Zelven+® superfruit complex

The Zelven+® Complex is Zelania’s uniquely developed bio-active superfruit blend. This powerful combination of 7 proven superfruit extracts forms the foundation of our natural, anti-oxidant rich creams. Each of our products also contains dozens of other naturally derived ingredients designed to fight the effects of aging and preserve your healthy skin.

Zelven+® contains extraordinary levels of anti-oxidants and the fruit extracts are blended at such a high concentration that our creams become naturally coloured by the ingredients. Zelania’s no compromise approach to formulation means we are absolutely committed to using scientifically proven effective levels for all the active ingredients & extracts used in our products to deliver the maximum effectiveness of these precious ingredients.

Zelven+® superfruit complex

The Zelven+® Complex is our uniquely developed bio-active superfruit blend. This powerful combination of 7 proven superfruit extracts forms the foundation of our anti-oxidant rich creams. Each of our products also contains dozens of other naturally derived ingredients designed to fight the effects of aging and preserve your healthy skin.

Zelven+® contains extraordinary levels of anti-oxidants and the fruit extracts are blended at such a high concentration that the cream becomes naturally coloured by the ingredients. Zelania’s no compromise approach to formulation means we’re absolutely committed to using scientifically proven effective levels for all the active ingredients & extracts in our products to delivaer the maximum effectivness of these precious ingredients.

Zelven+® ingredients

Zelven+® is our uniquely developed bio-active superfruit primary complex. This powerful combination of 7 superfruit extracts forms the foundation of our anti-oxidant rich creams. Each of our products also contains an additional superfruit active and along with other plant-derived actives and natural ingredients designed to provide specific advantages, tailored for their individual use in each of our products.

The Zelven+® Complex contains extraordinary levels of anti-oxidants and the fruit extracts are blended at such a high concentration that the cream becomes naturally coloured by the ingredients. Zelania’s no compromise approach to formulation means we’re absolutely committed to using scientifically proven effective levels for all the active ingredients & extracts in our products to deliver maximum impact.

New Zealand Kiwifruits are grown geographically isolated from the rest of the world and entertain low atmospheric pollution levels for maximal levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

These vitamins are imperative for protecting the skin epidermis and dermis layers by providing water-soluble and fat-soluble protecting against oxygenated free radicals both intracellularly and within the cell membrane.

Key Benefits

  • Contain high antioxidant levels
  • Contain high phenolic activity
  • Protects cells from oxidative stress leading to damaged and wrinkled skin
  • Safeguard skin proteins (Collagen and Elastin) from sun damage and cellular free radicals

Our grape extracts are carefully planted, grown, harvested and processed via natural, environmentally-friendly and solvent free extraction methods. 

Geographically isolated, our island of New Zealand boasts the world’s highest levels of biologically active antioxidant and polyphenols.

Rich in Gallic acid, Catechins, Anthocyanins and Proanthocyanidins. These antioxidants work collaboratively to

Key Benefits

  • Maintain healthy and younger looking skin
  • Reduces UV sun damage
  • Assists with fighting free radicals at a cellular level to preserve the integrity of skin DNA and proteins.
  • Contain high antioxidant levels
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress leading to damaged and wrinkled skin
  • Safeguard skin proteins (Collagen and Elastin) from sun damage and cellular free radicals

Our grape extracts are carefully planted, grown, harvested and processed via natural, environmentally-friendly and solvent free extraction methods. 

These vitamins are imperative for protecting the skin epidermis and dermis layers by providing water-soluble and fat-soluble protecting against oxygenated free radicals both intracellularly and within the cell membrane.

Key Benefits

  • Assists with fighting free radicals at a cellular level to preserve the integrity of the skin’s DNA and proteins
  • Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity
  • Promotes moisture retention in skin cells
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress leading to damaged and wrinkled skin
  • Safeguard skin proteins (Collagen and Elastin) from sun damage and cellular free radicals

New Zealand Kiwifruits are grown geographically isolated from the rest of the world and entertain low atmospheric pollution levels for maximal levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

This little remarkable superfruit is rich in multitude of well documented minerals and vitamins. Among its many benefits besides skincare and skin health, boysenberries have also proven to be crucial for brain and blood circulatory benefits. Boysenberries are a good source of Vitamin B-complex Folate, water-soluble Vitamin C for maintaining cellular and protein integrity (Collagen and Elastin), and Vitamin K to minimise the appearance of skin blemishes and freckles and reduce the appearance of dark under-eyes. 

Key Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of dark under-eyes
  • Helps to minimise the appearance of skin blemishes and freckles
  • Helps rejuvenate skin and make you feel fresh

New Zealand Kiwifruits are grown geographically isolated from the rest of the world and entertain low atmospheric pollution levels for maximal levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

These vitamins are imperative for protecting the skin epidermis and dermis layers by providing water-soluble and fat-soluble protecting against oxygenated free radicals both intracellularly and within the cell membrane.

Key Benefits

  • Blackcurrants from New Zealand are known for having more antioxidants than other berries
  • Contains antioxidants to nourish dry and damaged skin, leaving it soft and replenished
  • Contains high level of Vitamin C and Vitamin E
  • The fatty acids found in blackcurrant helps to maintain smoother looking skin

Native to Australia, this natural antioxidant superfruit has the world’s richest Vitamin C content and the only natural alternative to promote intracellular collagen synthesis in the skin dermis and epidermis layers. The Kakadu plum has 6.0% water-soluble Vitamin C of its total weight.

With special antioxidant properties, this botanical active ingredient is solely responsible for fighting free radicals induced by aging and environmental factors such as sun damage, smoking and environmental pollution.

