I love this Zao powder! It sets, mattifies and balances the complexion for a smooth and silky finish! It's perfect for people who want a lightweight, breathable powder that lasts all day! Use this powder to create a luminous finish whilst minimising shine on the face! Formulated without synthetic preservatives and with high-quality raw materials, this refillable powder is perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin. This powder is also free from talc and and nano particles. COMPACT POWDER FEATURES Beautiful bamboo casing and cotton pouch with drawstring Refillable to reduce waste NO synthetic preservatives Cruelty-free Vegan Net weight: 9 g Full ingredients in the tab below HOW TO USE - For a matt effect, apply the compact powder with the Zao Face Brush. To cover problem areas, use a sponge to apply the compact powder, such as ZAO's natural rubber sponge. In both cases, always choose the same shade to your skin tone and use the product immediately after moisturising. To perfect your complexion over foundation, apply compact powder by choosing a tone lighter your skin tone.ZAO BEAUTY TIP - Always remember to dust your eyes before applying mascara and eyeliner, to set your eye makeup and prevent it smudging after a long day. Looking for a darker shade? Go for the Mineral Cooked Powder no. 344 (chocolate) – this is a matt cooked powder that is not only used for a bronzing effect but also as an everyday powder to mattify the full face or as a blush for darker skin. MY FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS Micronised bamboo stem powder - Regenerates epidermis - A white substance extracted from the nodes of the bamboo. It is mainly composed of pure silica and has been widely used in oriental medicine. Organic silica, which is a component of connective tissue, is present throughout the human body and regenerates the epidermis as it is involved in the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Over time, our capital silica diminishes causing demineralisation and loss of skin elasticity. It is therefore necessary to regularly replenish the skin with transcutaneous supplies. Organic cocoa butter - Moisturises and protects - Cocoa butter protects the skin from aggressive external influences. It helps maintain moisture levels as it slows water loss from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin surface. Silver powder - Natural preservative - These micro-particles of pure silver are antiseptic (especially on skin and mucous membranes) and antibacterial as well, thereby preserving the product and protecting the skin. Silica - Toning and moisturising - The human body contains about seven grams of silica, far more than any other mineral including iron (and silica is the second component of the earth's crust with a 28% share after oxygen with 47%). An essential quality of silica is that it allows the body to efficiently absorb and assimilate minerals and vitamins. The connective tissue of the human body (cell wall) is composed of collagen and elastin. These molecules need silica, which, however, is no longer synthesised from an age of about twenty. An external supply is needed especially for the skin. For this reason, most of the products in the ZAO range contain organic silica. FIND YOUR SHADE To find your shade click here. Shade 301 is invisible and suits fair complexions for whom added colour looks unnatural. Shade 302 suits those with medium complexions and warm undertones. Shade 303 suits those with medium complexions and neutral undertones. Shade 304 suits those with medium complexions and cool/olive undertones. Shade 305 suits those with darker complexions and cool undertones.