zinc oxide

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Antioxidants , Thickeners/Emulsifiers , Anti-Irritants , Coloring Agents/Pigments
Inert earth mineral used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics. Along with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide is considered to have no risk of skin irritation. It can also be an anti-irritant and potentially an antioxidant (Sources: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, July 2004, pages 131–139; International Journal of Dermatology, July 2003, page 505; Wound Repair and Regeneration, May 2002, page 130; Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, May–June 2001, pages 49–56; and Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 1994, pages 255–259.) See zinc , UVA

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