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Volume 10.13                                                         October 2013
The chilly Autumn breeze is back, which means it's time to transition your skin care routine for the cooler months. Read about tips for prepping your skin this Fall, news covering the latest trends, and ideas on how to use our makeup to create the perfect Halloween look!
We also think of those during Breast Cancer Awareness Month whose lives have been touched by this disease.  Hoping to find a cure, and implement prevention! 
Great News for Zosimos!

An exciting announcement for those following our legal battle with the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland!

The Board of Appeals granted us a Special Exception, which is a great success for the company, as it allows all staff members to keep their positions!  


We are the first small business to be granted a Special Exception of this type in our city. It helps future small businesses overcome this same issue.

Limited Time Offer - Halloween Makeup Kits
Just a few weeks until Halloween parties will start popping up on your calender!  If you're one to forgo strange smelling plastic masks, you can turn to our creamy color products to get the aesthetic you're looking for.

Photo courtesy of Mark Zimin with
Place an order for a Limited Edition Halloween Makeup Kit today!  The kit includes:

2 Cream Shadows
1 Lip & Cheek Tint
1 Pencil

You choose the colors needed for your look!

This kit is priced at $40, with items retailing separately at $71.

This special offer only runs until Tuesday, October 15th to ensure delivery before the weekend parties begin!

Application Tip:

Set cream colors with their mineral powder counterpart for enhanced staying power.

For more tips and ideas, read Sara's Halloween blog post!
Moment with the Makeup Artist

Leaves are starting to fall and the grass and flowers are drying up.  Fall is a time of shedding and renewal, making it and excellent time for good exfoliation!  Follow these easy steps to bring out a beautiful fall glow!


1)  Moisten your face with water before exfoliating.


2)  Use a facial brush.  Zosimos Botanicals carries several kinds, including one with a bamboo handle.


3)  Apply foaming cleanser to the brush; Vanilla for dry skin, Unscented for sensitive skin, or Lime for oily skin.


4)  Rub your face with the facial brush using circular motions.  Avoid scrubbing under the eyes, because the skin there is thin and easily damaged.


5)  Rinse thoroughly with tepid water.  Hot water is too harsh for the delicate skin of your face.


6)  Apply a moisturizer.  I suggest Daily Anti-Oxidant Cream for dryer skin or Restorative Facial Moisturizer for normal or oily skin.


7)  Try a mask.  Pink Rose for dry skin, Raspberry N Honey for normal skin, or Pumpkin for oily/acne prone skin.

Industry News
Visiting Oh Yeah! energy bar booth.
On Thursday, September 26th, Linda and Sara attended the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, MD.

This event is open only to people who work in the natural products industry. It is a great opportunity for market research. We gathered information and product samples, and visited with several vendors.
Spring/Summer 2014 Makeup Trends
Though Spring is still a while away, Fashion Week Spring & Summer 2014 trends are here. Stay on the ball by following the latest from Vogue!  Test out several shades of Eye Liner Pencils when duplicating the spring green liner look. Colors such as Evergreen, Galaxy Green, Lime Shimmer, Moss, or Sage will work well.

Lilac lips bring back the pastel hues of the season. Try our basic Lilac lip color, or add something special to the mix with Lilac Shimmer.
If you're seeking a bolder pout, experiment with colors such as Saffron and Peachfuzz.  If you decide to try Terracotta Spice this fall, bring it back around in the spring.
Soft pink eye shadows are in too!    
Both pastels and slightly brighter hues graced the runways.  Paint your lids with Pink Hilite, Pink SparklePeony, or Orchid to replicate.
Other popular eye shadow shades can be mimicked by incorporating Bronze, Taupe Sparkle, Ivory Sparkle, or Camellia into your looks.
New York Fashion Week

During New York Fashion Week, staffer Sara attended designer Adrian Alicea's Spring/Summer 2014 runway show.

A portion of ticket sales from the show were donated to the Global White Protection Lion Trust, the white lion sanctuary in South Africa

 that Linda visited over the Summer.


Adrian used photos of the lions and other African animals to create his fabric prints, as shown on these models. 
Monthly Special
Free Mini with Purchase of Shadow Stick!
Buy one Shadow Stick and get your choice of
a Minipot of White Hilite Cream Shadow OR
a Ministick of Onyx lipstick. No substitutions.
**You must buy the Monthly Special item to take advantage of this offer.** 
You can get a mini for each Monthly Special purchase!

Shadow Sticks come in vibrant colors!

Retail orders only.
 Offer expires: October 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST


Have a beautiful day! 


Linda and the Staff of Zosimos Botanicals

New Products




 Concealer in Cypress to match the Foundation.



Terracotta Spicew Lip gloss


You can now have Terracotta Spice in a

Lip Gloss.

Give it a try!




 We found this super cool spooky eye shadow look online, submitted to Reddit by





We've decided to hold a contest, to see who can re-create this look using our makeup.  For a larger image, click here.


The best re-creation will earn an 8 oz. Lavender Rose soy candle with free shipping.


Contest ends

11:59 pm EST

October 31, 2013.


Submit entries here.

Customer Feedback


 Congratulations to Charlotte F. of Huntingdon Valley, PA - winner of this month's $10 Customer Feedback Token of Appreciation!


Charlotte told us:


"I received my first order a few days ago and I already love your products!


I've recently had to switch lipstick brands because I found out that the one I was using, though it itself apparently does not test on animals, is a subsidiary of a company that DOES do animal testing with some of its other products.  Obviously I can't have that!  So I did some Internet searching and found Zosimos Botanicals.


I absolutely love the Vanilla Cinnamon Shower Gel.  I ordered it in the trial size and it smells so good I plan to buy more of it when I can!


I also purchased some of your lipsticks in test sizes (Cinnamon, Dahlia, and Redbud) and they do what they promise: the lipstick goes on smoothly and leaves my lips soft.  All of my choices look lovely, but Cinnamon was surprisingly flattering on me.  I might try the gloss in that shade too.  I hope to try some of the other colors soon!


Thank you for providing me with a safe, eco-friendly alternative to mass-market cosmetics!"

Social Responsibility

We are proud to be donating to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary's 16th Annual Fundraiser and Open House, to raise money so they can continue rescuing abandoned and abused farm animals.

It's a cool event with a live band and face painting.  All donations are tax deductible.

The event is on October 6th in Poolesville, MD.  More details are on the event page, located here.

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