ZAO Cooked Powder – Refill Only
Zao cooked powders are perfect for adding a lovely bit of colour to your skin, giving a beautiful warming glow that helps define and shape the face. If you are looking for that bronzed, sun kissed glow or to contour our cooked powders are the best.
These beautifully textured powders give the face a beautiful amber glow and a silky look that lasts all day!
This mineral cooked powder is the refill only, we also stock the Zao bamboo cooked powder.
- Vegan & cruelty free
- Natural & Certified Organic
- 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 mineral cooked powders 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!
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.
Acanthopanax senticosus (eleuthero) root extract (siberian ginseng root extract): Anti-inflammatory – toning
Siberian ginseng is an “adaptogen”, a plant that increases the body”s ability to adapt to different stresses regardless of their origins. Adaptogenic plants enhance the strength and vitality of the body, stimulate natural defences and provide energy and feelings of well-being. A wide range of health benefits are attributed to the use of Siberian ginseng. Interestingly, most studies on this ingredient are written in Russian or Korean. For cosmetic uses, particularly its anti-inflammatory and immunogenic properties have attracted interest.
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 cooked 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 this will soon be changed to card packaging.
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 × 5 mm|
MICA, ZEA MAYS STARCH (ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH)*, SQUALANE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, LAUROYL LYSINE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SUCROSE TRISTEARATE, ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL*, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER), MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL)*, AQUA (WATER), ACANTHOPANAX SENTICOSUS ROOT EXTRACT (ACANTHOPANAX SENTICOSUS (ELEUTHERO) ROOT 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 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
If you are looking for a lovely summer look, this cooked powder is perfect!
To structure and define the shape of your face, use a blush brush to apply the mineral cooked powder on the contours of your face: from the top of the forehead along the hairline, down and along the lower line of your cheekbones, and finishing along the underside of the jaws.
The idea is to draw a “3” on each side of your face.
Finish the look by applying the powder on the nose for a long nose, or on the sides of the nose for a wide nose.
With this radiant, structured powder look, you can enjoy a summery and bronzed look all year round.
Adjust the tone to match the season.
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