Discover ZAO make-up...
a subtle blend of the ephemeral and the enduring….
ZAO has developed formulas 100% from natural origin* enriched with active organic ingredients to delicately beautify your skin. Let the dazzling colours and textures, the extraordinary combination of comfort and long-lasting hold seduce you. Enjoy this innovative product in its modern, yet classy and natural presentation: bamboo.
Beauty of bamboo outside, benefits of bamboo inside
Innovative and natural :
To make ZAO an innovative makeup line in every stage of its conception, we have chosen a natural packaging : bamboo, for its elegance and modernity. All trees store carbon, but the exceptional speed of growth of bamboo makes it a carbon capture champion throughout its life cycle. As a carbon storage material, it allows ZAO to a very satisfying carbon footprint - in other words: ecological sophistication.
ethic and ecological :
ZAO answers 6 absolute requirements :
To be innovative…packaging and formula are developedfrom Bamboo,
To be ethical…respect of men and animals (« Cruelty Free certification ») is guaranteed at every production stage,
To be natural… the whole range is 100% natural and certified organic* (Cosmébio label) by Ecocert the french organic registration body,
To be durable… innovative refill system makes every product ecological and economical,
To be sensual…smooth and feminine pack design, nice cotton pouch, gorgeous and luminous colors...
To be coherent… Zao is offering beauty of bambou outside (through bamboo pack) and benefits of bamboo inside (bamboo extracts in formulas).
All these qualities allow ZAO to win 2 stars at 2014 slow cosmetic award (best ranking for a makeup brand)
Please consult slow cosmetic standard here
ZAO was also elected by "Ethical Living magazine" at the first place ranking in organic makeup : ethicallivingIssueAugust2012.
* Except Nailpolish, Nail care and Accessories
** Except gloss, mascara, eye liner, pencils, silk foundation and nailpolish
*** Except lip balms
Refillable and sustainable :
Thanks to a simple and innovative system, quite all our products are refillable**. Genuinely economical, the refills reduce costs and packaging, while also allowing to free creativity and play with our wide range of colours. The bamboo products also come in a classy pouch, making them even more sustainable and durable – so they can hold one refill after another after another... On first purchase, consumer chooses a bamboo item with makeup inside, on second purchase, he just have to buy the refill.
Coherent and regenerating :
With a mind to combine make-up efficiency (colors, lasting, rendering...) and respect of your skin, we use innovative natural and organic ingredients with specific properties. We have for example two families of original and beneficial ingredients that are used in all our formulas ***:
Organic silica: The human body contains about seven grams of silica, far more than any other mineral including iron (and silica is the second component of the earth's crust with a 28% share after oxygen with 47%).
An essential quality of silica is that it allows the body to efficiently absorb and assimilate minerals and vitamins. The connective tissue of the human body (cell wall) is composed of collagen and elastin. These molecules need silica, which, however, is no longer synthesised from an age of about twenty.
An external supply is needed especially for the skin. For this reason, most of the products in the ZAO range contain organic silica.
-micronised bamboo stem powder (all powders, concealer, gloss…)
-organic bamboo leaves hydrosol (fluidfoundation, ey liner,…)
-organic bamboo rhizome oil (compact foundation)
Micronised silver powder : Almost all products in the ZAO range (except the two lipbalms and the nailpolishes) contain micro-particles of pure silver (a natural preservative). These micro-particles of pure silver are antiseptic (especially on skin and mucous membranes) and antibacterial as well, thereby preserving the product and protecting the skin. Microsilver is really useful for sensitive even atopic skins.