BP/USP pharmaceutical grade zinc oxide

ZOA’s Z-PHARM™ zinc oxide is considered an active pharmaceutical ingredient expansively used in over the counter sunscreens, diaper rash ointments, and may also aid to treat sunburns, minor cuts and bruises. Z-PHARM™ may also be used in nutraceutical formulations to aid immunisation, and supplement zinc deficiency.

When applied topically, zinc oxide aids in minor wounds and abrasions mainly due to its astringent, antiseptic, and skin nourishing propensities.

Z-PHARM™ is also abundantly supplied into the Sunscreens, and over the counter ointments and creams to protect against the harmful UVA and UVB sun rays.

You can rest assured ZOA’s high purity pharmaceutical grade zinc oxide is qualified and tested with independent NATA accredited laboratories in Australia to ensure close to zero heavy metals content.

Additionally, zinc oxide is often used in medical tapes, plasters, toothpaste formulations and dental cements as a bulking agent and colourant. To guarantee an effective, safe Zinc product, our pharmaceutical-grade, high-purity zinc oxide is elite. To learn more about
Z-PHARM™, please call us to help us appreciate your performance and efficacy aspirations.

Product applications
Personal Care
Suncare & Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical-grade
  • Non-toxic and GMO-free
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • High UV-reflection
  • High-purity (low in heavy metals)
  • Nutritional properties
  • Reef safe
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
Properties Unit Specification
Assay ZnO % min. 99.8
Arsenic [As] ppm < 2
Lead [Pb] ppm < 8
Cadmium [Cd] ppm < 5
Copper [Cu] ppm < 1
Iron [Fe] ppm < 1
Manganese [Mn] ppm < 1
Thallium [TI] ppm < 5
Antimony [Sb] ppm < 2
Sulphur [S] ppm < 1
LOI 500° C % < 1
Water soluble salts % CI < 0.1
Total S as Sulphate % < 0.096
Free Zn ppm < 50

Typical Z-PHARM™ zinc oxide particle size distribution

  • d(0.1): 0.532 µm
  • d(0.5): 1.660 µm
  • d(0.9): 13.041 µm
  • SSA: 4.82 m2g
  • Sunscreen
  • Skin care & Cosmetics
  • Topical creams
  • Antiseptic ointments
  • Dietary supplements & vitamins
  • Medical tape and plaster
  • Toothpaste & Dental cements

To receive an analysis and further technical and safety information for Z-PHARM™, please get in touch with our team directly.

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Zinc oxide is 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.

Our Zinc oxide raw materials are produced by the French (indirect) process. This process has many advantages compared to others, including:

  • Consistent high purity & fine particle size
  • Consistent white colouring

Zinc oxide in topical applications

Zinc oxide with antimicrobial properties is widely used in zinc oxide tapes to assist in soft tissue damage and supporting minor sprains.

Due to its strong skin-regenerating and antibacterial properties, athletes commonly use these tapes to help prevent sports injuries and help heal wounds faster.

If you’d like to learn more about Z-PHARM™ in relation to topical applications, please contact our team today.


Zinc oxide in Oral Health

Due to its strong anaesthetic and antibacterial properties, zinc oxide can be formulated into many oral health products to help control plaque and reduce calculus formation and malodour.

In particular, zinc oxide Eugenol (ZOE) cement is one of the most popular materials used in dentistry, as it helps alleviate pain. It is also considerably better tolerated by mouth tissue than other dental materials.

For trusted advice and product recommendations, reach out to the team at ZOA today.


Zinc oxide in Sun Care Products

Z-PHARM™ zinc oxide is known for its natural astringent, anti-inflammatory and UVA/UVB blocking properties. Which can make all the difference in daily wear sunscreens.

Z-PHARM™ or ‘clear zinc’, is popular in sunscreen products due to its micron-size. It’s particles don’t reflect as much visible light and are less whitening on the skin.

If you’d like to learn more about Z-PHARM™ and its application in sun care products, please contact our team today.