zinc oxide

Antioxidants , Thickeners/Emulsifiers , Skin-Soothing , Coloring Agents/Pigments

Inert earth mineral used as a thickening, lubricating, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics. Along with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide is considered to have no risk of skin sensitization. It can also be a soothing agent and, potentially, an antioxidant. Nano-sized zinc oxide is not believed to be a safety concern for skin.

References for this information:

Particle and Fibre Toxicology, August 2016, page 44

Indian Journal of Dermatology, September-October 2012, pages 335-342

Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, & Photomedicine, April 2011, pages 58-67

See zinc , UVA

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