Key Benefits

  • Unique superfruit known as the world’s richest source of vitamin C
  • Helps to reinforces cell antioxidant defences to better protect against oxidative stress
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Increases skin radiance, brightness and luminosity
  • Powerful antioxidant activity

Belonging to the Rose family, this little perennial fruit is widely known for its skin, digestive and physical benefits. The humble raspberry has a history that extends back to the Middle Ages when raspberries were considered to be a fruit of many wonders.

Raspberries have nearly 40% more antioxidant content than blueberries and strawberries. They contain significant high amounts of Anthocyanins and Ellagitannins flavonoid that help fighting oxidative stress and protect cellular DNA and protein structures.

Key Benefits

  • Promotes skin hydration
  • Protects skin cells from excessive water loss
  • Inhibits the enzymes in skin that lead to discoloration and loss of firmness
  • Provides UV and sun protection which boost efficacy of sunscreen
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Zelven+® ingredients

Zelven+® is our uniquely developed bio-active superfruit primary complex. This powerful combination of 7 superfruit extracts forms the foundation of our anti-oxidant rich creams. Each of our products also contains an additional superfruit active and along with other plant-derived actives and natural ingredients designed to provide specific advantages, tailored for their individual use in each of our products.

The Zelven+® Complex contains extraordinary levels of anti-oxidants and the fruit extracts are blended at such a high concentration that the cream becomes naturally coloured by the ingredients. Zelania’s no compromise approach to formulation means we’re absolutely committed to using scientifically proven effective levels for all the active ingredients & extracts in our products to deliver maximum impact.

New Zealand Kiwifruits are grown geographically isolated from the rest of the world and entertain low atmospheric pollution levels for maximal levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

These vitamins are imperative for protecting the skin epidermis and dermis layers by providing water-soluble and fat-soluble protecting against oxygenated free radicals both intracellularly and within the cell membrane.

Key Benefits

  • Contain high antioxidant levels
  • Contain high phenolic activity
  • Protects cells from oxidative stress leading to damaged and wrinkled skin
  • Safeguard skin proteins (Collagen and Elastin) from sun damage and cellular free radicals

Our grape extracts are carefully planted, grown, harvested and processed via natural, environmentally-friendly and solvent free extraction methods. 

Geographically isolated, our island of New Zealand boasts the world’s highest levels of biologically active antioxidant and polyphenols.

Rich in Gallic acid, Catechins, Anthocyanins and Proanthocyanidins. These antioxidants work collaboratively to

Key Benefits

  • Maintain healthy and younger looking skin
  • Reduces UV sun damage
  • Assists with fighting free radicals at a cellular level to preserve the integrity of skin DNA and proteins.
  • Contain high antioxidant levels
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress leading to damaged and wrinkled skin
  • Safeguard skin proteins (Collagen and Elastin) from sun damage and cellular free radicals

Our grape extracts are carefully planted, grown, harvested and processed via natural, environmentally-friendly and solvent free extraction methods. 

These vitamins are imperative for protecting the skin epidermis and dermis layers by providing water-soluble and fat-soluble protecting against oxygenated free radicals both intracellularly and within the cell membrane.

Key Benefits

  • Assists with fighting free radicals at a cellular level to preserve the integrity of the skin’s DNA and proteins
  • Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity
  • Promotes moisture retention in skin cells
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress leading to damaged and wrinkled skin
  • Safeguard skin proteins (Collagen and Elastin) from sun damage and cellular free radicals

New Zealand Kiwifruits are grown geographically isolated from the rest of the world and entertain low atmospheric pollution levels for maximal levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

This little remarkable superfruit is rich in multitude of well documented minerals and vitamins. Among its many benefits besides skincare and skin health, boysenberries have also proven to be crucial for brain and blood circulatory benefits. Boysenberries are a good source of Vitamin B-complex Folate, water-soluble Vitamin C for maintaining cellular and protein integrity (Collagen and Elastin), and Vitamin K to minimise the appearance of skin blemishes and freckles and reduce the appearance of dark under-eyes. 

Key Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of dark under-eyes
  • Helps to minimise the appearance of skin blemishes and freckles
  • Helps rejuvenate skin and make you feel fresh

New Zealand Kiwifruits are grown geographically isolated from the rest of the world and entertain low atmospheric pollution levels for maximal levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

These vitamins are imperative for protecting the skin epidermis and dermis layers by providing water-soluble and fat-soluble protecting against oxygenated free radicals both intracellularly and within the cell membrane.

Key Benefits

  • Blackcurrants from New Zealand are known for having more antioxidants than other berries
  • Contains antioxidants to nourish dry and damaged skin, leaving it soft and replenished
  • Contains high level of Vitamin C and Vitamin E
  • The fatty acids found in blackcurrant helps to maintain smoother looking skin

Native to Australia, this natural antioxidant superfruit has the world’s richest Vitamin C content and the only natural alternative to promote intracellular collagen synthesis in the skin dermis and epidermis layers. The Kakadu plum has 6.0% water-soluble Vitamin C of its total weight.

With special antioxidant properties, this botanical active ingredient is solely responsible for fighting free radicals induced by aging and environmental factors such as sun damage, smoking and environmental pollution.

Key Benefits

  • Unique superfruit known as the world’s richest source of vitamin C
  • Helps to reinforces cell antioxidant defences to better protect against oxidative stress
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Increases skin radiance, brightness and luminosity
  • Powerful antioxidant activity

Belonging to the Rose family, this little perennial fruit is widely known for its skin, digestive and physical benefits. The humble raspberry has a history that extends back to the Middle Ages when raspberries were considered to be a fruit of many wonders.

