Light Complexion Base Primer - Zao Makeup
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30ml Glass Refillable Bottle
100% natural, certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free formula
Zao products are certified Vegan & Cruelty-Free by PETA certification
The Light Complexion Base is an effective foundation base and protective day cream that helps to set and stabilise makeup so that it lasts throughout the day. With a delicate tropical scent, the moisturiser contains sweet almond oil, jojoba and shea butter to moisturise. It also contains organic silica in the organic bamboo hydrating base, which helps maintain collagen and elastin in skin, key factors in maintaining a youthful skin appearance. Great for all skin types.
Packaged in a glass bottle with bamboo lid and featuring an easy-to-use pump dispenser, the product is attractively presented in a bamboo pouch with drawstring, making Zao makeup both a beautiful gift and an item to treasure.
These Glass Bottles are refillable so when you run out, you can keep the bottle and pump and just buy the refill.
This product, as with all ZAO products, is free from parabens (synthetic preservatives), using instead micronised silver as an effective and non-toxic preservative. ZAO does not use nanoparticles in their products, with the micronised silver being larger than nanoparticle size, making ZAO products safe and free from toxic preservatives.
What we love...
Natural & Certified Organic by EcoCert
Beautiful glass bottle with a bamboo lid and cotton pouch with drawstring
Refillable to reduce waste
Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin
NO synthetic preservatives
Cruelty-free - none of Zao products are tested on animals including the raw materials and finished products
- Vegan - No animal products are used in any of Zao products
How to use
Use the pump action to deliver the correct amount for application and then apply evenly from the centre to the outside of the face and on the neck, using either a Foundation Brush or your fingertips.
* Ingredients from organic farming ** made using organic ingredients.
About responsibly-sourced Palm Oil
Intensive cultivation of palm oil, mainly in Indonesia, leads to massive primary forest destruction in favour of palm plantations. Palm oil and ingredient complexes derived from palm oil are widely used in cosmetic products. Cosmetic industry uses many palm oil derivatives, more difficult to identify, because the word PALM does not appear in the ingredients list.
Zao products may contain palm oil derivatives but it is important to understand that it is difficult for us to exclude them as raw material suppliers do not offer other alternatives. We are forced to find ourselves in this situation. Nevertheless, we are trying to do our best by selecting only RSPO certified palm oil derivatives.
RSPO (Round table for Sustainable Palm Oil) is an association founded in 2004. It aims to promote the growth and use of palm oil that meets specific sustainability criteria at all levels: producers, traders, distributors, etc.
RSPO standard’s set of criteria are applied to all the steps of transformation of palm oil up to its selling. Its aim is to guarantee the traceability of sustainable palm oil, up to the final product.
RSPO certified palm oil shows companies commitment and also certifies sustainability.
You can find more information about RSPO certified palm oil here https://www.rspo.org
Here is a list of raw materials derived from RSPO palm oil present in ZAO products:
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, ZINC STEARATE, SUCROSE PALMITATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL CAPRILAT
Our suppliers' certificates guarantee that their raw materials are derived from RSPO-certified palm oil
For other raw materials frequently used as palm oil derivatives, we have managed to find an alternative:
CETEARYL ALCOHOL-coconut oil derivative, STEARATE GLYCEROL-coconut oil derivative, ISOSTEARIC ACID-rapeseed oil derivative
Zao Make-Up is a make-up brand owned by Cosm’Etika France. It was co-founded in 2012 by four friends, David Reccole, Philippe Donnat, Yvan Rouvier and Salima Macozzi Reccole. Lovers of nature and aware of the impact of our consumption on the environment, the four friends chose to develop a brand of organic makeup in accordance with their deep values. They gave birth to Zao Make-Up, the first rechargeable make-up brand, 100% natural and certified organic by Ecocert.
Convinced that a line of certified organic makeup must use a natural packaging, the elegance and modernity of bamboo assert themselves as obvious for David, Philippe, Yvan and Salima. All trees are carbon storers but bamboo’s exceptional growth rate makes it a carbon capture champion during its life-cycle. It allows Zao products to display a reduced carbon footprint.
Bamboo is also incorporated into formulas in the form of sap powder, leaf hydrosol or bamboo rhizome macerate. This plant is rich in organic silica, an element naturally present in our body and that which participates in the process of producing collagen, which preserves the elasticity of tissues.