Skin Care Terminology and Facts Dictionary - Z

Zinc Oxide:

natural compound of zinc and oxygen, derived from zinc ore. Used to protect, soothe and heal skin. Has mild anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-irritation properties. Also used as a mineral based physical, non-chemical sun protectant, to assists with broad spectrum - UVA and UVB - from sunlight. When applied to the skin, it scatters and reflects UV light away from the skin. Non-irritating, non-comedogenic. Zinc Oxide is used in Sun Defense Shield products, Nancy K Brown's line of natural physical environmental light defenders and protectors.

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