What is the difference between titanium dioxide and zinc oxide?

The answer is Zinc Oxide is a much safer and more effective sunscreen than Titanium Dioxide based on physical chemistry and biological effects. Kabana uses Zinc Oxide instead of Titanium Dioxide for the following four reasons:

  • Titanium Dioxide’s UV absorption spectrum is not as broad spectrum in UVA and UVB as is Zinc Oxide; Zinc Oxide is a better absorber across more wavelengths which results in better, safer protection for you and your family.
  • Titanium Dioxide creates more free radicals that do oxidative damage to your body and skin cells, and increases aging processes.
  • Zinc Oxide is the ONLY sunscreen active ingredient that’s been tested and FDA approved for use on babies under 6 months of age and children – this illustrates its high degree of safety.
  • Titanium Dioxide contains titanium, which is just another toxic heavy metal in our bodies; Zinc is a critical mineral nutrient that keeps us healthy. You won’t find Titanium in your vitamins, but you certainly will find Zinc!

Like what you’re reading?  Try our zinc oxide Sunscreens!

Learn more about staying healthy. Join our newsletter list. 

Posted in: Product Questions