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apply your products in the right order

Receive the best performance and benefits from your products by applying them in the correct order. The correct layering of your products will help improve effectiveness, and will keep your skin hydrated and less prone to breakouts.

A good cleansing routine is the right start. A gentle but thorough cleansing is important to maintain skin suppleness & to not strip away your skin’s natural oils.
Zao Organic Makeup Remover Oil and Foam Cleanser will remove impurities and all makeup residue. They are both, powerful and gentle cleansers, that protect and nourish your skin.
Made with all natural ingredients, including silica from the bamboo plant to maintain elasticity and hydration, and aloe vera providing its soothing regenerating properties.

While your skin is damp, add a layer of moisturizer. It will not only enhance the appearance of your skin but it will help your makeup last longer. Zao Organic Moisturizer is rich in emollient natural ingredients to soothe, nourish and revitalize your skin! Is infused with organic Shea butter, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, and Clary Sage.

After moisturizing, Zao Organic Primer can help maintaining a stable and long lasting makeup throughout the day, while adding radiance & well balanced soothing moisture to your skin. It has the benefits organic Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Bamboo Hydrosol, and Clary Sage.

After conditioning and prepping your skin, depending on the day and the occasion, you can choose between Zao Organic BB Cream for a lighter coverage, or for more coverage any Zao Foundation in cream, liquid or powder. You can also layer these to attain the texture or coverage of your preference, just remember to apply liquid first, then cream & leave the powder for the last layer.

After your foundation, is time to set it with powder. Zao Compact Powder gives you a long lasting silky matte finish and all the skincare benefits of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Macadamia Oil and olive oil.

Now you can add a bit of contour with Zao Organic Bronzer. Moisturizing, antioxidant & nourishing, Zao bronzers are free from toxic ingredients that jeopardize your health and age your skin.
Infused with organically farmed ingredients, Ginko Biloba, Siberian Ginseng, Yerba Maté Leaf Extract, and Shea Butter.

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After bronzing, enhance the apple of your cheeks with a little blush. Choose the color most similar to the natural color you get on your cheeks, right after working out. Zao Organic Blush, is made with organically farmed ingredients and natural pigments. Created with Ginko Biloba, Siberian Ginseng, Yerba Maté Leaf Extract, and Shea Butter.

Highlight where the light hits your face, upper area of the apple of your cheeks, the top of the bow of your lips, the tip of your nose , the bone area right under the outer corner of your eyebrows. Zao Organic Highlighter gives you a beautiful natural looking glow. It has the benefits of Flax Seed Oil, Ginger Root Extract.

Complete your look applying with your favorite lipstick, or lip gloss and mascara! All Zao lip products are 100% natural, with long-lasting plant based pigments and free of harmful ingredients. They are also highly moisturizing , nourishing and refillable. Zao Organic Mascaras will intensify your eyelashes, with the powerful benefits of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter & Bamboo Leaf Extract.
Soothing and nourishing, sustainable, refillable, with all natural organic ingredients.

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Do your part

It is up to us to help the conservation of our planet, and there are simple steps we can all take to really help and do our part:

Wait to do full loads of laundry instead of small ones. It helps reduce water consumption and saves energy.

Use reusable water bottles, reduce your plastic use.

Turn off and unplug lights and devices when they are not in use. Save energy!

Carry cloth bags everywhere you go. Skip the plastic bags, they end up in landfills polluting our environment.

Use rechargeable batteries. Save money in the lung run & reduce landfill waste at the same time.

Purchase refillable products. Many brands like Zao, give you the opportunity of eco-friendly packagings that help conserve our ecosystem and also save money. After you purchase the initial full packaging of the product, the refills have a lower cost.

Zao Organic Makeup is conscious beauty! Made with organically farmed ingredients of the best quality and performance, encased in a sustainable and refillable bamboo packaging. Good for your skin and the environment!

NeW Organic BB Cream!

Lightweight , toxic-free and with solar protection!