Raspberries have nearly 40% more antioxidant content than blueberries and strawberries. They contain significant high amounts of Anthocyanins and Ellagitannins flavonoid that help fighting oxidative stress and protect cellular DNA and protein structures.

Key Benefits

  • Promotes skin hydration
  • Protects skin cells from excessive water loss
  • Inhibits the enzymes in skin that lead to discoloration and loss of firmness
  • Provides UV and sun protection which boost efficacy of sunscreen
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

additional ingredients

All of our creams contain a wealth of nutrient-rich and scientifcally proven ingredients, all blended at their clinically proven effective levels.

Exclusively found in the Day Creme, pomegranate has scientifically three times the levels of antioxidants and polyphenols found in red wine or green tea. Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate extracts are carefully selected and curated for Zelania skincare application for unparalleled skin healing, repair and protection.

The antioxidants in pomegranate modulate skin cell damage and function to preserve skin Type I and III Collagen for firmer and supple skin. The Vitamin complexes ensure cellular stability and nourishment to soften and hydrate the skin. These vitamins and minerals have been scientifically proven to help produce and maintain new cells, whilst preventing cellular DNA damage that may lead to brittle, dull and uneven skin. 

Key Benefits

  • Actively stimulates the cells (Keratinocytes) for the glow skin results in reduced signs of skin damage, acne and dark spots. 
  • The antioxidants found in Pomegranate Extract combined with phytonutrients, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins work in synergy to plump the skin and promote collagen production
  • Smooth the skin’s surface due to content staggering amount of Vitamin C 
  • Help to absorb much-needed moisture thanks to Punicic acid and Oleic acid

Grapeseed oil (Vitis Vinifera) is produced from grape seeds which are the byproduct of winemaking. Packed with high levels of polyunsaturated acids (omega-6 fatty acids) and Vitamin E, this emollient is perfect for retaining moisture. This non-comedogenic oil (does not block pores) assists with dermal sebum production for oily and skin-problem areas.

Grapeseed oil is an all round performer carrying essential skin food compounds such as Linoleic Acid and Vitamin E, antioxidants, non-comedogenic, moisturising, lightweight and ideal for all skin types making it a great choice for dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin types.

This exquisite emollient compound oil essentially acts as food for the skin making it softer and more elastic by improving skin moisture and hydration. It also helps to control sebum production and evens out skin tone for a fuller and even complexion.

Key Benefits

  • Antioxidant properties helps to slow the look of aging
  • Enhances skin elasticity to prevent symptoms of premature aging, such as wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Promotes moisture retention in skin
  • Soothe acne and reduce chances of future outbreaks

High in antioxidants such as flavonoids and tannins (Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2010), this exceptional superfruit has been clinically proven to alleviate and reverse the signs of aging, sun and environmental effect.

The antioxidants and flavonoids (apigenin and kaempferol) help to reduce puffiness and swelling around the eye area. The prerequisite Vitamin C and Caffeic Acid antioxidants assist in collagen and elastin protein production and maintenance that are essential for anti-aging skincare. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothes the skin and useful in treating sun burns and irritated skin. Cucumber extract helps to reduce unwanted skin inflammation primarily via blocking of COX-2 enzyme pathways (Cyclooxygenase-2).

Key Benefits

  • Attracts and retains moisture by creating an invisible barrier on the skin due to content of polysaccharides
  • Helps to improve the appearance of large pores and acne due to astringent properties
  • Provides cooling and soothing effect for dry, red and overly sensitive skin types
  • Soothes and relieves puffy skin

This specialised marine algae is sourced from the depth of the clean ocean waters. It is rich in antioxidant activity that boosts collagen synthesis in the skin. This unique strain of Wakame algae is exceptionally rich in antioxidant fucoxanthin (Mori et al., 2004, D’Orazio et al., 2012).

The Wakame algae (also known as seaweed) is loaded with antioxidants and polysaccharides which are skin fibroblast stimulators. They are absolutely essential for preserving moisture in the skin cells and have shown both clinically and throughout history to help with the repair of broken and inflamed skin.

These Vitamin B complexes serve many health and skin benefits to synergistically maintain and preserve cellular membrane integrity against visible signs of aging, environmental damage, UV and sun damage and mechanical abrasions (wear and tear).

Key Benefits

  • Improves elasticity and smoothness
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the extracellular matrix
  • Regenerates damaged skin and helps to lessen wrinkle depth
  • Stimulates skin renewal after free radical and sun exposure
  • Hydrates and plumps skin for a more supple, bouncy complexion
  • Helps to detoxify and rehydrate skin

Naturally grown and harvested in our backyard in New Zealand, the NZ Ponga fern leaf is a flora national treasure. Also known as the Silver fern, this tree fern plant is native to New Zealand. It has green-stalked soft leaves that can extend upto 4m long and has a distinctly silver underside. The distinctive shape of the Ponga leaf is known as “Koru” which is Maori (New Zealand indigenous language), and is a customary motif for New Zealand and Maori designs.

Uniquely sourced and engineered into Zelania, this skincare powerhouse is a natural gem that has clinically proven anti-aging properties that actively work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Its specific plant composition is abundant in polysaccharides providing a mechanical lifting effect for immediate and visible reduction by enhancing skin’s biomechanical properties and minimising the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin.

The New Zealand Fern Leaf extract is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. This plant is grown and harvested in southern NZ regions in South Island near Dunedin. It is farmed and sourced ethically and sustainably using natural collection and extraction methods for preserving the highest natural concentration of polysaccharides.

