPF of at least 30. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "The 10 Best Eye Creams for Every Age," 14 Mar. 2017 Others rely on broad-spectrum coverage provided by compounds like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Evelyn Crowley, Vogue, "The 6 Biggest Skincare Breakthroughs of 2018," 19 Dec. 2018 When trying to decide between zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, Brian Underwood, the beauty director at O, The Oprah Magazine, says to go for a product that has a mix of the two. Lindsey M. Roberts, The Seattle Times, "The best sunscreens for your skin — and the earth, too," 24 Aug. 2018 The shadows also include mica to blur imperfections by reflecting light, while titanium dioxide protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Dermstore’s Massive Labor Day Beauty Sale Has Already Started — Here’s What to Shop," 28 Aug. 2018 What to look for: No nanoparticles Free from chemicals like oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate, octocrylene, and PABA Non-nano zinc oxide or non-nano titanium dioxide for UVA/UVB (broad spectrum) coverage Lotion or balm, not spray. Mandy Ferreira, Sunset, "10 Sunscreens That Keep You and the Coral Reefs Safe," 22 Jan. 2018 Mineral sunscreens—physical blockers with ingredients like zinc and titanium dioxide—should be applied at the end of your regimen, says Dr. Shah. Talia Abbas, SELF, "I Had a Dermatologist Critique My Skin-Care Routine—and Here's What I'm Changing," 20 June 2018 Prices for titanium dioxide—the company’s largest product line—stabilized just as Opteon took off, giving Chemours some needed momentum. Ken Otterbourg, Fortune, "Teflon’s River of Fear," 24 May 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of titanium dioxide

: an oxide TiO2 of titanium that is used especially as a pigment and in sunblocks

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