The new Zao Organic BB Cream has a wonderful plant based formulation that brightens up your complexion with a light coverage and SPF15 protection.
It also gives you the anti-aging benefits of organic bamboo silica, and the moisturizing properties of micro-algae extract rich in boosting amino acids. As BB Cream, is lighter than a foundation but heavier than a tinted moisturizers, this makes it perfect for daily use!

Summer Essentials

The perfect match for a glowing healthy skin and a covetable complexion!

New Zao Organic Highlighter Duo, illuminates your skin with the perfect glimmer of ping and golden highlights. Apply individually or blend both for an even better brightening effect, highlight your cheekbones or contour your lips for a gorgeous makeup look. It has all the hydrating benefits of organic silica, the essential vitamins and minerals from flax seed, antioxidant properties of olive oil and the magnifying effect or rice powder.

The new Zao Organic Bronzer gives your skin a natural soft tanning effect that also illuminates and revives your complexion. Contour and accentuate your best assets with this vegan, toxic-free, cruelty-free and 100% natural, marvelous bronzer. It has the holding power of corn starch, the highly moisturizing properties of castor oil and the wonderful anti-aging benefits of bamboo powder silica.

Love Yourself

Everyday is a good day to love and celebrate yourself! Here we share some practical guide to self care, and motivation to enjoy a daily positive perspective.

• Start every day with a positive affirmation, remind yourself how special and valuable you are.

• Enjoy who you are! Take a moment to enjoy a quiet moment with yourself, wether is meditating, taking a warm bath or enjoying a cup of tea, take tame to be with your own thoughts and enjoy yourself.

• Avoid negative thoughts, be positive with your thoughts and that them show through your actions. Expressions of kindness and goodwill towards others produce endorphins that enhance happiness.

• Be loving, warm, caring, humane and empathetic to yourself and to others. Share kindness to others without expectation anything in return.

• Remove toxicity from your life, inside and out. Surround yourself with positivity, keep your distance from negative people and filled your house with toxic free products and healthy, organic foods. Take care of your body inside and out.

• Acknowledge your strengths, learn from any mistakes or failures and celebrate your efforts and accomplishments.

• Visualize your days the way you would like them to be, believe in the power of intention, it helps attracting the positive to your life.

• Be grateful, focus your perspective into all the good that surrounds you.

Practicing these motivations and affirmations with frequency, can inspire a lifelong love for yourself and a long-lasting environment of positive energy!

The secret to better accentuate your eyes!

Compliment the color of your eyes, by choosing eye makeup shades that better accentuates your eye color.

To accentuate green eyes, plums, mauves and purples are the best choice. Zao eyeshadow #118 is a deep jewel purple, perfect to create the most fabulous smokey effect while enhancing green eyes. For a softer look, shade #104 is a light mauve that would look beautiful for day or night. A plum eyeliner like pencil #606 is also a perfect match for green eyes.

To enhance Brown eyes, golden and neutral shades are the best match. A salmon color like Zao eyeshadow #119 or golden shades like #105 & #113 will really accentuate the amber & caramel eyes.

To better compliment blue eyes, warm tones like grays, beiges or chestnuts are the best choice. Zao eyeshadows #110, #208 or #202, will really exalt the blue eye color.

For deep brown and black eyes, the possibilities are endless, these shades are perfect for playful bright colors. Radiant blues like shades #120 or #116, fabulous metallics like silver #114, or a green eyeliner like #604 will really focus the attention on the windows of your soul.

Before applying your selected eyeshadows, don’t forget to start with eye primer, it is an essential element for a long lasting and smooth eye makeup application and wear. Zao eye primer will also enhance the vibrance of your makeup.

It is important to learn which are the complementing hues to your eyes because choosing the wrong colors can make you look dull or washed out. A common mistake is to select eye makeup that equally matches your eye color; to know what best flatters and compliments your eye color is the first step to making your eyes shine.

Enhance Your Best Features!

Instead of hiding and concealing your flaws, lets Your Enhance our best features! 

If you were blessed with flawless skin, moisturize it & make it glow. If your eyes are your best asset, make them the focal point. If you have wonderful lips, lets make them get all the compliments. Let your natural beauty show!

