Zinc oxide

Zinc oxide is one of the most popular and well-known substances, which has long been widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

According to the chemical formula, zinc oxide is a compound of zinc with oxygen. The substance is absolutely safe for health in external use. It has a intense anti-inflammatory effect, also has an astriction, antiseptic, drying and adsorbing effects.

Zinc oxide is very frequently used as a basis for the production of drugs for external use and cosmetics, including - children's products. It is very well suited for the care of sensitive skin, protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation, removes odour.

Zinc oxide is involved in many metabolic cellular processes of the skin (reparation and regeneration), restores damaged cell tissues and provides narrowing of skin pores. Due to its absorbability – in other words the ability to soak up a liquid, zinc oxide has a drying effect, as well as promotes the suppression of harmful microorganisms. Ointments and creams, which include zinc oxide, help to keep the wound dry and clean. In addition, the substance has a slight tightening effect.

In case of contact with damaged skin, zinc oxide helps to lower tissue inflammation, while forming a protective barrier from the action of irritating factors.

In modern medical practice, the zinc oxide is most widely used during exacerbation of various skin diseases accompanied with oozing lesion of eczema, atopic dermatitis (neurodermatitis), allergic contact dermatitis, pyodermatitis, trophic ulcers, erysipelatous inflammation, intertrigos, miliaria, streptoderma, etc.

Contains zinc oxide


Losterin line

Zinc-naphthalan paste


A line of specialized medications Losterin developed by dermatologists for daily skin care in a complex therapy for chronic diseases (psoriasis, eczema, neurodermatitis, atopic eczema). Medications of the Losterin line contain a balanced combination of active substances.

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