Zinc oxide that consists of approximately 98% micronized zinc oxide and 2% hydrophobic coating material (silicone derivative). Derived from natural zinc ore, super-finely micronized. Particle size <200 nanometer (<0.2 micrometer), mean particle size 86 nanometer. Fine white transparent powder with minimal whitening effect, faint odor. Dispersible but not soluble in oils.
Ingredients: 100% Zinc Oxide Powder
Reflects sunlight (UVB rays)
Has soothing effects and can be used for skin irritations
Has some antimicrobial properties
Transparent look with minimal whitening effect
Coated zinc oxide is more compatible with acrylate-based thickeners (e.g. carbomer) than non-coated zinc oxide, because it has alkaline properties in formulations and needs therefore less or no neutralizers like TEA or NaOH
Sun care products, makeup products. Does not provide coverage in makeup due to its transparency. If coverage is needed use regular zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
To be dispersed into the oil phase of formulation. Usually combined with organic sunscreens, typical use level 3-6% when combined with organic sunscreens, use level when given alone 3-25%. For external use only.