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The Power of Zinc Oxide in Sunscreen

LEMYKA Baby Mineral Sunscreen: Fragrance-free, offers broad spectrum SPF 30+ protection, lotion-like texture, mineral based with non-nano ZnO as the active ingredient

Zinc Oxide (ZnO) has been used for centuries to help people with various skin problems, and had beneficial outcomes. Before antibiotics were invented, it had also been used to treat burns and wounds due to its antimicrobial properties. Zinc is an important mineral for our body, and is used for making DNA, RNA, and proteins.  

Building on its long history of use, the US FDA has approved ZnO as a category I protectant, which means that it has a known and documented record of being safe for use and effective in fulfilling its intended purpose. Category I protectants are commonly used in over the counter products like creams, ointments, and lotions. ZnO has even been approved to help treat diaper rash, as it is safe to apply on inflamed, irritated, damaged skin. 

Furthermore, Zinc Oxide is commonly used in sunscreen lotions, as the mineral has a strong absorption of UVA and UVB radiation, protecting the skin against sunburn, skin damage, and ultimately skin cancer. Sunscreens containing ZnO are typically less greasy, which can be valuable for those who struggle with oily or acne-prone skin, and are particularly helpful for those with sensitive skin that can not tolerate chemical sunscreens well. 

baby holding LEMYKA ZnO Baby Mineral Sunscreen

ZnO is safe to use, because it stays on your skin and doesn't go into your body. Research has found that even after applied to the skin, the level of zinc in the blood does not change, regardless of the amount of cream applied. Studies have also shown that when exposed to sunlight, zinc oxide does not cause any harm. 

These findings establish zinc oxide as the sole UV-active ingredient considered safe for infants 6 months and older. ZnO Baby Mineral Sunscreen exclusively incorporates ZnO as its active ingredient. It is designed to make mom’s job much easier, offering SPF 30+ protection and omitting harsh chemicals, fragrance and heavy metals. It is a breathable, non-greasy, lotion-like cream, formulated to avoid the chalky, white residue effect most ZnO sunscreens have. 

Make sure to generously reapply sunscreen every two hours, as it can be unintentionally removed through sweating, swimming, drying with a towel, etc. Don’t forget the ears, hands, and feet! 


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