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 silk foundation comes with it's very own reusable cotton drawstring travel pouch. Perfect for keeping in your day bag or makeup bag!
Although Zao isn’t completely plastic free, their silk foundation is natural and comes in a glass bottle, it is also vegan and cruelty free, making a much healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely plastic foundation tube. As a brand they are continually trying to reduce plastic packaging and are hoping to eradicate it in the future.
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 complexions 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.
****Due to hygiene reasons we are unable to refund this product once purchased****
This foundation comes in a glass bottle with a reusable plastic pump and bamboo lid.
Currently the pump is plastic ZAO are always working towards reducing their plastic which is why it is great to support this brand.
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.
(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