Dimethicone Titanium Dioxide
January 2019 Update: Due to an increase in our raw material cost, we have recently raised the price of this product.
DTTD is Titanium Dioxide which has been surface treated with Dimethicone. If you are working with silicone oil formulations, it is particularly easy to mix in, without a lot of fussiness. For example, we use this product in our TKB Matte Liquid Lipstick Base.
In general, a dimethicone treated powder has good water repelling qualities, a smooth and soft skin feel (not draggy), good adhesion, high compressibility and spreadability.
Titanium Dioxide is a standard whitening powder used in cosmetics that improving opacity for transparent colors. When it is surface treated with dimethicone, the result is a powder which has a high water repellency and higher compressibility and spreadability.
If you compare DTTD to our MTTD (another surface treated Titanium Dioxide that we offer), there is not much of a different between them in term of color, adhesion and water repellency.
If you into problem with the small white clumps in your product even when you use MTTD, we would suggest you try DTTD. Dimethicone treated surface helps the Titanium Dioxide to mix in easier and enhance compressibility as well as spreadability.
California Residents: Warning: This product contains titanium dioxide which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or reproductive harm. Once the powder is incorporated into a liquid or solid base it can no longer be inhaled and therefore falls off the warning list. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Warning: this product may contain trace chemicals (<10ppm Lead (Pb); <2ppm Arsenic (As); and <2ppm Mercury (Hg) listed by the State of California under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) as being known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The level of such chemicals complies with all Federal requirements under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for safety and effectiveness.