I know there has been a lot said about zinc creams, but i thought i would give my feedback on it after using it consistently for 1 week. I have been using the tinted daywear medium spf Invisible Zinc.
Quick background - I am a subtype 1 rosacean and my main concern of late has been a little redness and changes with my nose. My nose has become pinkish across the bridge and the sides have become very dry with the skin feeling rubbery (if that is how can describe it).
I have become a little self conscious about the pinkishness on the nose. I have always been one for not wanting to hide or cover anything for fear of 1. hiding something 2. being a male, i am concerned about putting something on my face which can be noticed. Anyway, i took the plunge and decided to cover up with the zinc. I only use a very thin layer and it is amazing how well it blends into my skin. When i look in the mirror i can barely notice it and i have to look very close to certain parts of my nose to see if i have something on. I asked my friend (a male) if he noticed i had zinc cream on my nose and he couldn't see it. I would be totally confident wearing it out at night if i were to go on a date. The benefit i didn't really expect was that it has made my nose, especially the dry skin on the side feel much better. My dryness I had (i tried 2 different moisturisers prior to this) has gone and my nose feels very smooth all over. I am also finding that the slight stinging/tingling feeling I had, has subsided to a point where my nose feels perfectly normal to touch. I was not really aware of the values/benefits of zinc until i read other reviews. I am guessing that this is no fluke and the zinc cream that i use is obviously benefiting me.
Girls, i have posted something similar on another post, but i really want to know about daily cleansing of something like this. Can i just use a gentle cleanser and use my hand to wipe it off OR should i get cotton buds or something to wipe it off. I think i would like to use the zinc most days mainly because it seems to benefit my skin, but i don't want to clog my pores.