Key Benefits

  • Immediately tightens the skin thanks to high concentration of polysaccharides
  • Helps to erase wrinkles by immediate mechanical lifting action
  • Improves the cutaneous microrelief with immediate visible results
  • Reduces crow’s feet in 1h after a single application

Known as the “ultimate drink for your skin”, Hyaluronic Acid is a staple and core component for all effective skincare and beauty products, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a unique glycosaminoglycan (disaccharides polymer) that is found widespread in connective and epithelial tissues. HA is one of the main elements of the extracellular matrix and plays a pivotal role in cellular proliferation and migration in epidermal skin cells. 

Forming a part of the extracellular matrix, HA works by binding collagen and elastin fibres together leaving the skin plump, firm and flexible. This wonderful glycosaminoglycan acts as the ‘building block’ or ‘glue’ to the connective tissue. The loss or deterioration of HA is often associated with drying of the skin, wrinkles, weakening of dermal wall and visible signs of aging.

It’s biological and physicochemical properties are integral for epithelial cellular hydration and nourishment, which are responsible for water retention and proper nutrient delivery. HA is the key to a beautiful, smooth and flawless skin for that gleaming and elegant nourished feeling.

In 2014 in a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials on 40 healthy female subjects with mild and natural signs of aging, it was scientifically validated that after 30 days of continuous use of HA, it had positive hydration and visible impact on the skin whilst reducing clinical signs of aging (Nobile et al., 2014 – Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology).

Key Benefits

  • Penetrates the skin and binds water to skin cells, infusing all layers of the skin with valuable, rejuvenating moisture
  • Reduces and prevents age spots and pigmentation issues
  • Fortifies the skin’s natural barriers to help lock moisture in for an even more dramatic hydrating effect
  • By promoting proper moisture balance in the skin, hyaluronic acid prevents the over-production of oil that clogs pores and causes breakoutsFills the skin with moisture and tightens the overall complexion
  • Helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Promotes skin cell regeneration by offering extra hydration and barrier protection to the skin

Native to Southern Europe and North Africa, this lush evergreen perennial plant, Aloe vera, has a very long history dating back to the Egyption. It grows in tropical and semi-tropical climates around the world. Known for its magical effectiveness against sunburns and scratches, the aloe vera leaves contain active phytochemicals including Mannans, Anthrones and Lectins.

High-grade organically grown and sourced, this ethical wonder-plant contains Anthraquinones that helps in soothing and protecting epithelial cells and fights natural skin aging. 

It has been clinically demonstrated to improve skin healing against burns and wounds. Aloe vera natural properties help to moisturise the skin and is an effective treatment against skin conditions such as acne. It also promotes growth of epithelial cells and contraction of myo-fibroblasts.

Key Benefits

  • Helps in naturally increasing the production of Collagen, which further helps in reducing the visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves and guards against damaging UV-A and UV-B sun rays 
  • Helps to moisturise and soothe the skin
  • Boosts wound healing and lightens blemishes on the face and body

Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3, is an organic compound and essential human nutrient. This water soluble vitamin is essential in the functioning of a healthy living cell and maintaining its structure, shape and function. Niacin supports healthy brain and nervous tissues, and further underpins adrenal gland function and healthy skin.

Niacinamide has been scientifically shown to help treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer. This vitamin plays a pivotal role in internal cellular metabolism, cell signaling and aids with DNA genetic repair making it an absolute must have component of any prestige skincare design.

Besides its many well known and documented benefits such as lowering triglycerides, prevention of heart diseases and lowering LDL Cholesterol, Niacinamide works to improve skin function by protecting skin cells from sun damage and against oxidative stress.

Key Benefits

  • Helps build Keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy
  • Increases skin moisture retention by supporting the Ceramide (lipid) barrier
  • Minimises pore appearance and keeping skin smooth and moisturised may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time
  • Help rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays
  • Minimises fine lines and wrinkles
  • Protects against environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins

Tocopherol or more commonly known as Vitamin E oil is a naturally-occurring oil, which is soluble in lipid and is non-enzymatic. It acts as an antioxidant and prevents the formation of free radicals on the skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the presence of such essential qualities, it is very good for the skin. Some common skin problems which can be alleviated by using the oil are; reducing the effects of sun damage, stretch marks, dry itchy skin and sunburn.

Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this antioxidant vitamin is an essential ingredient to any quality skincare product which is why Zelania has carefully evaluated, sourced and enlisted the best source of oil in our range. 

This powerful ingredient is the answer for many skin problems and it can help to alleviate the effects of external aggressors such as UV rays damage and pollution. It is effective against stretch marks, sunburns and dry itchy skin.

Key Benefits

  • Active antioxidant in keeping skin moisture locked in resulting in more hydrated and firmer skin 
  • Helps defend from pollution and other environmental stressors thanks to its significant antioxidant properties 
  • Combined with Vitamin C (in Zelania products Kakadu Plum is a source of Vitamin C) can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, brighten a dull complexion, and strengthen skin’s defenses against the impact of environmental assault.
  • Helps soothe and nourish the skin

Originating from Africa the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the Karite tree is a valuable, nourishing addition to moisturisers for the reduction of wrinkles and to improve the elasticity of the skin and protect it against environmental ageing. Shea butter is known to increase local capillary circulation, which in turn increases tissue re-oxygenation. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks.

The Wakame algae (also known as seaweed) is loaded with antioxidants and polysaccharides which are skin fibroblast stimulators. They are absolutely essential for preserving moisture in the skin cells and have shown both clinically and throughout history to help with the repair of broken and inflamed skin.

Key Benefits

  • Promotes and attracts moisture retention in skin
  • Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Increases the water content of cells for healthy looking complexion
  • Maintains the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin
  • Protects against harmful UV radiation and sun damage
  • Slows the signs and symptoms of maturing skin by supporting skin elasticity and suppleness
  • Boosts collagen production and increases circulation while promoting skin cell regeneration
  • Assists with collagen production via triterpenes – compounds that deactivate collagen fibre destruction

Our unique botanical fatty complex is naturally derived and engineered from Olives, Jojoba (esters) and Macadamia. This revolutionary lipid ingredient clinically proven to deliver natural skin lipid profile that of a mature and young woman.

