In my somewhat complex pursuit to find cruelty-free skin care brands, with products that are super-easy to use and appropriate for an aging skin and ever increasing toxic environment, I came across ZELENS by Dr. Marko Lens, a plastic surgeon and expert in the field of skin cancer and skin ageing. My first stop was the Zelens PHA+ Bio Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads. This is an amazingly easy to use product. The pads come in a compact, travel sized jar and are pre-soaked with various hydroxy acids touted as “the next generation” in facial resurfacing.
This product not only gently exfoliates the skin without irritating it (and I have a VERY sensitive skin) but also treats the skin as a tonic would, with detoxifying properties that are supposed to help improve overall skin tone and luminosity.
The website claims that after a 25-day trial, women reported noticeable improvement in skin moisture levels, texture, wrinkles and pore size.
After cleaning my face, I sweep one pad over my face and simply leave the acids on before moisturizing. You can rinse if you prefer but then you lose the anti-oxidant protection. My skin feels amazingly clean without the awful tightness that comes with so many of these products.
The verdict: I honestly believe I can see a difference in the overall balance of my skin and a subtle reduction in the inevitable pigmentation that comes with so many hours spent outdoors exercising in the sun. For me, these pads live up to their promise and will forever own a place in my cosmetics bag.
Zelens PHA+ Bio Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads are available on Metropolitain Cosmetics stores and online. Click here to shop the product.