12.31.2014
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Ommerse Overnight Recovery Creme
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $100
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime)
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Housed in airless jar packaging is this quite impressive moisturizer for normal to dry skin. It has a silky texture that’s lighter than many creams due to the prominence of silicone and a gum-based thickening agent followed by standard thickeners. The fragrance-free formula is enriched with retinol, antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, and anti-irritant willow herb (listed by its Latin name Epilobium angustifolium). Although pricey, this is one of the better products from Zo Skin Health, and the claims aren’t the least bit out of line. (We're surprised, too!)

Claims

Quenches and conditions vulnerable skin. Creates a barrier that protects against transepidermal water loss. Reduces redness and inflammation. Encourages skin to look and feel healthy and luminous.

Ingredients

Water, Dimethicone, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Shea Butter Oleyl Esters, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Polysorbate 20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trehalose, Ceramide 2, Phospholipids, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, PEG-100 Stearate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Micrococcus Lysate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 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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