A mixture of inorganic chemical compounds (zinc oxide and iron oxide) that are used in calamine lotion and does not refer to the mineral by the same name. Calamine has the capacity to absorb or soak up liquids. It also reduces the clear or transparent appearance of cosmetics and personal care product products. Calamine can be used in skin makeup for hiding blemishes and temporarily protects injured or exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli and may provide relief to the skin.
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