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INCI Name
Zinc oxide
English name
Zinc Oxide
CAS No.
1314-13-2
CE No.
215-222-5

Origins

  • Mineral

CosIng functions

  1. Bulking Agent
  2. Skin Protecting Agent
  3. UV Absorber
  4. Colorant (White)

Regulation

European Union

As colorant
• May be used in all types of cosmetic products
• To identify the colorant allowed for use in European Union, the INCI name CI 77947 must be used

As UV filter
• Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation: 25%*
• Other restrictions: Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
• When used as an active drug ingredient, the established drug name is Zinc Oxide
*In case of combined use of zinc oxide and zinc oxide (nano), the sum shall not exceed the limit of 25 %.

Also see the conditions of use of zinc oxide in its nan-form as a UV-filter

US

As colorant
• May be used in all types of cosmetic products.
• To identify the colorant meeting the requirement for labeling purposes in the US, the INCI name Zinc Oxide must be used.

As UV filter
• When used as an active drug ingredient, the established drug name is Zinc Oxide .

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