Pressed Powder Compact Refillable- Zao Makeup
9g in bamboo case
100% natural, certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free formula
Zao products are certified Vegan & Cruelty-Free by PETA certification
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This powder compact sets, mattifies and balances the complexion for a smooth and silky finish. All Zao powders are talc-free. Maintain a shine-free, even complexion, thanks to its high capacity to absorb sebum (natural facial oils).
Packaged in a bamboo case, the product is attractively presented in a bamboo pouch with drawstring, making Zao makeup both a beautiful gift and an item to treasure.
These bamboo case are refillable so when you run out, you can keep the case 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 colour is right for me?
- 301 Ivory is invisible and suits fair complexions for whom added colour looks unnatural.
- 302 Beige Orange suits those with medium complexions and warm undertones.
- 303 Beige suits those with medium complexions and neutral undertones.
- 304 Cappuccino suits those with medium complexions and cool/olive undertones - COMING SOON
- 305 Milk Chocolate suits those with darker complexions and cool undertones - COMING SOON
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What we love...
Natural & Certified Organic by EcoCert
- No talc
- Beautiful bamboo case 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
Compact powder is an essential in your makeup bag to maintain a shine-free, even complexion, thanks to its high capacity to absorb sebum (natural facial oils).
For a matt effect, apply the compact powder with a brush. To cover problem areas, use a natural sponge to apply the compact powder. In both cases, always choose the same shade to your skin tone and use the product immediately after moisturising.
To perfect your complexion over foundation, apply compact powder by choosing a tone lighter your skin tone. For a natural look, use a powder brush; for a thicker effect, use the sponge.
ZAO Beauty Tip: Always remember to dust your eyes before applying mascara and eyeliner, to set your eye makeup and prevent it smudging after a long day.
INCI/CTFA: MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, ZINC STEARATE, SQUALANE, SILICA, SESAMUM INDICUM OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES*, LAUROYL LYSINE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL*, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, CI 77820 (SILVER), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, AQUA (WATER), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, MALTODEXTRIN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
* Ingredients from organic farming ** made using organic ingredients.
About the ingredients
Organic corn starch - The organic corn starch is a vegetable support allowing a better adhesion of the powder on the skin, and thus a better holding of the make-up. It facilitates the dispersion of pigments and in this way helps the consistency of the complexion on the skin.
Bamboo powder - White substance extracted from the joints of bamboo. Thanks to its high silica content, it remineralizes, hydrates and participates in the regeneration of your skin while reducing the shine of combination and oily skin.
Organic macadamia oil - Restructuring, nourishing, protective and soothing, this oil is ideal for sensitive and dry skin. It penetrates quickly without leaving a greasy film on the skin.
Organic cocoa butter - Cocoa butter protects the skin from external aggressions. It helps to maintain hydration because it slows the loss of water by forming a barrier on the surface of the epidermis. It has been used for centuries in Africa as a preventive care to provide suppleness to the skin and also in curative care against dryness.
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.