KEY INGREDIENTS of our brands



Bamboo is the key ingredient of the Zao Make-Up brand. Used in the form of hydrolate, powder and macerate in Zao products, it is extremely rich in organic silica, an external contribution of which helps maintain the elasticity of our tissues and skin.

Organic silica is widely used in the creation of natural cosmetics as it stimulates skin’s natural production of collagen and thus helps to restore and repair the skin as well as reduce wrinkles.

You find this active ingredient in:

Lipsticks and eyeshadows


Micronized silver powder

Present in very small quantities, pure silver plays the fundamental role of natural preservative thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic benefits for the skin.

You find this active ingredient in:

Silk foundation, Mineral silk powder and Mascara

Shea butter

Organic shea butter

Shea butter is extracted from shea nuts, a tree grown only in the wild in the savannahs of West Africa. Its composition rich in fatty acid gives it moisturizing and nourishing properties.

You find this active ingredient in:

Lipsticks and Compact blush

Ginko Biloba leaves

Extract of gingko biloba leaves

Skin repairer and powerful antioxidant, ginkgo biloba is an excellent cosmetic ingredient. Thanks to the flavonoids it contains, it is a very effective bulwark against the free radicals responsible for skin ageing. On the other hand, the active ingredients it contains promote the production of collagen, fibres that help maintain the skin’s elasticity.

You find this active ingredient in:

ZAO Compact Blush


Apricot kernel oil

This oil is rich in oleic acid, vitamin A and E. In addition to being nourishing and soothing, it gives a boost to your skin. Regenerating and moisturizing, it helps to delay the effects of aging.

You find this active ingredient in:

ZAO Concealers, ZAO Eyebrow Powders and ZAO Compact Foundations

Squalane Olive

Vegetal squalene

Extracted from olive oil, vegetable Squalene is a derivative of squalene, which is a natural component of human sebum. Its excellent affinity with the skin, due to its similarity with natural cutaneous lipids, and its emollient properties make it an ideal active ingredient. It strengthens the cutaneous hydrolipidic barrier, softens the skin and protects it from dehydration.

You find this active ingredient in:

ZAO Silk foundations, ZAO Silk mineral powders and ZAO Compact Foundations

Castor Oil

Organic castor oil

It is an interesting oil because it is compatible with all skin typesEmollient and moisturising, it limits water loss while softening the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to prevent and reduce fine lines. Finally, it is ideal for acne-prone skin because it has a high content of ricinoleic acid, which eliminates the bacteria involved in acne.

You find this active ingredient in:

ZAO Lipglosses, ZAO Lipsticks and ZAO Bronzers

Rice Powder

Organic rice powder

Rice powder is one of the oldest cosmetic ingredients and is ideal for the most sensitive skin. It is composed of B vitamins, iron and magnesium which give it matifying, purifying and softening properties.

You find this active ingredient in:

ZAO Shine-up powder, ZAO Mineral silk powder and ZAO Eyeshadows

Aloe Vera

Organic aloe vera

As a powder or gel, the soothing and regenerating properties of aloe vera bring all the softness necessary for a beautiful skin.

You find this active ingredient in:

ZAO makeup removers, ZAO Mascaras and ZAO Eyeliners