Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review

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One product I tend to run out quite fast is the Facial SPF and I have to admit I only use Body SPF during the summer, but something that worries me is that many people only cares about using SPF during the sunny months when it’s actually a everyday use product during the whole year, this is not only about the skin getting burnt, getting wrinkles in few years is also to avoid skin cancer, so today I want to share with you 3 products from Zelens, a great dermatological brand with very nice formulas.

BODY DEFENCE SUNSCREEN SPF 30

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I used this during my entire summer as I was working with aircraft so I was outside most of the day and a cream was not really an option when it comes to re apply, I needed something practical so this oily body spray was a great option. I loved the applicator just the right mist to avoid an excess of oiliness, didn’t really need to do much work with my hands so it was perfect, the texture was also very nice as I have tried simlar products and they were way too oily and they would not dry or anything so had to walk like a robot sometimes. It’s water resistant (re apply after 40 min) didn’t swim anywhere so cannot say much about that, Body Defence is formulated with multiple powerful active ingredients that work in synergy to reduce formation of damaging free radicals and help repair DNA.

INGREDIENTS

  • Phospholipids
  • Glycolipids
  • Squalane
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Soybeen sterolS
  • Vitamin E
  • Botanical Antioxidant Complex

The following active molecules were extracted from the plants:

Rosmarinic acid (from Shiso)
Polyphenol Epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG (from Green tea)
Cichoric acid (from Echinacea)
Pycogenol (from Pine)
Glycoside- Asiaticoside (from Centella)
Flavonoids (from Ginkgo)
Polyphenols (from Golden root)
Beta-carotene (from Carrot)
Silymarin (from Milk thistle)
Curcumin (from Turmeric)
Astragalosides and flavonoids (from Astragalus)
Polypheols Ellagitannins (from Emblica)

  • Tropical Fern (Polypodium Iectomos)
  • Blend of essential oils,this natural blend contains: Thyme oil, Clary Sage oil, Lime oil, Lemon oil, Ginger oil, Bergamot oil, Cardamom oil, Petitgrain oil, Litsea Cubeba oil, Galbanum oil.

 

Zelens Body Defence SPF 30 comes in 125ml bottle and is available HERE 

DAILY DEFENCE SUNSCREEN SPF 30

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I’m really picky with the SPF as I mentioned many times before my skin is combination/oily type specially during the summer, and is tricky to find a good SPF that would not leave my skin way too white, that would not turn out greasy after a couple of hours of use and with the special SPF matte formulas they tend to leave my skin way too dry like a piece of cardboard, my morning skincare routine is basically a very light double cleanse, thermal water, essence or booster, eye cream, a moisturiser cream and then SPF, which it might sound a lot for a combination/oily skin but remember that this type is actually the most dehydrated type, so you have to moisture and hydrate it. so after a lot of products or if I’m thinking on putting make up on then i need a proper SPF that it would not be greasy but not over matte so Hello Zelens Daily Defence.the texture of this cream is not too thin or thick, is not sticky like most SPF, is the typical texture of a luxury cream that you can already feel the velvety sensation while you apply it, doesn’t have perfume or any funny smell that other products have, in the skin is just feel velvet, proper moisture, no white clown face, not heavy feeling, if I have to apply make up I don’t even bother using a primer.
Is a very gentle product for sensitive skin and I don’t normally use SPF 30 but pretty soon I will explain in a post what type of SPF you should use because know many people cannot tolerate sunscreen products and a lot has to do with the ingredients and chemicals used on them, but in this case I used this because my skin is extra sensitive after one foundation I have been testing and basically it destroyed my skin so I had to switch to an special routine to avoid more damage and this SPF was a great ally, formula wise is for all skin types but since I get asked a lot from people with dermatitis, rosacea, eczema about recommendations for them, is very simple an SPF has to be used everyday year and reapply after 3 hours (recommended time). This was really a great discovery, ingredients, texture and perfomance wise, between the ingredients we have Vitalin E and C, Imudilin (A pseudodipetide with cytokine-like activity. Stimulates the signal transduction pathway in the cells, improves the immune cells’ response and restores the immune defence) and Botanical Antioxidant Complex, a proprietary botanical complex containing active molecules from 6 different plants: Shiso (Perilla frutescens), Green tea (Camellia sinensis), Centella (Centella asiatica), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), Pine (Pinus Strobus) and Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia). The following active molecules were extracted from the plants:

  • Rosmarinic acid (from Shiso)
  • Polyphenol Epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG (from Green tea)
  • Cichoric acid (from Echinacea)
  • Pycogenol (from Pine)
  • Glycoside – Asiaticoside (from Centella)
  • Flavonoids (from Ginkgo)

Botanical antioxidant complex demonstrates strong antioxidant activity to help reduce formation of hazardous free radicals and prevent oxidative damage.

Octinoxate 7,4%, Octisalate 5.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Octocrylene 2.7%

Zelens Daily Defence Sunscreen SPF 30 comes in a 50 ml bottle and is available HERE

BUT!! Zelens just have a a Defence Duo, so you get the two products for £55 check that out here HERE

LIP TREATMENT OIL

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A lip treatment containing 9 plant oils infused with powerful botanicals, vitamins, peptides and other anti-aging ingredients. This restorative formula delivers instant moisture, strengthens the lipid barrier and protects against environmental damage. Helps to smooth and fill in fine lines and wrinkles while improving lip texture, plumpness and shape. I do have issues with my lips they are always cracking and always dependon lip balms but sometimes applying all the time or some type of balsm tends to hurt my lips even more so I tedn to look for long lasting products to help with my issue, never was a big fan of lip oils or mostly the coloured ones but this one has no colour is not that shinny it just do the job is meant to do and sometimes I apply it way before I do my make up as treatment before using my regular lipstick and avoid the lines or after using the whole day matte liquid lipsticks that kill my lips is just the best way to recover them. Totally recommended!

INGREDIENTS

  • Argan oil
  • Squalane
  • Wild musk rose oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Borage oil
  • Cotton seed oil
  • Linseed oil
  • Red palm oil
  • Shea butter
  • Peptides
  • Bidens pilosa extract
  • Portulaca pilosa extract
  • Shiso leaf extract
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Phospholipids
  • Sphingolipids
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract
  • Sodium chondroitin sulfate

Zelens Lip Treatment Oil is available HERE

I was really pleased with these 3 products for a daily use, the ingredients, the high quality and the results, everything from a sensitive skin type perspective I would recommend all of them to a daily routine specially if your skin like mine tend to break easily with harsh products.

As always guys any question or comment is morethan welcome I love to hear from you guys

Evelin x 

 

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