So about 2 weeks ago I got to experience the most amazing ZO Skin Brightening Treatment at Legs eleven Beauty Aesthetic Specialists in Cape Town. I have done many different facials as a blogger but nothing quite as refreshing and fresh as this treatment leaves your skin feeling. So while getting the treatment done I was explained in detail as to what each product does and why DR Zein Obagi the creator of ZO® Skin Health, Inc. is so passionate about skincare.
DR Zein Obagi’s journey into skin health began 35 years ago when he created Obagi Medical Products, Inc. and today, his energy and enthusiasm for healthy skin is as strong as it was then. Dr. Obagi originally conceived and brought to market what would become the world’s most recognized brands of physician dispensed skincare products
11 Steps ZO Skin Health Skin Brightening Treatment
Step 1: Cleanse
Face is cleansed with Offects Hydrating Cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities from the skin. It also helps lock in necessary moisture for a healthy complexion with Panthenol and Allantoin.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Offects Exfoliating polish (a.k. “the love bite”) is lightly massaged over the face and décollete and improves skin texture and restore glow in just one minute. The ultrafine magnesium crystals polish the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting healthy circulation and cell turnover. It enhances the penetration of active ingredients. Vitamins A, C E and c-ester provide antioxidant protection to the skin.
Step 3: Activate
Offects Exfoliating Polish Activator with lactic acid is applied to enhance the exfoliation process and promote skin renewal. It dissolves the polishing crystals within 2 minutes turning the crystals from rough to smooth on the face. There may be a mild warming sensation as this takes place. It leaves the skin smooth and radiant, with a more even skin tone...
Step 4: Peel Prep
A prep solution is applied with cotton pads to remove any excess oil on the skin for better penetration of the peel solution. It also delivers anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation benefit and helps brighten the skin. with mulberry, liquorice, bearberry, and scutellaria extracts, kojic acid, lactic acid, ascorbyl palmitate and other botanicals.
Step 5: Peel
The Ossential Stimulator Peel is applied with gauze and may give a slight tingling sensation and flushing to the skin. It is left on for 2 minutes. This Alpha Hydroxy peel (10% concentration of Mandelic, lactic and citric acid) is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins. It stimulates cell turnover by dissolving the tiny bonds that hold skin cells together , allowing the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin to be sloughed off more quickly to reveal healthier cells underneath, The Stimulator peel improves skin texture and tone, softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of dark spots. It is the perfect “lunch time” peel leaving your skin glowing with no downtime
Step 6: Neutralise
The area is then neutralized with pads soaked with Ossential Peel Neutraliser (sodium bicarbonate) restoring the skin to its natural pH. A warming sensation may be experienced. This may last up to 10 seconds and then dissipate very quickly leaving the skin calm, balanced and soothed.
Step 7: Hydrating Massage
A cooling, soothing and hydrating masque, the Ossential Aloe Hydra Masque is applied and massaged into the face, neck and decollete for 5-10 minutes. Perfect to restore lost moisture in the skin and herbal extracts provide soothing benefit to reduce any redness and irritation.
Step 8: Skin Brightening masque
The skin brightening sheet masque is gently smoothed over the face including the eyelids and left on for 10 to 15 minutes. A unique blend of brightening ingredients (Arbutin, mulberry root extract, green tea, vitamin E) helps to brighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation to create a more even skin tone and a fresher, clearer and more youthful appearance.
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Step 9: Replenish 1
Ossential Growth Factor serum plus is applied to the face and neck. This provides the skin with the necessary amino acids, vitamins and peptides to accelerate the cell renewal processes started by the peel
Step 10: Replenish 2:
Ossential daily power defence serum is applied to the face and neck. It replenishes nutrients and provides the skin with the necessary antioxidants and DNA repairing enzymes to protect the skin from UV damage and accelerate the healthy skin process.
Step 11: Protect
Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 is applied to the face and neck. This formulation provides the broad spectrum protection the skin needs. It contains natural melanin, titanium oxide and zinc oxide to provide advanced, triple-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, HEV (high energy visible light) and infrared rays) . This amazing sunscreen doubles up as a makeup primer for smooth, flawless application of make-up.
Incredible Before and Afters - Images: disclaimer