Organic, Cruelty-Free & Vegan certified Makeup
A true enhancer of complexion, Zao Make-Up Blush powder is a compact powder that gives a fresh and radiant complexion. Its velvety texture blends perfectly with the skin for a natural finish. All Zao powders are talc-free.
Define your face and give it a healthy glow with this blush. It is an essential final touch, for both a natural look and a sophisticated effect.
Packaged in a unique, varnished bamboo case and attractively presented in a bamboo cotton pouch with a drawstring, ZAO makeup is both a beautiful gift and an item to treasure.
This product, as with all ZAO products, is free from parabens (synthetic preservatives), using instead 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 toxic preservatives.
A formula 100% of natural origin, certified organic and Vegan.
Colours: Select the colour in the drop down menu above to see the correct image
322 Brown Pink
323 Lilac Pink
These Powders are refillable so you keep the Bamboo Case.
What we Love
- No Talc
- Natural & Certified Organic by EcoCert
- Beautiful bamboo casing and cotton pouch with drawstring
- Refillable to reduce waste
- NO synthetic preservatives
- Cruelty-free – none of Zao products are tested on animals including the Raw Materials & finished Products.
- Vegan – No animal products are used in any of Zao products.
Zao products are certified Vegan & Cruelty-Free by PETA certification.
How to use
Smile and apply with a Blush brush on the top of your cheekbones, in a circular and light movement.
Silica – Recognized for its exceptional absorbency, the mineral silica participates in the regeneration of sebum and the hydration of the skin. Silica gives a matte and velvety feel to the skin and blurs wrinkles and imperfections.
Bamboo powder – White substance extracted from the joints of bamboo. Thanks to its high silica content, it remineralizes, hydrates and participates in the regeneration of your skin while reducing the shine of combination and oily skin.
Organic shea butter – Shea butter is extracted from shea nuts, a tree growing only in the wild in the savannahs of West Africa. Its composition rich in fatty acid gives it moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Organic cocoa butter – Cocoa butter protects the skin from external aggressions. It helps to maintain hydration because it slows the loss of water by forming a barrier on the surface of the epidermis. It has been used for centuries in Africa as a preventive care to provide suppleness to the skin and also in curative care against dryness.
MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, SQUALANE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, LAUROYL LYSINE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER*, AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, CI 77820 (SILVER), THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, MALTODEXTRIN, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, SEA WATER. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET)
* Ingredients from organic farming ** made using organic ingredients.
About Zao & Responsibly Sourced Palm-Oil:
Intensive cultivation of palm oil, mainly in Indonesia, leads to massive primary forest destruction in favour of palm plantations. Palm oil and ingredient complexes derived from palm oil are widely used in cosmetic products.
Cosmetic industry uses many palm oil derivatives, more difficult to identify, because the word PALM does not appear in the ingredients list.
Zao products may contain palm oil derivatives but it is important to understand that it is difficult for us to exclude them as raw material suppliers do not offer other alternatives. We are forced to find ourselves in this situation.
Nevertheless, we are trying to do our best by selecting only RSPO certified palm oil derivatives.
What is RSPO certified palm oil?
RSPO: Round table for Sustainable Palm Oil
RSPO is an association founded in 2004. It aims to promote the growth and use of palm oil that meets specific sustainability criteria at all levels: producers, traders, distributors, etc.
RSPO standard’s set of criteria are applied to all the steps of transformation of palm oil up to its selling. Its aim is to guarantee the traceability of sustainable palm oil, up to the final product.
RSPO certified palm oil shows companies commitment and also certifies sustainability.
You can find more information about RSPO certified palm oil here https://www.rspo.org RSPO certified palm oil is the best alternative we have at the moment. However, we do not give up and are trying to find new raw materials.
Here is a list of raw materials derived from RSPO palm oil present in ZAO products:
– SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
– ZINC STEARATE
– SUCROSE PALMITATE
– PROPYLENE GLYCOL
– GLYCERYL CAPRILAT
Our suppliers’ certificates guarantee that their raw materials are derived from RSPO certified palm oil
For other raw materials frequently used as palm oil derivatives, we have managed to find an alternative:
– CETEARYL ALCOHOL-coconut oil derivative
– STEARATE GLYCEROL-coconut oil derivative
– ISOSTEARIC ACID-rapeseed oil derivative
Zao Make-Up is a make-up brand owned by Cosm’Etika France. It was co-founded in 2012 by four friends, David Reccole, Philippe Donnat, Yvan Rouvier and Salima Macozzi Reccole. Lovers of nature and aware of the impact of our consumption on the environment, the 4 friends chose to develop a brand of organic makeup in accordance with their deep values. They gave birth to Zao Make-Up, the first rechargeable make-up brand, 100% natural and certified organic by Ecocert.
Convinced that a line of certified organic makeup must use a natural packaging, the elegance and modernity of bamboo assert themselves as obvious for David, Philippe, Yvan and Salima. All trees are carbon storers but bamboo’s exceptional growth rate makes it a carbon capture champion during its life-cycle. It allows Zao products to display a reduced carbon footprint.
Bamboo is also incorporated into formulas in the form of sap powder, leaf hydrosol or bamboo rhizome macerate. This plant is rich in organic silica, an element naturally present in our body and that which participates in the process of producing collagen, which preserves the elasticity of tissues.
Bamboo is the distinction and identity of Zao Make-Up.
“Oriental philosophies and ways of thinking have touched me, especially Buddhism. Bamboo has a very important role in Asia and in Buddhism in particular. The name of the mark was to testify to this link. Buddhism has many expressions and branches. Among them, two are well known and are based on the observation of nature. This is ZEN and TAO. As an invitation to meditation, peace of mind and the search for harmony and authenticity following the example of nature, ZAO is a contraction of these two names.” David Reccole One of the founders of Zao.