Base: An emulsion composed of a mixture of 3 plant waxes (rice bran, jojoba and candelilla) and a derivate of lactic acid (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, SSL) providing a dual effect. The three waxes form a soft, smooth film on the skin's surface and prevent the skin from water loss. SSL is broken down by the skin releasing lactic acid which acts as a natural humectant, improves skin barrier function and stimulates ceramide production. This natural base shows excellent moisturising capacity and provides a long-lasting ‘cushion’ effect, leaving skin replumped and smooth.
Oligopeptide-2: A plant-Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (plant-IGF1). Stimulates skin regeneration, activates proteosomes to enhance internal detoxicating mechanisms and shows anti-glycation activity. Clinical studies have shown that this peptide reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps epidermis re-densification (confirmed by the increase in thickness).
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8: A peptide composed of 6 amino acids. Reduces the levels of the epigenetic regulator microRNA-145 in skin cells and reactivates epidermal renewal. Smooths skin surface, boosts radiance and improves the overall appearance of the skin’s complexion.
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2: A biomimetic peptide structurally similar to the youth hormone thymopoietin. Stimulates the skin immune defences and reduces the inflammatory response. Promotes skin regeneration and reduces visible signs of skin ageing.
Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide: A polypeptide composed of L-lysine and L-arginine oligopeptides. Stimulates collagen and decorin production, inhibits enzyme metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) and prevents collagen-crosslinking.
Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2: A tripeptide biomimetic of elafin that has a unique mechanism of action on progerin synthesis modulation. Reduces signs of skin ageing: improves firmness and elasticity, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and visibly sculpts and redefines the jaw line contour.
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9: A tetrapeptide that stimulates lumican and collagen synthesis. Demonstrates a global restructuring effect on the skin since it has been proven that it improves skin firmness and thickness.
Lactococcus Ferment Lysate: A lysate produced by fermentation of probiotic bacteria Lactococcus lactis. Promotes skin’s renewal process and accelerates of the skin barrier function.
Marine complex: A proprietary complex containing 8 fermented marine extracts (Plankton, Spirulina, Fucus serratus, Sea whip*, Laminaria digitata, Palmaria palmata, Himanthalia elongata, Ulva lactuca). Shows regenerative, repairing and soothing properties.
Botanical blend: A mixture of fermented extracts from 2 plants; Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum) and Grape (Vitis vinifera) leaf.
Phospholipids: Major building components in the structure of cellular membranes. These natural, skin-identical ingredients demonstrate excellent moisturising, repairing and protective properties.
Glycosaminoglycans: Polysaccharides naturally present in the skin as major components of the extracellular matrix. Exhibit excellent moisturizing and skin regenerating properties. Supports the collagen network by inhibiting matrix metalloproteinase (MMP), enzymes responsible for collagen degradation. Increases skin resistance to physical damage and enhances skin barrier function. Clinical studies have shown that glycosaminoglycans reduce the appearance of dark circles, rosacea and skin redness.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: A salt of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Brightens skin, promotes collagen production and acts as excellent antioxidant.
Hyaluronic Acid: A full spectrum of different molecular weights (very low, low and medium) of pure hyaluronic acid working in synergy. Shows multiple activities: improves skin moisture, strengthens the barrier function, helps to retain and maintain skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restores skin suppleness.
Ornithine: An amino acid encapsulated in ionosomes. By activation or up-regulation of the transcription factor HIF-1 (Hypoxia Inducible Factor), ornithine restores fatty tissue volume and exhibits a lipofilling-like effect.
Yeast: An extract of yeast and a filtrate of the lysate (the solution consisting of the material released from cell lysis; cellular disruption) obtained by the fermentation of yeast (Saccharomyces). Rich in amino acids, essential minerals, beta-glucan and vitamins. Yeast possesses anti-inflammatory, revitalising and protective properties. Increases cell respiration and metabolism, stimulates oxygen consumption and enhances skin repair.
Squalane: Squalane, derived from olive oil, mimics natural skin lipids and thereby reinforces skin barrier, replenishes lipids, prevents moisture loss and restores skin's suppleness.
Glycolipids: Biomimetic lipid molecules with restructuring, repairing and protective properties. Strengthen the barrier function and boost the hydro-retaining capacity of the skin.
Glycogen: A polysaccharide that boosts energy levels and increases cellular metabolic activity. Improves skin moisture, promotes collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vegetable glycerides: Pure vegetable lipids derived from canola oil. Possess moisturising, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Improve skin-barrier functions through cholesterol replacement in lipid membranes.
Silanols: Derivates of organic silicium. Show excellent restructuring and regenerating properties. Help to ensure an optimal skin architecture by stimulating collagen production and enhancing cellular communication between keratinocytes and fibroblasts.
Glycerin: A vegetable-derived molecule naturally present in the skin. Acts an excellent humectant, a substance that attracts moisture from the environment and increases the amount of water in the surface layers of the skin.
Dimethicone: A synthetic polymer molecule with excellent emollient, conditioning and skin protecting properties. Fills in fine lines and wrinkles and gives the skin a plumper look.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol): A naturally derived vitamin with powerful antioxidant and photoprotective properties. Tocopherol is an excellent moisturiser that helps to reduce water loss and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: An ester derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Shows excellent emollient, moisturising and skin-replenishing properties.
Dextran: A polysaccharide composed of multiple glucose molecules. Possesses water-binding, moisturising and soothing properties.
Full list of ingredients: INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, PHYTOSTERYL CANOLA GLYCERIDES, PROPANEDIOL, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SQUALANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CANDELILLA/JOJOBA/RICE BRAN POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS, GLYCERYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, LACTOCOCCUS FERMENT LYSATE, HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, , MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, ARGININE/LYSINE POLYPEPTIDE, OLIGOPEPTIDE-2, ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-2, TRIFLUOROACETYL TRIPEPTIDE-2, ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-9, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, ORNITHINE, GLYCOLIPIDS, BENZYL ALCOHOL, YEAST EXTRACT, HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT LYSATE FILTRATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, HYALURONIC ACID, METHYLSILANOL HYDROXYPROLINE ASPARTATE, PLANKTON EXTRACT, SPIRULINA MAXIMA EXTRACT, FUCUS SERRATUS EXTRACT, SEA WHIP EXTRACT*, LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT, PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT, HIMANTHALIA ELONGATA EXTRACT, ULVA LACTUCA EXTRACT, GLYCOGEN, TOCOPHEROL, CARBOMER, DEXTRAN, XANTHAN GUM, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, MANNITOL, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, LEVULINIC ACID, p-ANISIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SORBIC ACID.
*Zelens is working to remove this ingredient from future productions of Peptide Complex Restructuring Cream