The beauty of bamboo outside, the benefits of bamboo inside.
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.
Zao makeup commitments
100% natural formulas*
Zao Make-Up is committed to offering make-up products with irreproachable formulas with 100% of the ingredients of natural origin*. Without petrochemical derivatives or synthetic preservatives, Zao products are healthy for your skin. Our raw materials are obtained by a non-polluting and simple transformation of a plant or a mineral such as plant extracts, vegetable oils and butters, mineral pigments … Thanks to our ecological and ethical commitments, we obtained the mention « Slow Cosmetic » in 2014. The quality of our raw materials is also of paramount importance. That’s why we are always looking for new natural ingredients to guarantee you the best. Among these ingredients are the micronized silver powder which, in addition to being an excellent skin-friendly preservative, has amazing antiseptic properties. Although it is very expensive, we have chosen to use it in almost all of our products. * Except our nail polish which are “8 free”. This means: without toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, dibutyl phthalate, paraben, xylene and rosin.
Organic Farming preferred
All of our products are certified organic by Ecocert (according to the Ecocert Greenlife and Cosmos Standard standards) and labeled Cosmebio*. From the beginning of the Zao adventure, we made the choice to focus on raw materials from organic farming. By choosing ingredients that are free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, we minimize soil and groundwater pollution, protecting biodiversity and taking care of your health. Our makeup range also has an increased biocompatibility with the skin. Indeed, active ingredients contained in organic plants are much more concentrated than in plants from conventional agriculture. * Except nail polish.
Respect of Animals
For the sake of respect of all living creatures, none of our finished products and none of our raw materials are tested on animals. Thus, Zao products are certified Cruelty Free by Leaping Bunny.
We exclude the use of ingredients of animal origin, such as beeswax and cochineal (red pigment). All Zao products are thus Vegan certified by the Vegan Society. In addition, our brushes are made of synthetic hair rather than animal hair.
We have created refillable packaging. This makes Zao: Ecological: By creating a refillable system, we choose to act in favour of the environment. Thanks to this packaging, we produce less waste, use less plastic and consume less energy. Economical: The packaging has a direct impact on the price of the product. By proposing to refill your products, we offer you the opportunity to enjoy premium quality make-up at a very affordable prices. Playful: Our refillable packaging allows you to easily alternate all the colors depending on the mood of the moment. Just have several refills on hand to free your creativity.
Eco-design is at the heart of our thinking. That’s why our primary packaging is bamboo. It is an ecological raw material because it has a phenomenal growth without the need of any fertilizers or pesticides. Bamboo only needs 4 to 5 years to regenerate against a minimum of 30 years for a tree! The bamboo used for our packaging grows in endemic forests in protected areas.
Our secondary packaging is made of cotton. Our bamboo products are sold in elegant cotton pouches to further protect them. These pouches can be reused for other uses, unlike cardboard cases which are immediately thrown away.
Our research and development program plans to replace cotton pouches with bamboo fiber pouches from the end of 2018. We continue to focus on our favorite bamboo due to the very low environmental impact of harvesting this renewable material!
Quality and innovation
Although we are a brand of organic and cruelty-free make-up, quality and innovation remain at the heart of our concerns. Convinced that organic makeup can compete with conventional makeup, we endeavour to offer always more achieved makeup. Innovation is at the centre of all developments. We always try new raw materials, by experimenting new combinations of ingredients, to aim at a superior quality of makeup.