The natural and the organic like an obvious

Zao Make-Up is a make-up brand owned by Cosm’Etika France. It was co-founded in 2012 by three friends, David Reccole, Philippe Donnat and Yvan Rouvier. Lovers of nature and aware of the impact of our consumption on the environment, the three friends chose to develop a brand of organic makeup in accordance with their deep values. They gave birth to Zao Make-Up, the first rechargeable make-up brand, 100% natural and certified organic by Ecocert.

It’s in Asia that everything starts…

The inspiration came from Asian countries for which one of the founders, David Reccole has always been passionate about. Traveller by nature, he has travelled to India, Vietnam and China …

The idea was born from a Taiwanese friend who one day offered him a box containing a mechanical pencil and a bamboo pen. Seeing these two cylindrical objects with such thin walls, he had a brain wave! If it is possible to make a pen, it is conceivable to create lipsticks and other bamboo makeup packaging. On his return from Asia, the three friends were conquered by the idea and the adventure of Zao began …

“The beauty of bamboo outside, the benefits of bamboo inside.”

Convinced that a line of certified organic makeup must use a natural packaging, the elegance and modernity of bamboo assert themselves as obvious for David, Philippe and Yvan. All trees are carbon storers but bamboo’s exceptional growth rate makes it a carbon capture champion during its life-cycle. It allows Zao products to display a reduced carbon footprint.

Bamboo is also incorporated into formulas in the form of sap powder, leaf hydrosol or bamboo rhizome macerate. This plant is rich in organic silica, an element naturally present in our body and that which participates in the process of producing collagen, which preserves the elasticity of tissues.

Bamboo is the distinction and identity of Zao Make-Up.

Our Commitments

100% natural formulas*
Oganic farming preferred
Respect of animals
Refillable makeup
Sustainable packaging
Quality and innovation

* Except our nail polish which are “8 free”. This means: without toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, dibutyl phthalate, paraben, xylene and rosin.