12.19.2014
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Ommerse Daily Renewal Creme
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $100
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This is a very good moisturizer for normal to dry skin. Housed in airless jar packaging, the cream includes retinol along with several antioxidants, anti-irritants, and cell-communicating ingredients. With the exception of sunscreen, it covers all the bases in terms of providing an impressive assortment of ingredients research has shown will improve skin’s appearance, generate collagen, and keep skin healthy. The only drawback is the inclusion of gardenia flower, which has no benefit for skin, but its fragrance poses only a slight risk of irritation. Interestingly, one type of gardenia is believed to play a role in skin lightening, but the research didn’t involve the species of gardenia that’s present in this moisturizer (Source: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, July 2008, pages 888–893). Although the price is hefty and there are less expensive options, this is still an impressive product if you feel compelled to spend more than necessary on this type of skin-care product.

Claims

Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increases epidermal thickness and firmness. Reduces irritation; visibly diminishes redness. Soothes and calms skin.

Ingredients

Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isocetyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Retinol, Tocopherol, Ubiquinone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Polysorbate 60, Lecithin, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Plankton Extract, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ectoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Laureth-23, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol

Brand Overview

Zo Skin Health

Strengths: Company provides complete ingredient lists on the Zo Skin Health Web site; good cleansers and scrubs; very good fragrance-free mineral sunscreen; all of the body-care products; the sunscreens provide sufficient UVA protection and include a mineral-based formula for those with sensitive skin or rosacea; some very good moisturizers and serums.

Weaknesses: Can be expensive; some products contain fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation; some jar packaging.

The ZO in ZO Skin Health is the initials of this line's creator, dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. It’s not the first skincare line for the Beverly Hills-based doctor; you may recall Obagi, his original namesake skin-care line, which initially was sold only in physicians' offices. After several years with the brand, Obagi left and founded a new line, ZO Skin Health.

This newer line actually makes improvements upon Obagi’s initial foray into skincare, with distinctly better formulas than similar products in the original Obagi line. For the most part, this line does a good job of offering consumers formidable options to improve the appearance of skin and (in the case of sunscreens) to prevent further damage to aging skin. This is a worthwhile line if you're looking for products with retinol that also contain other state-of-the-art ingredients (most retinol products are one-note formularies).

The body-care products are also a cut above, though they’re not the easiest on the pocketbook. However, there are less expensive options, so there's no need to worry if you can't afford this line. Zo Skin Health is not one-stop shopping for all manner of sun-damaged or aging skin and it also isn't comprehensive enough to meet everyone's needs and preferences. However, formula- and appearance-wise it bests much of what was offered in his original line.

For more information about Zo Skin Health, call 888-893-1375 or visit www.zoskinhealth.com.

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