No nanoparticles in Canary Cosmetics

We've had a number of questions lately from our customers about the use of titanium dioxide in our products, and whether they contain nanoparticles.

We do not use nanoparticles of titanium dioxide or any of our other ingredients. Also, we do not coat them with silicone, dimethicone or anything else. We formulated our products for chemically-sensitive customers, so we like to use the fewest and safest ingredients possible.

Nanoparticles are usually defined as anything less then 100 nanometers. A nanometer is 1/1000 of 1 micron. Doctors, scientists and environmentalists are concerned about the use of nanoparticles in everything from cosmetics to clothing to computers because of their ability to get inside our cells and possibly cause damage.

We have chosen to use pigmentary titanium dioxide in our mineral makeup because it has larger particle sizes than the small particle titanium dioxide used in sunscreens. Most of our minerals are around 15 microns in size, which is large as far as particle sizes go.