What is zinc oxide powder?
Zinc oxide is made up of oxidised zinc that is a naturally occurring mineral. It is a dry, white powder that in insoluble in water.
What is zinc oxide powder used for?
Zinc oxide is found in a lot of mineral sunscreen and skin protectants as it is said to block the sun's ultraviolet UV rays.
When used in sun protection products, it sits on the top of the skin to create a barrier and reflect the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Zinc oxide is also sometimes used in makeup to increase the opacity in products like foundations and powder-based makeup.
It is also said to be an anti irritant, which is why it is found in many skin products for infants. It can be used in cosmetics like lotions, sun creams, baby powder, makeup, baby lotions and soap.