Organic, Cruelty-Free & Vegan certified Makeup
Hydra’Prim is the saviour for dry and very dry skin. For use as a makeup primer, it creates the perfect makeup base for dry skin, but can also be worn alone as a day cream. Enriched with a trio of moisturising complexes, as well as organic shea butter and organic sesame oil, the rich and creamy texture intensely moisturises and soothes skin. Hydration tested under dermatological control, the primer penetrates skin easily to nourish, facilitating radiance, softness and comfort to skin. Apply before foundation to prepare skin and to prolong the durability of your makeup.
Packaged in a glass bottle with bamboo lid and featuring an easy-to-use pump dispenser, the product is attractively presented in a bamboo pouch with drawstring, making ZAO makeup 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.
These Glass Bottles are refillable so you keep the Bottle & Pump.
What we Love
- Natural & Certified Organic by EcoCert
- Beautiful Glass Bottle with a bamboo lid and cotton pouch with drawstring
- Refillable to reduce waste
- Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin
- 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
Use the pump action to deliver the correct amount for application and then apply evenly from the centre to the outside of the face and on the neck, using either a Foundation Brush or your fingertips.
Zao Beauty tip: Use the Prim’hydra alone or under your foundation to ease the application and extend the hold of your makeup. Take the right dose of Prim’hydra with the pump bottle and evenly apply from the centre to the outside of the face and on the neck with a Foundation Brush or your fingertips.
In order to have a complete product and real hydration (hydration tested under dermatological control) the formula is enriched with the 3 following moisturising complexes:
Fucogel: This active ingredient has both active and sensory properties, immediately soothing and moisturising skin with restructuring and anti-ageing properties. It leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.
Pheohydrane: This marine complex is ideal to instantly moisturise skin and prevent water loss. Its intense and rapid moisturising properties combines a micro-algae extract rich in NMF* boosting amino acids, marine sugars with second skin qualities and a remineralising seawater concentrate.
* NMF = Natural Moisturising Factors that enable hydration of the stratum corneum.
AQUAXYL™: Its “anti-dehydration shield” action is guaranteed by strengthening the synthesis of essential lipids and proteins involved in the organisation of the stratum corneum. It is an essential ingredient of skin hydration, boosting all the factors involved in skin hydration, leaving skin looking beautifully hydrated with reinforced horny layer. The presence of organic shea butter and organic sesame oil enhances hydration.
AQUA (WATER), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) HYBRID OIL*, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, XYLITOL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT*, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, MARIS AQUA (SEA WATER), HYDROLYZED ALGIN, ANHYDROXYLITOL, XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SODIUM LEVULINATE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM ANISATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, CI 77820 (SILVER), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES).
* 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.