Zinc Oxide 1 oz
WHAT IS ZINC OXIDE RAW MATERIAL?
When metallic element Zinc, which occurs naturally in air, water, and soil, is heated along with oxygen. This chemical reaction causes zinc to oxidize. Once both the elements have evaporated and the vapor phase has been condensed into crystals, the result is Zinc Oxide: a fine, white powder, which is known to transmit an electric charge that is reputed to exhibit numerous benefits for several body systems, including the initiation and support of protein synthesis and metabolic function as well as the production of enzymes. For these positive effects, Zinc Oxide has even been an additive in foods. It has particularly ideal results for brain and immune function, digestion, and most remarkably on skin health. It is important to note that Zinc Oxide Raw Material is intended for topical application only.
While Zinc Oxide has traditionally been used as an ingredient in an extensive variety of chemical, electronic, industrial, and domestic products – namely adhesives, batteries, ceramics, cement, glass, lubricants, pigments, plastics, paints, pastes, rubbers, and sealants – its soothing, protective, thickening, and colorant qualities have made it a popular ingredient in skin care. In this industry, Zinc Oxide is primarily used in formulations for lotions and creams, especially those intended for topical application prior to open-air activities or exposure to sunlight
HOW DOES ZINC OXIDE RAW MATERIAL WORK?
When applied topically, Zinc Oxide remains on the skin’s surface, forming a coating that functions as a protective agent, notably against the harmful effects of UV radiation and environmental irritants. This makes it an ideal additive to skin care products, such as lotions, creams, and ointments, especially those meant for application before exposure to the elements as well as those meant to soothe or prevent itching, infections, and skin damage.
The antiseptic and astringent properties of Zinc Oxide work together to help reduce the risk of bacterial infections by reducing the skin’s permeability and thereby obstructing the path of bacteria before they can adhere to or become internalized by the body. This allows for the faster healing of minor burns, superficial wounds, and warts.
Its thickening, moisturizing, soothing, and tightening properties have made it popular for addition to a vast array of skincare products, such as makeup, anti-dandruff shampoos, and nail products. When applied cosmetically, it keeps the skin hydrated and slows the appearance of the signs of aging by contributing moisture; however, it helps balance both the skin’s oil production, which prevents the skin from appearing shiny. Additionally, it reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, enhances collagen synthesis as well as the regeneration of connective tissue, and it balances the skin tone, which evens out pigmentation.
Zinc Oxide is commonly found in baby care products, such as diaper rash creams and powders, in soaps, in sunscreens, and in foot powders for its ability to form a protective barrier on the skin. It is an ingredient that is known to address the itching, burning, inflammation, redness, dryness, peeling and pain that is characteristic of skin complaints, such as bites, dandruff, acne, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and rashes.
APPLICATIONS FOR ZINC OXIDE
Zinc Oxide is not soluble in water, thus it requires an oil or other such carrier agent in order to function effectively.
PRODUCT TYPE & FUNCTION
When added to this kind of formulation…
Mineral Makeup, Foundations, Concealers, BB Creams, Formulas for Aging Skin
Lotions, Creams, Anti-Dandruff Shampoos
Mineral Sunscreens, Baby Powder, Barrier Creams
Antiseptic Salves, Balms, Ointments
Zinc Oxide USP functions as a(n):
It helps to:
Protect against damage caused by overexposure to broad spectrum ultraviolet rays (UVA/UVB)
Maintain the appearance of a rejuvenated complexion by enhancing collagen synthesis and reducing the rate of developing signs of aging, such as fine lines and dark spots
Regenerate connective tissue as well as new skin
Moisturize and restore the health of chapped skin
Diminish the appearance of enlarged pores
Facilitate the healing of wounded or otherwise damaged skin
Soothe itching, burning, inflammation, redness, dryness, peeling and pain
Balance the skin’s natural pigmentation
Regulate the production of sebum and interstitial fluid
Increase the number of other active and beneficial additives that penetrate the skin, when combined with other products that have rejuvenating effects
Enable the healing of diaper rash by creating a protective barrier between the skin and the diaper
Allow the oily substances in formulations to penetrate the skin
Naturally facilitate the healing of scrapes, abrasions, burns, irritation, rashes, sores, and ulcers