zao has developed formulas 100% from natural origin, enriched with active organic ingredients that have anti-aging qualities to delicately beautify and enhance your skin. Organic ingredients, developed into synergistic formulas, respect both your skin and the planet.

We trust your beauty to nature, which is why we use only natural and organic ingredients in our zao  Makeup. 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed – so makeup ingredients matter – they matter very much. You can wear  zao products with confidence because, not only will you look fabulous, your skin will thank you for the luxurious fell and nourishing ingredients.

  • - Talc-free
  • - Gluten-free
  • - Free of petroleum derivatives
  • - Free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, paraffin, polysorbate, EDTA, BHT, BHA,
  • - NO animal testing – never – not on the ingredients or the formulas  

Organic silica & micronized silver

Organic silica and micronized silver are two of the key ingredients in all the zao products.

zao's formulas include organic silica which is known to enhance skin health by promoting vitamins, anti-oxidants and other essential minerals absorption and to provide anti-irritant and soothing properties. 

zao products contain silica derived from three different parts of the bamboo plant:

- Bamboo stem powder - Silica in powder form

- Bamboo leaves hydrosol - Silica in liquid form

- Bamboo rhizome oil - Silica in oil form extracted from bamboo's nodes

Used since ancient times, Silver is a natural and very potent anti-bacterial and natural preservative. Today, silver is used in water treatment plants, homeopathic or alternative medicine, creams to treat burns, among others. Also a strong antiseptic, micronized silver, protects the skin and aids against minor skin infections. For these reasons zao utilizes micronized silver in all of its products* 

*Except lipbalm stick and pencils.

                                                  zao is rich in antioxidants
Free radical damage is known to be the culprit for much of skin aging. The antioxidant ingredients below protect against free radicals and may help protect skin from signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging, and age spots.
  • Organic pomegranate seed oil – a potent source of punicic and ellagic acids. Particularly good for protecting and revitalizing mature, and irritated skin. Adds moisture and can aid with skin elasticity.
  • Gingko biloba leaf extract - Ginkgo is the world's most ancient extant tree, originating two hundred million years ago.
  • Organic babassu oil- lauric acid enriches this oil along with a combination of stearic, myristic, palmitic and oleic acids. It is also rich in vitamin E and phytosterols.

  • Red algae extract - known to reduce redness and revitalize stressed skin. We note the fact that these life forms have evolved over millions of years on the sea surface to have biologic mechanisms that protect their DNA from UV damage.
  • Organic wheat germ oil - the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel are containing 23 different nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium.
  • Yerba mate extract – rich in phenolic constituents that make it a powerful antioxidant

          zao is rich in essential fatty acids

  • Shea butter – an unparalleled moisturizer, having the same moisturizing properties as the sebaceous glands of the skin. It contains vitamins A and E and cinnamic acid, all of which provide protection from the sun and harsh wind. 
  • Coconut oil – an exotic and nourishing skin moisturizer for the skin. - it provides a softening, soothing and smoothing effect. The fatty acids energize the skin and help it to maintain it with lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.
  • Macadamia nut oil - contains one of the highest sources of palmitoleic fatty acids, vital for delaying skin and cell aging. Oleic acid has wonderful moisturizing and regeneration properties. Linoleic acid helps to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), from the skins delicate tissues. The oil contains phytosterols, which are the building blocks of our cell membranes. 
  • Almond oil – high in vitamins A,D,E rich in oleic and linoleic acids. It is very emollient, being easily absorbed as well as having lubricating qualities that trap moisture in the skin. It is known to remove dark circles and provide sun protection.