Though it may sound more like something you’d find in the alloys of your car, trust us, Zinc Oxide definitely deserves its place on your skincare shelf and offers many health and beauty benefits for the skin and body. A true unsung hero, Zinc Oxide is effective in treating wounds, irritation, acne, and is one of the safest forms of sun protection for even the most sensitive skin types. If you’re not already using it, we’ve outlined some of the benefits of this powerful ingredient, and why you need it in your skincare routine!
1. It protects from UV Rays
One of the biggest benefits, especially at this time of year, Zinc Oxide is a great natural sun damage protector. Unlike chemical sun creams that absorb harmful UV rays, Zinc Oxide sits on top of the skin, creating a protective layer that reflects the rays away. Due to it’s mineral properties, it doesn’t disrupt hormones or irritate skin problems like some chemical sun creams do and offers broad spectrum protection that any age and skin type can use. The higher the Zinc Oxide in your SPF, the higher protection level it is likely to have, and the longer you will be protected for, so chose a product with high amounts of the ingredient for the best protection.