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Zinc oxide is a white, odorless powder that is used in a variety of products, including sunscreens, cosmetics, and ointments. It is a mineral that is found naturally in the environment and is also produced synthetically. Zinc oxide is used to protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as diaper rash, eczema, and psoriasis.
Common side effects of zinc oxide include skin irritation, redness, and itching. In rare cases, it can cause an allergic reaction.
Associated brand names:  ▸ Aveeno Baby ▸ Banana Boat ▸ Bull Frog ▸ Coppertone ▸ Neutrogena ▸ No-Ad ▸ Ocean Potion ▸ Solbar ▸ Sun Bum ▸ Vanicream
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