Ingredient Showcase

ZUANNA IS FREE FROM synthetic ingredients, fragrance, preservatives, sulphates, fillers, mineral oil, plastic packaging, parabens and many other nasties!

Our facial oils are made using cold-pressed, unrefined oils, making it high in skin-loving nutrients essential for skin rejuvenation. The facial oils work beautifully in the morning especially underneath makeup, leaving your skin fresh and glowing! Or in the evening to nourish and support your cells while you sleep.

All ingredients are 100% Natural, Certified Organic or Wildcrafted.

Certified Organic ingredients are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or GMOs. They are produced using environmentally sustainable practices through soil and land health, and balanced eco-systems.

Wildcrafted plants are uncultivated plants gathered from their natural habitat as opposed to cultivating them in a greenhouse or on a farm. Wildcrafted is superior to Organic if picked where there is no runoff from polluted water or contamination from exhaust. Unlike Organic produce, wildcrafted is never sprayed with anything, they are pure as nature intented.

The oils used in our range are a combination of Certified Organic, Virgin and Cold pressed. No refined oils have been used in our range.

Cold pressing is a simple method where cold pressed oil is obtained through pressing or grinding fruit or seeds with stainless steel presses. There is a little bit of heat produced in the process due to friction that averages at about 40 degrees Celsius. The temperature cannot rise above 49 degrees Celsius. With lower temperatures and oxidation rates it preserves the nutrient profile. It is a clean and natural process using no toxic chemicals.

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Carrier Oils

Acai Oil (Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil)
Acai berries are recognized as one of the most powerful antioxidant berries known, which makes this highly active oil a must have ingredient in any skin care regime! It contains vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 E and C, minerals such as phosphorous, calcium and potassium as well as polyphenols, anthocyanins and phytosterols making it a powerful emollient for dry and ageing skin. Acai oil is rich in essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 9; this powerful combination improves the skin's overall health and appearance, it also has the ability to reduce redness and irritation whilst restoring elasticity in the skin.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Almond Sweet Oil (Prunis Amygdalus Dulcis Oil) Certified Organic - Virgin
Almond oil is rich in proteins and high in Vitamin D, known for its softening and re-conditioning properties. It is light in texture and can penetrate deep into the skin dislodging the dirt and debris accumulated in the skin pore, this prevents blackheads and acne. Rich in Vitamin E proteins, potassium and zinc it aids in the healing and prevention of acne prone skin. Almond Oil also contains high levels of vitamin K, which is perfect for combating dark circles whilst being very gently on the eyes. Sweet almond oil has been chosen for our beautifying cleanser as it contanins many powerful nutrients that are beneficial for the skin; it enriches complexion and preserves glow, furthermore as mentioned above it is perfect for breaking down makeup and sebum buildup.

You will find this ingredient in our Beautifying Oil Cleanser

Apricot Oil (Prunus armeniaca kernel) Certified Organic - Virgin
This oil contains high levels of Oleic acid and vitamin E making it perfect for rejuvenating dehydrated skin. Vitamin A and C help the skin retain its elasticity, clarity and suppleness making it a great addition for dry, sensitive and mature aged skin. Apricot oil penetrates deep into the skin keeping it moisturized for longer periods of time.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) Certified Organic
This highly sought after oil is mostly grown in Morocco and referred to as 'liquid gold'. It has a high concentration of essential fatty acids making it regenerative and restorative. It has a comedogenic rating of 0, which makes it perfect for all skin types. It assists with acne, balancing the skins sebum and soothing inflammation. Whilst this oil is highly nourishing, it sinks in to skin immediately without leaving a greasy residue. Argan oil restores the appearance of dull skin leaving a healthy sheen.

You will find this ingredient in our Flawless Elixir Facial Oil

Prickly Pear/Barbary Fig Oil (Opuntia ficus-indica seed)
Containing high levels of vitamin E and Betelains known as antioxidants, this oil makes a powerful ingredient for skin health. The vitamin E is a free radical fighter, which stimulates cell renewal keeping the skin looking fresh and youthful. Packed with vitamin K this oil helps lighten dark circles under the eyes and even out discoloured skin tone. Necessary essential fatty acids work by penetrating deeply into the skin keeping the collagen moisturized and the pores tightened. It also contains tissue-healing zinc, which is a known blemish eraser. What's great about this oil is that although it is moisturizing, it is non-comedogenic so it will absolutely not clog your pores and there is no greasy feeling left on skin making it an ideal ingredient for sensitive/acne prone skin.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil

