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Mineral Silk is a true powder foundation. What makes it original is its ease of use. And because it is applied on top of a personal choice of moisturiser, it is suitable for all skin types. Kabuki Brush sold separately.
Available in full size (in a Bamboo pot) and a refill. Now also available in a Sample Size
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ZAO Mineral Silk Foundation Powder is a true powder foundation. What makes it original is its ease of use. And because it is applied on top of a personal choice of moisturiser, it is suitable for all skin types. This matt foundation is used with the kabuki brush and is talc-free, as are all our powders.
Net weight: 15g
Also available in a Sample Size
Indication of skin type: Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.
For more information on how to find your perfect foundation shade please read the blog here.
The translucent powder no 500 is now available here
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Use moisturiser before applying Zao Mineral Silk Foundation Powder. Pour some powder through the sieve into the lid of the bamboo pot. Then apply light pressure while turning the kabuki brush on the powder to fill the bristles. Lightly tap the kabuki to remove excess powder before applying to the face in a circular motion.
ZAO beauty tip: Just like the compact powders, Mineral Silk also helps set the make-up for a stronger hold. To enhance your complexion, after applying your tone, use a two tones darker Mineral Silk as blush.
Bamboo casing: Combining traditional craftsmanship and modern design, the painted bamboo case emanates sophistication and originality. It is protected by a cotton pouch like a jewel. This beautiful presentation along with the playful refills even makes the ZAO product range a perfect gift.
Refill is in plastic packaging that can easily fitted into the bamboo casing.
Sample Size Tester – Plastic usage/packaging: recyclable PS plastic sample pot
Focus on Some Ingredients Highlight:
Bambusa arundinacea stem powder (micronised bamboo stem powder): A white substance extracted from the nodes of the bamboo. It is mainly composed of pure silica and has been widely used in oriental medicine. Organic silica, which is a component of connective tissue, is present throughout the human body and regenerates the epidermis as it is involved in the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Over time, our silica reserves diminish, causing demineralisation and loss of skin elasticity. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin with transcutaneous supplies.
Oryza sativa (rice) powder (organic rice powder): Rice powder is one of the oldest cosmetic ingredients. It has the ability to eliminate oil from the skin without clogging pores by adjusting sebaceous secretion.
Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter* (organic cocoa butter): Cocoa butter protects the skin from aggressive external influences. It helps maintain moisture levels as it slows water loss from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin surface. It has been used in Africa for centuries as preventive care to provide the skin with flexibility and also as curative care for dry and bruised skin.
Organic zea mays (corn) starch: Organic Corn starch is a vegetable support to improve fixing of the powder to skin, and therefore enhance durability. It allows a better dispersion of pigments and so helps to perfect your complexion with an even tone.
Silica (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 synthesised 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.
Silver (CI 77820) (micronised silver powder): These micro-particles of pure silver are antiseptic (especially on skin and mucous membranes) and antibacterial as well, thereby preserving the product and protecting the skin. Microsilver is often used in creams to treat burns. Almost all products in the Zao range (except lipbalm stick and pencils) contain micro-particles of pure silver (a natural preservative)
Full Ingredients List:
Ingredients (inci/ctfa):(ref 500): mica, zea mays starch (zea mays (corn) starch)*, silica, phyllostachis bambusoides rhizome extract*, glyceryl caprylate, squalane, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, tocopherol, parfum (fragrance), ci 77820 (silver). * ingredients from organic farming
Ingredients (inci/ctfa) (ref 501-505): mica, oryza sativa powder (oryza sativa (rice) powder)*, zea mays starch (zea mays (corn) starch)*, silica, zinc stearate, theobroma cacao seed extract (theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed extract), tocopherol, simmondsia chinensis seed oil (simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil)*, adansonia digitata seed oil*, sesamum indicum seed extract (sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil)*, calcium aluminium borosilicate, parfum (fragrance), lauroyl lysine, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, ci 77820 (silver), caprylic/capric triglyceride, theobroma cacao extract (theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract). May contain /- : ci 77891(titanium dioxide), ci 77491(iron oxides), ci 77492(iron oxides), ci 77499(iron oxides). * ingredients from organic farming.
Percentage of natural ingredients: 100% * Percentage of organic ingredients: 32% minimum
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT, with 100% of ingredients natural and minimum 22-32% organic.
ZAO Mineral silk Foundation Powder
500 Mattifying invisible, 501 Clear Beige, 502 Pinkish Beige, 503 Beige Orange, 504 Neutral Beige, 505 Coffee Beige, 509 Sand Beige, 510 Golden Beige
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Experience the natural beauty revolution with Zao, where 100% natural formulas enriched with organic ingredients enhance your skin’s radiance. Certified organic by Ecocert, this brand proudly avoids toxic chemicals like parabens, opting for micronised silver as a preservative instead. Prepare to be captivated by their luminous colours and comfortable, long-lasting textures.
At Zao, they prioritize both your skin and the planet. Their laboratory has meticulously crafted special formulas that are 100% natural and certified organic. Say goodbye to talc and nanoparticles, as these powders are completely free from these additives. They also steer clear of ingredients sourced from the petrochemical industry, ensuring their products are truly eco-friendly.
But their dedication to the environment doesn’t stop there. We believe in reducing plastic waste, which is why ZAO has revolutionised the makeup industry with innovative refillable bamboo packaging. By choosing ZAO, you’re not only enhancing your own natural beauty but also making a conscious choice for a greener future.
Indulge in the innovative wonders of Zao, where nature’s beauty meets conscious skincare.
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