ZAO Mineral Silk Foundation Powder – Refillable
This matt powder is designed for applying after moisturiser, giving a more natural and even look. It is just so easy and quick to apply, this particular makeup is perfect for those who are always on-the-go!
Zao mineral silk foundation powder comes in a bamboo refillable case and it’s very own cotton drawstring travel pouch. Ideal for keeping in your day 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 mineral silk powders are refillable, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product.
All mineral silk powders 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.
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.
Oryza sativa (rice) powder (organic rice powder): Softens and mattifies
Rice powder is one of the oldest cosmetic ingredients. It has the ability to eliminate fat from the skin without clogging pores by adjusting sebaceous secretion.
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 mineral silk 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.
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||65 × 65 × 65 mm|
MICA, ORYZA SATIVA POWDER (ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) POWDER)*, ZEA MAYS STARCH (ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH)*, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED EXTRACT (THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT), TOCOPHEROL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*, ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL*, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED EXTRACT (SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL)*, CALCIUM ALUMINIUM BOROSILICATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LAUROYL LYSINE, alpha-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, THEOBROMA CACAO EXTRACT (THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) 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
First use your favourite facial moisturiser before applying Mineral Silk.
Pour some powder through the sieve and into the lid of the bamboo pot.
Apply light pressure while turning the kabuki brush on the powder to fill the bristles. Lightly tap the kabuki to remove excess powder before applying to the face in a circular motion.
How To Refill
Carefully slide out the inner pot from the bamboo case, replace with the new refill pot.
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