Zao's Aloe Vera Mascara delivers intense 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. Perfect for evening wear, this mascara will gives your lashes va-va-voom!
Formulated without synthetic preservatives and with high quality raw materials, this mascara reduces the risk of redness and irritation to your eyes. Suitable for regular use and sensitive eyes. Our mascaras are now refillable to reduce waste.
Packaged in a unique, varnished bamboo case and attractively presented in a bamboo pouch with drawstring, Zao makeup is both a beautiful gift and an item to treasure.
Please note that we have enhanced the Aloe vera mascara with an ingredient upgrade. The new formula is now available in black, with brown to follow as stocks deplete. As such, the ingredients are slightly different for each shade at this time, as detailed in the description below.
A wand is included with all refills due to hygiene regulations, but please note that a lot of wildlife charities will take old mascara wands as they are extremely useful for removing things such as fly eggs and larva from the fur and feathers of animals.
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Organic aloe vera gel: Known for its soothing virtues, organic aloe vera gel repairs and soothes the contours of the most delicate eyes.
Organic acacia gum: Acacia gum or gum arabic is derived from the resin secreted by the Acacia Senegal tree. Used as an adhesive agent, it improves the hold of Zao mascaras.
Organic carnauba wax: Secreted by the leaves of a palm tree native to Brazil, this wax is a film-forming agent that protects skin through the production of a continuous film and thus improves makeup durability.
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Organic aloe vera juice (Aloe barbadensis leaf juice): The aloe vera plant is renowned for its use in natural medicine for centuries, and is used in our mascara for its abilities to treat conjunctivitis and other eye allergies. Known for its soothing qualities, organic aloe vera juice nourishes and fortifies eyelashes.
Organic castor oil (Ricinus communis seed oil): Castor oil has purifying, nourishing and fortifying qualities, due to its richness in fatty acids and vitamin E.
Organic shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter): Shea butter is extracted from the fruits of the shea tree, which only grows in West Africa. Its richness in fatty acids promotes nourishment and moisture retention to skin. Recommended as a stimulant to wound healing, it is also protective against UV with soothing and calming qualities.
Instructions for use: 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. Visit http://COSMOS.ecocert.com for Cosmos Standards.
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 sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
Palm oil free: No, contains Glycerin (RSPO palm oil derivative used only).
Net weight: 7 ml
090 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).
091 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.
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Lovely mascara, easy to apply!
I've been looking for a long time for a water soluble mascara and it is truly hard to find anything. I've choose this product mainly for the ethical and sustainable practices but this product is great. It also has a good consistency, doesn't clump.
I really wanted to like this product because I think it's so great to have a natural mascara that is refillable. This was my first time trying a natural mascara so I can't compare it to any others. I understand that natural mascaras can't be waterproof but this mascara was under my eyes at the slightest bit of moisture e.g. when my face got hot. The mascara dries around the edges of the container too which flaked over my floor regularly when I opened it. The mascara goes on nice when you put it on and I will continue to use it when I know I'm just going to be indoors. I'm going to try the other type next.
Great product, doesn't clog, doesn't smudge, great colour!
I was impressed with this mascara as it is extremely easy to remove. it can move when it is on but my lashes feel better as they don't need to be pulled to remove mascara.
I loved the packaging and the thought of a more eco friendly mascara, but unfortunately it didn’t work out for me. The product irritates my eyes causing them to stream, which led to rivers of black down my cheek! I know this isn’t waterproof but my other non-waterproof mascara would be tear-safe to an extent. It might just be me though. I wish this could have been my new mascara but it just wasn’t meant to be...
Love the packaging but I think the little cotton bag, though cute, isn't necessary. The wand is nice and the mascara goes on well and evenly.. I'm only giving 4 stars though, as its not waterproof. Unfortunately I have very watery eyes, so ended up with panda eyes in no time at all. If you come up with a more waterproof version I will definitely buy again. ZAO note: We would love to be the first organic cosmetic company that can devise a waterproof mascara. It's seemingly impossible right now, but we continue R&D
Feels natural, slight dropping that's why I gave 4 star best I've ever brought as experienced no stinging, clumping or stickiness. dryness. Excentuates well, I chose brown its dark I like. Will definitely buy this again, like sustainable packaging. I am very happy thank you!
nice case and looking forward to not throwing bulky plastic in the bin anymore. the mascara itself is a tiny bit on the dry side. pretty decent all-day wear, though definitely not waterproof or rub-proof. ZAO note: Sadly it's not yet possible to make waterproof organic mascaras without using synthetic ingredients and plasticizers. It's a challenge the entire organic makeup sector wants to crack as it's so difficult to do so!