ZAO Volume & Sheathing Mascara – Refill Only
Zao volume & sheathing mascara is a completely natural, certified organic, vegan and cruelty free formula! This mascara gives the appearance of thicker eyelashes for a more intense look.
Although it isn’t plastic free, this refill is packaged in minimal plastic, a much more sustainable and eco-friendly choice for mascara.
Just pop this refill into your Zao bamboo mascara case and all your set!
- Natural & Certified Organic
- Refill for the bamboo casing
- Vegan & cruelty free
- Easy refill application
- Effective and natural ingredients help prevent irritation
Our ZAO Volume and Sheathing Mascara thickens and gives volume to lashes, accentuating your eyes. This natural, organic mascara works incredibly well and acts just like a traditional mascara and yet it has none of those nasty chemicals in the ingredients!
Unlike mascara with chemical ingredients, ZAO mascara reduces the risk of redness and irritation to your eyes, allowing you to wear your mascara for longer and daily. Their formula contains high-quality raw materials ideal for regular use and suitable for sensitive eyes.
These ingredients are what make Zao makeup so special and effective!
Phyllostachis Nigra Extract* (Organic bamboo leaves hydrosol): Regenerates epidermis
Product of the distillation of bamboo leaves, 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 through the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Over time, our silica reserve diminishes, causing demineralisation and loss of skin elasticity. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin with transcutaneous supplies. For this reason, most of the products in the ZAO range contain organic silica.
Acacia senegal gum: Intensifying and soothing
Acacia gum or Arabic gum, derived from the acacia senegal tree, is used as a bonding agent which improves the mascara and eyeliner’s hold. Its wealth of polysaccharides and glycoproteins also makes it a real tightening and lifting cosmetic asset. In addition, acacia has softening, soothing and healing qualities for fragile mucous membranes, which helps prevent irritation when applying mascara.
Silver (CI 77820) (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).
This mascara refill is packaged in plastic which is easily and fully recyclable.
Although Zao as a brand are not completely plastic free, their products are one of the best eco-friendly options for sustainable, vegan and natural makeup that actually look and feel fantastic! 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 incredible and works even better than synthetic cosmetics. Honestly, you will love this brand, the colours they offer and how easy it is to apply!
|Dimensions||100 × 15 × 15 mm|
PHYLLOSTACHYS NIGRA EXTRACT*, DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE , ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE, GLYCERIN**, SUCROSE PALMITATE, GLYCERYL ROSINATE, CELLULOSE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, SILICA, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL)*, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CELLULOSE GUM, CI 77820 (SILVER), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS BUTTER (ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) BUTTER)*, PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT EXTRACT (PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT)*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*.
MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
.* ingredients from organic farming ** made using organic ingredients.
How To Use
Load the brush carefully, but don’t overload.
Use the brush to start off with the upper lashes, holding the brush horizontally close to the root, move up in a zigzag motion while you look down.
Make sure to go over and concentrate on the ends to enlarge the eye as well as on the centre to open up the eyes.
Gently tap the eye lashes when applying mascara to the lower lashes, ensuring that you don’t overload them and leave them with a clean but volumised look.
Mascara is an essential part of your makeup kit, just a touch of mascara can work wonders.
Tips: before you put on mascara, always make sure your eyelashes are dry and free of cream or oil and if possible dust them with powder (this will give even more volume and staying power)
Open the mascara gently and in one movement, avoid pumping to keep the product on the brush, but make sure that you haven’t overloaded it also. If so just gently remove any excess with a tissue (not at the opening of the bottle)
If you have a few drops of mascara on your skin after you’ve applied it, wait until it is dry, then gently wipe it off with a our biodegradable cotton swabs.
If you are wearing foundation, you can dab a little on the cotton swab before removing the mascara to ensure your complexion remains even.
How To Refill
Most of ZAO products are refillable.
These refillable mascaras are not 100% plastic free but the empty refills are recyclable.
To refill your mascara, simply remove the centre that holds the mascara and replace with your new refill. The middle is separated by a metal ring, which makes it easier to pull the empty bottle out.
Please do let me know if you have any questions.
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.