France are one of the leaders in the world in regards to producing organic cosmetics, adhering to very strict guidelines.
These organic products are certified by Ecocert in the EU and Cosmebio in France, on top of this they have won the reputable Victoire de la Beaute Award and Beyond Beauty Paris award.
Not only are these products non-toxic and petro chemical free, but they are also fully recycable, follow strong environmental ethics and are against animal testing.
Currently The French Organic Company are keeping an eye out for new stockists in QLD, if you would like to be part of selling these great products, please contact them for a chat.
I'll be reviewing ZAO make-up in this post, followed by the brands Acorelle and Solyvia in future posts.
The following products can be purchased via the French Organic Company website and at selected stockists.
ZAO PREMIUM ORGANIC CERTIFIED MAKE-UP
What really stood out for me is is the eco-friendly bamboo refillable packaging used in the ZAO collection.
ZAO have developed 100% natural formulas enriched with active organic ingredients.
Long lasting with stunning colours.
An innovative product presented in botanical material: bamboo.
Refillable lipstick/Pearly Pink
Moistuirzing and soft with a smooth texture. The pearly pink lipstick is a big hit with the women in my family, it's the perfect shade of pink for daytime work or evening wear. This is such a pretty shade of pink, not too bright and lightens up a dull complexion. Two of the ingredients which I think makes this lipstick feel so silky is pomergerante and cocoa butter.
The cocoa butter helps with dry skin and pomegerante helps prevent fine lines, as it assists in the production of collagen.
There are a myriad of oil and plant extracts to keep lips feeling hydrated and full of colour. For me the colour stayed on for quite a long time, only needing a couple of touch ups during the day.
This lipstick also smells gorgeous, like an expensive lipstick, but without the chemicals and without the hefty price tag.
Now for the bamboo packaging, I love it, it's classy and eco-friendly and comes in a cute little cotton pouch. The best part is that the packaging is refillable, making this very economical, as you can swap and change different colours. The lipsticks also come in matte shades.
The pearly white is a great base to wear over the entire eyelid and to layer other colours on top. I don't have big eyes, so the shimmer in these shadows brings out my eyes.
The powder applies smoothly, blends very easily and isn't over-powering or heavy. They come in many other colours to suit everyones tastes, from subtle and matte to pearly and bright.
The shadow comes in refillable bamboo containers and also comes with it's own cotton pouch.
These are some of the key ingredients in the eye-shadow, Bamboo stem powder - composed of silica and used in oriental medicine, necessary to replenish skin's elasticity, rice powder - elimiates fat from skin withough clogging pores and micronised silver powder - a natural preservative and anti-septic, keeping your product and skin safe from bacteria.
I can't wait to try out the other colours in this range, I've been using this every day as a base to my eyeshadows.
Being as pale as I am, I love a good bronzer, but not one that will make me look orange. This powder is perfect for my skin, as it's light texture makes it easy to apply and the colour gives me a summery light tanned looked. I applied on the contours of my face and decollatage.
Containing bamboo stem powder, siberian ginseng, micronised silver powder and silica. Not only does it make you look good, but it makes you feel good, knowing that you're treating your skin to nourishing organic ingredients.
Made with real clay with a slight shimmer and cooked in an oven. A very natural looking powder which adds a nice sun-kissed glow.
This also comes in the refillable bamboo packaging with cotton pouch, which I love.