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Nano v Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: What’s The Difference and Why It Matters

Dive Deep into Skincare, Not Coral Reefs: Why Obvs Skincare Says No to Nano Zinc Oxide

The quest for radiant skin can sometimes lead us down confusing paths. One such crossroads lies in the world of sunscreens and skincare: to nano or not to nano? When it comes to the mineral ingredient zinc oxide, size truly matters, not just for your glow but for the health of our planet.

So, let's dive into the fascinating world of particle sizes and explore why Obvs Skincare chooses non-nano zinc oxide - a conscious choice that's good for your skin and the environment.

Nano? What Even is That?

Imagine shrinking down so small that a grain of sand looks like a mountain. That's the scale of the nano world, where particles measure less than 100 nanometers (think billionths of a meter!). In skincare, nano zinc oxide offers benefits like a lighter, less visible application. However, this comes at a potential cost.

Nano on the Skin vs. Nano in the Ocean:

While nano zinc oxide may not penetrate your skin, its tiny size raises concerns about its environmental impact. These particles can wash off during rinsing and eventually reach our oceans, potentially harming marine life like coral reefs. Studies suggest coral can ingest these particles, mistaking them for food, leading to stress and even death.

Why We Go Big at Obvs Skincare:

At Obvs Skincare, we believe your skincare routine shouldn't compromise the health of our planet. That's why we choose non-nano zinc oxide. Sure, it might leave a slightly more visible cast, but we think that's a small price to pay for knowing we're protecting both your skin and the delicate ocean ecosystem.

Beyond the Reefs: Other Reasons to Go Non-Nano:

The ethical argument for non-nano zinc oxide extends beyond coral reefs. Some studies suggest potential health risks associated with the long-term use of nanoparticles, though more research is needed. Choosing non-nano simply feels like the safer, more responsible choice.

So, What Does This Mean for You?

By choosing Obvs Skincare products with non-nano zinc oxide, you're not just investing in beautiful, healthy skin, you're actively contributing to a more sustainable future. Your skincare routine becomes a statement of care, not just for yourself but for the world we share.

Remember, radiant skin and a healthy planet can go hand in hand. Choose wisely, choose naturally, choose Obvs. Let's dive into a future where beauty shines as brightly as our commitment to the environment.

Read more about the benefits of Zinc Oxide HERE

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