INGREDIENT

Calamine Powder

Gently calming for delicate skin
9
Products with this ingredient

The name calamine is rooted in Latin, ‘calamina,’ which stems from the Greek, ‘kadmeia,’ meaning ‘Cadmean earth.’ This is a reference to Cadmus, the legendary founder of Thebes.

Description

Description

Calamine powder is a zinc oxide, traditionally used in medicinal ointments as an antiseptic. It comes from the natural mineral deposits, which is transformed into a soft powder when milled. Calamine powder is one of the main constituents of the traditional calamine lotion that is used extensively to relieve redness, stinging and irritation of the skin.

Calamine powder treats the skin with a gentle toning and antiseptic action. Historically, it's been mixed with rose water to create a soothing face mask. Beacause it's such a gentle ingredient, we use it in lots of our products for the face, where your skin is very delicate.

Calamine powder has also traditionally been used in face powders, dusting powders and toothpastes. It is one of the most absorbent and soothing bases.

Calamine powder is mainly zinc oxide, a white powder, combined with a dash of ferric oxide to produce a pretty, light pink powder.

At a glance

At a glance

Benefit
A gentle toning and antiseptic ingredient
Time of harvest
All year round
Origin
Thailand
Calamine Powder can be found in these products
9
Products with this ingredient
Calamine Powder can be found in these products
Calm Down Calamine
Dusting powder - SPF15
Non-stick shimmer
$15.90
70g
Solid Hydrating Wash - SPF15
Shower on hydration
$19.90
100g
Deodorant Powder
BO, KO’d
$19.90
80g
Serum Bar
Fair of face
$19.90
20g