Zao's Aloe Vera Mascara delivers intense volume, definition, colour and durability. Featuring a structured brush wand for lash-by-lash application to coat your lashes from root to tip, this mascara also cares for your lashes with a nourishing formula of aloe vera, shea butter and castor oil. The Aloe Vera Mascara will gives your lashes va-va-voom in a way that organic mascaras have not previously been able to achieve. Perfect for evening wear, this is the first organic mascara to deliver performance matching synthetic mascaras.
Free from toxic synthetic preservatives and using premium quality raw materials, this mascara reduces the risk of irritation and redness to eyes. Suitable for contact lens wearers, daily use and for those with sensitive eyes. Zao's new mascara is now refillable to reduce plastic waste.
A wand is included with all mascara refills due to hygiene regulations, but please note that a lot of wildlife charities will take old mascara wands as they are extremely useful for removing things such as fly eggs and larva from the fur and feathers of animals.
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Organic aloe vera gel: Known for its soothing virtues, organic aloe vera gel repairs and soothes the contours of the most delicate eyes.
Organic acacia gum: Acacia gum or gum arabic is derived from the resin secreted by the Acacia Senegal tree. Used as an adhesive agent, it improves the hold of Zao mascaras.
Organic carnauba wax: Secreted by the leaves of a palm tree native to Brazil, this wax is a film- forming agent that protects skin through the production of a continuous film and thus improves makeup durability.
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Organic aloe vera juice (Aloe barbadensis leaf juice): The aloe vera plant is renowned for its use in natural medicine for centuries, and is used in our mascara for its abilities to treat conjunctivitis and other eye allergies. Known for its soothing qualities, organic aloe vera juice nourishes and fortifies eyelashes.
Organic castor oil (Ricinus communis seed oil): Castor oil has purifying, nourishing and fortifying qualities, due to its richness in fatty acids and vitamin E.
Organic shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter): Shea butter is extracted from the fruits of the shea tree, which only grows in West Africa. Its richness in fatty acids promotes nourishment and moisture retention to skin. Recommended as a stimulant to wound healing, it is also protective against UV with soothing and calming qualities.
Packaged in a stylish, varnished bamboo case that is durable and sustainable, the product is presented in a bamboo pouch with drawstring to protect the bamboo packaging so that it can be used again and again for refills.
Zao brand does not use nanoparticles, talc and parabens (synthetic petrochemical-based preservatives) in its formula, using instead micronised silver as an effective and non-toxic preservative.
Instructions for use: The most effective way to apply mascara is to start with the upper lashes; hold the brush horizontally and move up from the root in a zigzag fashion while looking down. Focus on the outside lashes if you wish to to makes your eyes appear larger, or focus on the centre to 'open up' eyes. Use sparingly on lower lashes by gently tapping on them.
Zao beauty tip: Mascara should be applied to clean, dry lashes that are free from cream or oil, after a dusting of powder to extend durability. Pull the mascara wand out with one movement and avoid pumping the mascara wand in the bottle. Wipe excess product with tissue rather than using the opening of the bottle as this can lead to dried out formula re-attaching to the brush. Wait until mascara is dry to remove any errors from skin, gently wiping it off with a damp cotton pad or cotton bud. You can then touch up foundation on the area if needed, using the same cotton pad or bud.
Certification: COSMOS Organic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to COSMOS standards with 100% of ingredients natural and minimum 51% organic ingredients. Visit http://COSMOS.ecocert.com for Cosmos Standards.
Testing on animals: No testing on animals neither on finished products, nor on ingredients. Cruelty free certification http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/shopper
Ingredients from animal origin: None
Indication of skin type: Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
Palm oil free: No (Contains Glycerin). All palm oil derivatives used are RSPO certified
Net volume: 7 ml
090 Black: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, AQUA (WATER), COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM*, POLYGLYCERYL-6 DISTEARATE, GLYCERIN,
GLYCERYL BEHENATE, SUCROSE PALMITATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL*, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SODIUM LEVULINATE, CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM ANISATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, TOCOPHEROL. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77491
(IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
091 Brown: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH, GLYCERIN**, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM*, STEARIC ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX)*, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77820 (SILVER), SODIUM HYDROXIDE. MAY CONTAIN +/- : CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
* ingredients from Organic Farming. ** processed from organic ingredients.
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This is a really nice mascara. It takes a couple attempts to getting used to applying it (take your time) but it's worth it. It gives long lashes and best of all, my eyes don't get irritated after a long day (commercial mascara's do with me). I don't even feel like I'm wearing mascara because it feels so light and nourishing! Love this mascara!
This is a great mascaca, does not smudge, washes off easily, and looks natural whilst emphasising the lashes. However on the down side mine fell apart - and it is very messy around the opening. (It does say to wipe each time)
Iʻve been trying to find a mascara that will not irritate my eyes. Iʻve tried many natural brands but I still was not able to wear them because my eyes would get all red and itchy! So far the Zao aloe mascara has been great! No red eyes. Stays on great and comes off easily at the end of the day! Also super stoked on the earth-friendly packaging!