All trees store carbon, but the exceptional speed of growth of bamboo makes it a carbon capture champion throughout its life cycle. As a carbon storage material, it allows ZAO to a very satisfying carbon footprint, in other words: ecological sophistication.
We are depleting the natural resources of our sole home at a rate that is well past sustainable. Overpopulation, Global Warming and Deforestation should be enough motivation to make necessary changes in our lives.
With much optimism Zao Organic Makeup is making positive changes not only in our beauty, skincare routines but in our living habits with the use of Bamboo!
Bamboo Organic Silica
The human body contains about seven grams of silica, far more than any other mineral including iron (and silica is the second component of the earth’s crust with a 28% share after oxygen with 47%).
An essential quality of silica is that it allows the body to efficiently absorb and assimilate minerals and vitamins. The connective tissue of the human body (cell wall) is composed of collagen and elastin. These molecules need silica, which, however, is no longer synthesized from an age of about twenty.
An external supply is needed especially for the skin. For this reason,
Most of the products in the ZAO range contain organic silica from
-micronized bamboo stem powder
-organic bamboo leaves hydrosol and
-organic bamboo rhizome oil
Bamboo Stem Powder is a white substance extracted from the bamboo seams, mainly made of organic silica. It was often used in Oriental medicine. Organic silica, constituent of conjunctive tissue, is already present in the entire human body. It regenerates the epidermis by participating to the collagen and elastin synthesis. Over time, our silica capital gets lower which leads to elasticity loss and skin demineralization. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin. For this reason, organic silica is present in most of ZAO products.
The Organic Bamboo Hydrosol comes from the distillation of bamboo leaves, mainly made of organic silica. It was often used in Oriental medicine. Organic silica, constituent of conjunctive tissue, is already present in the entire human body. It regenerates the epidermis by participating to the collagen and elastin synthesis. Over time, our silica capital gets lower which leads to elasticity loss and skin demineralization. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin. For this reason, organic silica is present in most of ZAO products.
The Organic bamboo Rhizome Oil. As well as the bamboo powder and the organic bamboo hydrolate, this ingredient is extremely rich in organic silica. An external intake is necessary in order to maintain our tissues and skin elasticity. The benefit of the macerate is the ability to go deeper into the skin.
We believe an organic certified make-up range is expected to used natural eco friendly packaging and Zao Organic Makeup have chosen bamboo for the refined and modern touch and outstanding sustainable capacity!
This lets ZAO products show decent carbon balance. An ecological refinement!
Every tree can store carbon but the speed of growth of bamboo is astonishing.
This makes bamboo the champion of carbon capture during its life cycle.
Bamboo can be harvested in one to five years. Hardwoods like oak take at least forty years to mature before they can be harvested.
Almost 1 million acres of forests are lost each week worldwide to deforestation. Bamboo’s versatility as a substitute for hardwoods offers the chance to drastically reduce deforestation and protect the forests that we have left.
Did you know that product packaging makes up almost 45% of the trash found in landfills?
many makeup containers are made from less common recyclable plastics and many types of these plastics aren’t labeled with a resin number, making it more difficult for recycling. Here as in most countries, make-up products are too small to be recognized by recycling equipments.
Zao is not only lowering its carbon footprint by selecting bamboo as packaging material but thanks to a simple and innovative refillable system for almost all our products, Zao makeup is even more eco-friendly & sustainable.
The refill system also reduce costs and packaging. On first purchase, consumer chooses a bamboo item with makeup inside, on second purchase, one just has to buy the refill. The bamboo products also come in a classy cotton pouch, making them even more sustainable and durable.
By choosing Zao as your makeup, you are lowering your cosmetic packaging waste at the same time you get the best beautifying care for your skin.
This amazing plant has much to offer,
with many benefits to help save the planet!
•Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of hardwood trees.
•It has an amazing grow rate. Some species of bamboo grow more than three feet each day! No plant on the planet features a faster growth rate.
•It creates very little waste. After harvesting, virtually every part of the plant is used to make a wide variety of products. Like Zao utilizes the Bamboo stem powder, Hydrosol & Rhizome oil, every part of the plant can be utilized. So much can be made from bamboo! from building materials to paper , charcoal, makeup & much more!
•t doesn’t need fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides Unlike most cash crops, bamboo requires no agricultural chemicals to thrive. bamboo sequesters nitrogen and cultivation does not add chemicals to the environment.
•It provides soil protection. Once hardwood forests are clear-cut and the stumps are burned to provide fertilizer and space for growing crops, erosion inevitably occurs as the topsoil and nutrients are washed away by rainfall. The eroded soil then clogs rivers and streams and affects the lives of people and animals living downstream. Bamboo roots remain in place after harvesting where they prevent erosion and help retain nutrients for the next crop.
•It grows in a variety of conditions. Bamboo can grow in arid regions where droughts cause other crops to fail and since the roots are left in place after harvesting, it helps to preserve vital moisture in the soil. From low wetlands to higher elevations in the mountains, bamboo thrives in a wide range of climates.
•This amazing plant and its surging popularity in a huge variety of products offers mankind a chance to enjoy many of the comforts of modern life without causing irreparable damage to our environment.