Z-Cote Zinc Oxide
Z-Cote ZINCOXIDE:hydrophilic (dispersible in water) uncoated inorganic ingredient that is ideal for hypo-allergenic formulations does not cause allergic reaction Recommended to easily disperse into an Oil in Water emulsions (typical of a "natural/homemade" lotion)
All Z-Cotes are microfine zinc oxides with a particle size of less than 0.2 microns (200 nm). As a result, these Z-Cotes are transparent, non-staining, non-greasy when applied to the skin by using them alone or mixing them in cosmetic formulas yet still offer both broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
We recommend Z-Cote for sun protection. However, be reminded that if you make a formal claim as to SPF protection of a product which you sell, you are considered by the FDA to be selling an over-the-counter drug. The FDA would require you to conduct independent testing of your product to confirm the SPF rating which you are marketing.
Sunscreen Approval Status and Usage Limits:
US: up to 25%
EU: up to 10%
Japan: Zinc Oxide approved with no limit
Australia: Zinc Oxide approved with no limit