Today I have to share with you the follow up to my previous Zelen's skincare review. The Z Firm Lifting Face and Neck cream is a product I have been thoroughly testing over the past few months. I've made it a vital step in my skincare routine and have actually surprised myself to sticking to it. Retailing for a whopping £115 for a 50ml jar from the Beauty Expert website I certainly had high hopes for this product.
The same expertise and development by Dr Marko Lens has gone in to this product as the radiance cleanser that I reviewed a few weeks back, using the latest research in to the genetics of skin again Zelens have created a product that intensively lifts and gives an immediate tightening effect.
A potent complex of ingredients is used to strengthen the collagen naturally found in the skin to increase firmness over time, it promises to leave facial and neck contours appearing visibly improved and youthfully refined. It is also free from nasties such as mineral oils and parabens, and can also be used on all skin types.
Now I know what you are probably thinking 'well Bec, you have such youthful radiant skin, you don't need firming and lifting yet', first off, thank you and secondly I like to think that prevention is better than cure, especially with a product like this and that is why I have been sticking to this Zelens skincare routine since receiving the products from Beauty Expert.
The packaging of the Z Firm cream is as with the whole Zelens range very stylish, simple and would look great on anyone's make up desk. The white outer packaging tells you what you need to know and boasts the Zelens logo. The jar that the cream comes in does certainly give it a luxury feel, the frosted glass with chrome lid fits the product well and does represent that it is a high end product.
The cream itself is a wonderful texture, it's just the right consistency meaning that it absorbs into the skin like a dream, it is just thick enough to not be like a normal lotion consistency but it is nowhere near as thick as a butter. It applies smoothly, has a lovely rich feel to it and you can instantly feel it doing good for your skin. I truly think it is just a perfect thickness for application both morning and night, and I can easily apply this right before my make up and it has no effect on the lasting power of foundation or anything like that.
The main active ingredients that Zelens use to create such a potent recipe that fights against ageing skin are things are as camellia oil, their own botanical blend, silanols and proteins from sesame and Arganian spinosa which all sound very complicated but they certainly work in harmony to create a wonderful lifting cream. If you'd like to read more about all of the ingredients and what they do for the skin then you can do so on the Zelens website here, it breaks it all down and give some really good information.
I have found the Zelens Z Firm Face and Neck Lifting cream to really work for me, despite still being young I have noticed a difference in my skin over the past three months of using it. I find that my skin looks healthier, more hydrated and certainly plumper around the cheeks and it has more of a bounce to it. I have also found that I haven't had any hormonal spots that I normally suffer from and my face feels a lot smoother as I do get tiny little pimple like spots normally across my forehead. I really do believe that this is down the the Z Firm and Radiance cleanser as nothing else in my lifestyle or daily routine has changed. I think not only am I seeing results now using the products, that in a few years time when my skin starts getting older that I will see a big difference then, and I certainly believe that getting in to these products young has set me up well for when that time comes.
I know it is an expensive product, but you really don't need a lot as the formula spreads beautifully over the skin meaning you don't need to smother yourself in it to feel the slightest effect. I have been using it morning and night as suggested and am about half way through the jar after using it for three months, so I believe it does work out value for money that way as I could easily be spending up to £20 a time trying to find a product that I like, and then not liking any of them and wasting that money, at least now I know that the Z Firm works for me I won't need to be spending unessecary money trying to find the one and can put that up towards the cost of the Z Firm when I need to replace it.
You can pick up the whole Zelens range from the Beauty Expert website where they offer free delivery worldwide, you can purchase the Z Firm here and if you'd like to read more about the Radiance cleanser then you can do so here and purchase that also from the Beauty Expert website here.
I'd love to hear whether your skincare is one for now or are you also thinking to the future with anti-ageing creams like me now? Let me know.
Thanks for reading,