The Difference Between Powers and Serums

Unique to Zelens and created by Dr. Marko Lens, adding a Power to your routine gives you a chance to boost and elevate your skincare results. Meaning your Zelens skincare routine can be tailored to your skin and skin concerns.  

When it comes to layering your skincare or building a skincare routine, including a Power and a serum is an easy way to get the skin results you want.  

Serums are usually at the heart of most skincare routines, but did you know you can pair Powers and serums together? We’ve put together a guide on our favourite Power pairings, why they are perfect together and how to use.   


What is the difference between Powers and serums?  

Powers are high-potency vitamin concentrates, formulated to help correct skin issues and enhance the results from your serums. We know skin can behave differently daily, so you can change-up your Power to reflect this.  

Serums are your chance to deliver targeted formulations to treat a multitude of skin concerns. With advanced blends of botanicals and science-led ingredients.  

We recommend using your Power first, after cleansing, then following with your Serum before applying your moisturiser. However, the only exception to this is when you’re using Hyaluron Intense, which should be applied before your Power. This is due to Hyaluron’s light texture and ability to attract moisture. Applying Hyaluron Intense before your Power will help enhance your overall results and hydrating benefits.  


Our Perfect Power Pairings 

Power A and Youth Intelligence  

Zelens Power A & Youth Intelligence

Power A is formulated with lipsome-encapsulated retinol and two retinoid esters at a combined concentration of 1%. Enriched with fermented botanicals with natural retinol-alternative activity.  

Helping to refine and smooth skin texture, reducing the appearance of visible signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Plus clearing blemishes and evening skin tone.  

Youth Intelligence is inspired by Nobel prize-winning research on the role of telomeres (the cells’ biological clock). Formulated with high-tech ingredients to reduce visible signs of ageing by promoting firmness and elasticity. Plumping and lifting skin, leaving it smoother, firmer and younger-looking.  

Together, Power A and Youth Intelligence renew and protect. Ideal for skins looking to reduce the visible signs of ageing.  


Power B and Lumino 

Zelens Power B and Lumino

Featuring an advanced vitamin B complex combining B3 niacinamide, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. Plus fortified with botanicals naturally rich in vitamin B. Power B enhances skin clarity, controls excess oil reduces the appearance of pores and minimises the look of redness and blemishes. While vitamin B12 boosts skin energy for a revitalised complexion.  

Lumino is our advanced brightening serum, targeting unwanted hyperpigmentation. Diminishing the dark spots and discolouration for an even skin tone and smooth, radiant skin. It also helps with blackheads and enlarged pores, making it an ideal serum for multiple skin concerns.  

Together, Power B and Lumino work together to clarify and brighten skin. Perfect for oilier, breakout prone skins that want to reduce redness for a healthy and smooth complexion.  


Power C and Tea Shot 

Powered by a 20% vitamin C ester and fermented botanicals rich in vitamin C for a highly stable formula. Power C boosts collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin. While preventing the development of pigmentation and brightens skin for an even skin tone.  

Vitamin C is also one of the most powerful antioxidants, which shield against free radicals that can cause cellular damage. This can show as dark spots, dryness and premature signs of ageing.  

Tea Shot contains five different types of tea (green tea, matcha, white tea, black tea and kombucha) that all work together to fight pollutants. Focusing on protecting skin from daily environmental pollution and stressors to combat premature signs of ageing. Leaving skin feeling soft, protected and healthy. Antioxidants should be a must in your morning routine for healthy skin.  

The ultimate antioxidant pairing, Power C and Tea Shot protect and defend skin from the harmful effects of free radicals. Boosting brightness, skin moisture and long-term skin health.  


Power D and Omega Shiso 

Zelens Power D and Omega Shiso

A provitamin D3 concentrate with replenishing lipids similar to those already found in the skin, Power D helps to strengthen skin’s natural barrier and build its resilience. Protecting skin from environmental aggressors and stressed conditions. Leaving skin supple, plump and healthy-looking. The addition of squalane helps to replenish lipids and prevent moisture loss.  

Omega Shiso is Dr. Lens’ innovative lipid-replenishing serum. With our exclusive shiso Phytocomplex containing enzymatically activated shiso to intensely replenish the skin with naturally occurring lipids for a strong barrier. Plus, it features the richest vegan source of omega 3-6-9 to moisturise, soothe and soften skin without feeling greasy.  

Power D and Omega Shiso were designed to work together to fortify the skin barrier and replenish moisture. Ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin- or those with a compromised barrier that need to restore.  


Power E and Melatonin B12: 

Zelens Power E and Melatonin B12

Power E contains a unique mixture of vitamin E (tocopherol), 4 types of tocopherol esters, tocotrienols and a complex of botanicals. A moisturising serum, nourishing the skin by replacing lost moisture and leaving skin soft. While also being a protecting treatment, providing antioxidant protection against free radicals. Reducing visible signs of premature ageing from oxidative damage.  

Melatonin B12 is based on the synchronisation of the cellular circadian rhythm and blended with vitamin B12 to enhance the melatonin. This mix of restorative ingredients helps to maximise the skin’s natural repair, while reducing signs of tiredness and stress. Revealing smoother skin with diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, for younger-looking, radiant skin.  

Power E and Melatonin B12 paired together comfort and repair skin. Ideal for drier skins or those who want to replenish moisture, reduce visible signs of stress and support DNA repair.   

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