Buriti Oil (Mauritia flexuosa fruit) Virgin
Buriti fruit originates from the Brazilian Moriche palm, which is referred to by natives as “The tree of life”, they consider the tree to be sacred. This oil is a rich source of natural beta carotene containing five times more beta carotine than carrots. Beta carotine is a powerful antioxidant, reducing the potential of inflammatory damage to the skin and protecting the lipid membranes that surround all skin cells, therefore keeping these cells healthy. Buriti oil is also a rich source of fatty acids, which help not only support the production of collagen and elastin but also provide moisturization. It is deeply nourishing, repairs the epidermis and is highly effective in improving the skin’s elasticity. The photo-protective properties of the oil help skin cells to cope better with potential UVA and UVB damage. Having a deep rich red colour it works perfectly in our Flawless Elixir.

You will find this ingredient in our Flawless Elixir Facial Oil

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis sativa seed Oil) Certified Organic - Virgin
Hemp seed oil is one of the 'Holy Grail' oils, being a perfectly balanced oil it contains all of the 21 amino acids and offers a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Hemp seed oil also has an impressive list of vitamins and minerals including; carotene (Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc, it also provides a good source of chlorophyll. The linoleic and alpa-linolenic acids deliver potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for treatment of acne, dermatitis and other skin inflammatory conditions. Hemp seed oil is perfect for all skin types, it has a zero comedogneic rating and helps balance skins sebum, which makes it especially beneficial for treating and preventing acne breakouts. Hemp seed also helps to improve water resistance by protecting the skin from reverse osmosis effects of water, which causes skin to lose its nutrients.

You will find this ingredient in our Beautifying Oil Cleanser

Macadamia Oil (Integrifolia seed) Certified Organic - Virgin
Macadamia nut oil contains the highest level of palmitoleic acid than any other plant oil. Palmitoleic acid has many anti ageing properties; one being that it slows the rate at which our skin matures. High levels of palmitoleic acid makes it the perfect choice for a mature or dry skin and the linoleic fatty acid content makes this oil also great for a parched, dehydrated skin that has difficulty retaining moisture. It's phytosterols are protective, aiding in skin recovery to help reduce itchiness and inflammation. It is a light weight oil which gives it a nice workable film.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Marula Oil (sclerocarya birrea seed)
Known as Africa's beauty secret this impressive oil is highly nutritious whilst remaining very light in texture. It is fast absorbing and suitable for all skin types, It has a fine molecule structure which protects the skin leaving a beautiful silky texture to the skin. This nourishing beauty food is a wonderful hydrator, helping to balance moisture levels in the skin. It is also a non-comedogenic oil so it will not clog pores. Marula oil is said to contain more antioxidants than any other oil as well as containing vitamin E and C, which improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of lines on ageing skin. Antimicrobial properties aid in fighting of blemishes whilst Omega 3 and 6 help to treat and repair scar damage.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil

Melon Seed Oil (Citrullus Vulgaris)
Melon seed oil is a highly beneficial and easily absorbing oil, which works wonders on all skin type. It is high in antioxidants such as lycopene and works to prevent premature aging by retaining moisture in the skin. Melon seed oil restores elasticity in the skin, it does not clog pores or prevent the body from naturally eliminating toxins through the skin. Melon seed is an exotic and exceptionally emollient oil, which infuses a silky glow to your face, an excellent ingredient to have in your skin care regime.

You will find this ingredient our Beautifying Oil Cleanser

Rose Hip Oil (Rosa moschata seed) Virgin
Rosehip hip oil is a natural age-fighter, containing vitamin A, C and lycopene, which work to destroy free radicals and stimulate collagen production. Trans-retinoic acid in rosehip oil reduces the activity of skin damaging enzymes, which cause premature ageing from sun exposure. Essential fatty acids help to improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. In addition it contains vitamin F, which assists in tissue regeneration making it a wonderful ingredient for scarring, and fine lines.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed) Certified Organic - Virgin
This underestimated oil is a problematic skin saviour with a comedogenic rating of 0 it does not clog pores, it absorbs into skin easily and doesn't leave an oily residue. Rich in vitamin E, it has amazing anti-aging properties fighting off free radicals that are harmful to a healthy, toned complexion. Sunflower oil contains essential vitamins and minerals for glowing skin such as; palmitic acid, stearic acid, lecithin, tocopherols, carotenoids, selenium, proteins, copper, Iron, zinc, calcium, omega-6 fatty acids. It also acts as moisturizer, by helping the body cells retain water inside them.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil. It is also a component used to stabilize CO2's and antioxidants found in our Beautifying Oil Cleanser, Moisture Boost Facial Oil and Flawless Elixir Facial Oil.

