A light balm with a velvety texture that melts on your lips while providing a natural glossy effect. Its active ingredients intensely moisturise your lips to give them elasticity and a natural shine, and if used regularly, it will protect against the harsh elements of cold, wind and sun. This newly reformulated product is now vegan, using instead organic cocoa butter, organic carnauba wax and organic castor oil as an effective replacement to beeswax. It has now also become refillable to reduce waste.
Midz beauty tip:
If your lips are dry or even painful, apply a thick layer every night and several times a day. You will find that the softness and moisture of your lips improves.
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!
HOW TO USE ▾
Apply the gloss by smoothing it on gently with the sponge applicator. Use over a lipstick in the centre of your lips to add a sparkling effect or directly on your lips for a subtle and natural look.
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL*, OLEIC / LINOLEIC / LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER*, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL EXTRACT, POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, SILICA, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CI 77820 (SILVER), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).