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with ingredients scientifically selected for sensitive skin


INGREDIENTS

At QV, we select only scientifically-tested ingredients – it’s how our name has become synonymous with quality and innovation. Explore some of our favourite ingredients below to learn about their key benefits and where you’ll find them in our QV range.

Purified extract of colloidal oatmeal to help calm and soothe skin.

Benefits

Anti-irritant: Avemide15ᵀᴹ is an anti-irritant which is designed to help reduce skin irritation and redness. It also has antioxidant and antihistamine properties to help reduce topical sensitivity1.

Reduces redness and stinging: Avemide15ᵀᴹ is designed to help calm and soothe the skin during and after exfoliation, reducing the redness and tingling/stinging sensation that can occur after exfoliating.

Products that contain Avemide15ᵀᴹ

  • QV Face Ultra Calming Moisturiser

    15 Reviews

    QV Face Ultra Calming Moisturiser

    15 Reviews
    An everyday hydrating moisturiser with Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5) and Avemide15ᵀᴹ to help relieve calm & soothe sensitivity as well as exasperated skin.
  • QV Face Hydrate & Renew Serum

    0 Review

    QV Face Hydrate & Renew Serum

    0 Review
    A light serum formulated with Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and Avemide15ᵀᴹ to increase skin hydration and skin elasticity for firmer, plumper skin.

Reference

1. DRAGO-CALM: Anti-irritant, Anti-oxidant, Anti-Histaminic. PowerPoint Presentation. Symrise.1. DRAGO-CALM: Anti-irritant, Anti-oxidant, Anti-Histaminic. PowerPoint Presentation. Symrise.

Naturally occurring lipids that help to provide skin barrier support and moisture retention for sensitive skin.

Benefits

Skin barrier support and moisture retention: Reduction in ceramide levels leads to increased moisture loss from the skin and skin dryness2. Use of ceramide-containing products can help reinforce the skin barrier and reduce moisture loss from the skin.

Products that contain Ceramides

  • QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream With Ceramides

    3 Reviews

    QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream With Ceramides

    3 Reviews
    An intensely hydrating formula with moisturisers and Ceramides - together, helping to improve the skin barrier function and reduce itch and dryness in mild to moderate eczema.
  • QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash With Ceramides

    1 Review

    QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Wash With Ceramides

    1 Review
    Soap-free body wash formulated with moisturisers and Ceramides to hydrate whilst cleansing, and help relieve symptoms of mild to moderate eczema.
  • QV Dermcare Sting-Free Ointment With Ceramides

    1 Review

    QV Dermcare Sting-Free Ointment With Ceramides

    1 Review
    An ointment-based moisturiser with Ceramides to help relieve and hydrate cracked, dry skin without stinging.

Reference

2. Hon KL, Leung AK, Barankin B. Barrier Repair Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013; 14:389- 399.

A silicone that helps to protect the skin by forming a water-repellent barrier against water soluble irritants.

Benefits

Helps protect skin: Its thick, viscous nature, makes for an excellent barrier on the skin to help prevent chaffing, nappy rash and other forms of skin irritation caused by friction and exposure to water-soluble irritants.

Occlusive and moisturising: The ability of Dimethicone to form a barrier on the skin also makes it effective for use as an occlusive. Occlusives help prevent moisture in the skin from evaporating.

Products that contain Dimethicone

  • QV Skin Lotion

    84 Reviews

    QV Skin Lotion

    84 Reviews
    A lightweight lotion with a triple moisturising formulation to help soften and smooth dry skin. Hydrates for up to 24hrs.
  • QV Intensive Cream

    17 Reviews

    QV Intensive Cream

    17 Reviews
    A rich, fast absorbing, highly concentrated triple moisturising cream formulated with Dimethicone that helps with the maintenance of extremely dry skin.
  • QV Baby Moisturising Cream

    86 Reviews

    QV Baby Moisturising Cream

    86 Reviews
    A rich and highly moisturising formulation including added Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) designed for daily use. Suitable for use with eczema-prone skin.
Helps to enhance blood flow in micro-circulation to visible reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.

