ZAO Compact Foundation meets the requirements of those who want a natural complexion with full coverage. Its creamy and smooth texture makes it easy to apply and smooth into skin, with a mattifying effect to cancel out shiny areas. Thanks to three skin regenerating ingredients rich in organic silica (silica powder, bamboo powder and bamboo rhizome oil), ZAO Compact Foundation is a true skin care product.
This is a tester for sampling only. Customers are entitled to purchase one sample in each shade only. Repeat and multiple purchases will be refunded.
Coverage: Build-able, from light to strong
This product, as with all ZAO products, is free from talc and 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 chemical preservatives.
Instructions for use: Easy to apply and smooth into skin, ZAO compact foundation is offered with a round sponge. It is also very convenient for an application with fingers or ZAO's foundation brush.
ZAO Beauty tip: Choose the colour that matches the colour of your skin. Neither too bright nor too dark to avoid contrast with the natural complexion of the neck. For a medium coverage, you can apply directly with fingers. The foundation is applied from the centre to the outside, without forgetting the nose.
For Foundation Shade Matching information and shade charts, click here.
Certification: Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT, with 100% of ingredients of natural origin and minimum 23% organic
Testing on animals: No testing on animals, neither on the finished product 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: Yes
Net weight: Sample size
INGREDIENTS COMPACT FOUNDATION 728 . 729 . 730 . 736 . 737 . 740 . 741 (F5): OLEYL OLEATE, SILICA, SQUALANE, APRICOT KERNEL OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERS, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL*, LAURYL OLIVATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER). MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET).
* ingredients from Organic Farming.
** made using organic ingredients.
INGREDIENTS COMPACT FOUNDATION 731 . 732 . 733 . 734 . 735 . 738 . 739 (F5): OLEYL OLEATE, SQUALANE, APRICOT KERNEL OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERS, SILICA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL*, LAURYL OLIVATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER). MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET).
* ingredients from Organic Farming
** processed from organic ingredients
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Great idea to offer samples as the shade range isn't the most diverse. Shame about the plastic blister it comes in but the product itself works very nicely, and leaves my skin feeling soft too! ZAO note: Sadly it's not that simple to swap out the plastic packaging in this particular case but we are working on it.
Good coverage, lovely scent and chemical-free. Great product.
Unfortunately I must’ve read the description wrong as I was expecting powder compacts and instead got like a hard foundation compact which wasn’t way to use, too thick on my skin.
Good coverage without looking cakey. Smooth formula but a little too hydrating for my oily T-zone
This stuff is absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended
The sample is a generous size and the quality is superb. I find it is long-lasting and one of the best natural foundation I've ever used. I will most likely purchase this again. My only reservation is the smell. It is off-putting. I personally prefer natural essential oils for fragrance and the scent of this foundation appears to be synthetic, though I could be wrong about this. Altogether a fantastic product in my opinion. ZAO note: Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. The fragrance is natural vanilla extract. We do not use essential oils as they can irritate. The organic certifying body Ecocert prohibits the use of synthetic toxins but we also insist that our makeup should be only 100% natural without any synthetic ingredients at all. Sadly we are legally required to sue the word 'parfum' to indicate the inclusion of any ingredient used for the purpose of scenting a product and it does cause confusion also.
As a first time customer to Zao I was looking to change my foundation and was given advise by Zao to try the foundations due to skin type and 'mature skin', I purchased a number of samples to compare with my skin type, I was happy with the consistency of the product, it was easy to apply on the skin, did not leave it dry or heavy. As I suffer from redness, this product did help to hide. The downside is the package of the samples, as I purchased a number, each one came in individual plastic packaging.
I FEEL THAT THIS ONE WAS THE BEST FOR MY SKIN COLOR GOOD COVERAGE ,I LIKE IT.
I was very impressed with the amount you get for a sample. You get more than a few days to try a colour out. I have loads left and I've only used it about three times! The Ivory turned out to be the better of the two I ordered. For some reason the Very Light Pink Ivory was a bit grainy and hard to spread, like a sunblock, but it did eventually blend in and was smooth in the end (just the colour was wrong for me: way too pale/pasty). The Ivory was great for my pale skin; this one was smoother to apply and you don't need a lot to get a thorough coverage. As for that, I was extremely impressed with how well this blends in and gives good overall coverage. My skin looks even and glowing, and even covered my mild acne quite well...so I ordered the full product. During and at the end of the day there's a little bit of shine, but all quite normal and expected. The staying power as actually so good that even blowing your nose doesn't leave any residue behind as some foundations produce! So great that this is zero waste foundation. Unfortunately the sample had no lid but was in a see-through plastic case, so not very zero waste but I cannot fault the product. Can totally recommend.