 

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Essential Oils

100% Pure Certified Organic and conventional essential oils have been used in our forlmula's, using only high quality produce which deliver a remarkable aromatic vibrancy. These have not been blended, nor formulated, and don't contain any other technical additions. The extraction process is either steam distillation or cold expression.

Essential oils are extracted from flowers, leaves, roots and other plant parts to produce a volatile oil with rich aromatic plant compounds. Essential oils carry beneficial skin care properties, however care should always be taken if pregnant or nursing. We have added essential oils in very small percentages in some of our range they include; Moisture Boost Facial Oil and Hydra Balance Facial Oil.

Bergamot Bergaptene Free Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia fruit)
Origin - Italy
Bergamot is a citrus fruit grown mainly in Sicily and Calabria, regions of Italy. The extraction method of this oil is cold expression of crude oil which then undergoes molecular distillation to produce Bergamot Bergaptene Free Oil. Bergapten is a psoralen (also known as furocoumarins) found in bergamot essential oil, It is the chemical in bergamot oil that causes phototoxicity. Bergapten-free bergamot doesn’t cause the skin to become sensitive to sunlight however care should still be taken whilst exposed to sunlight. Bergamot is loved for it's euphoric scent, which is the fragrant responsible for the unmistakable aroma of earl grey tea, however this is not it's only benefit. It also carries wonderful skin care properties, being effective to achieve clear and flawless skin. Antibacterial properties make a potent anti-acne remedy, helping to kill off bacteria. Bergamot is also an antiseptic and a tonic meaning that it encourages wound healing and skin regeneration whilst toning up the skin, the added benefit is that it slows down the ageing process to reveal a younger and fresher look.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Geranium Bourbon Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
Origin - Madagascar
Geranium essential oil is all about balance, it has a pleasant uplifting aroma with a flowery feminine scent. It helps normalize hormonal functions and secretions, guarding against hormonal acne. Geranium essential oil contains cytophylactic properties that help fight off skin infections, it is antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial. It is a natural astringent, tightening skin and controlling oiliness which helps reduce the appearance of pores.
Rich in antioxiadants Geranium oil wards of free radicals and promotes healthy skin renewal, whilst moisturizing dry skin cells to keep skin soft and supple.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Frankincense Olibanum Oil (Boswellia carterii)
Origin - Somalia
This ancient healing essential oil is made by steam distilling the resin of the Boswellia Tree, creating an alluring earthy smell. This oil is not only known for it's aroma but also it's many wonderful skin benefits. Potent anti-ageing qualities promote cell regeneration and astringent capabilities by toning and lifting the skin also helping to fade scars and age spots.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Manuka Oil (Leptospermun scoparium branch/leaf)
Origin - New Zealand
For centuries, New Zealand Maori have used the Manuka Oil to treat many skin disorders, with wonderful skin healing properties it is effective in treating damaged skin and scarring. Manuka's antibacterial properties work to promote the growth and regeneration of fresh skin cells and tissure repair. Manuka oil is antiseptic, anti viral and anti fungal, making it an especially useful oil in the treatment of problematic skin.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil

Ylang Ylang Complete Oil (Cananga odorata flower) Certified Organic
Origin - Madagascar
Ylang Ylang Complete is an incredibly luxurious oil, used for centuries to beautify the skin. Delivering a sweet intoxicating aroma, it is renowned for regulating skin sebum which makes it is ideal for all skin types. Ylang ylang has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it also has a unique ability to improve the absorbtion of moisture to your skin, which minimizes the look of fine lines and large pores.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil

 

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CO2 Extracts/Antioxidants

Super critical CO2 extraction is a relatively new method that best delivers the active properties of a plant. It is a process that produces extremely pure plant extracts. It is natural; no toxic chemicals, no thermal stress and no solvents are used in this processing. Low temperature and waste emissions make it extremely environmentally friendly and efficient. More extracted oil equals less wasted raw materials. CO2 is also chemically inert so the extraction is done in a virtual vaccum with no oxygen present, no oxygen means no risk of oxidisation.

In this process, CO2 in its super critical fluid state is passed through raw plant material. The fluid extracts all biologically active components as it passes and takes place at about 30 degrees Celsius. There are no high temperatures used which can break down nutritional profile of raw materials meaning it maintains very high preservation of nutrients, which also tends to preserve the genuine aroma of the plant.

