Zinc oxide for medical cosmetics

CAS No.:1314-13-2


Molecular Formula:ZnO

Molecular Weight:81.39

Appearance:White or light yellow fine powder, odorless, tasteless, Yellow at high temperature and white after cooling, melting point of 1975℃ (3587F)

Solubility:It is a two-stage oxide, soluble in acid、concentrated hydroxid、 ammonia water and ammonium salt solutions, difficult to dissolve in water and ethanol。



1. In the pharmaceutical industry, zinc oxide has the functions of detoxification, hemostasis, antibacterial and myotropic convergence;

2. In the field of cosmetics, it is widely used with physical sunscreen to shield or absorb ultraviolet rays.


1. High purity, small particle size, delicate and smooth cosmetics and skin care products, strong adhesion and good durability.

2. The contents of heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury are very small, all of which meet the standards of Chinese pharmacopoeia (CP), British pharmacopoeia (BP) and American pharmacopoeia (USP).

Quality standard:

Item specification
Zinc oxide (as ZnO)%,≥ 99.8
Metals (as dry)%,≤ NO
Pb % ,≤ 0.0003
Fe % ,≤ 0.002
Cu % ,≤ 0.0001
Mn % ,≤ No Found
Cd % ,≤ 0.0001
As % ,≤ 0.00005
Hg % ,≤ 0.00001
Insoluble matter in HCl%,≤ 0.006
Water soluble matter %,≤ 0.1
Volatile matter on 105oC%,≤ 0.3
Residue on sieve (45um mesh) %,≤ 0.1

Packing: 25kg/ bag, lined with polyethylene film bag, outer packing is covered with film woven bag.

Storage: Avoid damage, dampness, contamination and contact with acids.