Zinc oxide is a multifunctional mineral commonly used in cosmetics and over-the-counter drugs, especially in sun care, baby care, and makeup. When applied to the skin, it has protective and soothing properties.
When used in sunscreens, zinc oxide creates a protective layer effect on the skin that has two functions: reflecting solar radiation and protecting skin from external agents.
Zinc oxide acts as a physical filter and helps protect against UVA/UVB radiation and blue light. It is considered a very safe sunscreen and suitable for sensitive skin.