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Volume 5.14                                                            May 2014
May is for Mothers.

All of us here at ZB extend our wishes to all the lovely mothers and mother figures out there.

Here's to you!
Did you know? Zosimos recently received two outstanding awards.

Last month, Healing Lifestyles & Spas magazine deemed us the winner of the Best Vegan Lip Color as part of their Earth Day Beauty Awards. Our Black Cherry Lipstick was selected. Click the image below to see the other categories.


We also received our 7th consecutive Evironmental Award from the City of Gaithersburg, MD. This year the company has continued its mission of recycling awareness, social responsibility and educating the public about the importance of environmental stewardship. Owner Linda Stein is now one of the leaders of Team Eco Etsy and is responsible for reviewing all applicants in the Bath & Body category for acceptability of their products and business practices.

Ingredient Profile
Do you know the difference between Squalene and Squalane?

Squalene is a naturally occurring lipid (fat) that acts as a moisturizer, which is produced by many plants and animals, including humans. It has most commonly been obtained from deep-sea dwelling sharks, via their livers, for use in cosmetics. However, concerns have risen over the endangerment and near extinction of the sharks. Therefore, alternative sourcing has been on the rise.

Squalane is a derivative of Squalene. It prevents moisture loss and helps skin retain its softness. Squalane also has the benefit of being able to avoid the process of auto-oxidation, which leads to rancidity.

For ethical reasons, Zosimos Botanicals utilizes Vegan Squalane derived from Olives, as opposed to the shark derived Squalene. Squalane is found in our Repair Elixir Night Serum.
Monthly Special
    Mystery Gift
Loyal customers who spend $50+ this month will receive a mystery gift including at least one item.
Offer expires: Saturday May 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Have a beautiful day! 

Linda and the Staff of Zosimos Botanicals

1% for the Planet


 Every year, Zosimos Botanicals commits to donating 1% of our annual sales to an environmental organization, as part of our connection with

This year, we are supporting the Irvine Nature Center, located in Owings Mills, MD.

Irvine Nature Center is a non-profit educational organization, offering programs of environmental studies and natural science to children and adults of the greater Baltimore area.

Customer Feedback


 Congratulations to Chalise S.  - winner of our Customer Feedback Token of Appreciation.


Chalise said:


"Hello! I used to have such a love/hate relationship with lipstick. I loved the color, but hated the dry, cakey feeling that would come with it. Along with this, there aren't many Vegan AND non-toxic brands out there, so when I found this company through a vegan make-up blog, I was elated!


Now, I will admit, I was skeptical at first. It seemed too good to be true that you guys make the make-up and that it was completely natural, but I am so happy that I went with my gut and decided to try your products anyway. I have never experienced a lipstick that is so smooth, so pretty and keeps my lips moisturized all at the same time!


Thank you so very much for the work that you do to make people feel gorgeous! I know where I'm buying my lipstick now! :)"

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