Chia CO2 Oil (Salvia hispanica seed)
Chia seed has an excellent amino acid profile, providing both omega 3 and 6, the chia seed plant possibly has the highest Omega 3 acid profile found in any other plant. Chia seed boosts anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties making it a wonderful ingredient for those with sensitive skin.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil

Evening Primrose CO2 Oil (Oenothera Biennis oilCertified Organic
Organic Evening Primrose CO2 extract is nutrient-dense; with antioxidant vitamins, minerals, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E, and Omega 6 & 9 Essential Fatty Acids. Evening Primrose has excellent moisturising, age-defying and skin-softening properties. It is used to reduce blemishes, wrinkles, inflammation and redness. It aids skin cell repair & rejuvenation,and increases elasticity and firmness, leaving skin smooth. Using a CO2 extract ensures a fuller profile of the plant’s composition, without the need for high temperatures.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Kiwi Seed CO2 Oil (Actinidia chinensis seed) Unrefined
Kiwifruit Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of Actinidia chinensis. It contains more than 60% alpha linolenic acid (Omega 3, ALA) which is an Essential Fatty Acid that our body is unable to produce and should therefore be present in our diet for the maintenance of good health. Kiwifruit Seed Oil is ideally suited for skin as the high concentration of ALA helps to maintain moisture, it provides a natural source of energy and helps to maintain resilience and lubrication of all cells. It also combines with protein and cholesterol to form living membranes that hold the body cells together which makes it the perfect anti- ageing ingredient.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil

Rosemary Leaf Extract CO2 (Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract) Certified Organic
This Powerhouse antioxidant protects against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin, It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and skin toning properties. The Rosemary leaf extract has been used in all Zuanna Oil formulations as it extends the shelf-life by keeping cold pressed oils fresh and stable.

You will find this ingredient in our Hydra Balance Facial Oil, Flawless Elixir Facial Oil, Moisture Boost Facial Oil and Beautifying Oil Cleanser

Rose Hip CO2 Oil (Rosa canina seed extract) Certified Organic
This highly nutririous extract is renowned for its regenerative properties due to the presence of high levels of vitamin E and retinoic acid (an acid that converts to Vitamin A) and all three essential fatty acids: Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. It has been expressed using cool temperatures via super-critical CO2 extraction under use of natural carbon dioxide. The product contains no residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms.

You will find this ingredient in our Moisture Boost Facial Oil

Seabuckthorn Berries CO2 (Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract) Certified Organic
Seabuckthorn Berry CO2 extract is a phenomenal ingredient perfect for age fighting. It is recognised for its outstanding cellular regeneration properties. Containing an exceptional amount of natural tocopherols, carotenoids and essential fatty acids. CO2 Supercritical extraction is the cleanest, most environmentally friendly and efficient method to extract sea buckthorn oil while best preserving the nutritional profile of the fruit.
Not only is Seabuckthorn berry CO2 highly effective with dehydrated, mature, acne prone and eczema; it also contains high levels of betacarotene, which gives this unique ingredient it's deep red-orange color making it a perfect choice for Zuanna's Flawless Elixir leaving your skin with a beautiful sun kissed glow.
It is produced by supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms.

You will find this ingredient in our Flawless Elixir Facial Oil

 

