Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: Why Particle Size Matters - Onekind

Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: Why Particle Size Matters

Discover the power of non-nano zinc oxide in sunscreens as we delve into its ability to form a protective barrier, reflect UV rays, and provide gentle yet effective sun protection while being environmentally friendly.

When it comes to sunscreens, the choice of ingredients plays a crucial role in determining their effectiveness and safety. One mineral-based ingredient that stands out for its superior sun protection abilities is non-nano zinc oxide. In this blog post, we will explore what non-nano zinc oxide is and why it is important in sunscreens.

Understanding Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 💡

Zinc oxide is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used for centuries for its medicinal and skincare properties. Non-nano zinc oxide refers to particles of zinc oxide that are larger in size, typically greater than 100 nanometers. These larger particles are beneficial for sunscreens as they provide physical protection by reflecting and scattering UV rays away from the skin's surface.

The Importance of Particle Size 🧬

The size of the zinc oxide particles used in sunscreens matters. Nano-sized particles, smaller than 100 nanometers, are often used in some sunscreens for their transparent appearance. However, non-nano zinc oxide particles offer distinct advantages. Their larger size creates a physical barrier on the skin, effectively blocking both UVA and UVB rays. This barrier prevents the penetration of UV radiation into the skin, reducing the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and other sun-related damage.

Benefits of using Zinc Oxide

  1. Enhanced Sun Protection ☀️

Non-nano zinc oxide's ability to provide broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays is unparalleled. By reflecting and scattering UV radiation, it prevents these harmful rays from penetrating the skin, offering reliable and long-lasting sun protection. By using a sunscreen with non-nano zinc oxide, you can confidently step out into the sun, knowing that your skin is shielded from the sun's damaging effects.

  1. Gentle on the Skin 🧖‍♀️

In addition to its outstanding sun protection abilities, non-nano zinc oxide is known for its gentle nature. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. The larger particle size of non-nano zinc oxide makes it less likely to penetrate the skin, reducing the risk of irritation or adverse reactions. This is particularly important for individuals with sensitive skin, as it minimizes the potential for skin irritation while still providing effective sun protection.

  1. Environmental Considerations 🌱

Choosing non-nano zinc oxide is not only beneficial for your skin but also for the environment. Non-nano zinc oxide is biodegradable and does not pose the same concerns as some chemical UV filters, which can accumulate in water bodies and harm marine life. By opting for sunscreens with non-nano zinc oxide, you can prioritize both your skin's health and the well-being of the planet.


Non-nano zinc oxide is a remarkable ingredient that offers superior sun protection while being gentle on the skin and the environment. Its larger particle size creates a physical barrier, effectively reflecting and scattering UV rays away from the skin's surface. With our Solardrops SPF 55 Daily Broad Spectrum Serum, which contains 24.5% non-nano zinc oxide, you can embrace the benefits of this mineral magic, ensuring your skin stays safe, healthy, and radiant under the sun. Make the switch to non-nano zinc oxide sunscreens and experience the difference in your sun protection routine.

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