Zao Compact Foundation is a full coverage foundation with a natural mattifying finish. It is easy to apply with a sponge or fingers, thanks to its silky, creamy and light texture. The product contains silica powder, bamboo powder and bamboo rhizome oil, all of which are rich in organic silica to stimulate production of collagen and elastin. It also contains organic babassu seed oil, an anti-oxidant, to protect skin against free radicals.that cause premature ageing of skin.The compact foundation is non-comedogenic, meaning that it does not clog pores and so it suitable for acne-prone skin. This product is free from parabens, so it is also ideal for those with very sensitive skin.
Coverage: buildable to suit event, skin type or preference
- 728 suits super fair complexions with yellow/golden undertones.
- 729 suits super fair complexions with cool, pink undertones.
- 730 suits fair complexions with neutral undertones
- 731 suits medium complexions with warm, apricot or peach undertones.
- 732 suits medium complexions with cool, pink undertones.
- 733 suits medium complexions with neutral or mixed undertones.
- 734 suits darker complexions with warm, orange undertones.
- 735 suits darker complexions with neutral or mixed undertones.
- 736 suits darker complexions with yellow or golden undertones.
- 737 suits dark complexions with warm, orange or red undertones.
- 738 suits dark complexions with neutral or cool undertones.
- 739 suits dark complexions with a yellow or golden undertone.
- 740 suits very dark complexions with a a warm or red undertone.
- 741 suits very dark complexions with a neutral or cool undertone.
Many women are unsure of their skin's natural undertone but you can estimate your undertone by looking at which colour clothing suits you best; if you suit warm colours like bronze, copper, gold, warm reds and earthy tones, then your skin is likely to have warm, peach, golden or yellow undertones. However if you look better in 'cold colours' such as jewel tones, silver, grey, magenta or royal blue, then your undertone is likely to be cool with red, blue or pink undertones. You can use different undertones to 'warm up' or 'cool down' your complexion if preferred. If you are still unsure which colours you look best wearing, then your skin is likely to have mixed or neutral undertones. You can examine the colour of the veins on your arms as a double-check, as those with cool undertones tend to have blue or purple veins, whilst those with warm undertones have veins that look green.
Packaged in a stylish, varnished bamboo case that is durable and sustainable, the product is presented in a cotton 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: this easy to apply foundation can be smoothed into skin with fingers, or using the sponge provided with the product. If kept in low temperatures, apply with fingers to soften the natural oils in this product.
Zao Beauty tip: apply foundation from the centre of the face, selecting a shade that matches your neck to avoid a 'tidemark' effect.
Certification: Natural and Organic Cosmetic Product, as certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT standards; 100% natural with minimum of 20% certified organic ingredients
Testing on animals: neither ingredients or final product are tested on animals. Zao has cruelty free certification for its entire product range: http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/shopper
Ingredients from animal origin: none
Indication of skin type: suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin due to its non-comedogenic formula and all natural ingredients designed to enhance skin quality naturally.
Net weight: 7.5 g
Ingredients list: (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