ZAO Bamboo Silk Foundation – Refillable
ZAO Silk Foundation applies smoothly and with ease, it is perfect for those who like a dewy, luminous complexion with full coverage. Organic sweet almond oil, jojoba and shea butter give this foundation a deep moisturising effect that nourishes dry skin, as well as organic silica contained in bamboo.
This foundation has a silky finish with strong coverage for long lasting effect throughout the day.
What Makes It Batter:
- Natural & Certified Organic
- Vegan & cruelty free
- Sustainable bamboo and glass case
- Comes with a reusable pouch
- Effective and natural ingredients help prevent irritation
Although Zao isn’t completely plastic free, their silk foundation is natural and refillable, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product made from synthetic ingredients. As a brand they are continually trying to reduce plastic packaging and are hoping to eradicate it in the future.
All the liquid foundations are vegan, organic and cruelty free with limited 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.
- 701 suits fair complexions with neutral undertones
- 702 suits medium complexions with warm undertones
- 703 suits medium compleions with cool undertones
- 704 suits medium complexions with neutral undertones
- 705 suits darker complexions with warm undertones
- 706 suits dark complexions with neutral undertones
- 710-712 are from the Ethnic Collection for super fair complexions:
- 710 suits very fair complexions with warm undertones
- 711 suits very fair complexions with neutral undertones. This shade can be used to tone down pink undertones!
- 712 suits very fair complexions with a yellow undertone that they wish to balance. Especially suited to very fair Asian complexions or to lift super fair sallow skin
- 713 suits those with fair complexions and yellow/golden undertones
- 714 suits those with medium complexions and yellow/golden undertones
If colours like gold, copper, bronze, orange-reds and earthy tones suit you, then your skin is likely to have peach, yellow or golden undertones and so would suit a warm-toned foundation.
If colours like magenta, silver, grey, blue-red or jewel tones suit you, then your skin is likely to have cool undertones with pink, red or blue undertones. This would suit a cool-toned or neutral foundation. If you prefer to disguise pink tones to your skin, then a neutral-toned foundation would help you achieve that.
If you look good in any of these colours, then your skin is likely to have neutral/mixed undertones. If unsure, check the veins on your arms, as those with cool-toned complexions have blue or purple veins, whilst those with warm complexions tend to have green veins, and if you cannot decide, then you most likely have neutral undertones.
ZAO makeup may not be 100% plastic free just yet but they are working towards plastic free in the future and are constantly reducing the plastic in their packaging.
This bamboo silk foundation 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 PET recyclable plastic.
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 synthetic cosmetics.
|Dimensions||130 × 45 × 45 mm|
(INCI / CTFA): AQUA (WATER), PHYLLOSTACHYS NIGRA EXTRACT*, PROPANEDIOL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL (PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND OIL)*, SUCROSE PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL, HYDROLIZED WHEAT PROTEIN, OLIVE GLYCERIDES, TOCOPHEROL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, CELLULOSE GUM, CI 77820 (SILVER), CELLULOSE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE). MAY CONTAIN +/- : CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
* ingredients from organic farming
How To Use
Especially easy to apply thanks to its light texture, ZAO silk foundation is best applied with a natural sponge but just as easily with your fingers.
Use a small amount at first and then build up to the amount of coverage you are after. A little goes a long way.
Select a colour that matches your skin tone on the face and neck without being too bright or too dark.
Find your skin tone and take into account whether you have warm, cool or neutral undertones to find your best match. Apply the foundation from the centre to the outside of your face, then blend into the neck area.
How To Refill
We will soon have the refills available for this foundation.
The liquid foundation come sin a fully recyclable PET plastic tube.
To refill, untwist the black pump and squeeze the contents of the plastic tube into the glass container.
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