Despite its cream and smooth texture, this compact foundation has a powdery finish to mattify your complexion. While being a “full coverage“ foundation, it is very easy to apply and blend to achieve a natural effect. With 3 components rich in organic silica (silica powder, bamboo and bamboo rhizome oil) with regenerating properties, ZAO compact foundation is beneficial to skin.
ZAO Compact Foundation
ZAO Compact Foundation, despite its cream and smooth texture, this compact foundation has a powdery finish to mattify your complexion. While being a “full coverage“ foundation, it is very easy to apply and blend to achieve a natural effect. With 3 components rich in organic silica (silica powder, bamboo and bamboo rhizome oil) with regenerating properties, Zao compact foundation is beneficial to skin.
Net weight: 6 gr
Bamboo casing: Combining traditional craftsmanship and modern design, the painted bamboo case emanates sophistication and originality. It is protected by a cotton pouch like a jewel. This beautiful presentation along with the playful refills even makes the Zao product range a perfect gift.
Indication of skin type: Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.
How to use ZAO Compact Foundation
Choose the colour that matches the colour of your skin. Neither too bright nor too dark to avoid contrast with the natural complexion of the neck. For a medium coverage, you can apply directly with fingers. The compact foundation is applied with the Zao natural rubber sponge (enclosed) from the centre to the outside, without forgetting the nose.
ZAO Compact Foundation Ingredients
(INCI / CTFA): Oleyl oleate, squalane, silica, polyglyceryl-10 apricot kernelate, phyllostachis bambusoides rhizome extract*, orbignya oleifera seed oil (orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil)*, hydrogenated olive oil stearyl esters, lauryl olivate, copernicia cerifera cera (copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax)*, simmondsia chinensis seed oil (simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil)*, tocopherol, parfum (fragrance), bambusa arundinacea stem powder, ci 77820(silver). May contain /-: ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 (iron oxides), ci 77492 (iron oxides), ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77742 (manganese violet). * ingredients from organic farming. ** processed from organic ingredients.
Focus on some ingredients:
- 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 silica reserves diminish, causing demineralisation and loss of skin elasticity. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin with transcutaneous supplies.
- Phyllostachis Bambusoides Rhizome Extract* (organic bamboo rhizome oil): As bamboo powder or bamboo leaves hydrosol, this material is extremely rich in organic silica which external input is needed to maintain the elasticity of our tissues and our skin. In the case of this oil, the advantage over powder or hydrosol is its ability to further penetrate the superficial part of the epidermis.
- 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.
- Orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil* (organic babassu seed oil) – Antioxidant: Very rich in lauric acid, this oil has exceptional penetrating properties and is noted as non-comedogenic. It is sweet, very moisturising and suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Its high concentration of tocotrienols provides antioxidant and anti-aging values.
Percentage of natural ingredients: 100%
Percentage of organic ingredients: 20% minimum
About Zao Essence of Nature
Zao has developed 100% natural formulas enriched with active organic ingredients to enhance your skin’s natural beauty. Certified organic by Ecocert, this brand is free from all toxic chemicals including parabens, instead using micronised silver as a preservative. Let yourself be seduced by luminous colours and textures combining comfort and long lasting hold. An innovative product presented in a modern and botanical material: bamboo.
The Zao laboratory has developed special formulas to respect your skin and the planet: 100% of natural and certified organic ingredients. All ZAO powders are talc free and contain NO nanoparticles containing no ingredients from petrochemical industry, even preservatives (paraben, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, paraffin, polysorbate, EDTA, BHT, BHA etc). A large percentage of the range is also refillable helping to achieve minimum waste.
728 Very light ochre, 729 Very light pink ivory, 730 Ivory, 731 Apricot, 732 Rose petal, 733 Neutral, 734 Capuccino, 735 Chocolate, 736 Topaz, 737 Bronze, 738 Hazelnut, 739 Carob, 740 Dark mahogany, 741 Mocha