Benefits

Low irritant potential: Sodium PCA is non-irritating and non-sensitising with and without UV exposure3.

Enhances skin ability to hold water: Components of NMF are hydrophilic water soluble substances that enhance the skin's ability to hold water4. Sodium PCA helps supplement the skin NMF, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.

Products that contain Enhanced PCa+ᵀᴹ

  • QV Face Exfoliating Polish

    16 Reviews

    QV Face Exfoliating Polish

    16 Reviews
    Formulation with Safflower Oil and Avemide15ᵀᴹ smooths sensitive skin by gently removing impurities and dead skin cells, while invigorating skin renewal.
  • QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream

    15 Reviews

    QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream

    15 Reviews
    A silky smooth, lightweight formulation with enhanced PCa+ helps improve elasticity and visibly reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

References

3. 2012 CIR Compendium. Washington, D.C.: Cosmetic Ingredient Review; 2012, p. 178.

4. Greenberg S. Humectants and Polyols. In: Schlossman ML, editor. The Chemistry and Manufacture of Cosmetics. Volume 3 Ingredients. Illinois: Allured Publishing Corporation 2002. p.484.

A humectant, helping to draw and hold water to the skin to maintain hydration.

Benefits

Effective skin moisturiser and conditioner: Moisturisers containing glycerin can produce long-lasting moisturisation by minimising water loss5.

Helps protect against irritation: 10% Glycerine in a topical emulsion can help prevent the irritation and dehydration effects of washing the skin, including when Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is used as the detergent6.

Helps to retain moisture in the skin: At high humidity, Glycerine acts as a humectant, while at low humidity it acts as a skin moisturiser and conditioner by inhibiting lipid phase transition6.

Products that contain Glycerin

  • QV Skin Lotion

    84 Reviews

    QV Skin Lotion

    84 Reviews
    A lightweight lotion with a triple moisturising formulation to help soften and smooth dry skin. Hydrates for up to 24hrs.
  • QV Hand Cream

    12 Reviews

    QV Hand Cream

    12 Reviews
    A nourishing moisturiser with restorative abilities that help soften, smooth and moisturise your hands, whilst also being gentle enough for sensitive skin.
  • QV Hair Nourishing Shampoo

    3 Reviews

    QV Hair Nourishing Shampoo

    3 Reviews
    Nourishing fragrance-free shampoo for dry and damaged hair, scientifically formulated with Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5) to help hydrate hair whilst cleansing.

References

5. Rawlings AV, Canestrari DA, Dobkowski B (2004) Moisturizer technology versus clinical performance. Dermatol Ther 17(suppl1): 49-565.

6. Greive K. Glycerine: The Naturally Effective Humectant. Dermatological Nursing 2012; 11(1): 30-34.

A mild exfoliant that helps to remove dead, outer skin while improving skin moisture.

Benefits

Increases skin exfoliation: Lactic Acid has been shown to increase skin exfoliation in conjunction with its skin renewal activity7. It has been hypothesized that this is the result of the dissolution of the protein linkages between the skin cells7. Once the cells are detached from the body of the skin they are sloughed off.

Decreases the formation of dry skin: AHAs in general increase plasticization and decrease the formation of dry, flaky scales on the skin’s surface8.

Moisturising: AHAs have been shown to reduce transepidermal water loss9 improving the water content of the skin. AHAs have also been found to improve skin texture, improve skin brightness, improve firmness and decrease wrinkling8.

Products that contain Lactic Acid

  • QV Flare Up Wash

    1 Review

    QV Flare Up Wash

    1 Review
    Foaming wash designed to remove bacteria that can aggravate eczema.
  • QV Bar

    3 Reviews

    QV Bar

    3 Reviews
    A gentle cleansing bar enriched with moisturisers that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
  • QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream With Ceramides

    3 Reviews

    QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream With Ceramides

    3 Reviews
    An intensely hydrating formula with moisturisers and Ceramides - together, helping to improve the skin barrier function and reduce itch and dryness in mild to moderate eczema.

References

7. Smith W. Hydroxy acids and skin aging. In AHA’s & Cellulite Products. How they work. C&T Ingredient resources series. Cosmet Toiletries1995; 9-14.

