Zinc Oxide Powder: Various Benefits & Uses

by Rohit Thakur Exploring

Zinc Oxide Powder is chemically known as ZnO obtained from Zinc ore. It is a white powder substance that is odorless, insoluble in water & oil. Zinc is one of the building blocks for the body and skin and is necessary for a healthy body.

It is used in various industries in one or other ways like the Food industry, rubber industry, Cosmetic industry, etc. Talking about its use in the Cosmetic industry it is used as the main ingredient in UV ray cream, Sunscreen other skin products.

Zinc oxide powder particles are very fine in size, size ranging in nanometer. From Ancient times in various famous civilizations, dry zinc powder is used to treat the wound of the people, and this medicinal property is still used in modern pharmaceutical industries.

Apart from its healing property, it is used as a colourant and bulking agent in cosmetic applications due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Benefits of Zinc Oxide Powder

Zinc Oxide Powder is a fine white powder that provides various benefits to body in numerous ways. Its soothing, protective, thickening have made it a popular ingredient in the skincare industry.

Talking about Zinc oxide powder benefits their various benefits these are as follow:


Zinc oxide powder has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which make it a perfect ingredient to use in product use for healing skin wounds, rashes, irritation and skin inflammation.

UV Protection

It is one of the safest and widely used ingredients in the skincare industry use to protect skin from harmful UV rays by filtering out the harmful UV rays which can cause skin cancer other skin related diseases

Acne Treatment

It’s antifungal, antiinflammatory and antifungal property helps in curing skin acne.  It combats skin irritation and inflammation to keep problems with acne breakouts at bay.

Clear Skin

Zinc oxide powder is famous for its astringent property that helps in controlling oil in skin pores. Its revive skin glow by reducing skin pores size which prevents acne, pimple, dark spots to great extent.

Bacterial Infections

Zinc oxide has earlier discussed has antimicrobial properties which prevent the growth of bacteria on open wounds keeping the skin free from bacterial attacks and dry, preventing any bacterial infections to the skin.

Uses of Zinc oxide Powder

Zinc oxide due to its various magical property is used in various industries but it is a favorite ingredient in the skincare industry and is very often used in various skin care products used to treat different skin problems. 

Basic properties of ZnO, fine particles of the oxide have antibacterial properties and for that reason are added into materials including cotton fabric, rubber, oral care products, and food packaging.But apart from the skincare industry zinc oxide powder is used in medicine, semiconductors, food additives, etc

Skin creams

Zinc oxide can be used in ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light. 

It is the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB absorber when used as an ingredient in sunscreen, zinc oxide blocks both UVA and UVB rays of ultraviolet light. Zinc oxide powder is considered to be nonirritating, nonallergenic, and non-comedogenic.



Zinc oxide white powder is widely used as a pigment in oil paints due to its more opacity than other pigments. It is also used in coatings for paper. It has partly replaced the poisonous lead white which is harmful to humans.


Zinc oxide is used in mouthwash products and toothpaste as it has an anti-bacterial agent proposed to prevent plaque and tartar formation it is also used to control bad breath. Along with zinc oxide or zinc salts, these products also commonly contain other active ingredients,  essential oils, and plant extracts.

It is used in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments. It is also a component in tape used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts.

Food Additive

Zinc oxide is added to many food products, including breakfast cereals, as it is a  source of zinc, a necessary nutrient for the human body. Some prepackaged foods also include trace amounts of ZnO even if it is not intended as a nutrient.


This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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