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Zinc oxide Face Cream

Whether it’s rash cream, sunscreen, itch relief salve or wound care, there’s a common ingredient listed in a variety of skin care products: zinc oxide. If zinc oxide can truly be counted on to prevent or treat a wide range of skin conditions, the next question is, is it safe?

After reading up on what the experts say, I continue to bank my confidence on this mineral and here’s why:

  1. Chemical sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone (in 60% of sunscreen products) penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, potentially disrupting the hormonal system. Physical or mineral sunscreen ingredients, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, reflect the sun like a mirror, and keep the sun’s rays from reaching your skin. Unlike oxybenzone, zinc oxide is non-toxic.
  2. Authorities like Dr. Mercola, the Environmental Working Group, and Dr. Sears recommend using a sunscreen with zinc oxide as the primary sunscreen ingredient. It is the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB reflector that is approved for use as sunscreen by the FDA, and has a time-tested safety record.
  3. We’ve used our homemade rash cream and sunscreen on our own family and we’ve found that diaper rash disappears, chaffed skin from rubbing heals quickly, and sunburns are avoided.

So what’s the deal with the nanoparticle controversy and is zinc oxide linked to cancer?

A nanometer refers to size, and one nanometer is 100, 000 times thinner than a strand of hair. There was concern that particles less than 30 nanometers could be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Cosmetic companies preferred the smaller particle-sized zinc oxide because the finished product could be applied without excessive whiteness to the skin. It turns out, there are no studies proving that nanoparticles of zinc oxide could penetrate healthy human skin, and studies linking zinc oxide to cancer have been inconclusive. To calm customer fear, the majority of companies who use zinc oxide now use the larger, non-nano sized particles. If you are making your own skin care products and want to be on the safe side, make sure the zinc oxide you buy is non-nano zinc oxide. (You can order uncoated, non-nano zinc oxide from us at MadeOn or in larger quantities at From Nature With Love.)

Is there any way that zinc oxide is NOT safe?

  • It’s not safe to inhale.
  • It may not be safe to consume.
  • By itself it is not an allergen, but combined with other ingredients, you could react to something in the product. It could be irritating if rubbed into the eye.
  • For best results, use sunscreen containing zinc oxide within a year as zinc oxide has a one year shelf life (unless otherwise noted on your purchased sunscreen).
  • Too much of a sunscreen protection and you’ll keep out the needed UVB light needed to produce vitamin D. You need to spend some time out in the sun with NO sunscreen.
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Sunology Natural Sunscreen for Face Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Cream, Mineral, Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide Active Ingredients, Fragrance Free, Good for Sensitive Skin, Non-Comedogenic, Patented Essential Oil Blend for Moisturizing, Reef Safe, 2 Oz
Beauty (Sunology)
  • Broad-spectrum, paraben-free and fragrance-free natural face sunscreen with Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide.
  • Physical mineral-based sunscreen, which reflects the sun away from the skin, using natural, active ingredients.
  • SPF 50 with VitaOleféraTM an essential oil complex that moisturizes the skin, and patented FSG complex (contains vitamins C & E) an antioxidant protective formula...
  • Lacks unnecessary chemical ingredients, formulated without Oxybenzone, Avobezone, Octisalate, Homosalate, and PABA.
  • Water resistant up to 80 minutes (maximum allowed under FDA 2013 Rules).
Solar Sense Solar Sense Clear Zinc SPF 70 Cream For Face (Carded Jar), 0.5 Ounce Unit
Beauty (Solar Sense)
  • Solar Sense SPF 70 Clear Zinc Cream provides our highest level of protection in a light, clean formula perfect for your face
  • Triple Action UVA/UVB sunscreen
  • Protects & Hydrates
  • Waterproof, Sweatproof with Green Tea & Aloe
  • Dries Fast & Clear
Zinc Oxide Powder - La Lune Naturals - Non Nano and Uncoated, Pure Cosmetic Grade - 10 FREE Recipes and Scoop - Perfect Zinc Oxide for Sunscreen, Lips, Sunblock, Acne, Eczema - Safe for babies, kids, faces - Great for Homemade Sunscreen & Deodorant
Beauty (La Lune Naturals)
  • 1/2 lb. Non-nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide Powder. Pure Zinc Oxide for Sunscreen, for acne, for face, for foundation, for cream, for paste, Homemade Diaper Cream.
  • Very Fine, French Press Zinc Oxide powder. Vegan and Kosher Certified. Ask for our Certificate of Analysis.
  • Perfectly suited for Sunscreen, Sunblock, Homemade Deodorant, Natural Soap, Mineral Make Up, Baby Powder, Diaper Rash Cream, Acne Creams and More!
  • Comes in a convenient storage jar with a FREE measuring scoop!
  • FREE eBook with purchase that contains 10 recipes for sunscreen, deodorants, rash creams and more!
Solar Sense Solar Sense Clear Zinc SPF 70 Lotion for Face & Body, 3-Ounce
Beauty (Solar Sense)
  • Triple Action Formula has a physical sunblock to repel the sun s rays, a photostable sunscreen for UVA/UVB protection and green tea antioxidants for sun damaged...
  • Fragrance-Free, non-greasy, hypo-allergenic and won t clog pores
  • Waterprrof & Sweatproof
  • Protects & Hydrates and contains Green Tea & Aloe
  • Dries Fast & Clear
SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion - With 6% Zinc Oxide, 6% Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E & Cocoa Butter - Anti Aging UVA + UVB Support for Face & Body - 100% Natural Moisturizer Skin Cream - InstaNatural - 4 OZ
Beauty (InstaNatural)
  • A SOOTHING SUNSCREEN FOR PRIME UVA & UVB PROTECTION - InstaNatural s Age-Defying SPF 30 Sunscreen is a powerful daily lotion that contains 6% Zinc Oxide and...
  • 100% NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE - This all-natural formula is packed with soothing oils, as well as skin enriching ingredients such as Vitamin E, Green Tea, Aloe Vera...
  • PERFECT FOR ALL SKIN TYPES - This nourishing SPF 30 Sunscreen tackles dry, rough and sensitive skin types like no other. Plus, it works great anywhere on the face...
  • THE BEST ANTI-AGING SUNSCREEN AROUND - The Vitamin E in this super-effective blend will supply your skin with incredible antioxidant protection that can help diminish...
  • NO MORE WORRYING ABOUT BEING IN THE SUN FOR TOO LONG - Want to keep your skin safe and secure from the sun? You re in luck. All it takes is applying this SPF 30...
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