What is this?
ZAO Nail hardener has been designed to strengthen brittle nails, thanks to its silica content, which forms a protective layer to take care of your nails. The nail hardener makes your nails become stronger and reduces splitting due to the enrichign bamboo rhizome macerate.
You can use nail strengthener to reinforce your brittle nails by itself, or, you can use it in replacement of a base coat, underneath your nail polish.
Inspired by plants, its vegan and Bio-sourced formula is composed of 82 % ingredients from natural origin (corn, potatoes, manioc and wheat (see ingredients)).
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT SHIP NAIL POLISHES TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND DUE TO AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS**
Non toxic product: toluene*, formaldehyde*, dibutyl phthalate*, formaldehyde resin, paraben, xylene*, camphor, rosin*, styrene and benzophenone. Therefore, with the new 10 free formula, we have now removed 2 new harmful ingredients: styrene and benzophenone.. Organic water-based nail polishes chip and flake very easily, so Zao has devised a nail polish that enjoys 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.
Testing on animals: No testing on animals neither on finished products, nor on ingredients.
Palm oil free: Hardener contains palm oil-derived propylene glycol (RSPO palm oil derivative used only).
Ingredients from animal origins: None
8 ml / 0.27 fl.oz.
Compared to generic shop makeup with a shelf life of 6-12 months, ZAO makeup has at least a 3 year expiry date. Liquids have a 3-year expiry date from date of manufacture, creams at 4 years and powders have 5 years!
What are we made of?
INGREDIENTS HARDENER :
ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ALCOHOL, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, AQUA (WATER), DISODIUM EDTA, GLYCERIN, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, METHYLTHIOPROPYLAMIDO ACETYL METHIONINE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRIMETHYLPENTANEDIYL DIBENZOATE, HEXANAL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS SAP EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, PISTACIA LENTISCUS (MASTIC) GUM, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, SPINACIA OLERACEA (SPINACH) LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, ETOCRYLENE, CI 60725 (VIOLET 2).
Bamboo extract us naturally rich in organic silica, which makes the nails harder and more resistant breaking and brittleness.
How do you use me?
Use on its own or when using it underneath nail polish, apply the hardener as a base coat, after ensuring that your nails are free from oils.
Start from the base of the nail and work your way towards the tip, one stroke in the middle and follow on with one either side. Make sure your coloured nail polish, or any layers are perfectly dry before applying the next layer. Generally I would recommend using 2 thin coats of colour before the top coat for an even spread and best coverage.