8. Berardesca E, Maibach H. AHA Mechanisms of action. Cosmetics & Toiletries. 110:30-31. 1995.

9. Branna T. AHAs Attract Cosmetic Chemists. happi May 1994; 96-98.

Otherwise known as Nicotinamide or Vitamin B3, helps maintain normal skin barrier function and reduce sensitivity, as well as moisturising dry skin.

Benefits

Helps maintain normal skin barrier function and reduces skin sensitivity: Topical application of 2% Nicotinamide has shown to improve the barrier properties of the skin and reduce skin sensitivity10.

Helps to moisturise dry skin11: The topical application of 2% Nicotinamide is shown to significantly reduce transepidermal water loss.

Helps to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture12: Topical application of 5% Nicotinamide was shown to improve the appearance of aged and photodamaged skin and a reduction in hyperpigmentation12.

Products that contain Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3)

  • QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30

    142 Reviews

    QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30

    142 Reviews
    Protective SPF 30 moisturiser with Nicinamide (Vitamin B3) for everyday use that helps to buffer your skin against damage and premature ageing by the sun's UV rays.
  • QV Face Exfoliating Polish

    16 Reviews

    QV Face Exfoliating Polish

    16 Reviews
    Formulation with Safflower Oil and Avemide15ᵀᴹ smooths sensitive skin by gently removing impurities and dead skin cells, while invigorating skin renewal.
  • QV Face Nurturing Night Cream

    21 Reviews

    QV Face Nurturing Night Cream

    21 Reviews
    Triple moisturiser formulation with Safflower Oil and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) visibly improves skin elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

References

10. Yakota T, Matsumoto M, Sakamaki T et al. Classification of sensitive skin and development of a treatment system appropriate for each group. IFSCC Magazine 2003; 6(4): 303-7.

11. Soma Y, Kashima M, Imaizumi A et al. Moisturising effects of topical nicotinamide on atopic dry skin. Int J Dermatol 2005 ; 43 : 197-202.

12. Matts PJ, Oblong JE and Bissett DL. A review of the range of effects of niacinamide in human skin. IFSCC Magazine. 2002; 5(4): 285-289.

Also known as Pro Vitamin B5, helps to improve skin hydration and reduce water-loss to maintain softness and elasticity.

Benefits

Penetrating: When Panthenol is applied to our skin, it results in a conversion to Pantothenic Acid. This acid penetrates into the epidermis, because it is readily absorbed by the skin13.

Protecting: Penetrates the stratum corneum to promote lipid synthesis and improves the barrier function of the skin14. Panthenol helps relieve systemic itching, whilst also helping to soothe dry and irritated skin14.

Hydrating: Pantothenic Acid works as a humectant, by attracting the moisture via absorption and retaining that moisture deep within the skin14.

Products that contain Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5)

  • QV Baby Barrier Cream

    24 Reviews

    QV Baby Barrier Cream

    24 Reviews
    A rich protective formula with 15% Zinc Oxide to help protect delicate skin against against nappy rash.
  • QV Face Purifying Mask

    16 Reviews

    QV Face Purifying Mask

    16 Reviews
    A luxurious clay-based face mask with Kaolin Clay, Safflower Oil and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) that removes dirt and excess oil, leaving the skin smooth and soft.
  • QV Hair Gentle Shampoo

    4 Reviews

    QV Hair Gentle Shampoo

    4 Reviews
    Lightly foaming fragrance-free shampoo formulated with Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5) and Glycerin that gently purifies hair and scalp.

References

13. Choi CM, Berson MD. Cosmeceuticals. Semin Cutan Med Surg 2006; 25:163-168.

14. Ebner F, Heller A, Rippke F, Tausch I. Topical use of dexpanthenol in skin disorders. Am J Clin Dermatol 2002; 3(6): 427-433.37

An emollient that helps to reduce moisture loss from the outermost layer of the skin to maintain hydration.

Benefits

Safe for prolonged use: Critical analysis of studies into the toxicity of mineral oils such as Paraffinum Liquidum has shown that it is safe for prolonged use15.

Rarely causes allergic reactions: Allergic reactions to Paraffinum Liquidum are infrequent considering its widespread use in topical products16.

