Zinc oxide is a mineral used in ointments, lotions, and other skincare formulas to treat minor burns, chapped skin, and other skin irritations.
Zinc oxide is used in suntan lotion to protect against sunburn. Zinc oxide is typically found in calamine lotion, diaper rash ointments, and baby powders.
Zinc oxide is also one of the main ingredients in mineral makeup.
Zinc oxide is used in cosmetic products as a UV filter as well as a cosmetic colorant.