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ZO Skin Health & Obagi Medical – Questions + Answers
ZO® Skin Health and Obagi Medical


Mar 14, 2022

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Este Medical Group

Want to get the lowdown on two of the biggest brands that continue to create waves in the beauty industry?

You’re in the right place, because we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about ZO Skin Health and Obagi products – some of which we stock right here in our Este Medical clinics.

We’ll split the brands in two and first deal with questions focused on the Obagi brand, we’ll then move on to ZO. Let’s go -

Is ZO and Obagi the same?

Simply put – no, they are two different brands. However, they do have one thing in common – the man who created them both: Dr Zein Obagi. The Obagi products came about back in the 1980s while ZO skin health is a more recent creation which started in 2007.

What is the Obagi System?

The Obagi system is a skin care regimen that is designed to deliver a complete package of everything you need to transform your skin. It works to deliver a fresher, more even complexion, targeting ageing issues such as dullness and rough texture.

Is Obagi good for acne?

Obagi produces a range of skincare products specifically designed for acne sufferers. It’s called the Obagi CLENZIderm MD System. Obagi uses ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to target acne, excess sebum and shine.

Is Obagi worth it?

It’s true, Obagi products aren’t the cheapest available on the market, but neither are they the most expensive. With celebrity followers like Alicia Keys and Drew Barrymore singing the brands praises, Obagi must certainly be doing something right. Obagi products aim to provide clinical-grade results for a range of skin conditions, and with the brand standing strong through multiple decades, the positives speak for themselves.

Does Obagi skin care work?

It’s impossible to make the claim that Obagi skin care products deliver 100% effectiveness and that’s because everybody is different. While one person might get exceptional results from Obagi, another might do better with a different brand. You won’t know, unless you try!

How long does it take for Obagi to work?

Results differ for each individual, but as a general rule and if you’ve been following how to use Obagi products properly, you should see a change in your skin’s appearance within six weeks of starting the programme.

How often can you do Obagi blue peel?

It’s recommended that you leave around four to six weeks between each Obagi blue peel treatment. This gives your skin time to heal and recover and look its best.

Is Obagi safe?

We’re often asked questions like this as well as ‘can Obagi damage your skin?’ and the answer isn’t a one-size fits all. While the products themselves have been certified safe to use, if you misuse them or use certain products for a prolonged period of time, then it could be unsafe. If you’re concerned about any aspect of the Obagi products that we stock at Este Medical, then just speak to our specialists who’ll be able to talk you through them.

Where to purchase Obagi products

Obagi products can be purchased directly from Este Medical clinics, and are also available online. To find out more about the products we stock in salon, simply pop in or give us a call.

Now let’s take a look at ZO Skin Health...

What skin care products does ZO Skin Health specialise in?

ZO Skin Health creates products for a range of skin concerns. With ZO Skin Health you can address -

  • Anti-ageing
  • Redness
  • Brightening
  • Acne
  • Sun Protection
  • Hydration
  • Sensitive Skin

How to use ZO skin care products

ZO Skin Health creates multiple different types of skin products and they each come with their own set of instructions. If you’re interested in finding out more about how to use a specific product that we stock at Este Medical, you can speak to one of our skincare specialists who’ll be able to advise you.

How to use ZO Skin wrinkle and texture repair

If you’re working on rejuvenating and smoothing your skin to gain a more youthful look, ZO Skin wrinkle and texture repair is a great choice. Start off gently so that your skin gets used to the product, so look at using one to two pumps of product twice a week. Gradually you can up this until you are using the product every other day. At the start you may notice your skin become dry and irritated. This will reduce after about five to seven days as your new skin is given a chance to glow.

How to use ZO Skin brightening program

  1. Gentle Cleanser – take a small amount and gently massage on to your face and neck whilst damp
  1. Exfoliating Polish – the same as for the Gentle Cleanser
  1. Complexion Renewal Pads – Wipe across the face gently
  1. Brightalive – Smooth over dry, cleansed skin
  1. Daily Power Defense - Add to dry, cleansed skin

If you have any further questions regarding either Obagi or ZO Skin Health products, get in touch with us at Este Medical where we’ll be able to help advise you further on the products we stock.

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