Thursday, December 26, 2013

Zelens Aka-Shiso Reviving Mineral Shower

Zelens Aka-Shiso Reviving Mineral Shower sounded incredibly promising:
"Enriched with five essential minerals (magnesium, zinc, copper, silicon and iron) and replenishing omega-3 from Shiso (Japanese mint), this revitalizing shower gently cleanses the skin, helps the skin recover its energy potential and stimulates a total sense of well-being; leaving the skin feeling toned, supple and refreshed with a beautiful scent."
Zelens as a brand has been getting a lot of positive buzz from people in the know, the packaging is sleek and luxurious, and the active ingredients sound great; so I was eager to give it a try (shower products are a major addiction here).

Let's start with the good: Zelens Aka-Shiso comes in a nice heavy bottle and smells the way you'd expect an upscale spa to smell. The zesty fragrance fills up the shower and makes one forgets the hairballs you jut cleaned off the floor and everything else in the world that doesn't exactly fall under "pampering". The shower gel felt good and I didn't experience any allergic reaction (a major concern for me with bath and body products). However...

While not causing a reaction, Zelens Aka-Shiso is extremely drying for my already dry limbs. And I'm talking mummifying dry. Scary dry. The kind of dry that required major skin brushing and exfoliating to restore my skin to an acceptable condition. Every single time that I tested the Zelens product. And you know that I gave it several tries just to make sure that this product was the culprit. Ok, also because I liked the fragrance and texture.

So, obviously, Zelens Aka-Shiso Reviving Mineral Shower is a beautiful product, just copletely, utterly, and totally wrong for very dry skin.

 Zelens Aka-Shiso Reviving Mineral Shower ($45, 6.8oz) is available from SpaceNK. The product in this review was sent for consideration by PR.

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