Zinc has antioxidant, anti-irritant and photoprotecting properties1. It can have anti-acneic properties when combined with an antibiotic, such as erythromycin. When taken orally, zinc shows wound healing properties2.
Vichy Normaderm Night, Vichy Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Care, La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Epidermal Repair.
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