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Oily Skin: What are the Effects of Zinc?

Most often, oily skin is synonymous with irregular texture, as well as visible and enlarged pores. Derived from beetroot, zinc is ideal for oily skin and significantly reduces sebum secretion.

Zinc in skincare.

Zinc, a trace element naturally present in the body, is essential for its proper functioning. It is involved in numerous mechanisms, for instance, in the regulation of the immune response. Therefore, a zinc deficiency could be linked to an exacerbation of inflammatory phenomena. For example, if the skin lacks zinc, the redness due to blemishes is more intense.

Zinc is incorporated into skincare products in various forms such as zinc oxide, zinc gluconate , and zinc PCA. Zinc PCA is composed of zinc and PCA (L-pyrrolidone carboxylic acid), which is used as a moisturizing agent in skincare. Indeed, PCA's role is to enhance the absorption of zinc by the skin while promoting its hydration.

What is the usefulness of zinc on oily skin?

Zinc is a trace element that possessesanti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and healing propertiesthat are highly beneficial for acne. Indeed, it inhibits the growth of the bacteria responsible for acne,Propionobacterium Acnes, and reduces the activity of the sebaceous glands through its anti-androgenic activity. Thus, it helps regulate sebum production and consequently prevents blemishes.

In skincare, zinc is most commonly present in its PCA form. This compound is known to be gentle and non-sensitizing. Therefore, it is suitable for sensitive skin and does not present any specific contraindications.

Note : Zinc ingested through diet or dietary supplements is also relevant for regulating the excess sebum characteristic of oily skin. Thus, if you have oily skin, consume foods rich in zinc, such as oysters, eggs, whole grains, legumes, and oilseeds.

What are our zinc-based treatments for oily skin?

We have developed various treatments to limit excess sebum and mattify oily skin.

  • The purifying cleansing gel contains 2% zinc PCA combined with bamboo extract. Bamboo naturally contains porous particles that absorb excess sebum on the skin. This high absorption capacity helps to reduce skin shine. Therefore, this compound is particularly recommended for combination to oily skin types.

  • Specifically designed for oily skin, the matifying serum is concentrated with zinc PCA, azelaic acid (10%) of plant origin, and organic bamboo extract to reduce excess sebum. Of plant origin, azelaic acid is known for its anti-comedogenic and anti-bacterial effects. Indeed, this molecule works to unclog pores and decrease the formation of "open" comedones (also known as blackheads). It also helps to combat the bacteria involved in acne.

  • Due to its content of sebum-regulating and antibacterial actives, ourpurifying face creammade with 4% zinc PCA and bamboo extract is ideal for moderating sebum secretion, refining skin texture, and preventing the appearance of unsightly blackheads. It should be applied daily to clean, dry skin and over yourface serum, using small circular movements during application until the cream is fully absorbed. However, this cream is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women due to the essential oils it contains.


  • KERI J. E. & al. The role of zinc in the treatment of acne: A review of the literature. Dermatologic Therapy (2017).


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