Brand: Zelens by Dr Marko Lens
Skin type: Dry skin
How to use: Apply the cream morning and evening after cleansing. Gently massage in until completely absorbed.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), IsononylIsononanoate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, BoragoOfficinalis Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, CorylusAvellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, LinumUsitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, OryzaSativa (Rice) Hull Powder, SesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, TriticumVulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Chlorphenesin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disodium EDTA, PyrusMalus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, O-Cymen-5-Ol, SimmondsiaChinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, AscorbylTetraisopalmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, CommiphoraMukul Resin Extract, Caramel, Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Hyaluronic Acid, Citric Acid, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Sorbic Acid, Ursolic Acid, HimanthaliaElongata Extract, MalpighiaPunicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, VitisVinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Linalool, AesculusHippocastanum (Horse Chesnut) Bark Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, CrithmumMaritimum Extract, FucusVesiculosus Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, HamamelisVirginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, HelichrysumArenarium Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, OleaEuropaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, PalmariaPalmata Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, ParietariaOfficinalis Extract, PhysalisAlkekengi Fruit Extract, PorphyraUmbilicalis Extract, Sodium Benzoate, PadinaPavonicaThallus Extract, Tocopherol
How does it smell? Not a great scent but the smell does disappear quickly
How does it feel? Heavy, not a great one for summer
Cost? £95 for 50ml/ $205 for 50ml (I’m not sure why there is such a discrepancy between pounds and dollars but $205 is the price listed on the Net-a-Porter site)
How long did I test for? 2 months sporadically
What I liked? I can’t lie it is hydrating. Now I only had a sample size but that was definitely enough to test out because it is such a rich cream you only need the smallest amount to see the benefits. Not only that it is packed with my superstar ingredients from Hyaluronic acid and Tocopherol to Linalool. All great for things like, boosting Vitamin C production in the skin, hydrating the skin, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant purposes. You may be thinking why buy something expensive instead of buying all those things in separate cheaper products. Zelens have managed to combine these ingredients and make them more potent working together – that is a really hard thing to achieve – the price is totally justified. If you can afford it then you should.
What I disliked? Really, I like lightweight moisturizers and this is not, you can feel it on your skin. Which some people might like considering its getting cold now, your skin is drier so the feeling of a heavy cream can be quite satisfying. I just don’t love it.
Would I buy again? No but primarily because I shouldn’t be spending £100 on a cream
Where can you purchase? Cultbeauty.com, Net- a-porter