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Clays/Powders/Exfoliants

Colloidal Oats (Avena sativa kernel meal)
Oats are rich in beta-glucans, which are polysaccharides that can reduce skin inflammation, activate immune cells in the skin and stimulate collagen deposition making it a natural skin healer. Colloidal oatmeal is processed in a way to give it a cationic charge and fine particle size for optimal dispersion across the skin. Regular oatmeal has no charge and therfore doesnt have the long lasting effects colloidal oatmeal does. The colloidal oatmeal allows superior beta-glucan absorption
Ancient Egyptians were the first to recognize the skin soothing properties of oats, being a rich source in saponins, which are chemical compounds found in numerous plant species, saponins give oatmeal remarkable cleansing, moisturizing and soothing qualities. The starches in oats are also able to absorb water and bind it to the skin. Oats are a rich source of Avenanthramides which are a unique group of antioxidants, the main active helps to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Rhassoul Clay (Moroccan lava clay)
Rhassoul is extracted from the deposits inside the Atlas mountains of Morocco and unlike many other clays it has not been exposed to surface contaminants. Ghassoul/Rhassoul originates from the Arabic word Rassala, meaning "to wash" and has been used by Moroccan woman since ancient times, this beauty secret has many skin care benefits. It is the powerful negative charge that makes this clay so effective, releasing toxins and heavy metals from under the skins layer, drawing it to the clay particle. Rhassoul clay is anti-microbial and is composed of 100% minerals and trace elements. The clay particles help to gently exfoliate the skin and tighten pores, whilst evening out skin tone. The beauty about Rhassoul clay is that it is suitable for all skin types; it helps to nourish skin, reduce breakouts and draw out blackheads, the high level of minerals also helps to retain skin elasticity.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Hibiscus Powder (Sabdariffa flower) Certified Organic
Hibiscus flowers are a natural source of alpha hydroxy acid which exfoliate the skin, being high in flavanoids and vitamin C it helps speed up cell rejuvenation and control breakouts. Also known as the "botox plant", hibiscus helps with skin elasticity and pore tightening.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Licorice Root Powder (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Certified Organic
This powerful ingredient contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,and antiviral properties. The main compounds found in licorice are sapoins, glycyrrizinc, flavonoids and glycosides these help to combat many skin concerns. Licorice has a mild brightening action, which works well to even out skin tone and assist with a dull complexion. Licochacone also helps to regulate skin's oil production.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Marshmallow Root Powder (Althaea rosea) Wildcrafted
This delicious ingredient is not the kind you eat! The actual Marshmallow root extract is used in many skin formulations to help ward off skin concerns. It contains flavanoids, which make it a great anti-inflammatory ingredient for your skin. It also helps to plump skin and boost immunity at cellular level, which assists to combat fine lines. Marshmallow root extract has an enzymatic action, which leads to better moisture levels in the skin.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Orange (citrus sinensis) Peel Powder Certified Organic
Orange peels actually contain more vitamin C than the orange pulp itself. Rich in vitamin C it helps combat free radicals adding a glowing healthy shine to the skin. Other beneficial nutrients are calcium, which helps with skin renewal, potassium, which helps to keep skin hydrated and magnesium, which absorbs excess sebum and prevents oxidative stress against skin. Orange peel powder also beneficial for problamatic skin such as acne breakouts.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Rice Powder (Oryza sativa)
Japanese ladies have known for centuries about the amazing skincare benefits of rice powder. Rice powder improves the texture and clarity of the skin, reducing pores and promoting a healthy glow. Rice powder has a chemical structure similar to ceramide which increases collegen production to make skin more supple.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

Sandalwood Powder (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood has a natural toning effect, which shrinks pores and evens skins texture. Sandalwood helps generate smooth soft skin and relieve sensitive skin. Powerful antibacterial properties work effectively to help prevent breakouts, while natural brightening effects promote a healthy glow.

You will find this ingredient in our Smoothing Minerals Exfoliating Mask

 

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Hydrosols

Unlike most typical hydrosols, this is not a bi-product of essential oil distillation; It is a 100% pure and natural product manufactured by double distillation (cohobation) of the oil-bearing rose (Rosa damascena P. Miller). It is produced exclusively for the highly fragrant rose water. It does not contain any additives, preservatives or synthetic substances.

Certified organic Rose damascena water is produced using Bulgarian organic roses in the Enio Bonchev organic distillery using only flowers from certified organic rose fields.

The Enio Bonchev Distilleries use natural gas which is supplied in a compressed form in trailers. This allows for a higher cost efficiency of the burners and reduces the air pollution to zero. The system is suited to work with alternative fuel sources which secures the continuity of the production process and provides diversification of the energy sources.
They have an automatic system for packaging with minimum human intervention, this meets the highest requirement standard for pharmaceutical industry whilst increasing the level of protection from microbiological contamination and guaranteeing sterility of the final product.

Bulgarian Rose Otto (Super) Hydrosol (Rose damascena flower water) Certified Organic
This Organic Rose Hydrosol is formulated directly from the Enio Bonchev Organic distillery in Bulgaria. The high quality Hydrosol has a unique and distinguishable flowery scent.
The use of Rose Hydrosol dates back to early Egypt, when the beauty queen herself, Cleopatra used this in her skin care regime. Rose Hydrosol maintains the skins pH balance, it helps to reduce redness and irritation, it hydrates and revitalizes skin. The antioxidants found in Rose Hydrosol strengthen skin cells and clean and tone pores.

You will find this ingredient in our Virgin Rose Hydrosol

 

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Accessories

Zuanna Muslin Facial Cloth  100% Cotton Muslin
Cotton Muslin fabric is naturally breathable and antibacterial. Gently exfoliates dead skin from the surface, without being abrasive. Used in conjuction with Zuanna Beautify Oil Cleanser it will remove makeup easily. It is also more environmentally friendly as the clothes are re-usable, which in turn will reduce your waste.

You will find this in Zuanna Muslin Facial Cloth 3pack