ZAO Bamboo Matte Lipstick – Refillable
With a velvety texture and smooth matte finish, Zao matte lipstick is perfect for matching to your outfit or mood. Choose a shade that compliments your style, one that you can wear daily or dress up for a sophisticated look.
Containing precious oils and plant extracts that nourish and moisturise while giving a stunning colour with long lasting, comfortable wear.
Our Zao matte lipstick comes in a sustainable and refillable bamboo casing, with it’s very own drawstring cotton travel pouch! Zao makeup makes lovely gifts especially when they are packaged so nicely!
- Natural & Certified Organic ingredients
- Vegan & cruelty free
- Sustainable bamboo case
- Comes with a reusable pouch
- Effective and natural ingredients help prevent irritation
****Due to hygiene reasons we are unable to refund this product once purchased****
Although Zao isn’t completely plastic free, their matte lipsticks are refillable, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product.
All of these cooked makeup powders are talc-free vegan, organic and cruelty free with limited, if any plastic packaging.
As with all Zao products, this is free from talc and parabens (synthetic preservatives), instead Zao use micronised silver as an effective and non-toxic preservative. Zao does not use nanoparticles in their products, with the micronised silver being larger than nanoparticle size, making Zao products safe and free from man made toxic chemical preservatives.
These natural ingredients are what makes Zao makeup so special and amazing!
Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract* (organic pomegranate butter): Regenerating and moisturising
Now widely used in medicine, pomegranate extract not only provides an excellent level of moisturisation, but is also a valuable aid in cell regeneration and the fight against free radicals, which are responsible for tissue ageing. By increasing the synthesis of collagen, it fights the formation of fine lines on lips.
Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) seed butter * (organic cocoa butter): Nourishing and protecting
Cocoa butter protects the skin from aggressive external influences. It helps maintain moisture levels as it slows water loss from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin surface. It has been used in Africa for centuries as preventive care to provide the skin with flexibility and also as curative care for dry and bruised skin.
Silver (CI 77820) (micronised silver powder): Natural preservative
These micro-particles of pure silver are antiseptic (especially on skin and mucous membranes) and antibacterial as well, thereby preserving the product and protecting the skin. Microsilver is often used in creams to treat burns. Almost all products in the ZAO range (except the two lipbalms) contain micro-particles of pure silver (a natural preservative).
Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil* (organic castor oil): Moisturising
The pressure within the castor seed produces triglycerides valuable for their plasticising and film-forming properties. Castor oil is a very rich substance (one of the richest in fatty acids) that penetrates the skin quickly while providing nutrition and moisturising without leaving a greasy feeling but rather a silky one. It helps reduce the appearance of brown spots on the skin. It is a “beauty oil” that, since time immemorial, has been used extensively in the Caribbean and Africa
ZAO makeup may not be 100% plastic free due to regulations but they are working towards plastic free in the future and are constantly reducing the plastic in their packaging.
This bamboo matte lipstick is refillable, meaning you are still reducing waste and plastic each time you buy the refill rather than buying a whole new plastic casing. The refills do come in plastic that is easily and fully recyclable.
ZAO as a brand and their products are the best eco-friendly options for sustainable, vegan and natural makeup out there, I do truly believe this is a far better choice than purchasing a completely new plastic packaged makeup. ZAO are always working towards reducing their plastic which is also why it is so great to support this brand. Their makeup is fantastic and works even better than man made chemical cosmetics. Honestly you will love this brand, the colours they offer, and the texture of their makeup.
|Dimensions||95 × 40 × 30 mm|
|Ingredients list (INCI / CTFA) (469):||
RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL EXTRACT (PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL EXTRACT), HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), GLYCINE SOJA OIL (GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL)*, HYDROXYSTEARIC/LINOLENIC/OLEIC POLYGLYCERIDES, TOCOPHEROL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER (THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER)*, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL)*, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS BUTTER (ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) BUTTER)*, PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT EXTRACT (PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT)*, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER). MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE),CI77019(MICA), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET).
* ingredients from organic farming
|Ingredients list (INCI / CTFA) (all other shades):||
RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL EXTRACT (PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL EXTRACT), HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**, GLYCINE SOJA OIL (GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL)*, HYDROXYSTEARIC/LINOLENIC/OLEIC POLYGLYCERIDES, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL)*, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER (THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER)*, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS BUTTER (ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) BUTTER)*, PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT EXTRACT (PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT)*, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER). MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), MICA.
* ingredients from organic farming
The founder David Reccole, of this incredible organic, vegan and natural makeup brand has over 10 years of experience in organic cosmetics. With a vision to provide enriched cosmetics with active organic ingredients and sustainable packaging this amazing company ZAO was born!
David was inspired to use Bamboo for organic make-up from when he received a natural gift made from bamboo! The round shape of this bamboo gift is the same shape as the ZAO make-up castings produced today. Not only is the ZAO the brand focused on using Bamboo for casings but also as an ingredient in their cosmetic range.
Aside from its stunning design, Bamboo is very specific for its high level of silica, essential for skin elasticity. ZAO is the first brand with such a connection with packaging and ingredients.
ZAO created 100% natural formulas enriched with active organic ingredients to enhance your skin’s natural beauty. This brand and it’s cosmetics are certified organic by Ecocert, every product is free from all toxic chemicals including parabens, instead using micronised silver as a preservative.
ZAO provides stunning colours and textures with a combination comfort and long lasting hold which is why I love this brand, their makup is incredible, it’s amazing that their range is organic, natural and vegan! An innovative product presented in a modern and sustainable material: bamboo.
I am so glad to be stocking ZAO makeup, this brand continues to develop packaging that is plastic free and sustainable. Although some of their products still come in plastic, they are working towards eradicating plastic completely in the future, which is why I want to support this incredible brand. They offer refills for most of their products which is by far a much more sustainable alternative to buying completely new, fully plastic makeup.
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to COSMOS standards with 100% of ingredients natural and minimum 10% organic
NO testing on animals on finished products, nor on ingredients.
Cruelty free certification
Vegan: NO ingredients from animal origin are used
Suitable for those even with sensitive skin
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.
Genuinely economical, the refills reduce costs and packaging, while also allowing you to free your creativity and play with our wide range of colours.
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… Nothing is easier!
Get the refills and let your creativity run wild!
How To Use
This gorgeous matt lipstick 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.
To add a shine apply a touch of gloss on the centre of the lips.
Regular reapplication helps lips to regenerate and restore their fullness.
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.