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Avis crème solaire SPF30 Typology oxyde de zinc.

Your opinions on our SPF 30 face sunscreen.

Zinc is present in this sunscreen in the form of zinc oxidenon-nanometric. This article provides a brief overview of zinc oxide, followed by feedback from our customers on our SPF30 face sunscreen.

Published February 23, 2024, by Maylis, Chemical Engineer — 4 min read

Zinc oxide, in brief.

Zinc oxide is primarily aUV protective filter. It is used in sun creams, acting as a shield on the skin's surface. Indeed, it iseffective in blocking and deflecting UVA and UVB rays, thus protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

Beware, in some products, it may be of nanometric size. The health risks are as follows: psuspected percutaneous penetration, suspected reproductive toxicity, suspected genotoxicity, suspected carcinogenicity. Furthermore, regarding the environment, there is also suspected aquatic ecotoxicity. Despite this, this UV filter remains bio-compatible according to the COSMOS standard.

At Typology, we apply the precautionary principle and exclude nanoparticles from our formulas. Oursun creamfor the face with SPF30 and aloe vera contains non-nanometric zinc oxide.

However, it is important to clarify that whether zinc oxide is nano or not, exposure to high concentrations of this mineral compound is likely to cause a respiratory tract inflammation as well as lung problems. For this reason, the European regulation has banned the presence of zinc oxide (nano or not) in spray formulas since 24th February 2018.

Furthermore, zinc oxide is listed in ANNEX VI of the European regulation that governs UV filters. Whether it is nanometric or not, its maximum permitted concentration as a UV filter is 25%.

Reviews on our SPF30 face sunscreen.

Zinc is present in this sunscreen in the form of zinc oxide non-nanometric. It remains on the skin's surface and offers comprehensive UVA and UVB protection. It also has mattifying properties. Here are some feedback from our customers regarding this protective care.

  • Isabelle W. (17/07/2021): "With fair skin, I need good protection and this sunscreen is perfect. Non-greasy, it protects and leaves the skin soft."

  • Nadia L. (19/07/2021) : "I really like the understated presentation, the fragrance is subtle. The cream leaves no white residue, it blends well with the skin. The protection is sufficient for my skin which tans quite easily."

  • Renata V. (20/07/2021): "This is exactly what I was looking for. I have very dry skin and this cream is light but nourishing while protecting the skin. The scent is delightful!"

  • Marie H. (22/07/2021): "A very comfortable cream, it leaves no white marks and absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy film on the face. It also serves as an excellent makeup base. I recommend it."


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