Mineral Silk is a true powder foundation. Easy to use, with a light, natural coverage that suits those who do not wish to look overly ‘made-up’ or whom prefer a natural ‘no makeup’ look. What makes it original is its ease of use. Applied on top of moisturiser or primer such as ZAO’s Sublim’Soft or Light Complexion Base, it is non-comodegenic and suitable for all skin types. This matt foundation is applied with a kabuki brush and worked into skin to create a flawless, natural finish. It is talc-free, as are all our powders.
This product, as with all Zao products, is free from parabens (synthetic preservatives), using instead micronised silver as an effective and non-toxic preservative. Zao does not use nanoparticles in their products, with the micronised silver being larger than nanoparticle size, making ZAO products safe and free from toxic preservatives.
ZAO Ingredients Highlight:
Organic corn starch: The organic corn starch is a vegetable support allowing a better adhesion of the powder on the skin, and thus a better holding of the make-up.
Organic bamboo macerate: Like organic bamboo hydrosol and bamboo powder, this material is extremely rich in organic silica, an external supply is necessary to maintain the elasticity of the upper layers of the epidermis. Indeed, organic silica stimulates the process of collagen production.
Bamboo powder: It is a white substance extracted from the joints of bamboo. Thanks to its high silica content, it remineralizes, hydrates and participates in the regeneration of your skin while reducing the shine of combination and oily skin.
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
Instructions for use: Use moisturiser before applying Mineral Silk. 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.To insert a new refill, simply push the button on the bottom of the bamboo case, which is covered by the product label; the innards pop out and then the new refill just snaps into place on insertion.
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.
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Certification:Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT, with 100% of ingredients natural and minimum 32-85% organic.
Testing on animals: No testing on animals neither on finished products, nor on ingredients
Ingredients from animal origin: None
Indication of skin type: Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin
Palm oil free: No, contains Zinc Stearate (RSPO palm oil derivative used only).
Net weight: 15 gr
Ingredients list 500 (F2): ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, SILICA, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, SQUALANE, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), GLYCERIN, AQUA (WATER), SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, CI 77820 (SILVER). *
* ingredients from Organic Farming.
Ingredients list 501/502/503/504/505/506/507/508/509/510 (F4): 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.