Zao's Compact Powder mattifies your complexion to avoid excess shine and to promote an even complexion. Use also to set your makeup for a longer-lasting finish. It has a silky smooth texture that does not dry, clog or irritate skin.
Shade 301 is invisible and suits all complexions, and is especially ideal for those with very fair skin for whom added colour is overly visible.
Shade 302 suits medium complexions with warm, peachy or golden undertones.
Shade 303 suits medium complexions with neutral or mixed undertones.
Shade 304 suits medium complexions with cool or olive undertones.
Shade 305 suits darker complexions with cool undertones.
For those who need a darker shade or wish to add colour without adding shine, try Zao's 344 Matt Cooked Mineral Powder that this is a matt cooked powder can be used as a bronzer, compact powder for very dark skin or as a blush for dark skin.
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: compact powder is an essential in your makeup kit to balance oily skin, with ingredients specifically formulated to absorb excess sebum. Apply directly after moisturising. To achieve a natural look, use a powder brush. To cover problem areas, use a sponge to apply the compact powder. Select the same shade as your natural skin tone. If using over foundation, choose a tone slightly lighter than your natural skin tone to brighten your complexion. For a more intense, 'made-up' look, use a sponge for application.
Zao Beauty Tip: use compact powder on eyes before applying mascara and eyeliner to achieve a longer-lasting finish without smudging.
Zao's powders are free from talc, parabens and nanoparticles, as certified by Ecocert.
Certification: Natural and Organic Cosmetic Product, as certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT standards; 100% natural with minimum of 10% 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.
Packaging: Biodegradable cardboard envelopes
Refillable: this is the refill for the retail packaged product
Ingredients List: MICA, ZEA MAYS STARCH [ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH]*, ZINC STEARATE, SQUALANE, SILICA, SESAMUM INDICUM OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES*, LAUROYL&NBSP; LYSINE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL*, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER [THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER]*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER [BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER]*, CI 77820 [SILVER], OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT [OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT], AQUA [WATER], OLEA EUROPAEA EXTRACT, ALCOHOL DENAT., MALTODEXTRIN, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED EXTRACT [THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT], BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 [TITANIUM DIOXIDE], CI 77491 [IRON OXIDES], CI 77492 [IRON OXIDES], CI 77499 [IRON OXIDES].
* ingredients from organic farming