Zinc acetate is an acetate salt in which the cationic component is zinc(2+). It has a role as an astringent. It is a zinc molecular entity and an acetate salt. Zinc acetate is a nutritional supplement. It is a vital component necessary for the proper functioning, growth, and development of your body. It helps to improve immunity, promotes wound healing, and prevents skin infections and acne. It also relieves cold, decreases the progression of age-related diseases.