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Topic: Zinc Cream or what is it?

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Zinc Cream or what is it?

« on: June 11 2007 14:06:00 »

Hi guys I have a question regarding the suncreen lotion that I see a lot of surfers wear on their face. It is applied around the nose or underneath the eyes. They are white or red in color. They stay on the face even after hours of surfing in the water.

What is the name of this cream? Is it Zinc Cream? Where can I buy it? Many surfers especially OZ surfers wear them. They look cool and protect the skin too.

I live in the US. Any body know where to buy this cream in the US? Please email me directly to the address above. Thank You much.




RE: Zinc Cream or what is it?

« Reply #1 on: June 11 2007 23:06:00 »

I use the stuff in OZ land. Get it at supermarkets and Chemists real easily. Can get different couols too. I heard  a guy made a frotune producing different colour stuuff.

The thing is it doesn't seem to protect completly as I still get sunspots but get rid of them with chickweed alias radiu.
I've heard the pothead weed can work super strong on them too.   ( But apparently it can be too strong.



RE: Zinc Cream or what is it?

« Reply #2 on: August 27 2007 17:08:00 »

Latest thing i've heard on Zinc cream is it has Aluminium in it .
It's real toxic stuff Aluminium.




RE: Zinc Cream or what is it?

« Reply #3 on: August 29 2007 05:08:00 »

This is kind of related: can anyone recommend a good suncreen that doesn't run into your eyes and make them sting?

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