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 Sorensen Clinic provides the full range of ZO Skin Health products.

The ZO product range


●  Getting Skin Ready

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


The foundation of an effective skin care regime is based on the core principles of cleanse, exfoliate and tone. Key products include: Exfoliating Cleanser, Gentle Cleanser or Hydrating Cleanser remove makeup and deep-clean the skin. Exfoliation Polish eliminates dead skin cells and improves skin texture and radiance. Dual Action Scrub for congested oily skin and acne. Complexion Renewal Pads and Calming Toner restore the skin's pH balance and soothes dry skin. Oil Control Pads offer a medicated toning solution for congested skin and acne.


●  Targeted Treatment and Protection

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


Key products include: high-dose retinoids for stimulation, skin-restoration, anti-ageing (Wrinkle and Texture Repair) and non-hydroquinone pigmentation control (Retinol Skin Brightener). Daily Power Defence and 10% Vitamin C Serum provide antioxidant protection. Rozatrol calms the redness and sensitisation associated with Rosacea. Acne Control, Exfoliation Accelerator and Instant Pore Refiner treat skin prone to breakouts, blocked pores and acne. Growth Factor Serum and Firming Serum improve overall firmness, hydration, elasticity and appearance of the skin. Eye Brightening Crème for restoration of the delicate periorbital skin and improvement of dark circles.


ZO Sunscreens offer broad-spectrum protection from UV rays and HEV light emitted from computer screens, mobile phones and indoor lighting. For further details, see our list of recommended sunscreens in the 'News' section.

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 line of theraputic skincare products. The Skin Health range includes several effective products, such as the ZO Eye Brightening Crème - a retinol based eye cream that rejuvenates, firms and smoothens the delicate periorbital skin.

High-dose Retinol

Wrinkle and Texture Repair and Retinol Skin Brightener are two of the key products in the ZO Skin Health range. Wrinkle and Texture Repair; a powerful retinol emulsion (0.5%) which stimulates collagen formation and restore skin-barrier function. Retinol Skin Brightener; a blend of melanin inhibitors, high-dose retinol and antioxidants, for effective treatment of discoloration and hyperpigmentation.