Titanium Dioxide is a standard whitening powder used in cosmetics. When it is surface treated with methicone, the result is a powder which has a high water repellancy.
As a result our MTTD stays loose and free-flowing in loose powder formulations (over time, plain old TD can absorb water from the air and become a little clumpy). It is also more water repellent than regular TD, making it a good choice for "active wear" cosmetics.
If you compareMTTDto our Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide (its closest cousin), you will discover that it has a better slip (lessdrag) on the skin. Additionally, ithas improved adhesion.
MTTD has improved "payout",and the result is a better even-toned coverage.
All of our Titanium Dioxides are ANATASE
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
I have tried and tried to be happy with this TD. It leaves white flecks in all my batches. I find myself having to mush my batches in bags just to get the specks to disappear and then I have to remix in a blender. So frusrating to see all the white specks in my lipsticks and powders. :/ From now on, I'm just going to stick with the oil-dispersible TD.
I find this type blends out far less easily than regular TD. It definitely improves adhesion but even after double the amount of grinding with small batches I'm finding tiny hard white balls of product which are near impossible to blend out, creating a streaky product. This is the only product I've ever had this issue with, so it can be frustrating to work with.
This has a wonderful creamy texture and blends very nicely against skin. However, it is not without its problems. I also have experienced seeing visible white round polymer specks in the minerals and our mineral powders are sheered with industrial grade machines for extended periods, and these still pop up a bit. The good thing is, the polymer beads easily melt against the skin when applied and blend nicely with the pigments. No streaking thankfully! But since we don't sheer our eye colors so as not to destroy the finish of the micas, this version in our eye color base is not practical or acceptable. So a heads up if you create an eye color base, you'll want to stick with regular TD if you do a non sheered blend.
THis has changed the properties of my blends for the better! I love this Titanium. It is a better blend than just regular titanium, and it does what it says. It improves the slip,adhesion, and gives better coverage to your blends...I can't live without this!