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Fact Sheet: Zinc Acetate

INCI name: Zinc Acetate
Function: Antimicrobial, soothing agent, astringent, oral hygiene agent.
Origin: Synthetic.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Up to 1% (as zinc) in finished cosmetic products.
Where to find it / them? : Mouthwash, face serums, face creams, shampoos.
Risks to health: Suspected endocrine disruptor.
Risks to the environment : Bioaccumulative substance, persistent substance, aquatic ecotoxicity.
More information : Also used as a food additive (E650).