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Zao's Aloe Vera Mascara delivers definition, volume and durability with its clever structured lash-by-lash brush wand. Its nourishing formula cares for your lashes with organic aloe vera, castor oil and shea butter whilst coating your lashes from root to tip with intense colour.
- Natural, vegan and certified organic
- Perfect for evening wear and daytime wear
- Contains no synthetic preservatives so great for sensitive eyes
- Refillable (refills here)
- Comes in a case made made of sustainable bamboo with a reusable pouch
- The inner tube is widely recyclable
- Cruelty free
- Contains Glycerin (RSPO palm oil derivative used only)
Instructions: Start with the upper lashes, holding the brush horizontally close to the root, move up in a zigzag motion while you are looking down. Concentrate on the ends to enlarge the eye and on the centre to open up the eyes. Gently tap the eye lashes when applying mascara to the lower lashes, ensuring that you don’t overload them.
Zao beauty tip: Mascara is the key item in your beauty kit, just a touch of mascara can work wonders! Some tips for a quick and easy beauty routine: before you put on mascara, always make sure your eyelashes are dry and free of cream or oil, then dust them with powder. This preparation will ensure your mascara won''t smudge and will last even longer.
Open the mascara gently and in one movement! Avoid pumping to keep the product on the brush, but make sure that you haven’t overloaded it. If so, gently remove any excess with a tissue and not at the opening of the bottle.
If you have a few drops of mascara on your skin after you’ve applied it, wait until it is dry, then gently wipe it off with a cotton swab. If you are already wearing foundation, you can also dab a little on the cotton swab before removing the mascara to ensure your complexion remains even.
Certification: COSMOS Organic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to COSMOS standards with 100% of ingredients natural and minimum 51% organic ingredients.
This item is non-refundable for hygiene reasons.
Ingredients: Black: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, AQUA (WATER), COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM*, POLYGLYCERYL-6 DISTEARATE, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL BEHENATE, SUCROSE PALMITATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL*, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SODIUM LEVULINATE, CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM ANISATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, TOCOPHEROL. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
Brown: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH, GLYCERIN**, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM*, STEARIC ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER)*, CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX)*, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77820 (SILVER), SODIUM HYDROXIDE. MAY CONTAIN +/- : CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).
* ingredients from Organic Farming. ** processed from organic ingredients.
Zao Refillable Aloe Vera Mascara (2 colours)
What does it replace and is it an improvement?
These refillable mascaras are the closest thing to plastic-free mascara I can find. They come packaged in a case made of sustainable bamboo and with a reusable bamboo pouch with drawstring. The idea is that you keep the bamboo case and take out the inner tube which is widely recyclable, then replace the inner tube with one of the refills. Although, it's not perfect, I believe it's the best alternative available.
The mascara itself is made from natural, organic and vegan ingredients that helps to prevent any irritation, making it perfect for every day make up wearers or people with sensitive eyes.
What is my review?
I was very excited to try these mascaras as I have seen them a few times before and love the concept. My personal preference with mascaras is length over volume. I prefer a mascara that isn't too clumpy and gives a nice length.
I wasn't disappointed with this Zao mascara! It goes on very easily, there are virtually no clumps and the length it creates is lovely!
I am yet to refill my one so I will update this bit when I have done it, but it is easy to do so I don't see why this would let the product down at all.
My rating: 9/10. Mascara for life! Hopefully they will soon come out with a waterproof option and a completely plastic free option.
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