Calamine powder gently cleanses the most delicate skin and soothes irritations.
What is calamine made of?
Although some calamine powders are made of zinc oxide, ours is zinc carbonate, a white powder that occurs naturally as a mineral called smithsonite. The signature light pink colour of calamine is then achieved by adding a touch of iron oxide, a rust-red pigment.
What are the benefits of the powder?
- First and foremost, calamine powder soothes the skin, calms irritation and relieves itching.
- Its absorbing properties keep the skin soft and dry - it is an ideal base for dusting powders and deodorants.
- The powder also helps preserve products by reducing the liquid content in our formulae, creating an inhospitable environment for mould-causing microorganisms.