Non-comedogenic: Highly refined and purified mineral oils, such as Paraffinum Liquidum found in cosmetic and skincare products are non-comedogenic17 (does not clog pores).

Highly efficacious moisturising ingredient: Paraffinum liquidum keeps the skin moist and supple by providing a protective film and controlling the passage of water into and out of the skin18.

Products that contain Paraffinum Liquidum

  • QV Intensive Cream

    17 Reviews

    QV Intensive Cream

    17 Reviews
    A rich, fast absorbing, highly concentrated triple moisturising cream formulated with Dimethicone that helps with the maintenance of extremely dry skin.
  • QV Bath Oil

    28 Reviews

    QV Bath Oil

    28 Reviews
    A moisturising bath oil for the whole body that helps to restore skin suppleness and glow.
  • QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream With Ceramides

    3 Reviews

    QV Dermcare Eczema Daily Cream With Ceramides

    3 Reviews
    An intensely hydrating formula with moisturisers and Ceramides - together, helping to improve the skin barrier function and reduce itch and dryness in mild to moderate eczema.

References

15. Nash JF, Gettings SD, Diembeck W, Chudowski M, Kraus AL. A toxicological review of topical exposure to white mineral oils. Food Chem Toxicol 1996; 34(2): 213-225.

16. Hunting ALL. Encyclopedia of Conditioning Rinse Ingredients. London: Micelle Press; 1987.p.280-281.

17. Lanzet M. Comedogenic effects of cosmetic raw materials. Cosmet Toiletries. 1986; 101: 63-72.

18. Rawlings AV and Lombard KJ. A review on the extensive benefits of mineral oil. International Journal of Cosmetic Science 2012; 34: 511-518.

A highly effective emollient, used to promote both short- and long-term skin rehydration.

Benefits

Contributes to skin barrier properties: It penetrates the uppermost stratum corneum layers, passing into the intercellular phase. Rather than integrating with the natural intercellular layer, it is distributed throughout the stratum corneum as a separate phase, thus contributing to the skin’s natural barrier properties19.

Reduces transepidermal water loss: The application of petroleum jelly to the skin in vivo can immediately reduce transepidermal water loss by 40-50%20.

Low irritancy rating: Widely recognised as being innocuous and non-allergenic21. Only rarely are sensitisation reactions reported22 and petrolatum presents few, if any, safety or toxicological problems23.

Products that contain Petrolatum

  • QV Skin Lotion

    84 Reviews

    QV Skin Lotion

    84 Reviews
    A lightweight lotion with a triple moisturising formulation to help soften and smooth dry skin. Hydrates for up to 24hrs.
  • QV Intensive Body Moisturiser

    13 Reviews

    QV Intensive Body Moisturiser

    13 Reviews
    A highly emollient water-free soothing ointment for extremely dry, cracked sensitive skin. Helps to rehydrate and seal moisture in the the skin.
  • QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream

    15 Reviews

    QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream

    15 Reviews
    A silky smooth, lightweight formulation with enhanced PCa+ helps improve elasticity and visibly reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

Reference

19. Idson B. Dry Skin – Moisturising and Emolliency. Cosmetics and Toiletries. 107(7):69-78, 1992

20. Harry’s Cosmetology 8th edition. Ed. Reiger MM. Pub. Chemical Publishing Co, New York. 2000 p326,327

21. Braun-Falco, Plewig G, Wolff HH, Winkelmann RK. Dermatology. Published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 1991, p1146

22. Fisher AA. ‘Contact Dermatitis’ Third Edition p 148,149 (Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1986)

23. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. A joint publication of the American Pharmaceutical Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Pub. The Pharmaceutical Press, London. 1986 p194-195.

Promotes skin hydration and skin suppleness, as well as supporting skin barrier function.

Benefits

Moisturising: Safflower Oil is an occludent moisturiser24 which assists in reducing the effect of moisture loss25.

Anti-inflammatory: Chemically induced irritant and allergic contact dermatitis has been shown to be relieved by the topical application of Linoleic Acid26.

