Zao Sublim'Soft Primer

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How to use an all natural eco primer

Natural eco friendly primers are not just great for skin, but they look great and make your makeup last longer.

The Zao Sublim’Soft Primer mattifies and smooths the complexion for long lasting makeup and it can even be used on its own in order to perfect your complexion, leaving it feeling soft and strokable.

It comes as a set in a gorgeous bamboo and glass case with a plastic pump and a cotton drawstring travel pouch to pop it in when you are on the go.

Important Ingredients

Free of any nasty chemicals and plastics, the Zao primer relies instead on natural and bio ingredients to create a smooth finish.

Organic bamboo leaves hydrosol: Made by distilling bamboo leaves, this is great for mattifying oily skin. It is known for its moisturising and soothing properties and is great for sensitive skin that is prone to dryness. It also contains silica that makes your skin feel soft, smooth and velvety. 

Bamboo stem powder: Extracted from the nodes of the bamboo plant, this powder is high in silica content and helps to moisturise, regenerate and remineralise the skin whilst mattifying any areas prone to oil. 

Organic bamboo rhizome macerate: Again, made from the bamboo plant, this ingredient is super rich in organic silica and helps your skin retain its elasticity and youthful glow. 

Olive squalane: An extract of olive oil, squalene is a natural component that is also found in human sebum. It is very similar to lipids already found on the skin and its emolliency make it great as an ingredient in primer. It keeps the skin’s lipid barrier strong, softens, and helps to protect it from dehydration.


Sublim’Soft Primer comes packaged in a glass bottle with a bamboo lid. Currently the pump IS made of plastic but it is reusable and ZAO are working towards reducing their usage of plastic by using more sustainable components. 


Pump a small amount of the primer into your hand and apply it with the fingers, evenly onto the skin. Move in circular motions from the centre to the outside of the face and neck.

Beauty tip: The Sublim’Soft can be used on its own or under foundation and concealer, depending on the look you are going for. You can use it to extend the life of your makeup but you can also use it instead of a mattifying powder. Just apply before foundation to achieve a matt look without having to use other products on top. 

You can also use over foundation: just pump some primer onto your fingers and gently apply to areas that are prone to shine such as your nose, cheeks and forehead, being sure to blend in with your fingertips. 

If you are someone that suffers with an oily t-zone, then this primer is perfect for you. It is also great if you want to hide open pores or even fine facial hairs that can be accentuated by the use of finishing powders. For more mature customers who don’t want to use powders that can feel ‘cakey’, or those with dry skin, this is a great, natural solution!

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