Organic, Cruelty-Free & Vegan Certified Makeup.
The Zao Make-Up Pencils, with a smooth and soft texture, allow easy and precise makeup of the eyes, eyebrows and lips. Organic certified formulas, respectful of your skin, specially dedicated for sensitive eyes and skin (suitable for contact lens wearers).
Free from synthetic preservatives and chemicals. A formula 100% of natural origin, certified organic and Vegan.
The eye contour pencils emphasise and intensify the look. Apply to the edge of the eyelashes for intense makeup. Draw a thick line from the outer corner of the eye. For a better hold, degrade it slightly, then powder it with Eyeshadow using an Angled brush.
What we Love
- Smooth, Soft Texture
- Natural & Certified Organic by EcoCert
- 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.
Organic jojoba oil – Calming and softening, this oil penetrates easily into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It protects the skin against dehydration and wrinkles. Its dry texture and original composition allows it to strengthen the hydrolipidic film and regulate the sebum flow of 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.
Zao isn’t completely plastic free though this eye pencil is still a much more healthier, sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing an entirely new fully plastic product. ZAO as a brand and their products are the best eco-friendly options for sustainable, vegan and natural makeup we have tested. We 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. Alomg with being 100% Natural, Vegan & Cruelty-free ingredients they cntinue to work towards being plastic-free . At Vera-Bee we will always support brands like Zao who are leading the way in sustainable eco-friendly makeup!
The Pencil comes with a plastic cap.
CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, CANOLA OIL, SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, CI 77019 (MICA), COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE.
* Ingredients from organic farming
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.