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What sunscreens have high zinc oxide contents?

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For sunscreens, a high percentage of zinc oxide is between 10 and 20 percent. BurnOut Eco-Sensitive SPF 35 Sunscreen contains 18.9 percent zinc oxide while Ocean Potion Face Potion Clear Zinc Oxide SPF 45 contains 7 percent zinc oxide.

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Brands that contain higher percentages of zinc oxide include Badger, Sunology, All Good, BurnOut, Raw Elements, California Baby and Goddess Garden. Sun protection products from those companies tend to have at least 10 percent zinc oxide. Many offer products with 20 percent zinc oxide. Jersey Kids All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 contains 25 percent zinc oxide. Badger sunscreens contain varying percentages of zinc oxide ranging from 10 percent to more than 20 percent depending on the SPF of the product and its intended use. For example, Badger Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Cream contains 22.5 percent non-nano zinc oxide, but Badger SPF 15 Unscented Sunscreen contains 10 percent.

While the maximum amount of zinc oxide permitted in most sunscreen products is 25 percent, many contain between 5 and 10 percent. Generally the sun care products with high concentrations of zinc oxide are labelled as natural brands. Zinc oxide also appears in nano form, which has smaller particles and produces less chalkiness on skin. Sport sunscreens and those intended for children tend to have higher concentrations of zinc oxide as compared to facial products.

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