What is it?
‘This advanced serum visibly brightens, smoothes and hydrates the skin.’
Who is it for?
‘Someone who wants to diminish the appearance of dark spots and discolouration, even skin tone and enhance radiance, while refining skin texture.’
What’s in it?
Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Squalane, Phytic Acid, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Zinc Glycinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Silanetriol, Silica, Polysilicone-11, Benzophenone-3, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Metabisulfite, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals/sold in China?
What’s not in it?
How do you use it?
Apply after toning am and pm before moisturiser. I personally prefer to use in the mornings. *GLOW*
What’s good about it?
I’m a tad in love with this serum. I have a little pigmentation from old sun damage that occasionally tries to peep through when I’ve been outside. This helps to disguise that, but the best part is the glow it gives. It makes your face look as if unicorns are hidden just under the surface of your skin and are trying to shoot glitter through your pores.
All unicorns and foolishness aside, it contains niacinamide (a lot of) to reduce pigmentation, even skin tone and strengthen the skin by increasing the fatty content of the epidermis which helps it to retain moisture.
Resorcinol to decrease melanin content of the skin and brighten. Zinc-Glycine complex and phytic acid to soothe inflammation, reduce melanin production and mildly exfoliate.
In essence, it’s loaded with genuine active ingredients. Marko Lens does not mess around when it comes to his products. Unlike 95% of brand names, he writes his own formulas. These products have not been taken off a shelf in a lab and just had a ‘Zelens’ label put on them. Everything in here is in here for a reason – and it shows.
What’s not so good about it?
It’s £135.00. A no-go if you are on a tight budget, but I would seriously consider checking this out if you are older and have pigmentation or dull skin. I noticed a difference immediately. Please bear in mind I am talking about pigmentation, not melasma or old scarring. That’s as different kettle of fish, more of which you can read about here: carolinehirons.com/melasma
Similar products? (These are only designed to work in a similar way, I’m not suggesting they are as good as the main product being reviewed.)
Chantecaille Vital Essence with Arbutin
OSKIA Get Up and Glow
Dennis Gross MD Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Exchange rate – does it punish the UK?
No. The UK is Zelens’ base country. *Score!*
Zelens Z Luminous Brightening Serum is £135.00 and available from www.zelens.com
Tomorrow: Zelens Intense Defense Antioxidant Serum