Zelens is one of my all time favorite skincare brands. This is my second bottle of Z Pure Cleansing Liquid Balm so I figure it’s time to talk about it further. Details per Zelens:
A Shiso-infused cleansing liquid balm formulated to thoroughly cleanse the skin and help remove impurities and make-up. Enriched with a fusion of essential oils, this daily cleanser transforms into a light milk when mixed with water to instantly deliver moisture and help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. Leaves skin purified, soft, smooth and radiant.
Vegatable squalane Derived from Mediterranean olive oil, this botanical lipid mimics natural skin lipids. Squalane replenishes moisture, prevents moisture loss and restores skin’s suppleness. It also acts as an antioxidant to help protect the skin from damaging free radicals.
Perilla (Shiso) oil Extracted from the seeds of Perilla (Shiso, Japanese mint), which is the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Perilla oil has multiple beneficial effects: replenishes skin moisture, reinforces the skin’s natural barrier and helps maintain healthy skin complexion. Perilla oil also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Glycerin Naturally present in the skin, glycerin used in Zelens products is a completely vegetable molecule derived from plant oils. It is an excellent humectant, a substance that attracts moisture from the environment and increases the amount of water in the surface layers of the skin.
Shiso leaf (Perilla, Japanese mint) Rich in polyphenols (particularly Rosmarinic acid) and triterpenoids (particularly Ursolic acid), natural molecules that demonstrate antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-allergic bioactivities. Shiso leaf acts as a powerful antioxidant defending skin from free radical damage. It helps to prevent skin reactivity and soothes sensitive skin. Shiso leaf is well-known in Kampo medicine for its strong detox properties.
Rosemary oil Extracted from rosemary, this oil has potent antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It stimulates circulation, invigorates and tones and acts as a potent antioxidant. Rosemary oil is excellent for congested and acne-prone skin.
Green tea Rich in polyphenols, green tea demonstrates strong antioxidant activity. It also has anti-aging properties as it inhibits the breakdown of collagen.
Lavander oil Extracted from the flower spikes of the lavender plant. It is a natural antiseptic with strong antibacterial properties. Lavender oil has the ability to soothe the skin. It has been used as a natural remedy to help accelerate the skin’s natural wound healing process.
Lemon oil Extracted from lemons, this oil possesses strong anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. It also has skin-tightening and toning effects. Lemon oil is excellent for oily, tired and stressed skin.
Geranium oil Extracted from the plant Rose geranium. This oil possesses antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It helps to balance the secretion of sebum and clears oily skin. Traditionally it has been used to help healing of wounds, burns and skin ulcers.
Petitgrain oil Extracted from the leaves of the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain oil has antiseptic properties and is very useful to help clear up greasy skin and skin blemishes.
Vitamin E An antioxidant with a key role in the protection of cellular membranes from free radicals. It is the major antioxidant in the human epidermis with strong protective effects against UV-induced skin damage.
This is exactly what it says-a liquid cleansing balm. This has a no fuss plastic pump package that is perfect for what it is. The texture is thicker than a traditional oil cleanser yet it feels lighter. This has less of an greasy oil cleanser feel. The glycerin thickens it some. This liquid balm cleanser uses oils perilla, rosemary, green tea, lavender, lemon, geranium & petitgran. It’s more than just an oil cleanser as it has extras like glycerin, coconut triglycerides & olive oil unsaponifiables. This emulsifies with water for easy removal due to the sucrose laurate. This has an uplifting citrus scent perfect for a morning cleanse.
I love rosemary & green tea for their detox and antioxidant properties. Shiso leaf or perilla is a lovely ingredient. It’s in quite a few Zelens products. I know other brands use it, none pop into my head at the moment. It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, rich in polyphenols & ursolic acid. I adore Zelens use of ursolic acid as it’s an amazing ingredient. This liquid balm will remove all your SPF and makeup with ease and emulsify to rinse away clean. There’s a reason why I’m on my second bottle-It’s good. It’s a no fuss, effective cleanser that will leave your skin soft and not stripped.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Sucrose Laurate, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Herb Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Leaf Oil, Sucrose Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Tocopherol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citral, Sucrose Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Sodium Levulinate, Potassium Sorbate.