Zao lip balm stick has a soft and melting smooth texture. Its active ingredients intensely moisturise your lips to give them elasticity and a natural shine; if used regularly, it will protect against the harsh elements (cold, wind and sun). This newly reformulated product is vegan, using organic acacia flowers wax, organic carnauba wax and organic castor oil as an effective replacement to beeswax.
Although Zao isn’t completely plastic free, their lip balm sticks are refillable, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product.
Acacia flower wax (Acacia decurrens flower wax): The acacia flower wax forms a protective film that will help your lips to be protected from external aggression. As an effective emollient, it softens lips.
Organic castor oil (Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil): This oil is interesting because it is emollient and so facilitates soft lips. It is also moisturising, increasing the water content of skin to retain softness and smoothness.
****Due to hygiene reasons we are unable to refund this product once purchased****
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.
The bamboo Lipstick case is refillable.
The refills do come in plastic that is easily and fully recyclable but Zao are working towards replacing this plastic packaging with card/paper in the future.
How To Use
You can use the lip balm stick in different ways: if you do not want to wear lipstick, use it alone for a softer and smoother texture, but you can also use it as a base under gloss or lipstick to protect and improve the texture of your lips.
Apply lip balm daily, to protect and hydrate lips.
How To Refill
Please see the image for a break down on how to refill.
Hold both the bottom of the bamboo casing with one hand and and the top refillable part in the other. Gently turn and pull out the empty refill. Then replace with a new refill by slotting into the bamboo casing and turning.
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.
INCI/CTFA: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL*, OCTYLDODECANOL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, JOJOBA ESTERS, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX, TOCOPHEROL, POLYGLYCERIN-3, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).