“EcoZinc”-ZinClear XP, an innovative organic/vegan sunscreen ingredient meeting the demand for eco-friendly products.
“Ecozinc”-ZinClear XP has been specially formulated to be used in all organic/vegan dispersions. This innovative ingredient allows customers to enjoy high-quality sunscreen products while minimising their environmental impact.
In our commitment to sustainability, we have integrated PV panels into our manufacturing process, ensuring the powder is 100% cooked by the sun. By utilising solar energy, we can produce 25% of the daily zinc powder required for “EcoZinc”-ZinClear XP. Not only does this approach reduce costs, but it also enhances sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint.
Incorporating sustainable practices in our manufacturing and product offerings, we aim to enhance our brand reputation and demonstrate our commitment to supporting the environment.
The market for eco-friendly products is growing rapidly, and consumers are increasingly seeking alternatives. By offering “EcoZinc”-ZinClear XP, you can meet the rising demand for eco-friendly sunscreen ingredients, driving sales.
Zinc oxide offers several benefits for sun protection. It provides effective protection against both UVA and UVB radiation, preventing sunburn, skin aging and damage. With its photostability, zinc oxide ensures long-lasting protection without degradation when exposed to sunlight, distinguishing it from chemical UV filters [1,2].
Zinc Oxide is also considered gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. It exhibits low skin penetration and significantly reduces the chances of causing irritation or allergic reactions, unlike the 12 UV chemical filters that the FDA has banned, making it one of only two UV filters classified as GRASE. [3,4,5].
It is classified as environmentally safe, exhibiting low potential for bioaccumulation and demonstrating low aquatic toxicity, making it non-hazardous to the environment. This classification is supported by the REACH regulation and the Environmental Protection Agency [6,7,8].
Historically, it had been used in ancient times for medical preparations, such as zinc oxide ointments, to promote wound healing and alleviate skin conditions. It has also been recognised as a dietary mineral since the 19th century, playing a vital role in numerous physiological functions within the human body [9,10].
Antaria’s zinc oxide offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays by scattering and reflecting harmful UV radiation, with the added benefit of offering vegan, organic, and ecological certifications in some of their products.
As Australia’s largest zinc oxide manufacturer, we take pride in our position as an industry leader. Our manufacturing processes strictly adhere to the requirements set by the TGA and we hold GMP certification, ensuring the highest quality standards. Our extensive range of powders and dispersions have certifications for being vegan, organic, and natural. These certifications guarantee that our products meet the highest ethical and environmental standards. With our premium ingredients, formulating sunscreens and cosmetics with exceptional properties becomes seamless and rewarding.
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