Improving quality of life & personal care with zinc oxide

More than two billion people worldwide suffer from zinc deficiency. Studies have shown that zinc deficiency can cause significant immunity issues, resulting in conditions such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria.

Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a white, powdered substance originating from the naturally abundant mineral, zincite. It is considered an essential trace material, meaning that even though living organisms only need small amounts, it is vital for healthy bodily function. Due to its antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, zinc oxide is used to enhance many personal care and health products.

Our high-purity, pharmaceutical-grade zinc oxide can be digested or applied topically to help:

  • Balance out zinc deficiencies
  • Improve immune systems and gut health
  • Heal minor skin conditions such as burns, cuts, grazes, psoriasis and eczema.

For this reason, it’s typically used in prescribed and over-the-counter dietary supplements, medications, skin protectants, nappy rash lotions and topical creams.

Due to its potent anti-inflammatory, skin-regenerating and UV-reflecting properties, zinc is also commonly used in makeup, skin care and sun care products. To learn more about these applications specifically, please visit our Sun Care & Cosmetics page

Suitable Product
Highest Purity
Zinc as zinc oxide
(> 99.8%)
Super Special Grade
Zinc as zinc oxide
(99.8% min)
  • UVA & UVB reflective
  • Promotes healthy metabolism and immune system function
  • Antiseptic and astringent properties
  • Antioxidant elements
  • Anti-inflammatory & anti-pigmentation properties
  • Balances the production of skin oils
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Dietary supplements and nutraceuticals
  • Topical creams
  • Bath soaps
  • Nappy rash creams
  • Shampoos and hair treatments

Zinc oxide is GMO free and Reef Safe. Manufacturing your product with zinc ingredients ensures that you’re doing your part in protecting the earth and developing a more ethical, modern life.

Zinc oxide in Dietary Supplements

Zinc is essential for healthy immune function and can help improve wound healing, sickness recovery, blood clotting, thyroid function, and more. Our bodies mainly receive zinc from food, specifically meat, seafood, poultry, wholegrain and dairy products. Therefore, the primary cause of zinc deficiency is inadequate dietary zinc intake.

With significant nutritional properties that can help balance out zinc deficiencies, zinc oxide is used as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals (dietary supplements). ZOA provides zinc of the highest purity and quality for your pharmaceutical products. Enquire below to learn which of our products we would recommend for you.


Zinc oxide in Topical Creams

People with a zinc deficiency tend to experience slower wound healing. However, when applied topically, zinc oxide can promote advanced wound healing due to its astringent, antiseptic, and skin regenerating properties. Therefore, it is commonly used to treat diaper rash, minor wounds, cuts, burns, irritable skin conditions, and more.

Topical zinc oxide works by forming a protective barrier on our skin, and the Zinc particles are large enough that they are not absorbed. These topical products typically come in powders, pastes, sprays and creams. With over 35 years in the industry, ZOA can provide valuable advice and knowledge on which Zinc product you will benefit from the most. For personalised advice, reach out to our team today.