ZO Skin Health (by Zein Obagi, MD)
About ZO Skin Health
Luxurious. Aggressive. Powerful. ZO Skin Health is not your ordinary anti-aging skin care product. Zein Obagi, MD is not your ordinary dermatologist.
With over 20 years as a board-certified dermatologist and skincare pioneer, Dr. Obagi revolutionized the skin care industry with a line of prescription-strength anti-aging products that have become the gold-standard for results-oriented skin care. His education, experience and success in the medical arena naturally transitioned to a retail line of skin care products that has established a new and higher standard. Now Dr. Obagi is talking about ZO Skin Health, serious skincare that aggressively fights aging with a combination of innovative technology, powerful ingredients, and luxurious formulas.
Dr. Obagi's philosophy is simple, "To win the battle on aging, give it your best shot." He believes that you must restore skin health before you see skin vitality. His philosophy and methods are aggressive, and they work - if you are committed. So if you're ready to fight aging and you're willing to fight hard, see how ZO Skin Health can:
Create change at the cellular level
Re-energize aging skin and constantly stimulate cellular function
Saturate skin with stabilized retinol, advanced peptides and powerful anti-oxidants for continuous stimulation and repair
Diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improve tone and texture and increase skin firmness and elasticity
Calm your skin from the constant activation and stimulation with anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant agents
The ZO Skin Health line is based on a 5-step process:
Activate (to increase the penetration of active ingredients)
Stimulate (to awaken and rejuvenate dormant cells)
Calm and Nourish
Use ZO Skin Health in Conjunction with Obagi Line
Behind the Obagi Lines
Both the Obagi and the ZO Skin Health lines were developed by Zein Obagi, MD. He developed the skin health concept and has been a practicing dermatologist for 35 years. He is not actively employed by either company (Obagi Medical Products or ZO Skin Health) full time, and never has been, but he is active in both. Quite literally, his name is written all over both companies. He's the mastermind and formulator behind them.
Just for clarification,there is a difference between Dr. Zein Obagi's original (Obagi NuDerm) and new (ZO Skin Health) lines. Obagi NuDerm causes redness and peeling--for maybe six weeks-- while it renews skin and stimulates new skin cells. No doubt about it, it produces some impressive results--that's what Dr. Obagi is all about.
But even if you're on the Obagi NuDerm regimen, Dr. Obagi recommends the use of some ZO products to calm the skin, reduce redness and exfoliate those flaking cells.
Dr. Obagi developed his new line because (A) he believes that most of the skin care products that are sold at retail today contain insufficiently low concentrations of active ingredients to stimulate cellular activity or rejuvenate skin. That's why there is so little brand loyalty in skin care. (B) he realizes that most people who are on the Obagi regimen don't have a continuum of care--that is, after they complete the 18 week regimen, many revert to traditional drug or department store brands. That's where people like to shop. He doesn't want people's skin to revert to the original "dull and discolored" look that you mentioned. So the ZO line is intended for people who want to maintain the results. (C) there's a substantial % of people who don't want the redness associated with NuDerm, but still want to improve their skin.
The new ZO line works by stimulating cells to renew and recharge themselves--thereby replenishing collagen and elastin, and restoring firmness and smoothness. The products feature high concentration of stabilized, time-released retinol. You may feel a little tingling at first, to waken the skin up, but there's no lasting redness.
One of the most popular products-the ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen just won the most innovative cosmetic of the year!
If your concerned about price, (and who isn't these days?) check out the ZO Skin Health DNA Repair Program Kit. It's a great value, and powerful introduction to Dr. Obagi's newest system.