Skin renewal: The topical application of Linoleic Acid has been shown to promote skin renewal by increasing the turnover of the stratum corneum27. The topical application of Linoleic Acid has also been found to correct excessive DNA synthesis, and the related excessive thickening of the skin (acanthosis, hypergranulosis, hyperkeratosis), thus returning the skin to its normal condition28.

Anti-acne: It has been found that the topical application of a 2.5% Linoleic Acid gel to mild acne, reduced the size of follicular casts and microcomedones, with an overall size reduction of 25% achieved in a 1 month period29.

Products that contain Safflower Seed Oil

  • QV Face Purifying Mask

    16 Reviews

    QV Face Purifying Mask

    16 Reviews
    A luxurious clay-based face mask with Kaolin Clay, Safflower Oil and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) that removes dirt and excess oil, leaving the skin smooth and soft.
  • QV Face Nurturing Night Cream

    21 Reviews

    QV Face Nurturing Night Cream

    21 Reviews
    Triple moisturiser formulation with Safflower Oil and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) visibly improves skin elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
  • QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream

    15 Reviews

    QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream

    15 Reviews
    A silky smooth, lightweight formulation with enhanced PCa+ helps improve elasticity and visibly reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

References

24. International cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Volume 1. 14th ed. USA: Personal Care Products Council; 2012. p 544.

25. Idson B: Dry skin: Moisturising and emolliency. Cosmetics and Toiletries. 107:69-78. 1992.

26. Sheu MY, Fowler AJ, Kao J et al: Topical peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-alpha activators reduce inflammation in irritant and allergic contact dermatitis models. J Invest Dermatol. 118(1):94-101. 2002.

27. Ando H, Ryu A, Hashimoto A et al: Linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid lightens ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin. Arch Dermatol Res. 290(7):375-381. 1998.

28. Lowe NJ: Essential fatty acid deficient hairless mouse: the effects of topical agents on the epidermis. British Journal of Dermatology. 97:39-47. 1977.

29. Letawe C, Boone M and Pierard GE: Digital image analysis of the effect of topically applied linoleic acid on acne microcomedones. Clin Exp Dermatol. 23(2):56-58. 1998.

Naturally-occurring component of the skins oil (sebum), this emollient works as a vehicle to help carry other substances or ingredients across the skin.

Benefits

Non-irritant: Usage levels range from 0.1% to greater than 50% and is a safe cosmetic ingredient as used in current practices and concentrations30.

Moisturising: Commonly used in topical preparations as an emollient31-32, lubricant and humectant31.

Products that contain Squalane

  • QV Baby Moisturising Cream

    86 Reviews

    QV Baby Moisturising Cream

    86 Reviews
    A rich and highly moisturising formulation including added Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) designed for daily use. Suitable for use with eczema-prone skin.
  • QV Cream

    28 Reviews

    QV Cream

    28 Reviews
    A rich, protective moisturising cream with a triple moisturising formulation that replenishes the skin and helps to hydrate dry areas.

References

30. Final report on the safety assessment of squalane and squalene. Int J Toxicol 1982; 1(2):37-56.

31. Rosenthal ML. Squalane: the natural moisturizer. In: Schlossman MI, editor. The chemistry and manufacture of cosmetics.Illinois: Allured Publishing Corporation; 2002. p869-875.

32. Squalane. In: Sweetman SC, editor. Martindale the complete drug reference. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2007. 1850-1.

Physical UV blocker that reflects, scatters and absorbs ulta-violet radiation to enhance sun protection.

Benefits

Photoprotection: Physical UV blocker with a high refractive index, which reflects and scatters ultra-violet radiation, visible light and infrared radiation to help provide photoprotection33-35.

Product that contains Titanium Dioxide

  • QV Hair Gentle Conditioner

    2 Reviews

    QV Hair Gentle Conditioner

    2 Reviews
    Gentle, fragrance-free conditioner, formulated to infuse hydration for those that experience scalp sensitivity.

References

33. Lowe NJ. The Physicians Guide to Sunscreens. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc; 1991. p4.

34. Fisher AA. Contact dermatitis. 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger; 1986. p. 467.

35. Dromgoole SH, Maibach HI. Contact sensitization and photocontact sensitization of sunscreen agents. In: Lowe NJ, Shaath NA, editors Sunscreens: Development, Evaluation, and Regulatory Aspects. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc; 1990. p. 313.

