I cannot even tell you how amazing these lipsticks are! I'm a massive fan of a red lip so I've sourced my favourite shades from Zao.
Packaged in a unique, varnished bamboo case and attractively presented in a bamboo pouch with drawstring, ZAO makeup is both a beautiful gift and an item to treasure.
ZAO Ingredients Highlight:?
Organic castor oil: Its specific fatty acid, ricinoleic acid, makes this oil a beauty treatment with astonishing propeeties already known in antiquity. It relieves skin afflictions through its purifying, softening and healing action.
Organic shea butter: Shea butter is extracted from shea nuts, a tree growing only in the wild in the savannahs of West Africa. Its fatty acid-rich composition endows it with moisturising and nourishing properties.
Organic pomegranate extract: Concentrated in punicic acid, pomegranate has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Also rich in phytosterols, with antioxidant and anti-radical properties, it helps to combat ageing, as well as the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Instructions for use: Here is a lipstick that meets the needs of those who want both a colourful smile and lip care. Apply on top of a balm or directly on your lips. To draw your mouth perfectly, start in the centre and move towards the outside, but spare the outer corner. Use a lip brush for more precision, draw the outline first and end with the heart of the lips. For extra shine, apply a touch of gloss on the centre of the lips. Regular use helps lips to regenerate and restore their fullness.
ZAO Beauty tip: If you want to achieve a sophisticated and long-wearing makeup for your lips all day and night, follow these three steps: use a brush and first apply the lipstick to the outline of your lips by making a thin line that accentuates the fullness of your lips and illuminates it. Then apply the balm. Finally, finish with your lipstick using a brush for perfection.
Certification: Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT Standard, with 100% of ingredients of natural origin and 45% organic.
Testing on animals: No testing on animals neither on finished products, nor on ingredients.?
Ingredients from animal origin: None
Indication of skin type: Suitable for all types of skin. Particularly Suitable for sensitive, dry and chapped lips.
Palm oil free:?Yes
Net weight: 3.5 gr
Co founder, David Reccole is very passionate about Asian countries, much of his inspiration coming from his travels to India, Vietnam and China.
Upon one of his travels he was visiting a Taiwanese friend who presented him with a bamboo mechanical pencil and a bamboo pen. A brainwave soon followed, if it is possible to make a pen surely the same concept can be used to create lipsticks and other packaging specifically for make up.
In 2012 David Reccole, and 2 of his friends, Philippe Donnat and Yvan Rouvier decided to develop an organic make up brand.
Taking their deep values, their love of nature and awareness of our consumption on the environment, Zao was born. The only make brand that is 100% natural and certified organic by Ecocert.
Bamboo was their first choice of material to use when it come to their brands packaging, a natural carbon storer with an exceptional growth rate, it allows Zao products to display a reduced carbon footprint.
Not satisfied with using bamboo for just their packaging they also incorporate formulas in the form of sap
powder, leaf hydrosol or bamboo rhizome macerate within certain Zao products.
Rich in silica, naturally present and produced in the body, it participates in the process of producing collagen, helping preserve the elasticity of skin tissue.
Whilst some packaging is not 100% plastic free, Zao make up may not be perfect but it is the next best thing on the UK market!
INGREDIENTS CLASSIC LIPSTICK (F2):?RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL*, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, HYDROXYSTEARIC / LINOLENIC / OLEIC POLYGLYCERIDES, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) BUTTER*, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, CI 77820 (SILVER). MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77019 (MICA), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET).