ZAO Compact Foundation – Refillable
ZAO Compact Foundation is perfect of those seeking a natural looking complexion with full coverage. Its creamy and smooth texture makes it easy to apply and smooth into skin. This foundation has a mattifying effect to cancel out shiny areas.
ZAO Compact Foundation is a true skin care product, containing silica powder, bamboo powder and bamboo rhizome oil, all of which are rich in silica, helping to regenerate skin.
This compact foundation set comes in a bamboo refillable case with a round application sponge and it’s very own cotton drawstring travel pouch. Perfect for keeping in your day bag or makeup bag!
***Please Note – The included application sponge is wrapped in plastic***
What Makes It Batter:
- Natural & Certified Organic
- Vegan & cruelty free
- Sustainable bamboo case
- Comes with a reusable pouch
- Effective and natural ingredients help prevent irritation
Although Zao isn’t completely plastic free, their compact foundation is refillable, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product.
All of these compact foundations are talc-free 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.
- 728 suits those with a super fair complexions and yellow undertones.
- 729 suits those with super fair complexions and cool undertones, due to its ivory pink-toned base.
- 730 suits those with fair complexions and neutral undertones, though it can be used by those with cool undertones to tone down pinkness of skin if preferred.
- 731 suits those with medium complexions and warm, apricot/peach undertones.
- 732 suits those with medium complexions and cool, pink undertones.
- 733 suits those with medium complexions and neutral undertones.
- 734 suits those with darker complexions and warm, orange undertones.
- 735 suits those with darker complexions and neutral undertones.
- 736-741 comprises ZAO’s Ethnic range that offers a full range of foundation to suit all ethnicities.
- 736 suits those with darker complexions and yellow undertones.
- 737 suits those with dark complexions and warm, orange/red undertones.
- 738 suits those with dark complexions and neutral/cool undertones.
- 739 suits those with dark complexions and a yellow undertone.
- 740 suits those with very dark complexions and a a warm/red undertone.
- 741 suits those with very dark complexions and a neutral/cool undertone.
If you suit colours like gold, copper, bronze, orange-reds and earthy tones, then your skin is likely to have peach, yellow or golden undertones and so would suit a warm-toned foundation.
If you suit colours like magenta, silver, grey, blue-red or jewel tones, then your skin is likely to have cool undertones with pink, red or blue undertones and so would suit a cool-toned or neutral foundation. If you prefer to disguise pink tones to your skin, then a neutral-toned foundation would 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.
***Please Note – The included application sponge is wrapped in plastic***
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 compact 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 plastic that is easily and fully recyclable but Zao are working towards replacing this plastic packaging with card/paper in the future.
The metal containers the powders are held in are 100% recyclable aluminium.
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||80 × 80 × 20 mm|
(INCI / CTFA): OLEYL OLEATE, SQUALANE, SILICA, POLYGLYCERYL-10 APRICOT KERNELATE, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL (ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL)*, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS, LAURYL OLIVATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX)*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), 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 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET).
* ingredients from organic farming
How To Refill
To refill the compact powder, there is a tiny hole on the back which you can use to pop out the compact and replace with a new refill or an entire new colour!
I use the back of an earring or a phone sim card key!
How To Use
Easy to apply and smooth into skin, ZAO compact foundation comes with a round application sponge.
You can also very conveniently apply with your fingers.
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