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The Regimen March 22, 2022

Zinc in Skincare - What Benefits can Zinc have on Your Skin

Is there another mineral out there doing the most? We zinc not! Zinc is a trace mineral we only need in small amounts, yet it’s vital for almost 100 functions, including wound healing, taste and smell. But because we are vain, we are also interested in how it can make us look our best, so read on to get the DL.


SUN PROTECTION

Zinc oxide is the only physical sun filter to offer broad-spectrum UV protection by reflecting the light and creating an effective barrier against short and long UVA and UVB rays. Remember, “a” for aging and “b” for burning. And trust us, you want both your bases covered. 

EltaMD UV Clear is our bestselling sunscreen that utilizes 9% zinc—one of the highest percentages on the market—and 7.5% octinoxate. This combo means all of the benefits of zinc without the white cast. If you find zinc drying, reach for the Mara Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum. The lush oil serum has a plush, hydrating glide so rich, you may find yourself skipping moisturizer.


INSIDE-OUT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Taking zinc orally has a myriad of benefits including lessening inflammation and improving inflammatory skin conditions like pimples.

The iconic 8 greens effervescent daily tablet contains as much zinc as six cups of raw peas, all in one easy to swallow dose. Zitsticka Skin Discipline is specifically formulated to target breakouts with a cutting-edge cap-in-cap technology to keep specific ingredients separate.

8 Greens Daily

 

8 Greens Daily

BREAKOUT-BUSTING

Topically, zinc’s anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce the swelling, redness, and scarring associated with acne. These formulas utilize the mineral to treat and prevent breakouts. 

Goldfaden Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask combines zinc with sulfur and camphor for a creamy white masking moment that unclogs pores and gently exfoliates. The Pai All Becomes Clear Blemish Serum is a go-to for those with angry, under-the-skin bumps, hormonal breakouts, and anyone else who can’t tolerate stronger actives like retinol or benzoyl peroxide (we’re looking at you pregnant friends). Combining zinc with the antibacterial copaiba resin, the lightweight formula is a heavy hitter.

Goldfaden Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask

 

Goldfaden Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask


SKIN-SOOTHING

Zinc is a time-honored ingredient for soothing inflamed skin. We like it for everything from post-procedure to eczema to diaper rash.

The Bynacht Post Laser and Procedure Ultra Repair Serum does exactly what it says in its name—namely, restore and replenish inflamed or irritated skin that’s been compromised by any dermatological procedures. Looking for something for your littles? May we recommend the Mini Bloom Toot Toot Balm to salve sore bottoms. 

Bynacht Post Laser and Procedure Ultra Repair Serum

DANDRUFF-CLEARING

Last but not least, zinc does wonders for an itchy flaky scalp and limp locks.

The Lernberger Stafsing Shampoo for Sensitive Scalps relies on zinc along with copper and magnesium to strengthen the scalp and relieve tightness and itchiness. The Virtue Full Shampoo harnesses zinc’s purported abilities to strengthen existing stands and prevent hair fall out alongside alpha keratin and hydrolyzed quinoa for more body-ody-ody.

Lernberger Stafsing Shampoo for Sensitive Scalps
Pai All Becomes Clear Blemish Serum $69
All Becomes Clear Blemish Serum
Goldfaden MD Facial Detox $65
Facial Detox
Bynacht Post Laser and Procedure Ultra Repair Serum $325
Post Laser and Procedure Ultra Repair Serum
8G 8Greens Orange Tablets Singles $14
8Greens Orange Tablets Singles
8G 8 Daily Greens $14
8 Daily Greens
8G 8 Greens SKIN $16
8 Greens SKIN
8G 8Greens Melon Tablets Singles $14
8Greens Melon Tablets Singles
EltaMD UV Stick Broad Spectrum SPF50+ $34
UV Stick Broad Spectrum SPF50+
EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer $34
UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer
EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 $42
UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF40 $36.50
UV Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF40
EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 Very Water Resistant- Tube $29
UV Sport SPF 50 Very Water Resistant- Tube
EltaMD UV REPLENISH Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 $40
UV REPLENISH Broad-Spectrum SPF 44
EltaMD UV ELEMENTS Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted $40
UV ELEMENTS Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted
EltaMD UV Physical SPF41- Lightly Tinted $37
UV Physical SPF41- Lightly Tinted
EltaMD UV Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ $34
EltaMD UV Sheer Oil Free SPF 50 Sunscreen - No White Cast
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Oil-Free $40
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Clear Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF50+ $32
UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF50+
BEAUTYCOUNTER Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer $50
Beautycounter Dew Skin SPF Sheer Tinted Moisturizer
Suntegrity Skincare 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen SPF 30 $45
Suntegrity Face 5 in 1 SPF30 Skincare - Sunscreen Suntegrity Skincare
Emilie Heathe Nail Polish by Emilie Heath $30
Nail Polish by Emilie Heath
OffCourt Performance Body Spray - OffCourt $14
Performance Body Spray - OffCourt
Westman Atelier Les jours - Eyeshadow $88
Les jours - Eyeshadow
Westman Atelier Les nuits - Eyeshadow $88
Les nuits - Eyeshadow
Westman Atelier Westman Eye Pod Single $32
Westman Eye Pod Single
Virtue Full Shampoo $40
Full Shampoo
Virtue Full Conditioner $42
Full Conditioner
Irene Forte Almond Cleansing Milk $100
Almond Cleansing Milk
Necessaire The Body Oil $35
The Body Oil
Dr. Barbara Sturm Spot Treatment $55
Spot Treatment
Decree Protect Elixir $140
Protect Elixir
Decree Day Shield SPF 30 $96
Decree Day Shield SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray Face Mist
Decree Deep Cleanse $70
Deep Cleanse
Virtue Hair Growth Treatment (Minoxidil) $55
Hair Growth Treatment (Minoxidil)
Virtue Hair Rejuvenation Treatment (Drug-Free) $55
Hair Rejuvenation Treatment (Drug-Free)
Virtue Flourish Volumizing Styler $42
Flourish Volumizing Styler
Virtue Flourish Shampoo for Thinning Hair $42
Flourish Shampoo for Thinning Hair
Virtue ColorKick® De-Brassing Shampoo $42
ColorKick® De-Brassing Shampoo
Virtue Flourish Conditioner for Thinning Hair $44
Flourish Conditioner for Thinning Hair
Virtue Full Discovery Kit $38
Full Discovery Kit
Suntegrity Skincare Sport Mineral Sun Stick - Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $26
Sport Mineral Sun Stick - Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream $26
Stellar Shave Cream
Zitsticka SKIN DISCIPLINE™ Skin Clarifying Supplement $36
SKIN DISCIPLINE™ Skin Clarifying Supplement
Suntegrity Skincare All Natural Face Protection & Primer SPF30 $45
Suntegrity All Natural Face Protection & Primer SPF30 Skincare - Sunscreen Suntegrity Skincare
Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying Mask $145
Clarifying Mask
Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C $145
The Good C
Irene Forte Hibiscus Night Cream $195
Hibiscus Night Cream
alpyn beauty Bearberry & Vitamin C Glow Serum $59
Bearberry & Vitamin C Glow Serum
Irene Forte Pistachio Face Mask $155
Pistachio Face Mask
Leland Francis The Luxe Lotion $78
The Luxe Lotion
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