To enhance your fabulous skin, skip the heavy foundation, moisturize and mattify overly shiny spots with a light layer of pressed powder.

ZAO Organic Moisturizer is rich in emollient natural ingredients to soothe, nourish and revitalize your skin. Is Infused with organic Shea butter, Coconut, Almond, Jojoba & olive oil, clary sage & more. It will truly make your skin glow!

 ZAO Organic Pressed Powder, gives you a long lasting silky matte finish and all the skincare benefits of aloe vera, shea & cocoa butter, macadamia and olive oil.  Show your skin natural radiance!

If you love your eyes, make them the focal point and enhance them! ZAO Organic Eye Primer will brighten up your eyes. This neutral cream, is formulated with vitamin E & plant based essential fatty acids for a smooth, nourishing and long lasting eye makeup application.  

Make sure you frame those gorgeous eyes by defining your eyebrows and eyelashes! 
Zao Eyebrow Powder will keep your eyebrows healthy, beautiful and while it helps highlight your eyes. It is enriched with antioxidants and infused with 100% natural ingredients like Apricot & Avocado oil and Shea Butter. You can also use your brow powder as eyeshadow and to fill in your hairline gaps for an instant youthful look!

ZAO Organic Mascara will add definition & volume, intensifying your eyelashes and drawing all attention to your eyes! Your eyelashes will also be protected and well nourished, because ZAO mascaras are infused with the powerful benefits of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter & bamboo leaf extract and more all natural, organic ingredients.


If your full lips deserve all the attention, first prepare and moisturize them with ZAO Organic Lip Scrub. This gentle exfoliator is regenerating & nourishing, it also moisturizes and prepares your lips for a perfect application of your favorite Zao lipstick. 
It is completely natural, vegan & organic, with the benefits of jojoba oil, bamboo rhizome & apricot extract & rice powder.

 After preparing your lips with the lip scrub, accentuate them with your favorite ZAO lipstick! ZAO Lipsticks come in three different finishes, Intense Matte, Silky Matte and Pearly-Metallic, they are 100% natural, free of harmful ingredients, moisturizing & nourishing, enriched with cocoa butter, apricot, & jojoba oil and pomegranate extract to give attention worthy lips, soft and healthy all day.

 Accentuate your best features, celebrate your natural beauty! 

Benefits of exfoliating your lips

Lip scrub can offer a great amount of benefits.

Good lip scrubs contain exfoliants and emollients, the emollient adds a hydrating foundation for the smooth application of the product and to add suppleness to your lips. The exfoliant delicately and effectively helps removing dead cells from the surface of your lips.

Zao lip scrub  is a effective exfoliator  that works gently on your lips . It includes several key ingredients of many benefits.

It contains tiny particles of organic rice power to gently remove impurities and  dead skin.

Bamboo rhizome extract will leave your lips really soft because it provides silica,  a key ingredient in collagen creation.

It also contains jojoba oil, rich in vitamin E and B-complex to help in skin repair and damage control.

Apricot extract that is rich in vitamins A nd E, promoting regeneration and delaying the effects of aging.

Castor oil,  is composed of a special fatty acid called ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is antinflamatiry and antimicrobial and as an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, it enhances softness, promote the growth of healthy skin tissue and it is suitable for sensitive skins.

Carnauba wax is another important ingredient in  Zao lip scrub. Is emollient and hypoallergenic. It provides smooth application and a soft glossy finish. It also improves makeup hold.

Zao Lip scrub keeps your lips hydrated and healthy.  When your lips are dry, the protective or lipid layer that balances your lips moisture, becomes unstable and your lips start getting flaky.  Zao lip scrubs helps removing those uncomfortable flaky bits off your lips while it nourishes and moisturizes them.

The excess of dryness and dead skin causes premature aging, yes, that also applies to your lips!

Zao lip scrub is organic, 100% natural and it is also refillable.

Take care of your lips, keep them healthy and young with a periodical application of Zao lip scrub.