ZAO Compact Powder – Refillable
Our Zao vegan compact powder is perfect for setting, mattifying and balancing with a silky, smooth finish. If you are going for an immaculate and matt look, this is the ideal finishing powder for you.
This compact powder set comes in a bamboo refillable case and it’s very own cotton drawstring travel pouch. Perfect for keeping in your day bag or makeup bag!
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 powders are refillable, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product.
All of these compact powders are talc-free vegan, organic and cruelty free with limited, if any plastic packaging.
This compact powder, as with all Zao products, 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!
Bambusa arundinacea stem powder (micronised bamboo stem powder): Regenerates epidermis
A white substance extracted from the nodes of the bamboo. It is mainly composed of pure silica and has been widely used in oriental medicine. Organic silica, which is a component of connective tissue, is present throughout the human body and regenerates the epidermis as it is involved in the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Over time, our capital silica diminishes causing demineralisation and loss of skin elasticity. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin with transcutaneous supplies.
Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter* (organic cocoa butter): Moisturises and protects
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 (CI77820 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).
Silica (organic silica): Toning and moisturising
The human body contains about seven grams of silica, far more than any other mineral including iron (and silica is the second component of the earth”s crust with a 28% share after oxygen with 47%). An essential quality of silica is that it allows the body to efficiently absorb and assimilate minerals and vitamins. The connective tissue of the human body (cell wall) is composed of collagen and elastin. These molecules need silica, which, however, is no longer synthesised from an age of about twenty. An external supply is needed especially for the skin. For this reason, most of the products in the ZAO range contain organic silica.
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 powder 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|
|Ingredients list (INCI / CTFA)||
mica, zea mays starch [zea mays (corn) starch]*, zinc stearate, squalane, silica, sesamum indicum oil unsaponifiables*, lauroyl lysine, macadamia ternifolia seed oil*, theobroma cacao seed butter [theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter]*, butyrospermum parkii butter [butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter]*, CI 77820 [silver], olea europaea leaf extract [olea europaea (olive) leaf extract], aqua [water], olea europaea extract, alcohol denat., maltodextrin, theobroma cacao seed extract [theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed extract], bambusa arundinacea stem powder, aloe barbadensis leaf extract. 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
An essential item in your makeup kit, this pressed powder provides a shine-free complexion with its high capacity to absorb the oil on your skin, keeping it soft and velvety.
For a mattifying effect, apply the compact powder lightly with the powder brush.
To cover skin blemishes, apply the pressed powder with a sponge.
To perfect and give a smooth finish to your complexion after foundation, dust the pressed powder on the entire face.
Always choose a shade similar to your skin tone or one shade lighter when covering blemishes and mattifying. Use the product immediately after your day cream.
For a natural effect, use a powder brush; for a “baby doll” result, choose a sponge.
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!
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