Zinc. Meh… when it comes to skincare it’s probably not on your radar. I mean, it’s not like it’s the latest, buzzed up, celebrity endorsed ingredient you just “have to have it, darhlink” in order for your skin to look insta-worthy...right? Or is it?
Well, let me blow your mind… cause Zinc... is Ah-mazing! And without it; your face would probably fall off. Actually your whole body would cease to exist but we are talking skin health so let me explain why you must have Zinc in your skincare!
A key player in many of our body’s functions, like immune health, growth and development, Zinc is the second most abundant mineral in the human body (after Iron) and is literally present in every single cell for your body. With 6% of your body’s total Zinc located in your skin (and most of that used by the uppermost layers), you can kind of get the drift on how important Zinc is for your skin!
In fact, not only is Zinc fundamental for new skin cell production, helping with collagen synthesis and DNA repair (great for wound healing and strengthening the skin) it also side-hustles as an anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial agent, helping to alleviate Eczema, Dermatitis and active Acne. When applied to the skin, Zinc will slow the growth of active bacteria by reducing the production of sebum; making it less fertile for those nasty p-bacteria to ‘get jiggy with it’ on your skin! Yuk!
And as if boosting and balancing your skin’s microbiome isn’t enough, Zinc is also a fantastic, chemical free option for protecting your skin from the sun. Unlike chemical sunblocks, zinc oxide effectively shields the skin by physically reflecting both UVA and UVB radiation from the second you apply it to your skin… so you don’t need to wait 20+ minutes for the sunblock to take effect before heading out.
Get your daily hit of Zincy goodness from ASI’s Rejuvenating Day Cream. A potent cosmeceutical moisturiser full of illuminating Vitamin B3, super hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and protective Zinc. It targets fine lines, wrinkles and dehydration with the added benefits of controlling acne breakouts and skin sensitivity. Best of all, it uses ASI’s nanotechnology transdermal delivery system to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to deliver higher concentrations of these active ingredients where they are needed most.
Or if your skin is needing some extra TLC, try their multi-purpose R3 Cream to relieve, repair and restore your skin back to normality. Loaded with pure restorative Vitamin C and Calendula, the added Zinc will target, sunburn, skin irritation, inflammation, heat discomfort and redness.