Every Zelens product combines high-tech ingredients from the lab with botanicals that have proven benefits for skin. Z-22, however, is a pure celebration of the power of plants:
“I have always been passionate about botanicals, ever since as a child I saw my grandmother create herbal remedies”, says Dr. Lens about the new Z-22 Ultimate Face Oil. “In this luxurious face oil, I have combined different plant oils and extracts from around the world, each with proven benefits for the skin. Rich in omegas and antioxidants, it is suitable for anyone looking to boost moisture and radiance.”
From rosehip oil to grapeseed and olive, each of the 22 botanicals in Z-22 Ultimate Face Oil has its own skincare benefits, making this a multi-functional formula - discover them all below.
PERILLA (SHISO) OIL
Extracted from the seeds of Perilla (also known as Shiso, or Japanese mint), this oil is the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. It has multiple beneficial effects; it replenishes skin moisture, reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and helps maintain a healthy complexion. Perilla oil also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Rich in omega-9 (oleic acid), olive oil shows moisturising, nourishing, softening and healing properties. Thanks to a high amount of natural phenols, it also acts as a good antioxidant.
RICE BRAN OIL
Rich in B-complex vitamins and gamma oryzanol (a mixture of sterols and ferulic acids), this oil shows antioxidant and brightening properties. Phytosterols from the rice oil also nourish the skin by replacing lost moisture, and promote elasticity.
CAMELLIA SEED OIL
With excellent moisturising, emollient and protecting properties thanks to a high amount of omega-9 fatty acid and squalene, this oil helps protect skin from environmental aggressors. It is used as an excellent illuminating agent to brighten the complexion, and help reduce the appearance of age spots and unwanted hyperpigmentation.
This oil is rich in trans-retinoic acid (a natural source of vitamin A) which has the ability to promote skin renewal and repair. Meanwhile, Vitamin C from rosehip oil boosts natural production of collagen and elastin and helps diminish the appearance of age spots and areas of discoloration. Rosehip oil also contains high amounts of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and lycopene, which help to protect skin from premature ageing caused by damaging free radicals. Regular use of rosehip oil helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
GRAPE SEED OIL
his oil is rich in omega-6 and powerful polyphenols, which provide strong antioxidant protection against free radicals and environmental damage. It also acts as an excellent moisturiser: light and thin, grape seed oil is easily absorbed by the skin leaving it hydrated and soft.
BERGAMOT LEAF OIL
Extracted from the bergamot orange grown in southern Italy, this oil shows antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, brightening, tonic and refreshing properties.
LEMON PEEL OIL
Extracted from the rind of lemons grown in sunny Sicily, this oil possesses strong anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties. It also shows skin-tightening and tonic effects. Excellent for oily, tired and stressed skin.
MAY CHANG FRUIT OIL
Excellent for acne-prone skin. Extracted from the small, pepper-like fruits of the evergreen tree or shrub of May Chang (Litsea Cubeba), this oil has antibacterial and astringent properties.
…LEAF OIL: Shows antimicrobial properties and helps clear up oily skin and blemishes.
…FLOWER EXTRACT: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, purifying and tonic properties.
…PEEL OIL: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antioxidant, brightening and tonic properties.
ROSEMARY LEAF OIL
Excellent for congested and acne-prone skin, this oil has potent antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It invigorates and tones the skin and acts as a potent antioxidant.
Rich in flavonoids, this oil has antioxidant, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, and also demonstrates brightening and refreshing efficacy.
LEMONGRASS LEAF OIL
This oil shows antiseptic, antioxidant, purifying and pore-tightening properties.
Extracted from the flower spikes of the lavender plant, lavender oil is a natural antiseptic with strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to soothe irritated skin and reduce blotchy patches, while promoting the skin’s natural healing process.
CARDAMOM SEED OIL
Helps to clear blemishes and even out complexion. Demonstrates antibacterial, antioxidant, tonic and purifying properties.
GERANIUM LEAF OIL
This oil possesses strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties and helps to clear out oily skin and acne spots. Traditionally geranium oil has been used for years to help healing of wounds, burns and skin ulcers.
PROVENCE ROSE FLOWER OIL
Excellent for dry, itching or stressed skin, and shows anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing properties. Extracted from the petals of the rose, this oil has been traditionally used to calm the skin.
MARITIME PINE BARK EXTRACT
Rich in flavonoids, it shows strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and repairing properties.
This oil comes from the leaves and the flowering tops of the basil plant. The refreshing oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and tonic properties.
LABDANUM LEAF OIL
Extracted from the flowering Mediterranean plant Cistus Ladanifer (Labdanum), this astringent oil has excellent antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing and tonic properties.
JASMINE FLOWER OIL
Extracted from the petals of jasmine, this oil shows antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL
This oil is rich in linoleic acid (Omega-6). It demonstrates excellent moisturising, nourishing, protective and soothing properties.
Discover all of these botanicals - and explore those in our other products - in our digital Zelens Garden here.
Wondering about some of the scientific words in this post? Have a look at Dr. Lens’ Skin Science Glossary here.
Z-22 is available now in 30ml