***Please note the light pink nail varnish in this pack has broken and leaked! The other products are otherwise fine!***
This Limited Edition Sublime Manicure Kit makes a perfect gift for every nail lover out there or someone that has been living plastic-free and may not have found an alternative before!
Have you been searching high and low for plastic-free nail varnish? They don't seem to be 'thing' anywhere which is why I'm super happy to now be stocking Zao Bamboo top nail varnishes for more than just the obvious reason...
Not only does the bamboo lid cut down on a lot of plastic (the brush inside is still plastic) but this doesn't contain any toxic ingredients! Instead, it will enrich your nails in silica which is made from bamboo oil and you can use without limitation!
These nail polishes are 80% natural and '10 free', meaning that 10 known toxins traditionally found in nail polish have been replaced; without any toxic ingredients and enriched in silica from bamboo oil, you can use them without limitation. ZAO has replaced petrochemical solvents with agro-solvents from potatoes, corn, manioc and wheat.
Non-toxic product: Organic water-based nail polishes chip and flake very easily, so ZAO has devised a nail polish that delivers the quality of traditional nail polishes but without the toxic chemicals, resulting in an effective and long-lasting nail polish that does not compromise your health.
- x1 nail and cuticle care oil to nourish, strengthen and moisturise nails
- x1 glass nail file, perfect for protecting and perfecting fragile nails
- x3 '10 free' nail polishes: Pink Nude, Purple Grey and Pearly Red, all enriched with silica-rich bamboo extract to strengthen nails
THE BEST INGREDIENT
- Bamboo rhizome macerate: thanks to its high content of organic silica, the bamboo macerate helps to give strength to nails, making them more resistant to splitting and cracking.
WHY I LOVE ZAO
- Although this product is not completely plastic-free, by switching the top to a bamboo lid it will reduce a lot of plastic from the overall product! They will one day soon be refillable too so you keep the brush and just replace the pot!
- No testing on animals, neither on the finished product nor on ingredients
- No animal-derived ingredients are used
- Size: 8ml
- Refillable: no
- Dibutyl phthalate: Endocrine disruptor. Irritation of the eyes (lacrimation, conjunctivitis) and upper respiratory tract (nasopharyngitis, bronchitis possible), if ingested or inhaled: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hematuria, dizziness, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and nephrotoxicity)
- Toluene: Neurotoxic. Its vapours may be irritating to the upper respiratory tract and eyes above 100 ppm. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, peeling and cracking. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression.
- Formaldehyde: Carcinogen. In 2004, IARC has classified formaldehyde as a carcinogen to humans (Group 1). In Europe, it is classified as "category 3 carcinogen" (possibly carcinogenic to humans), but after a more severe proposal of France, this classification is under review.
- Xylene: Irritating and nerve: This product causes mild eye irritation and moderate skin irritation. Inhalation of vapours may cause central nervous system depression. Exposure to vapours may cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Following repeated or prolonged contact, this product has a degreasing effect on the skin. It can cause redness, scaling and cracking.
- Colophony (rosin): Irritating / respiratory disorders: Several cases of skin sensitization are also reported. The cases are isolated but quite varied: beauticians who applied depilatory waxes containing rosin, as well as artists who reacted to their stage makeup.
- Synthetic Camphor: Irritation: eyes, upper respiratory tract if inhaled: decreased frequency of breathing, slow heart rate, worsened symptoms if inhaled in large doses.
Source: CSST - Toxicological directory service (http://www.reptox.csst.qc.ca/)
DAMAGED Zao '10 Free' Sublime Manicure
100% plastic-free makeup that is certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free and doesn't contain synthetic chemicals is something we can only dream of. However, Zao Makeup are ticking A LOT of those boxes and its range of refillable bamboo makeup has really got me (and all of you) VERY excited!
WHY? Because their range of bamboo and refillable makeup reduce A LOT of plastic waste in an area of our lives that has been impossible up until now! Even though their range is not 100% plastic-free (due to health & safety in the beauty industry) they are striving to find alternatives to plastic and fighting to change how the beauty industry work.
It is so important for me to support brands like Zao, who despite the restrictions they are up against, they are doing everything they can possibly do right now to reduce waste, fight against animal testing and harmful chemicals. Whilst achieving all of these things they are still fighting for change in the industry and I want to be a part of that!
Ingredients List: (Cuticle oil): PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TOCOPHEROL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE).
Ingredients List: (673 and 675): BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SILICA, ETOCRYLENE. MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER), CI 77266 (BLACK 2), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77019 (MICA), CI 74160 (PIGMENT BLUE 15), CI 74260 (PIGMENT GREEN 7), CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30), CI 15880 (RED 34 LAKE), CI 12085 (RED 36), CI 77861 (TIN OXIDE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE).
Ingredients List: (674): BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PHOSPHORIC ACID, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SILICA, CI 77266 (BLACK 2), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE), CI 15880 (RED 34 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE).