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What Is Zinc?

When we say down to earth, we mean it. Zinc is an elemental metal from our earth’s crust that has been used over 2,000 years.

Zinc is not only in rock and soil, but water, air and the biosphere.  It’s also in every single cell in your body, and more than 300 enzymes need it to function. Skin cells especially love zinc’s powerful properties—the top layer of your skin is concentrated with up to six times more than lower layers.

sample zinc use in Bedrock skin cream

Zinc Oxide Is Our All-Star MVP

Zinc goes from rock to powder when you mix mined zinc with oxygen in high heat. The zinc vapors react and end up as a fine white powder.

Hello formula ZnO.


Bedrock cream on woman hand

We love zinc oxide because:

  • It doesn’t dissolve in water.

    Zinc oxide stays on top of skin, so that ingredients like Vitamin E and Organic Olive Fruit Oil can sink in while zinc locks it in.

  • It calms imperfections.

    Zinc oxide helps clean and clarify impurities, while the astringent properties act like a natural drying agent, helping soak up excess oils.

  • It’s proactive in the sun.

    Mainstream chemical sunscreens filter out damaging rays by absorbing into skin, but zinc oxide blocks on top, skipping any possible irritation. It also works immediately. Plus, it’s safe for babes.

  • It comforts cuts and abrasions.

    Our workaholic trace mineral also comforts tender, broken skin.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is general in nature and for informational purposes. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. None of the statements on this site are a recommendation as to how to treat any particular disease or health-related condition. If you suspect you have a health-related condition of any kind, you should contact your health care professional immediately. Cosmetic products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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