Enhancing cosmetics & sun care products with zinc oxide

Zinc oxide is known for its natural astringent, anti-inflammatory and UVA/UVB blocking properties, making all the difference in daily wear sunscreens, moisturisers and makeup.

Due to these intrinsic UV-reflective and skin-healing properties, zinc oxide is widely used in makeup and sun care as a bulking agent, colourant, and skin protectant. As one of earth’s elements proven to be kind to all skin types, it especially assists those with sensitive or irritable skin conditions.

Zinc-based cosmetics that are becoming increasingly popular in the cosmetic industry include foundation, face powder, lipstick, moisturiser, primer, and more.

In addition, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that zinc oxide is safe to use as a colour additive in cosmetics and suncare products. To guarantee the best choice for your zinc application, please send our team an enquiry or check out our suitable zinc products below.

Suitable Product
Highest Purity
Zinc as zinc oxide
(> 99.8%)
Super Special Grade
Zinc as zinc oxide
(99.8% min)
  • UV-reflective
  • Antioxidant elements
  • Anti-inflammatory & anti-pigmentation properties
  • Anti-ageing & anti-acne benefits
  • Balances the production of skin oils
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturisers & lotions
  • Makeup & primers
  • Skin cleansers & soaps
  • 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 Sun Care

Unlike other chemical-based sunscreens that bleach our colourful reefs, zinc is a natural, chemical-free mineral that does not dissolve easily in water. Zinc particles are also large enough that our skin does not absorb them. This makes zinc-rich products a much safer option for both humans and the environment.

For personalised advice on which zinc oxide product is ideal for you, please enquire with our team today.


Zinc oxide in Cosmetics

Zinc promotes keratin growth and helps form the skin’s structural protein – collagen. Collagen is produced by zinc-dependent enzymes called collagenases. Studies have shown that zinc deficiency usually results in decreased collagen, which can cause wrinkles, thinning hair, cellulite, dull skin and lack of elasticity.

ZOA provides quality zinc oxide to ensure a safe and effective product. Please reach out today to learn more about our professional recommendations.