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.
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 22-32% 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: INCI/CTFA: 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 list 501/502/503/504/505/506/507/508/509/510: INCI/CTFA: 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.
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Great eco-friendly foundation that's easy to use and a great price
Easy to use, smells nice and is a great shade for my skin. Terrible that it's been discontinued.
The only issue I have with the product is that it contains Titanium Dioxide which is a known cancer causing ingredient. Some of the other ingredients I haven't researched into. I wish this element was removed as it would make me feel better about reordering. I've ordered similar products without Titanium Dioxide in and they are more than double the price, so I'm guessing as well as being a light reflector, it is a bulking out agent which is cheap, and thus brings the price down. Zao comment: Titanium is dangerous when it gets inside cells but Zao does not use nanoparticles as metallic nanoparticles can be dangerous. The size particle we use is too large to enter human cells.