Everything you need to know about Zinc Oxide and why it is your skin’s best friend

Everything you need to know about Zinc Oxide and why it is your skin’s best friend

      In skincare, ingredients that soothe inflammation, prevent environmental damage and reinforce the skin barrier are essential. That’s why at Soodox we love zinc oxide.

What is Zinc?

      Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a white, powdery substance derived from the naturally occurring mineral, zincite. 
      There is evidence that zinc oxide has been used since 500 BC as a healing ointment, basic antiseptic and has even worked as paint.
      For many of us, our earliest memories are of our parents smearing white or fluro streaks of it on our noses or seeing it on the faces of lifeguards and surfers. Zinc oxide is indisputably one of the best forms of sunscreen, but its benefits don’t stop there.

Skin Healing Superpowers

      Zinc oxide helps the skin regenerate and repair itself. It facilitates the growth of new tissue, locks in moisture and prevents inflammation. It acts as a gentle astringent absorbing excess oil without clogging pores, and in fact, minimises large pores and tightens skin.
A few day-to-day uses include:
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Chafing relief
  • Acne treatment
  • Eczema soothing
  • Burns, scars and cuts healing
Zinc Oxide is not water-soluble and cannot be applied on its own, which is why it is usually combined with other active ingredients. This is why we at Soodox have combined zinc oxide with coconut oil, another ingredient found to reduce inflammation, lock in moisture and help heal wounds, due to its antimicrobial properties.

Introducing Soothe & Protect by Soodox

      Soodox Soothe & Protect Barrier Cream is Australian-formulated and Australian-made using all-natural ingredients, including Zinc Oxide and Coconut Oil. We have packaged it in a pump to keep the goodness in the bottle and the bacteria out (hello long nails!).
      The cream provides superior moisture and enhanced protection, while actively supporting the natural healing process of your skin with our gentle, paraffin and fragrance-free formula.
      Soothe & Protect Barrier Cream acts as a protective shield for the skin, guarding it from harmful substances, reducing moisture loss, rehydrating the skin, and allowing the pores to breathe and heal naturally. It is gentle enough to use on the most sensitive areas and the most delicate skin - incontinence rash, skin folds, under breasts, bedsores, eczema, chafing, burns and scars, and nappy rash.
It is also good for flawless, glowing skin.
      Is there anything zinc oxide can’t do? Check out Soodox Soothe & Protect Barrier Cream, and protect your skin with its every need.

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