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Could I add my own zinc oxide to my moisturizer

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Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:52 pm      Reply with quote
I just think that this would be the most cost effective way for me, seeing that I don't leave the house every day. I could just add a pinch of z-cote to my moisturizer. I have read that supposedly 20% zinc would be spf 20+
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:59 pm      Reply with quote
Its funny, but I was just thinking about this the other day. I have not tried it (don't know where to purchase zinc oxide) however I would be very interested to hear how it works for anyone whom has given it a go.
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:30 pm      Reply with quote
I know www.gardenofwisdom.com sells both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. I've thought about adding these to my moisturizer, but haven't tried. Would love to hear how it works out if you do.
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:15 pm      Reply with quote
I've also purchased both at
http://www.makingcosmetics.com

I have made my own MMU before but haven't tried it in a cream.......yet Smile

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Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:28 am      Reply with quote
yeah I have been thinking about doing this. I was looking for an all physical sunscreen and then I read that Titanium Dioxide may not be all that good, and that zinc covers uva and uvb rays anyway. But I can't find an only zinc sunscreen. so I thought, heck maybe I should just mix my own. I hate spending all this research time on sunscreen when I don't even go out everyday.
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:26 pm      Reply with quote
sweetsweettart wrote:
yeah I have been thinking about doing this. I was looking for an all physical sunscreen and then I read that Titanium Dioxide may not be all that good, and that zinc covers uva and uvb rays anyway. But I can't find an only zinc sunscreen. so I thought, heck maybe I should just mix my own. I hate spending all this research time on sunscreen when I don't even go out everyday.


Maybe this will help:

http://www.ewg.org/cosmetics/report/sunscreen09/findyoursunscreen

Making your own sunscreen is not recommended.

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Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:48 pm      Reply with quote
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Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:08 am      Reply with quote
I've added both zinc and titanium to a cream I make from a base I buy. I add additional oils and/or butters to the cream. To add the zinc/titanium, I heat up the oil/butter in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds (start with 15). Then, when it's warm, I dissolve the zinc/titanium in the oil/butter before adding it the cream. I do have to stir awhile until it's totally dissolved.

Another option is to add the zinc to face powder if you use loose powder. I make a DIY face powder and have included zinc in it.
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Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:18 pm      Reply with quote
There are health concerns involving toxicity and bio-accumulation if you accidentally inhale Zinc Oxide powder during use. Google "cosmetic safety database", click on the link and then search zinc oxide. There were some issues that made me a bit wary about usage.

Always research products before you buy and use them in case of any safety issues!
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Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:19 pm      Reply with quote
Furthermore, zinc oxide is often contained in mineral makeups, which is in powdered form. There is a higher chance of inhalation during each use in this case. Again, check out all products before you buy them!
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Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:48 am      Reply with quote
Very interesting information about mineral cosmetic ingredients and nanoparticles, I think it might just ease your minds!

http://blog.aromaleigh.com/blog/ingredient-information/


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Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:51 am      Reply with quote
DarkMoon wrote:
I've also purchased both at
http://www.makingcosmetics.com

I have made my own MMU before but haven't tried it in a cream.......yet Smile

DM


They do have a number of recipes for DIY sunscreens but they are a bit more complicated than just zinc oxide added to a cream! Smile

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