Calamine powder is a mix of two ingredients: Zinc Oxide and Iron Oxide. It has been used for thousands of years for it’s skin nourishing, calming and soothing properties and is wonderful for a variety of skin conditions. The name is a historic one for ore of zinc as derived from the Latin term lapis calaminaris.
Historically it’s known for its gentle calming and soothing skin properties. It is truly the perfect ingredient for a variety of skin types and has several uses that can be delivered with at home facial recipes.
Calamine has a host of skin benefits. It moisturizes dry and dehydrated skin, soothes sensitive and easily irritated skin, helps problem skin types and helps calm complexion.
Calamine Powder is the main ingredient in several common products, such as calamine lotion, diaper rash creams and sunscreens.
The most active ingredient in Calamine Powder is zinc oxide, which performs the important role of drying out skin that has been affected by agents such as poison ivy and acne - this is known as an antipruritic.
Calamine contains an ingredient called “kaolin” which helps to promote radiant skin when used regularly as a topical agent.