General: Titanium oxide is the naturally occuring oxide of titanium, widely used in paints for its brightness and high refractive index, breaking up light waves.
Skin Benefits: Provides protection from the ultraviolet spectrum B (UVB) rays that cause sunburn. Our titantium dioxide is powdered to remain larger than the nanoparticles now infamous for absorbing into the skin. Does not pose the hormone-disruptive risks posed by chemical sunscreen agents like oxybenzone. See our Sunshade Lotion, Herbal Day Cream or Goji Mate Moisturizer.
Method of Extraction: Sulfuric acid is added to a naturally occuring mineral like ilminte or rutile (which occur as black sands) to yield titanium salt.