Z Recovery Intensive Repair Balm
An intensive skin repair balm developed by Dr. Marko Lens using the latest scientific research into the genetics of skin aging, advanced biotechnology and high-performance ingredients. This concentrated formula soothes and calms the skin after aggressive environmental exposure and helps repair damaged or irritated skin.
- • Instantly soothes and relieves irritated or altered skin
- • Encourages accelerated repair of damaged skin
- • Promotes recovery process and improves natural barrier function
Apply a liberal amount evenly on entire face and neck. For best results use twice daily, morning and night.
Z Recovery is an intensive repair formula with a powerful blend of high-potency active ingredients to enhance the skin’s recovery capabilities.
Promote skin repair and regeneration: Hexapeptide-11 and Tripeptide-29.
Hexapeptide-11: Produced from Saccharomyces yeast using sophisticated fermentation biotechnology. Significantly improves the dermal matrix of the skin.
Tripeptide-29: Increases the synthesis of collagen and thus plays an important role in the repair of dermal matrix. Also modulates tissue repair and remodeling by activation of keratinocyte growth factor (KGF).
Acts as a sensory neuromodulator that modulates the skin’s perception of unpleasant sensations (temperature, chemical aggression and tactile sensation). By modulating the release of neurotransmitters, this dipeptide diminishes the skin’s unpleasant sensations and improves its comfort and wellbeing.
A key component of connective tissue. Zelens uses a low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid to restore skin moisture, plump the skin and avoid epidermal thinning occurring during aging.
One of the components of extracellular matrix of the skin. Reinforces skin extracellular matrix and has anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning properties.
A major component of all cell membranes. These lipids restore barrier properties of the skin and improve its hydration. Phospholipids have a strong soothing effect and reduce irritation caused by various factors. Zelens uses phospholipids extracted from soybeans.
Organic derivates of silicones produced in the presence alginic acid extracted from brown algae. Stimulate fibroblast proliferation and activate collagen production and thus have an important role in wound healing and restructuring of the connective tiisue. Silanols also demonstrate moisturizing, anti-oxidant and anti-glycation properties.
Z Recovery contains a large brown alga Laminaria digitata, commonly known as oarweed. Laminaria is rich in alginic acid, vitamins, minerals and amino-acids. This alga stimulates the general metabolism and thus demonstrates energizing properties. It also stimulates elimination of excess fluids and is used for skin conditioning.
A plant used for hundreds of years for the treatment of post-injury swelling, skin bruises and wounds due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Many physicians recommend the use of arnica to reduce the recovery period after surgery or injury.
Yeast extract is rich in amino acids, peptides, proteins, polysaccharides and Vitamins of the B group. It increases ATP production (the most important source of energy in cells) and thus improves the cells’ vitality. It also functions as a skin conditioner and protects skin from free radical damage and oxidative stress.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
An antioxidant, which plays key roles in protecting cellular membranes from free radicals. It is the major antioxidant in the human epidermis, and its depletion is an early marker of environmental oxidative damage. Vitamin E has strong protective effects against UV-induced skin damage.
Olive oil is rich in primary fatty acids - oleic and palmitic acid. These acids are excellent skin nutrients and lipid replacements for skin that has lost its protective lipid components. Olive oil has regenerative properties and it soothes, relieves and helps to repair dry, flaky skin. It also has antioxidant properties due to the high amount of natural phenols and squalene.
• Reduction in skin irritation (skin redness)
After 1 hour: by 11.6%
After 2 hours: by 26.2%
• Improvement in skin barrier function
After 1 hour: by 80%
After 2 hours: by 91%
In-vitro efficacy study
This study evaluated repair efficacy of Z Recovery in the culture of human keratinocytes (epidermal skin cells). An artificial wound was created and the effect of Z Recovery on wound healing was measured.
Wound size was reduced significantly after application of Z Recovery:
After 2 hours: reduction by 30.2%
After 8 hours: reduction by 45.2%
After 24 hours: reduction by 72.7%
Wound pictures (before and after 24 hours) are presented.
* Results from a clinical study conducted on women with chemically irritated skin following a single application of Z Recovery