zinc oxide

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.) Nano-sized or nanoparticles of zinc oxide are not believed to be a health or safety risk for skin or the body (Sources: International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2014, pages 137-144; and Journal of Biomedical Optics, November-December 2008).

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