This natural lipid complex underpins Zelania’s secret in unlocking youthful and long-lasting skin hydration leaving that soft velvety skin feeling. It hydrates the skin better than most commercially oils and emollients available on the market.

This skin lipid blend is scientifically tested and validated by improving skin elasticity and firmness. Most notably it has shown to significantly improve the skin barrier recovery function in mere 60 minutes, to allow for healthier and younger glow. In normal healthy skin, a variety of lipid profile components are produced such as triglycerides, sqaulane, wax esters, sterols and sterol esters. Zelania skincare maintains this essential lipid balance throughout our lifetime since this balance changes as we grow (aging) and in response to our outside environment such as stress and pollution.

Key Benefits

  • Improves Skin Elasticity and Firmness
  • Improves Skin Barrier Recovery
  • Helps to decrease moisture loss and premature aging
  • Restores and rebalances the skin’s natural and young lipid profile, delivering firmer, brighter and healthier looking younger skin

Zelania skincare products have been designed with meticulous detail in mind, therefore our first choice for skincare carrier vehicle was not only water, we chose the elegant and naturally fragrant organic Lavender floral water.

Our organic Lavender Hydrosol, also known as hydrolats, is water distillate that is the by-product of distilling botanical and organic Lavender matter. This aromatic floral water contains the same luxurious benefits of Lavender essential oil but delivered at a lower and gentler degree for the ultimate sumptuous beauty experience for your skin.

This gentle and therapeutic floral water is carefully infused throughout the entire Zelania skincare range and serves as a natural and relaxing vehicle to the skin while delivering essential antioxidants and vitamins for continuous skin nourishment and intense hydration.

Key Benefits

  • Excellent molecule and compound carrier 
  • Regenerates sensitive, damaged or fragile skin
  • Keeps moisture in the skin
  • Reduces all types of skin irritation and inflammation
  • Having natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, balance the skin microflora

Native to Morocco, Argan oil is derived from the Argan trees by cold-pressing the kernel and extracting the oil. For centuries Argan oil has been known to contain excellent properties for skin applications due to the presence of high levels of Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid – Polyunsaturated fatty acids (contains 29-36%).

Furthermore, what makes Argan oil exceptionally good for the application in skincare is its high levels of antioxidants (polyphenols) and tocopherols (Vitamin E) requisites for healthy and young looking skin. 

With notable presence of fat-soluble compounds and other skin health promoting compounds such as CoQ10, plant sterols and melatonin, this unique oil has many healing properties, protection against sun damage, moisturises and hydrates the skin and reduces blemishes and skin oiliness. 

Key Benefits

  • Improves skin suppleness
  • Clinically proven to have anti-aging effects and significant increases skin elasticity of the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles 
  • Moisturises the skin due to abundance of fat-soluble vitamin E antioxidant that can help improve water retention in the skin thereby lowering TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss)
  • Provides protection from sun damage by fighting free radicals; prevents from burns and hyperpigmentation as a result

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) which is also known as pot marigold is a flowering plant native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. With bright yellow or gold petals, this herbaceous plant has been medicinally used many moons ago.

Over course of time, the efficacy of the Calendula flower has been proven scientifically and stands the test of time. This oil derived from this plant helps to fight sun damage, improves skin health and nourishment and is effective for wound healing and skin repair against damages such as blotches and uneven skin tone.

In skincare formulations Calendula oil slows down the aging cycle by fighting off free radicals due to high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds present that play a pivotal role in the human cell’s aging process.

Key Benefits

  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin
  • Smoothes the skin and evens the complexion
  • Visibly rejuvenates, strengthens and revitalises the skin dermal layer 
  • Helps to fight sign of aging by decreasing wrinkles appearance
  • Helps regenerate skin due to stimulate the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins and collagen
  • Assists in wound healing and removal of blemishes, scars and imperfections

Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) seed oil is native to North and Central Americas. This natural botanical gets its name from its flower’s head resembling the sun. This beautiful flower is more than just looks and is densely packed with nutrient rich compounds effective for skin care uses. 

This oil carrier is fantastic for advanced skin care formulation due to its versatility and gentleness on the skin. It is ideal for all skin types from dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin. It provides much needed gentle moisture, hydration, protection and helps restore natural skin oil profiles. It is sensitive to the skin and has soothing and calming attributes. 

Rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and K, it boasts high antioxidant efficacy and fights off free radicals and environmental stressors such as sun damage and pollution. Additional sunflower oil emollient forms a protective barrier on the skin from dirt and toxins.

Key Benefits

  • Helps slow the look of aging by sustaining skin elasticity and softness
  • Prevents blemishing and protects against sun and potentially hyperpigmentation 
  • Improves skin tone and provides brightening quality to the complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Effective antioxidant with natural levels of vitamins A, C, D, E and K
  • Non-irritant and Non-comedogenic so it won’t block or clog skin pores for refreshed and revitalised appearance

additional ingredients

All of our creams contain a wealth of nutrient-rich and scientifcally proven ingredients, all blended at their clinically proven effective levels.

Exclusively found in the Day Creme, pomegranate has scientifically three times the levels of antioxidants and polyphenols found in red wine or green tea. Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate extracts are carefully selected and curated for Zelania skincare application for unparalleled skin healing, repair and protection.

