Facial mists. I’m never that sure. I love a water spray in the summer on holiday, but really I’d probably be as well spraying tap water on my face, agreed?
But how about a facial spray in the winter? Zelens recently launched their Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist, and I was sent a bottle to review. At first I was like, ‘eh? what’s this all about’, and then I started spraying it. At £48 a bottle, I’m not spraying it TOO much, but when it’s gone, it’s gone, and hopefully left all the benefits on my face!
I love Zelens as a brand – a luxury brand. Their eye cream is one of the best products I have ever used, but they don’t come cheap. Dr Marko Lens, the man behind the brand, is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also an internationally renowned expert in the field of skin cancer and skin ageing, holding a Master of Science degree from Harvard University and a PhD degree from Oxford University in the field of skin cancer.
He has credentials! So, his latest product obviously has a a lot of science behind it. The purpose of this facial mist is to do much more than just refresh. It’s a rebalancing mist which supports the skin’s natural defences, strengthens the skin’s barrier, replenishes moisture and helps to calm and soothe the skin.
It’s also infused with antioxidants from green Shiso leaves (Japanese leaves) to help shield against daily environmental aggressors.
But back to the Probiotics and Prebiotics – what are they? Now you’ll have to stay with me here – it’s quite an explanation!
The Prebiotics are a blend of sugar molecules (α-glucooligosaccharides and β-fructooligosaccharides). α-glucooligosaccharides are obtained from corn and beetroot while β-fructooligosaccharides are obtained from jicama or yacon tubers (Polymnia sonchifolia). Prebiotics help to rebalance healthy skin microflora. They demonstrate excellent moisturising properties and help improve skin radiance by a restructuring and smoothing effect.
The Probiotics – there’s a proprietary blend of five probiotics in the mist – Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidohilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium and Lactococcus lactis. Probiotics have the capacity to maintain, optimise and restore the natural microflora of the skin. They are renowned for their ability to support the skin’s natural immune defences, enhance the recovery of the skin’s barrier function and promote the natural skin renewal process.
Never THAT sure of a facial mist, but I’ve been using this one from Zelens every day recently and it’s not unpleasant and my skin hasn’t felt dehydrated despite my over zealous Christmas SPIRIT intake. Hic! ✔️ It is £48, I know, I know – but it also contains all sorts of probiotics and prebiotics and Dr Marko Lens is a respected surgeon, so I trust his products. Available at @johnlewisretail And @cultbeauty . . #zelens #drmarkolens #facialmist #probioticskincare #prebioticskincare #moisturise #winterskin #skincarescience #beauty #bblogger #beautyblogger #iwasgiventhis #butnotsponsored #notanad #igenuinelylikethis
Whether you buy into this or not, is up to the individual. I use a varied mix of natural, organic, and chemical skincare, and I can’t honestly say which I like best, or which I would veer towards – there are benefits in everything, I think.
I think with all beauty products, it’s down to whether they give you joy, or you feel you see results. I like spraying this on my face – particularly after a night out – and it has definitely helped my skin. Using it daily has taken away the dehydrated feeling I get at this time of year, thanks to the weather, heating, and festive excesses.