08.15.2014
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Oraser Body Emulsion Plus
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8 fl. oz. for $95
Last Updated:08.15.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Although this body lotion is definitely above average compared to what you'l typically find at the drugstore, it has some issues. First, we want to be clear that its price is way (way, way, WAY) out of line for what you get. The bulk of the formula is standard emollients and thickeners found in many body lotions, but there's a curveball tossed in the form of isopropyl alcohol. This is among the small group of problematic, drying alcohols for skin, and although it's not likely to be problematic in this formula (due to the heavier emollients that precede it), seeing it above the state of the art ingredients Zo Skin Health added is disappointing—and the main reason this earned its rating.

There's not much reason to go on discussing this body lotion because, as stated, on price alone, this is tough to recommend. Although it contains some good anti-aging and water-binding ingredients, so do lots of other body lotions and creams, not to mention it would cost less money in most respects if you apply a good body lotion followed by a superior, retinol-enriched serum!

Claims

This multi-action body treatment effectively deliversimprovement in the quality, smoothness and overall health of the skin. Formulated with specialized enzymes and hydrators, it works to immediately soften and resurface rough, dry skin.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Petrolatum, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Beta-Glucan, Avena Sativa Kernel Flour, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Diacetyl Boldine, Panthenyl Triacetate, Ethyl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Oleyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tyrosine, Ubiquinone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phospholipids, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment Hydrolysate, Saccharomyces/Potassium Ferment Hydrolysate, Proline, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Adenosine Triphosphate, Carbomer/Papain Crosspolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Algin, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, BHT, BHA, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Ferrocyanide.

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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02.06.2014
Zo body emulsion

Im suffering from itchiness after applying this Zo Body emulsion...

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