The antioxidants in pomegranate modulate skin cell damage and function to preserve skin Type I and III Collagen for firmer and supple skin. The Vitamin complexes ensure cellular stability and nourishment to soften and hydrate the skin. These vitamins and minerals have been scientifically proven to help produce and maintain new cells, whilst preventing cellular DNA damage that may lead to brittle, dull and uneven skin. 

Key Benefits

  • Actively stimulates the cells (Keratinocytes) for the glow skin results in reduced signs of skin damage, acne and dark spots. 
  • The antioxidants found in Pomegranate Extract combined with phytonutrients, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins work in synergy to plump the skin and promote collagen production
  • Smooth the skin’s surface due to content staggering amount of Vitamin C 
  • Help to absorb much-needed moisture thanks to Punicic acid and Oleic acid

Grapeseed oil (Vitis Vinifera) is produced from grape seeds which are the byproduct of winemaking. Packed with high levels of polyunsaturated acids (omega-6 fatty acids) and Vitamin E, this emollient is perfect for retaining moisture. This non-comedogenic oil (does not block pores) assists with dermal sebum production for oily and skin-problem areas.

Grapeseed oil is an all round performer carrying essential skin food compounds such as Linoleic Acid and Vitamin E, antioxidants, non-comedogenic, moisturising, lightweight and ideal for all skin types making it a great choice for dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin types.

This exquisite emollient compound oil essentially acts as food for the skin making it softer and more elastic by improving skin moisture and hydration. It also helps to control sebum production and evens out skin tone for a fuller and even complexion.

Key Benefits

  • Antioxidant properties helps to slow the look of aging
  • Enhances skin elasticity to prevent symptoms of premature aging, such as wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Promotes moisture retention in skin
  • Soothe acne and reduce chances of future outbreaks

High in antioxidants such as flavonoids and tannins (Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2010), this exceptional superfruit has been clinically proven to alleviate and reverse the signs of aging, sun and environmental effect.

The antioxidants and flavonoids (apigenin and kaempferol) help to reduce puffiness and swelling around the eye area. The prerequisite Vitamin C and Caffeic Acid antioxidants assist in collagen and elastin protein production and maintenance that are essential for anti-aging skincare. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothes the skin and useful in treating sun burns and irritated skin. Cucumber extract helps to reduce unwanted skin inflammation primarily via blocking of COX-2 enzyme pathways (Cyclooxygenase-2).

Key Benefits

  • Attracts and retains moisture by creating an invisible barrier on the skin due to content of polysaccharides
  • Helps to improve the appearance of large pores and acne due to astringent properties
  • Provides cooling and soothing effect for dry, red and overly sensitive skin types
  • Soothes and relieves puffy skin

This specialised marine algae is sourced from the depth of the clean ocean waters. It is rich in antioxidant activity that boosts collagen synthesis in the skin. This unique strain of Wakame algae is exceptionally rich in antioxidant fucoxanthin (Mori et al., 2004, D’Orazio et al., 2012).

The Wakame algae (also known as seaweed) is loaded with antioxidants and polysaccharides which are skin fibroblast stimulators. They are absolutely essential for preserving moisture in the skin cells and have shown both clinically and throughout history to help with the repair of broken and inflamed skin.

These Vitamin B complexes serve many health and skin benefits to synergistically maintain and preserve cellular membrane integrity against visible signs of aging, environmental damage, UV and sun damage and mechanical abrasions (wear and tear).

Key Benefits

  • Improves elasticity and smoothness
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the extracellular matrix
  • Regenerates damaged skin and helps to lessen wrinkle depth
  • Stimulates skin renewal after free radical and sun exposure
  • Hydrates and plumps skin for a more supple, bouncy complexion
  • Helps to detoxify and rehydrate skin

Naturally grown and harvested in our backyard in New Zealand, the NZ Ponga fern leaf is a flora national treasure. Also known as the Silver fern, this tree fern plant is native to New Zealand. It has green-stalked soft leaves that can extend upto 4m long and has a distinctly silver underside. The distinctive shape of the Ponga leaf is known as “Koru” which is Maori (New Zealand indigenous language), and is a customary motif for New Zealand and Maori designs.

Uniquely sourced and engineered into Zelania, this skincare powerhouse is a natural gem that has clinically proven anti-aging properties that actively work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Its specific plant composition is abundant in polysaccharides providing a mechanical lifting effect for immediate and visible reduction by enhancing skin’s biomechanical properties and minimising the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin.

The New Zealand Fern Leaf extract is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. This plant is grown and harvested in southern NZ regions in South Island near Dunedin. It is farmed and sourced ethically and sustainably using natural collection and extraction methods for preserving the highest natural concentration of polysaccharides.

Key Benefits

  • Immediately tightens the skin thanks to high concentration of polysaccharides
  • Helps to erase wrinkles by immediate mechanical lifting action
  • Improves the cutaneous microrelief with immediate visible results
  • Reduces crow’s feet in 1h after a single application

Known as the “ultimate drink for your skin”, Hyaluronic Acid is a staple and core component for all effective skincare and beauty products, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a unique glycosaminoglycan (disaccharides polymer) that is found widespread in connective and epithelial tissues. HA is one of the main elements of the extracellular matrix and plays a pivotal role in cellular proliferation and migration in epidermal skin cells. 

Forming a part of the extracellular matrix, HA works by binding collagen and elastin fibres together leaving the skin plump, firm and flexible. This wonderful glycosaminoglycan acts as the ‘building block’ or ‘glue’ to the connective tissue. The loss or deterioration of HA is often associated with drying of the skin, wrinkles, weakening of dermal wall and visible signs of aging.

It’s biological and physicochemical properties are integral for epithelial cellular hydration and nourishment, which are responsible for water retention and proper nutrient delivery. HA is the key to a beautiful, smooth and flawless skin for that gleaming and elegant nourished feeling.

