Particle Size: Non Nano / Un-coated
This is UPS -2 Zinc Oxide which has a mean particle size of .33 μm / 330 nm
Does not penetrate the pores.
100 nm is generally considered the upper limit for nano-particles so our zinc oxide would NOT be considered a nano-particle
Science overwhelmingly shows that particles of zinc oxide greater than 30 nm, when applied to the skin, do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health
Color: White or yellowish
Synonyms: Calamine, Zinc White, Zincite, Chinese White Powder
Uses: Zinc Oxide is used in cosmetics and as a pigment, a bulking agent or filler and an opacifier. It is also used in bath soaps, nail products, foot powders and baby lotions. Zinc oxide is an anti-oxidant and is able to soothe, protect and help heal skin. It is also believed to help support an increased amount of cell division and collagen turnover. It is also used in such skin care products as skin lotions and sunscreen lotion. It is used in sunscreen lotion because it is able to absorb both UVA and UVB ultraviolet light and is a physical UV blocker being capable of scattering solar radiation and is excellent for those who are sensitive to the sun. Zinc Oxide can be used as a mild astringent and an antiseptic. It can help treat and relieve moist, painful or itchy skin conditions. In medicinal or pharmaceutical formulations it is used in hemorrhoid and diaper rash medications, as an ointment for skin protection and burns and in caladryl lotion and calamine lotion.
Zinc Oxide is also used in the manufacturing of plastics, in compounding rubber, making glazes and paper coating.
In a double boiler or a water bath gently heat the beeswax and lanolin. Do not simmer or burn. Remove this mixture from the heat and slowly add the Almond oil. Beat the mixture with a small wooden spoon and continue to beat while adding in the zinc oxide and Almond oil mixture. Add in the mixture the borax and Rosewater solution and continue to beat until the mixture becomes cool. Add your desired amount of oil of Rose to scent the cream. Continue to beat until the cream has become cold. Pour into three 4 oz jars and allow them to sit and solidify. Use this cream alone as a moisturizer or under makeup.
Natural: Zinc is a natural element that is an inorganic chemical compound. It occurs naturally as the mineral zincite. This mineral is found in rocks, soils, in the sea and in rivers. After zinc is obtained from zinc ores, it is usually seen as a blue-white metal but zinc can exist in a broad range of zinc compounds which are not metallic. Many compounds can be commercially manufactured and are usually powdery solids and this includes the most common type of zinc compound which is zinc oxide.
Storage Directions: Store in a dry, cool place. Keep away from moisture or water.
Cautions: Avoid inhaling the dust of Zinc Oxide in high concentrations.
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