Zelens - Power A Retexturising & Renewing Travel

Zelens Power A Retexturising & Renewing Travel

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • retinyl linoleate
  • linoleic acid
  • salicyloyl phytosphingosine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • ethyl linoleate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed cera
  • jojoba esters
  • linolenic acid
  • panthenyl triacetate
  • phospholipids
  • polyglycerin-3
  • saccharomyces ferment lysate filtrate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +16 more
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What does the product description say?
"Helps clear blemishes and skin imperfections."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: hydroxypinacolone retinoate, retinol. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains ethyl linoleate. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with a proprietary complex of fermented botanicals with natural retinol-alternative activity, this retexturising and renewing treatment improves skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate, retinol.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with a proprietary complex of fermented botanicals with natural retinol-alternative activity, this retexturising and renewing treatment improves skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: hydroxypinacolone retinoate, retinol.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: ethyl linoleate.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: retinol.

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"Power A Retexturising & Renewing Travel"
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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: glycerin, polyglycerin-3.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: linoleic acid, salicyloyl phytosphingosine

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
3.2% - 3.9%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
2% - 2.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.8% - 2.1%
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.
1.6% - 1.9%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
1.3% - 1.6%
1% - 1.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.1%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A stable oil-soluble derivative of vitamin B5. It can help support skin barrier and reduce inflammation in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps reduce acne and blemishes. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce inflammation. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone, but evidence of effectiveness in skin are lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
An ester of a retinoid and linoleic acid. Three steps removed from the bioactive form of retinoid, retinoic acid. Once converted to retinoic acid in skin, it can help reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and reduce blemishes. The concentrations used in cosmetic products are often not high enough to have a positive effect in skin.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have anti-aging benefits but solid study data is lacking
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin but solid research is lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%

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