Why we ♥ Zerra

When she decided to try and live a low waste lifestyle, She struggled to find zero waste cosmetics that could easily replace the versions she knew and loved. After researching DIY versions, she quickly discovered how dangerous they could be. Determined to make a difference, she decided to found a company that made safe, natural, and easy to use zero waste cosmetics. Thus, Zerra & Co. was born.

So what is Zerra & Co.? Well, they are a small woman run cosmetics company based out of Baltimore, MD. Their plastic free mission is something they take seriously, so you won't see any single use plastic in our packaging. They also don't use petroleum based ingredients in their cosmetics. This means no parabens, no silicones, no synthetic fragrances, no coal-tar pigments, and so much more.

They never test their products on animals, only friends, and offer lots of vegan options. Many vegan companies substitute bee products with harsh petroleum products such as mineral wax and silicones, which aren't any better for the environment. They instead use plant based waxes and support local bee agriculture to do our part to save the bees. They also try and offer bee free options for our vegan friends, so everyone can support their sustainable causes without compromise.

They believe the little things add up. So they do a lot of little things to make a big difference. We...

  • Ship carbon neutral
  • Are cruelty free
  • Use either glass, metal, or compostable paper board packaging
  • Ship orders in 100% compostable & recyclable shipping materials (Yes, even the tape is compostable!)
  • Use only sustainably harvested palm oil
  • Will be 100% Mica free by 2022
  • Use low-waste manufacturing processes and limit single use plastics in our lab

As a company, they are dedicated to making a difference in the beauty industry. They  constantly strive to improve their products and their footprint, all while trying to offer more and more exciting products.