ZAO Aloe Vera Mascara, with the structured lash-by-lash brush wand this gives excellent definition, volume and staying power! Its natural nourishing formula nourishes your lashes with organic aloe vera, castor oil and shea butter whilst coating your lashes from root to tip with intense black colour.
Perfect for daily or evening wear, this mascara will give you the length and volume you want.
Free from synthetic preservatives and chemicals, this mascara reduces the risk of redness and irritation to your eyes. Suitable for frequent use and even ideal for those with sensitive eyes and skin.
The bamboo case is beautifully sophisticated and original, your mascara also comes with it’s own cotton pouch.
The switch to natural mascara can be a tricky one as if in the past you have been using a synthetic mascara with dimethicone (a plasticiser) in it, this will have coated your lashes in plastic and can make it quite hard when switching to a natural mascara. Unfortunately we have unrealistic expectations of a natural product due to the synthetic ones we have used in the past and the results they have given us! Take your time when applying and let each coat dry before applying again for thicker lashes. A good tip is to use an old clean dry mascara brush in between coats to separate your lashes and helps drying time.
****Due to hygiene reasons we are unable to refund this product once purchased****
These ingredients are what makes Zao so special!
Organic aloe vera juice (Aloe barbadensis leaf juice): The aloe vera plant is renowned for its use in natural medicine for centuries, and is used in our mascara for its abilities to treat conjunctivitis and other eye allergies. Known for its soothing qualities, organic aloe vera juice nourishes and fortifies eyelashes.
Organic castor oil: (Ricinus communis seed oil): Castor oil has purifying, nourishing and fortifying qualities, due to its richness in fatty acids and vitamin E.
Organic shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter): Shea butter is extracted from the fruits of the shea tree, which only grows in West Africa. Its richness in fatty acids promotes nourishment and moisture retention to skin. Recommended as a stimulant to wound healing, it is also protective against UV with soothing and calming qualities.
Although not completely plastic free, this ZAO mascara is refillable, you keep the bamboo case and refill the plastic bottle inside.
You keep the mascara wand and wash between refills.
How To Use
Load the brush carefully, but don’t overload.
Use the brush to start off with the upper lashes, holding the brush horizontally close to the root, move up in a zigzag motion while you look down.
Make sure to go over and concentrate on the ends to enlarge the eye as well as on the centre to open up the eyes.
Gently tap the eye lashes when applying mascara to the lower lashes, ensuring that you don’t overload them and leave them with a clean but volumised look.
Mascara is an essential part of your makeup kit, just a touch of mascara can work wonders.
Tips: before you put on mascara, always make sure your eyelashes are dry and free of cream or oil and if possible dust them with powder (this will give even more volume and staying power)
Open the mascara gently and in one movement, avoid pumping to keep the product on the brush, but make sure that you haven’t overloaded it also. If so just gently remove any excess with a tissue (not at the opening of the bottle)
If you have a few drops of mascara on your skin after you’ve applied it, wait until it is dry, then gently wipe it off with a our biodegradable cotton swabs.
If you are wearing foundation, you can dab a little on the cotton swab before removing the mascara to ensure your complexion remains even.
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH, GLYCERIN**, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM*, STEARIC ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX)*, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77820 (SILVER), SODIUM HYDROXIDE. MAY CONTAIN +/- : CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
* Ingredients from organic farming ** made using organic ingredients.