Skincare solution based on philosophy of creating healthy skin and treating discolorations, often tackling the most difficult cases from around the world.
ZO Definition of Healthy Skin
SMOOTH -soft and smooth in texture
FIRM/TIGHT – full, firm and tight
EVEN IN COLOR – normal melanin production and even distribution
HYDRATED – strong barrier function with sufficient Natural Moisturizing Factors
TOLERANT – tolerant to the surrounding environment, intact barrier function
FREE FROM DISEASE (acne, seborrhea, rosacea…)
ZO SKIN HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Skin health restoration for every patient, regardless of: age, gender, skin color, skin type, skin condition.
Featuring delivery systems, bioengineered complexes and exclusive formulations based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, ZO products and protocols are available to physicians worldwide.
ZO Principles of Skin Health Restoration serve as the foundation to provide a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation and maintaining healthy skin for life.
The principles specifically focus on strengthening the skin, optimizing skin cellular functions, eliminating skin sensitivity and chronic inflammation.
SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION – is crucial in correcting skin weakness, sensitivity, dryness and restoring overall skin health. The barrier function acts as a protective skin envelope preventing penetration of harmful substances and excessive trans-epidermal water loss. it is also enhances epidermal renewal and repair, which is responsible for building and maintaining skin tolerance.
STIMULATION – the process of improving both the epidermis and the dermis through the use of vitamin A (retinol/retinoic acid). Activates and upregulates dermal and epidermal cellular activity, optimizing fibroblast activity to increase the production of new and the repair of damaged collagen (firmness), elastin (tightness) and glycosaminoglycans (hydration). Reverses uneven texture. Upregulates angioblast function, which improves circulation with associated increased oxygen and nutrient delivery. Restores normal and even color tone with blending action
STABILIZATION – prevents acquired sensitivity to treatment while increasing the skin resistance to negative external and/or internal factors by repairing and maintaining normal cellular functions in both the epidermis and dermis. To understand the concept of stabilization, consider the person who becomes stronger and fitter through exercise and a healthy diet. They can perform routine task easier, recover faster after disease or injury, live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. Similarly, skin can become more tolerant and stronger if provided with the best nutrients and conditions. Such skin will actively renew itself, heal faster after injury or disease, remain younger looking and function at its peak.
SEBUM CONTROL – prevents induction and progression of chronic inflammation and pigment conditions resulting from excess sebum output. Excess sebum is detrimental to skin health. It can:
clogs pores, leading to acne
manifests in sebum-induced inflammatory diseases: acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
prevents even penetration of topical agents
reduces efficacy of topical agents
may lead to treatment failure (e.g. Melasma)
CHRONIC INFLAMMATION ELIMINATION – reducing chronic
inflammation to help prevent cellular dysfunction, alteration of skin texture, true sensitivity, dyschromia, accelerated aging and poor healing and treatment response
OVERCOME SKIN RESISTANCE – to medical topical agents by limiting their use. Skin can acquire tolerance and resistance to many topical agents, leading to treatment failure and complications. Medical topical products (e.g. hydroquinone, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide) are recommended to be used short-term for therapeutic treatment of skin conditions. Upon completion of therapeutic treatment, patients should switch to a maintenance program which includes products designed to keep skin stabilized and maintain long-term results. This approach optimizes results, limits complications and prevents resistance
HYDRATION + CALMING – conventional moisturizers can do more harm than good as they do not provide long term hydration and can actually shut down production of skin’s natural hydration. They are only quick fixes and do not offer long term benefits. Moisturizers merely provide temporary comfort, short-lived smoothing and plumping and artificial hydration. Moisturizers contain approximately the same components(water, lipids, and proteins) as the skin’s natural elements. Applying moisturizers creates a high level of moisture saturation on the surface of the skin, providing a false sense of hydration. When this happens, cellular communication is disrupted and skin stops producing natural hydration from within. Because cellular functions are not optimally performing, the skin becomes dependent on repeated applications of moisturizer.
SMART SUN PROTECTION -is taking more comprehensive approach to sun protection- beyond traditional approaches of just blocking against UVA/UVB rays. ZO engineers scientifically superior sunscreens with the broadest, most comprehensive range (UVA/UVB,HEV and IR-A) of sun protection available. Additional hydrators, antioxidant and anti-inflammatories complete each formula for optimal protection.