Reviewed by Carolyn

Turning 50 can be very traumatic, as I experienced last year. I felt bad enough when I turned 40 and was dreading the signs of aging that were inevitable. When I turned 50, I wondered what this decade had in store for my skin. I have stayed out of the sun most of my life so my skin looks pretty good for my age, but I feel I can always use help and want to at least attempt to stave off additional signs of aging as long as possible. So when I received the Zelens 3t Complex Anti-Ageing Cream to test, I couldn’t wait to open it and start using it!

My initial observation was that the cream has a very luscious, velvety texture. I found the pale rose hue and scent to be very appealing. As I slathered it over my face I thought the product might be too rich for my skin, which tends to be oily. However, I was pleased to find that the cream absorbed very quickly and left my skin feeling dewy and plump.

After approximately five weeks of use, I have found this moisturizer to be extremely hydrating, and I look forward to the luxurious feeling I get when I apply it to my skin. I almost can’t wait to use it, and that is not something I would normally say about skincare products! My wrinkles and fine lines have not totally disappeared, but I believe they are less apparent. Furthermore, the texture and tone of my skin is amazing, and I think my pores look smaller.

In addition to caring about product effectiveness, I am also very interested in safety so I try to learn a little about the products I use. Upon review of the ingredients list, I was rather overwhelmed to find such a long list comprised of unpronounceable words. It bothered me that there were so many chemicals in the cream, so I went online and did a little research. I was relieved and happy to find that all of the ingredients I searched for were listed as safe and effective.

I appreciate that Marta has access to skincare from all over the world, and this is one of the reasons I was excited about becoming a product tester. I always wondered if products manufactured in Europe were more advanced than in the United States. (The Zelens products are manufactured in London.) I Googled Dr. Marko Lens, whose name is printed on the front of the jar of anti-aging cream, and was impressed by his credentials. He attended medical schools in Verona, Harvard, and the University of Oxford. He is a renowned plastic surgeon and has even been coined “Dr. Youth.” Who wouldn’t want to try a product made by Dr.Youth?

About one quarter of the cream remains in my jar, and I will be very sad when it’s gone. I hope I will be able to purchase it at Truth in Aging! It’s so great that I’m afraid I might not be able to afford it… I hope I can.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Chlorphenesin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disodium EDTA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Caramel, Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Hyaluronic Acid, Citric Acid, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Sorbic Acid, Ursolic Acid, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Linalool, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chesnut) Bark Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Physalis Alkekengi Fruit Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Tocopherol