A fast-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps to repair, protect and smoothe sensitive skin.

Benefits

Helps repair, protect and smoothe skin: Vitamin E has been found to help protect from UV-induced erythema36-37 and roughness38, improve the appearance of age spots, increase elasticity and skin barrier function39, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles41.

Anti-pruritic: Topical Vitamin E has also been found to reduce irritation related itch38.

Antioxidant: Vitamin E has been shown to be beneficial in preventing UV-induced free radical formation, protecting endogenous epidermal antioxidants and preventing lipid peroxidation40-41. In addition, studies have shown that Vitamin E can reduce UVB induced erythema41, and wrinkling42-43.

Products that contain Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

  • QV Face Gentle Cleanser

    54 Reviews

    QV Face Gentle Cleanser

    54 Reviews
    Enriched with Safflower Oil and Tocopherol (Vitamin E), this gentle and lightly foaming facial cleanser is ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.
  • QV Face Exfoliating Polish

    16 Reviews

    QV Face Exfoliating Polish

    16 Reviews
    Formulation with Safflower Oil and Avemide15ᵀᴹ smooths sensitive skin by gently removing impurities and dead skin cells, while invigorating skin renewal.
  • QV Baby Bath Oil

    79 Reviews

    QV Baby Bath Oil

    79 Reviews
    A water dispersible oil formulated with added Tocopherol (Vitamin E) to help cleanse and moisturise skin daily. Suitable for delicate and sensitive skin.

References

36. Potapenko AY, Abieva GA, Pliquett F. Inhibition of erythema of the skin photosensitizes with 8-methoxypsoralene by α-tocopherol. Bull Exp Biol Med 1980;89:611-615

37. Dreher F, Denig N, Gabard B, Schwindt DA, Maibach HI. Effect of topical antioxidants on UV-induced erythema formation when administered after exposure. Dermatology 1999;198:52-55.

38. Möller H, Ansmann A, Wallat S. The effects of Vitamin E on the skin in topical applications. Lecture presented at the DGF Vitamin E symposium in Bochum, March 4,1989.

39. Idson B. Vitamins in emolliency and moisturizing preparations Cosmetics and Toiletries 1976;93(8):77-79.

40. Sorg O, Tran C, Saurat JH. Cutaneous vitamins A and E in the context of ultraviolet-or chemically-induced oxidative stress. Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology 2001;14:363-372.

41. Yuen KS, Halliday GM. Tocopherol, an inhibitor of epidermal lipid peroxidation, prevents ultraviolet radiation from suppressing the skin immune system. Photochemistry and Photobiology 1997;65(3):587-592.

42. Bissett DL, Chatterjee R Hannon DP. Protective effect of a topically applied anti-oxidant plus an anti-inflammatory agent against ultraviolet radiation-induced chronic skin damage in the hairless mouse. Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 1992;43:85-92.

43. Bissett DL, Hillebrand GG, Hannon DP. The hairless mouse as a model of skin photoaging: its use to evaluate photoprotective materials. Photodermatology 1989;6:228-233.

Helps to form a protective barrier on the skin and soothe skin irritation.

Benefits

Helps protect skin: Zinc oxide form a protective barrier on the skin and helps mitigate the effects of bacteria and other irritants on the skin.

Helps soothe skin irritation: Zinc oxide is also used to help prevent dry flaky skin. The antibacterial properties make it a common ingredient in antiseptic ointments to help relieve itchiness, and to help protect irritated skin.

Products that contain Zinc Oxide

  • QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30

    142 Reviews

    QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30

    142 Reviews
    Protective SPF 30 moisturiser with Nicinamide (Vitamin B3) for everyday use that helps to buffer your skin against damage and premature ageing by the sun's UV rays.
  • QV Baby Barrier Cream

    24 Reviews

    QV Baby Barrier Cream

    24 Reviews
    A rich protective formula with 15% Zinc Oxide to help protect delicate skin against against nappy rash.
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