Zein Obagi Unveils Skin Health Line

Zein Obagi Unveils Skin Health Line

Fab news! I attended my first Total Beauty event last week in New York, and met a skincare guru that has taken Beverly Hills and the nation by storm (we’re talking at least a hurricane Dolly level alert here).

Zein Obagi is a no nonsense skincare guru who’s been practicing dermatology for decades. He just turned 65 but I’m sure his genes must have been dipped in some anti-aging potion because he didn’t look a day over forty.

Obagi spoke about how so many brands lead you to over moisturize the skin. His latest “Fight Aging, Fight Hard” ZO Skin Health line gives us no skin-deep promises. He is determined to spread the word that over moisturizing does more harm than good (and yes, I almost tumbled off my chair when he said this…I actually thought he was losing it for a minute). So you’ll see that the ZO Skin Health line does not include any moisturizers.

“Moisturizers are a quick fix,” he says. “They give skin a smooth and silky feeling, but with repeated use skin becomes addicted to them.” Obagi wants skin to fight and work hard, and his products aim to “wake up” the dormant cells that have been so pampered that they can’t even take care of themselves. ZO Skin Health uses pure retinol (the highest OTC dosage) and no moisturizers — to combat aging, wrinkles, fine lines, discolorations and other major skin problems without resorting to Five Star Spa Quality Skin Pampering.

In the Anti-Aging Jumpstart Program kit were the Offects Exfoliating Polish, which is a very gentle mineral-rich polish that combines the therapeutic minerals of the Dead Sea; the Radical Night Repair; the Growth Factor Serum and the Sunscreen with Primer. These four products are a great introduction to ZO Skin Health.

You start off with an exfoliating cleanser:


Then follow with the OSSENTIAL Growth Factor Serum which contains retinol and advance lipopeptides to support collagen production. I applied this every AM and PM as the insert advised me to for the past four days, to fab results.


During the day, top off the regimen with OCLIPSE Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30.

At night, dribble OSSENTIAL Radical Night Repair (which has 1.0% concentrated retinol)over your face – but your skin will never know the concentration because it doesn’t sting or irritate.

What I noticed: Brightness of the skin and improved clarity. Within four days, my skin was luminous as a light bulb and my blemishes were starting to clear up. My two pesky wrinkles on my forehead that had resembled the Grand Canyon now looked like minor trenches. Not bad!

There are more products to this line than what is reviewed above. Check them out at Nordstrom. Even though they are pricey, they are pure and give you unvarnished skin health. So put down that tub of moisturizer already!

Products available now at Nordstrom.com and at www.zoskinhealth.com



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  • Alison
    Posted at 19:36h, 24 October

    Okay – I’m another three weeks into using the ZO Skin Health Jumpstart Kit – and I am so happy with the results I continue to see. I feel that my skin – after years of using any old over-the-counter moisturizer and cleanser – actually looks 10 years younger. I didn’t think it was possible. I have not had an acne blemish in many weeks, and I really see improvement in how evenly toned my skin is. I’m considering trying an eye cream from ZO Skin Health to see what I can do about the wrinkles around my eyes. The products really last, too. I’m just running out of some of my Jumpstart products. They’ve lasted about 7 weeks. I’m using them very sparingly, but still seeing results that I didn’t expect to see. The exfoliating cleanser is especially long lasting – I don’t need to use more than a drop to wash my face in the morning and evening. Thanks, ZO Skin Health, from a very happy consumer!

  • mary anne
    Posted at 00:28h, 16 January

    I have just added Zoskin’s exfoliating polish to my skin care regimen, and all I can say is “WOW!”
    It is a scrub like I’ve never used before. It feels a bit like washing with fine sandpaper…not a particularly pleasant experience. BUT..what fabulous results. My skin is so soft and smooth that it doesn’t even feel like my own! My complexion still glows hours later. I even used it on my hands to get rid of the winter dryness. Since using the Zoskin products, I can honestly say that my friends are starting to look older than I do! Thank you, Zoskin!

  • Alison Kapur
    Posted at 04:09h, 23 January

    Okay, I’ve tried it…Olluminte Intense Eye Repair. It’s wonderful, effective, absolutely non-irritating – I love it. It lasts, too – just a dab around each eye is all I use and I’m sure this container will last another few months.

  • mary anne
    Posted at 14:38h, 05 March

    Hi, Everyone
    I have just started using the Zozkin Hand Kit, and i cannot believe how fabulous my hands feel after just one day. These products are definitely going to help my aging hands. I was amazed at the difference in one day! Has anyone out there been using these products? I would love to hear about your experiences. I’m so excited…there is hope for my hands! By the way, my face still glows and sunspots are fading. I love Zoskin!!!

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