Zelens Power D: Review

The brand:

No animal testing, doctor brand. No fluff here.

The product:

Serum/oil, described as ‘Supercharged and vitamin-rich, this treatment serum is potent and deeply penetrative’

For who?:

All skin types, didn’t make my oily skin any oilier of greasy. I think this oil would be best used on a more damaged or mature skin, though.

Cruelty free status/Vegan?:

No animal testing, and vegan.

Ingredients:

Provitamin D (7-Dehydrocholesterol), Phospholipids, Sterol Complex, Sphingolipids, Omega-3 And Omega-6, Soybean Sterols, Glycolipids, Proprietary Botanical Complex, Tripeptide, Chondroitin Sulfate, Hyaluronic Acid, Yeast, Vitamin E, Corn Oil, Geranium Oil

Problematic ingredients?:

Looks like a good ingredient list to me, no mineral oils, no sulphates. This is a very nice plant oil. No essential oils either.

Packaging:

Glass bottle with dropper lid. It’s not ideal to be honest, I think it could definitely be better considering the bloody price!

How to use:

I use this as a serum oil after acid toning. Personally, I like my oils mixed in with my moisturiser. This oil is so light and moveable around the face though. Do you know what I mean? It’s not one of those oils that just sticks in one place, it just absorbs really nicely.

I would happily use everyday if it weren’t so pricey. But I’ve been using it for almost a year now, when my skin needs some extra help. Morning or evening, makeup applies easily over it too.

How much?:

£110 for 30ml. I know. Luckily, I managed to get a pretty good deal on Look Fantastic for £80. It was the most I’ve spent on skincare ever. I did not take this purchase lightly.

The Good:

Lovely absorption, and skin always look better after applying an oil. This oil is the least greasy, least clogging one I’ve ever used. It smells like good skincare and I did find it very anti-inflammatory. Plus my skin just glows after putting it on.

There is apparently a lot of science behind it, it’s a brand that does clinical trials and I trust that it genuinely would do good for all skin types. Especially compromised skins. Caroline Hirons raves about it (why I bought in the first place) here.

The Bad:

I don’t have anything bad to say about the product itself. All I would suggest is that for my oily, breakout prone skin I have had similar results from less expensive oils. Luckily, my skin still has the elasticity and hydration that wouldn’t benefit as much from the lipids and peptides that the oil contains as a much as mature skin would benefit. I’m sure those anti-ageing ingredients have been great on my skin! But I wouldn’t buy again just now, simply because my skin doesn’t need it as much.

Recommend?:

If you’re beyond your 20’s and have £100 to spend on a really lovely oil, then yes.

Available: 

Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic, John Lewis, their own website.

 

 

 

 

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