At Zao Essence of Nature, we believe you should be able to feel authentically beautiful and empowered without compromising your health, the animals, and the planet.

Offering the best of Mother Earth, Zao Essence of Nature cosmetics reflect healthy living and a luxurious extension of your natural beauty.

Inspired by a respect for nature found in both Zen and Tao philosophies, our sustainable brand was founded with a commitment to world-class products, sustainability, a minimal carbon footprint, and formulations of 100% natural ingredients derived from organic farming.

Besides, to give you the best level of assurance and serenity that you deserved, our  Quality & Sustainability are officially recognised by well-known international organisations.

We are proud of our unique status as the first refillable make-up brand, Certified 100% Natural, Certified Organic Farming, Certified GMO Free & Gluten-free, and Certified Vegan & Cruelty-Free.

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

100% Natural Formulas

We are devoted to offering cosmetics with irreproachable formulas with 100% of the ingredients of natural origin*.

Our best sourced raw materials are obtained by non-polluting and minimal transformations of plants or minerals. Under our ecological and ethical commitments, we are always looking for new natural ingredients to guarantee you the best quality ingredients.

*Except our bio-sourced nail polishes that are free from 14  chemicals.

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

In harmony with nature

We source the best ingredients to proudly manufacture sustainably-crafted products and an innovative refill system that help to minimise your environmental impact.

We never test on animals. And since your skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it, we never, ever, use chemicals in our products. 

Our ingredients and cosmetics are certified by Ecocert, Cosmebio, Peta, we have the mention Slow Cosmetic.

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

Preferred Organic Farming

All of our cosmetics are certified Natural & Organic by Ecocert & labelled Cosmebio*. Since our beginning, we have chosen raw materials from organic farming.

By selecting ingredients free of artificial fertilisers and pesticides, we are minimising the pollution of soil & groundwater, protecting biodiversity and taking care of your health.

The active ingredients contained in organic plants are much more concentrated, that also increase the biocompatibility with your skin.

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

Respect for the animal world

For the sake of respect of all living creatures, none of our raw materials and none of our finished cosmetics are tested on animals.

We ban the use of ingredients of animal origin, such as beeswax and cochineal.

In addition, our brushes are made of synthetic bristles rather than animal hair.

All Zao products are proudly Vegan & Cruelty-Free certified by PETA

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

The beauty of Bamboo outside,
The benefits of Bamboo inside

We favor bamboo use, one of the fastest-growing plants on earth, a sustainable resource with minimal impact on the environment.

Long revered as a symbol of longevity, strength, tenacity, and flexibility, bamboo is our cornerstone for our refillable casing and ingredients.

Controlled harvested bamboo makes our meticulously crafted packaging stylish, elegant, timeless, and durable. This remarkable plant’s powders, leaves, and oils also strengthen and promote our products' health-enhancing qualities.

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

Refillable System

Who says you can’t be playful, beautiful, and environmentally savvy?  

Thanks to our easy and innovative system, most of our products are refillable. Simply choose a bamboo item that includes makeup on your first purchase and then order refills as you need them.  

Cost savings, less packaging, and a makeup tailored to your needs with conveniently rotated shades to match seasons and occasions.

Our bamboo is certified by the Forest Stewardship council 100%.

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

Official recognition of our commitments

Besides, our deep devotion to offer you a cleaner, safer and sustainable cosmetics. Be assured that our commitments are fulfilled.

Indeed, they are officially certified through international certifications recognised by professionals for the high standards and the quality of the guarantees. 

ZAO Essence of Nature - Cleaner, Safer & Sustainable Beauty

Supporting people with disability

The finalisation of our products requires a lot of manual operations.

ZAO cosmetics offer a gateway to the "ordinary environment" for workers with disabilities in a medical-social environment.

They carry out the complete assembly of ZAO products (refillability, pouch packaging) as well as the digital printing of all labeling. Thank heaps for your support!