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ZINC OXIDE

on May 01, 2024

Other Name: Zinc, Zn.

What it is: It is a non-nano mineral which protects the skin from sun’s harsh UV rays and acts as a friction reducer. It is also used in diaper rash creams and antiacne creams.

Mode of usage pertaining to the discussion below: Topical application in cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Profile (Based on regional guidelines):

European Union – CIR Data unavailable
European Union – SCCS Safe to use, as per current practice
US FDA Safe to use, as per current practice
ASEAN guidelines Safe to use, as per current practice

Safety in special situations:

Pregnancy Women
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by pregnant women based on currently available data
Nursing Mother
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by nursing mothers based on currently available data
Babies (6 months to 2 years)
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided in baby products based on currently available data
Sunscreens are not recommended for babies under 6 months of age.
Childrens
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by children based on currently available data
Cancer Free
Not listed as an ingredient to be carcinogenic or mutagenic based on currently available data

Environmental and Ecological Concerns:

Vegan
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Biodegradable
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Ecotoxicity
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Natural Origin
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Attributes:

Comedogenicity
table
acne prone skin
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sensitive skin
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Note:

  • Zinc oxide is not to be used in applications like sprays that may lead to inhalation toxicity.

Conclusionconclusion
Zinc oxide is safe as per the current practice of use.

Referencesbook

  1. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  2. https://european-union.europa.eu
  3. https://ec.europa.eu
  4. https://aseancosmetics.org

Disclaimer: The above information is based on ongoing toxicology research at CHOSEN®’s R&D. We will do our best to update the information as and when the latest studies are available. If you have any inputs regarding the above information, please email us at ingredients@chosenstore.in

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