ZO Skin Health

A comprehensive system of professional skin care products developed for common aesthetic skin concerns such as sun-damage, fine lines, dry skin, oily skin, large pores, age spots and pigmentation. The ZO product range contains a number of active ingredients, including high-strength retinol and antioxidants - effective for the restoration and long-term maintenance of healthy skin.

The ZO skin care system includes a number of new and effective formulations that utilise a multimodal treatment approach to skin rejuvenation (combining agents that act via different mechanisms of action). The key therapeutic ingredient is retinol (vitamin A), which is combined with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, peptides, growth factor serums and skin brighteners.

Recent pharmaceutical developments have led to stabilisation of the retinol molecule with a fine molecular-coating (micro encapsulation), which prevents oxidation and enhances absorption through the epidermis. The result is increased efficacy and less irritation. Retinol is one of the most powerful topical anti-aging agents available today.

Retinol based skin rejuvenation

Retinoids are regulators of cellular metabolism. They stimulate skin cell turn-over (cell proliferation and exfoliation of the epidermis), promote collagen production and protect against free radicals.

High-dose retinol (1% or more) is usually effective in providing significant improvement to photo-damaged skin, pigmentation, skin elasticity, skin texture and skin tone within 60-90 days.

The ZO product range


●  ZO Medical

Strong therapeutic and prescription-strength product formulations, providing solutions for a wide range of skin disorders and chronic conditions.


ZO Medical include: high-dose retinol based products for stimulation, repair and exfoliation (Retamax) and non-hydroquinone pigmentation control (Brightenex); cleansers and toners to suit various types of skin; oil control pads (Cebatrol) for exfoliation and deep cleaning of pores; Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Crème for potent restoration of the periorbital skin and improvement of dark circles; Rozatrol for red and sensitive facial skin (Rosacea). The ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel is a medium-strength skin peel (10% TCA combined with salicylic, lactic acid and 6% retinol stimulation crème), with minimum downtime.


●  ZO Skin Health

Therapeutic product formulations for patients who may be starting an anti-ageing regime, patients with sensitive skin, or for daily maintenance and skin protection.


Key products include: Offects Exfoliating Polish, Ossential Growth Factor Serum, Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus, Olluminate Intense Eye Repair, Oraser Body Emulsion, Daily Power Defense, Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30.

At the Sorensen Clinic we find that the retinol based formulations allow us to restore skin health for many of our patients. The ZO product range is effective and also compliments our aesthetic and surgical procedures to provide longer lasting results.

Each patient's skin concerns and characteristics are evaluated during consultation and the appropriate treatment protocol recommended. The system is flexible and is easily customised to individual skin types.

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ZO Skin Health

Dr Zein Obagi's most recent line of skin care products. The Skin Health range includes several effective products, such as the Olluminate Intense Eye Repair - a retinol based eye cream that rejuvenates, firms and smoothens the periorbital skin.

ZO Medical

Retamax and Brightenex are two of the key products in the ZO Medical range. Retamax; a powerful retinol emulsion (1%), stimulating collagen formation and restoring skin-barrier function. Brightenex; a blend of high-dose retinol, melanin inhibitors and antioxidants - for effective treatment of hyperpigmentation.