Mimosa (Mimosa tenuiflora)

Zelens is using mimosa tenuiflora, a shrub native to southern Mexico. The Mayans have used the bark of this mimosa (called "tepezcohuite”) to treat burns, wounds and various skin problems for over a thousand years due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. We decided to use mimosa in Zelens formulations because of its regenerative properties: it helps restore the damaged skin barrier and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.