Zelens Marine Complex
I've been a long time fan of the Zelens brand. Everything from his Hydro Shiso moisturizer, to his Sunscreens, foundations and much more, each product has been a complete hit. Anytime Dr. Lens makes a new product, I jump at the opportunity to try it and share my experiences. While I typically allow up to 6 weeks of trial prior to sharing my thoughts, this particular product has been used for one week and it's phenomenal.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, C12-13 Alkyl Lactate, CocoCaprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chondrus Crispus, Skeletonema Costatum Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Plankton Extract, Dulse Seaweed Extract, Fucus Serratus Extract, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sea Whip Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Ulva Lactuca (sea Lettuce) Extract, Gluconolactone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-75 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Sodium Salicylate, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxid
This cream is intended for a more mature skintype that possibly suffers from sensitivity, dryness, redness or has aging concerns. It is said to deeply restore skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and diminish the appearance of visible signs of skin aging. It is formulated with a proprietary marine complex containing a unique blend of algae with strong regenerative power. The Zelens site has an incredible explanation of the ingredients along with their purpose. You can find it here.
To sum it up, it has a marine alternative to hyaluronic acid to help bring moisture to the skin, proteins rich in amino acids, algae that helps reduce redness and inflammation, increase cellular respiration, oxygenation, antioxidant protection and much more.
The formula is very bouncy and light yet creamy, if that makes sense. You only need a little bit for your entire face. It spreads beautifully and absorbs very well. It has a very faint scent typical to all of Zelens products. I found the cream worked very well on top of serums, added to his Power drops, specifically Power A. These two together are an insane power couple.
If my skin experienced any dryness prior to application, this cream left it super hydrated and supple over night with just one application. Any redness I had from an irritated blemish was eradicated. My fine lines seemed less visible and my skin looked overall healthier and juicier. I had a crazy reaction to a mask that left my skin extremely red and irritated and the only thing that saved it was this cream, slathered on.
While I wouldn't characterize my skin as being mature or dry, more combination and in my early stages of (gracefully)aging, I still found this cream incredibly beneficial. I love how it leaves my skin feeling soft and supple without any greasiness. I can't wait to continue using it and reaping its benefits.
If you suffer from dryness, dehydration, redness, sensitivity or just want a deeply hydrating cream that will leave your skin super nourished and youthful, you have to try it! Another incredible product from the remarkable Dr. Lens.
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. No affiliate links were used. This product was gifted to me with absolutely no obligation to review. As always, my review is from the heart.