World-renowned board-certified dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, is a force to be reckoned with. He has been a trailblazer in the skincare industry for more than 25 years. In 1983, he introduced the concept of skin health, revolutionizing how we think about and approach skincare.
Noticing a gap between over-the-counter products and stronger medical-grade solutions, Dr. Obagi developed ZO® Skin Health, by Zein Obagi, MD to address the need for professional products for home use. Formulated with the most potent ingredients in high concentrations, ZO® Skin Health utilizes pure retinol, advanced peptides, and powerful antioxidants to work from the inside out to stimulate, nourish, repair and maintain healthy skin.
Extremely hands on, the Beverly Hills-based visionary works side by side with a team of cosmetic chemists to ensure each product is up to snuff. “For me, it has always been and always will be, all about the science of creating and restoring healthy skin,” said Dr. Obagi. “I believe in youthful skin for every patient, at any age.”
For Dr. Obagi, the principle of skin health restoration completely revolves around the issue of skin stabilization. This is achieved through:
- Correction – This stage seeks to improve skin tolerance and increase resistance to negative stimulation such as sun exposure.
- Stimulation – This step involves epidermal and dermal renewal to reduce discoloration, restore natural hydration, improve cellular function and enhance collagen.
- Pigment Control - Known for his in-depth understanding of pigment disorders and treating skin of color, Dr. Obagi’s skin solutions were developed to stabilize melanocytes, the pigment producing cells in the skin responsible for brown spots or sun spots.
- Hydration - A basic tenet of Dr. Obagi’s mantra is that moisturizers are not a panacea for skin and in fact, they can be harmful. They key is to stimulate hydration from within, reduce inflammation and diminish redness.
Sun Protection – Dr. Obagi advises all of his patients to use physical sun blocks to fight the chronological effects of UVA/UVB rays. His breakthrough sun protection formula, ZO® Skin Health Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 is on the short list of every beauty editor’s favorite anti-aging skincare.
“Physicians and skincare professionals should focus on making skin healthy rather than merely alleviating symptoms of poor skin health such as pigmentation, fine lines, acne, rosacea, wrinkles and even sagging. We can address these skincare concerns for our patients without resorting to medical procedures with the right skincare regimen,” says Dr. Obagi.
Award Winning Skin with ZO Skin Health
All eyes were on small screen stars at last weekend’s Emmy Awards. How is it that all the A-Listers seem to be aging backwards? While they may have a bevy of beauty gurus at their beck and call, you don’t need surgical solutions, a ten person team or even a day at the spa to get their glow.
You can get red carpet ready and discover the fountain of youth in your own bathroom with these cutting-edge products from ZO® Skin Health. Follow these steps before a big night out for show-stopping skin.
THE WEEK BEFORE
ZO® Skin Health Ossential™ Radical Night Repair Plus ($145) is packed with a full 1% concentration of retinol (the highest available over-the-counter) to help repair and rebuild collagen, smoothing old wrinkles and preventing new lines from forming.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
ZO® Skin Health Olluminate™ Intense Eye Repair ($130) addresses the gamut of potential problems around your eye area, from crow’s feet to dark circles and puffiness. Retinol builds collagen to fight creases while light reflective particles mica and titanium dioxide disguise imperfections.
THE MORNING OF
ZO® Skin Health Offects™ Exfoliating Polish ($60) leaves you with just-stepped-out-of-a-spa skin in two minutes flat. With non-irritating round magnesium crystals, the polish gently sloughs off dead skin cells, increases circulation, and revs epidermal turnover to create a brighter, clearer, smoother, and more even-toned complexion.
ZO® Skin Health Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 ($65) prevents sun damage and reduces photoaging with physical blockers zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Plus this sunscreen doubles as a makeup primer, creating a flawless canvas for your look.
All products are available at www.zoskinhealth.com and select physician offices.