In 2014 in a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials on 40 healthy female subjects with mild and natural signs of aging, it was scientifically validated that after 30 days of continuous use of HA, it had positive hydration and visible impact on the skin whilst reducing clinical signs of aging (Nobile et al., 2014 – Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology).

Key Benefits

  • Penetrates the skin and binds water to skin cells, infusing all layers of the skin with valuable, rejuvenating moisture
  • Reduces and prevents age spots and pigmentation issues
  • Fortifies the skin’s natural barriers to help lock moisture in for an even more dramatic hydrating effect
  • By promoting proper moisture balance in the skin, hyaluronic acid prevents the over-production of oil that clogs pores and causes breakoutsFills the skin with moisture and tightens the overall complexion
  • Helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Promotes skin cell regeneration by offering extra hydration and barrier protection to the skin

Native to Southern Europe and North Africa, this lush evergreen perennial plant, Aloe vera, has a very long history dating back to the Egyption. It grows in tropical and semi-tropical climates around the world. Known for its magical effectiveness against sunburns and scratches, the aloe vera leaves contain active phytochemicals including Mannans, Anthrones and Lectins.

High-grade organically grown and sourced, this ethical wonder-plant contains Anthraquinones that helps in soothing and protecting epithelial cells and fights natural skin aging. 

It has been clinically demonstrated to improve skin healing against burns and wounds. Aloe vera natural properties help to moisturise the skin and is an effective treatment against skin conditions such as acne. It also promotes growth of epithelial cells and contraction of myo-fibroblasts.

Key Benefits

  • Helps in naturally increasing the production of Collagen, which further helps in reducing the visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves and guards against damaging UV-A and UV-B sun rays 
  • Helps to moisturise and soothe the skin
  • Boosts wound healing and lightens blemishes on the face and body

Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3, is an organic compound and essential human nutrient. This water soluble vitamin is essential in the functioning of a healthy living cell and maintaining its structure, shape and function. Niacin supports healthy brain and nervous tissues, and further underpins adrenal gland function and healthy skin.

Niacinamide has been scientifically shown to help treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer. This vitamin plays a pivotal role in internal cellular metabolism, cell signaling and aids with DNA genetic repair making it an absolute must have component of any prestige skincare design.

Besides its many well known and documented benefits such as lowering triglycerides, prevention of heart diseases and lowering LDL Cholesterol, Niacinamide works to improve skin function by protecting skin cells from sun damage and against oxidative stress.

Key Benefits

  • Helps build Keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy
  • Increases skin moisture retention by supporting the Ceramide (lipid) barrier
  • Minimises pore appearance and keeping skin smooth and moisturised may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time
  • Help rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays
  • Minimises fine lines and wrinkles
  • Protects against environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins

Tocopherol or more commonly known as Vitamin E oil is a naturally-occurring oil, which is soluble in lipid and is non-enzymatic. It acts as an antioxidant and prevents the formation of free radicals on the skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the presence of such essential qualities, it is very good for the skin. Some common skin problems which can be alleviated by using the oil are; reducing the effects of sun damage, stretch marks, dry itchy skin and sunburn.

Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this antioxidant vitamin is an essential ingredient to any quality skincare product which is why Zelania has carefully evaluated, sourced and enlisted the best source of oil in our range. 

This powerful ingredient is the answer for many skin problems and it can help to alleviate the effects of external aggressors such as UV rays damage and pollution. It is effective against stretch marks, sunburns and dry itchy skin.

Key Benefits

  • Active antioxidant in keeping skin moisture locked in resulting in more hydrated and firmer skin 
  • Helps defend from pollution and other environmental stressors thanks to its significant antioxidant properties 
  • Combined with Vitamin C (in Zelania products Kakadu Plum is a source of Vitamin C) can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, brighten a dull complexion, and strengthen skin’s defenses against the impact of environmental assault.
  • Helps soothe and nourish the skin

Originating from Africa the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the Karite tree is a valuable, nourishing addition to moisturisers for the reduction of wrinkles and to improve the elasticity of the skin and protect it against environmental ageing. Shea butter is known to increase local capillary circulation, which in turn increases tissue re-oxygenation. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks.

The Wakame algae (also known as seaweed) is loaded with antioxidants and polysaccharides which are skin fibroblast stimulators. They are absolutely essential for preserving moisture in the skin cells and have shown both clinically and throughout history to help with the repair of broken and inflamed skin.

Key Benefits

  • Promotes and attracts moisture retention in skin
  • Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Increases the water content of cells for healthy looking complexion
  • Maintains the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin
  • Protects against harmful UV radiation and sun damage
  • Slows the signs and symptoms of maturing skin by supporting skin elasticity and suppleness
  • Boosts collagen production and increases circulation while promoting skin cell regeneration
  • Assists with collagen production via triterpenes – compounds that deactivate collagen fibre destruction

Our unique botanical fatty complex is naturally derived and engineered from Olives, Jojoba (esters) and Macadamia. This revolutionary lipid ingredient clinically proven to deliver natural skin lipid profile that of a mature and young woman.

This natural lipid complex underpins Zelania’s secret in unlocking youthful and long-lasting skin hydration leaving that soft velvety skin feeling. It hydrates the skin better than most commercially oils and emollients available on the market.

This skin lipid blend is scientifically tested and validated by improving skin elasticity and firmness. Most notably it has shown to significantly improve the skin barrier recovery function in mere 60 minutes, to allow for healthier and younger glow. In normal healthy skin, a variety of lipid profile components are produced such as triglycerides, sqaulane, wax esters, sterols and sterol esters. Zelania skincare maintains this essential lipid balance throughout our lifetime since this balance changes as we grow (aging) and in response to our outside environment such as stress and pollution.

