Zelens - Peptide Complex - Restructuring Cream

Zelens Peptide Complex - Restructuring Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • arginine/lysine polypeptide
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-2
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-9
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2
  • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dextran
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glycogen
  • hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • mannitol
  • methylsilanol hydroxyproline aspartate
  • ornithine
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • phospholipids
  • phytosteryl canola glycerides
  • plankton extract
  • saccharomyces ferment lysate filtrate
  • sea whip extract
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • yeast extract
  • +27 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Packed with peptides, it gives volume, improves firmness, elasticity and bounce, minimises the look of lines and wrinkles, and contains ingredients proven to help sculpt and contour."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl tetrapeptide-2, acetyl tetrapeptide-9, arginine/lysine polypeptide, trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Restructuring Cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dextran, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl tetrapeptide-2, acetyl tetrapeptide-9, arginine/lysine polypeptide, trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 5.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4% - 4.9%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3% - 3.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
2.3% - 2.8%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.9% - 2.3%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
1.4% - 1.7%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.4% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.4%
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.8% - 1.2%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Help oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.4% - 0.6%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
An amino-acid. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract used to conceal the smell of other ingredients in a product. Has anti-microbial properties. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.15% - 0.25%
An amino-acid. There is not strong evidence of a particular beneficial effect for skin in topical applications, beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
Might help neutrlize free radicals, calm down inflammation, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.15% - 0.25%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve products. Can mask unpleasant smell. Could be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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