Key Benefits

  • Improves Skin Elasticity and Firmness
  • Improves Skin Barrier Recovery
  • Helps to decrease moisture loss and premature aging
  • Restores and rebalances the skin’s natural and young lipid profile, delivering firmer, brighter and healthier looking younger skin

Zelania skincare products have been designed with meticulous detail in mind, therefore our first choice for skincare carrier vehicle was not only water, we chose the elegant and naturally fragrant organic Lavender floral water.

Our organic Lavender Hydrosol, also known as hydrolats, is water distillate that is the by-product of distilling botanical and organic Lavender matter. This aromatic floral water contains the same luxurious benefits of Lavender essential oil but delivered at a lower and gentler degree for the ultimate sumptuous beauty experience for your skin.

This gentle and therapeutic floral water is carefully infused throughout the entire Zelania skincare range and serves as a natural and relaxing vehicle to the skin while delivering essential antioxidants and vitamins for continuous skin nourishment and intense hydration.

Key Benefits

  • Excellent molecule and compound carrier 
  • Regenerates sensitive, damaged or fragile skin
  • Keeps moisture in the skin
  • Reduces all types of skin irritation and inflammation
  • Having natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, balance the skin microflora

Native to Morocco, Argan oil is derived from the Argan trees by cold-pressing the kernel and extracting the oil. For centuries Argan oil has been known to contain excellent properties for skin applications due to the presence of high levels of Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid – Polyunsaturated fatty acids (contains 29-36%).

Furthermore, what makes Argan oil exceptionally good for the application in skincare is its high levels of antioxidants (polyphenols) and tocopherols (Vitamin E) requisites for healthy and young looking skin. 

With notable presence of fat-soluble compounds and other skin health promoting compounds such as CoQ10, plant sterols and melatonin, this unique oil has many healing properties, protection against sun damage, moisturises and hydrates the skin and reduces blemishes and skin oiliness. 

Key Benefits

  • Improves skin suppleness
  • Clinically proven to have anti-aging effects and significant increases skin elasticity of the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles 
  • Moisturises the skin due to abundance of fat-soluble vitamin E antioxidant that can help improve water retention in the skin thereby lowering TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss)
  • Provides protection from sun damage by fighting free radicals; prevents from burns and hyperpigmentation as a result

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) which is also known as pot marigold is a flowering plant native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. With bright yellow or gold petals, this herbaceous plant has been medicinally used many moons ago.

Over course of time, the efficacy of the Calendula flower has been proven scientifically and stands the test of time. This oil derived from this plant helps to fight sun damage, improves skin health and nourishment and is effective for wound healing and skin repair against damages such as blotches and uneven skin tone.

In skincare formulations Calendula oil slows down the aging cycle by fighting off free radicals due to high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds present that play a pivotal role in the human cell’s aging process.

Key Benefits

  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin
  • Smoothes the skin and evens the complexion
  • Visibly rejuvenates, strengthens and revitalises the skin dermal layer 
  • Helps to fight sign of aging by decreasing wrinkles appearance
  • Helps regenerate skin due to stimulate the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins and collagen
  • Assists in wound healing and removal of blemishes, scars and imperfections

Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) seed oil is native to North and Central Americas. This natural botanical gets its name from its flower’s head resembling the sun. This beautiful flower is more than just looks and is densely packed with nutrient rich compounds effective for skin care uses. 

This oil carrier is fantastic for advanced skin care formulation due to its versatility and gentleness on the skin. It is ideal for all skin types from dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin. It provides much needed gentle moisture, hydration, protection and helps restore natural skin oil profiles. It is sensitive to the skin and has soothing and calming attributes. 

Rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and K, it boasts high antioxidant efficacy and fights off free radicals and environmental stressors such as sun damage and pollution. Additional sunflower oil emollient forms a protective barrier on the skin from dirt and toxins.

Key Benefits

  • Helps slow the look of aging by sustaining skin elasticity and softness
  • Prevents blemishing and protects against sun and potentially hyperpigmentation 
  • Improves skin tone and provides brightening quality to the complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Effective antioxidant with natural levels of vitamins A, C, D, E and K
  • Non-irritant and Non-comedogenic so it won’t block or clog skin pores for refreshed and revitalised appearance

OUR philosophy

We know that what we leave out is just as important as what we put in.

FOCUS ON ACTIVES

We’ve built our formulas on scientifically proven actives at their most effective levels. Then we combined powerful extracts and oils from nature to boost this even further and provide deep hydration to stimulate cell rejuvenation.

Our proprietary and trademarked formulations employ the fusion of innovative ingredients and extracts such as Pinot Noir Grapes, Sauvignon Blanc Grapes, Vitamin C, Kiwifruit Extracts, Marine Wakame Algae, Blackcurrant and Boysenberry Extracts.

CLEAN INGREDIENTS

Most of our key ingredients are sourced right here in our beautiful backyard of New Zealand. All of our actives are sustainably grown and harvested using solvent-free extraction methods and none of them are tested on animals. We also use no animal-derived ingredients and are committed to only using the finest natural ingredients. 

In the pursuit of our passion for innovative and bio-active components, we are able to identify, collate and collect ingredients and actives from the best of both worlds – nature and science.

ZERO COMPROMISE

We’ve built our formulas to support the active ingredients that make an impact. we include clinically proven actives at effective and safe levels. then, we boost their impact with complementary, powerful extracts and oils from nature.

Zelania Skincare is our collective passion for analysing, researching, curating, and creating skincare products that inspire beauty through confidence in our elusive search for perfection.