03.12.2015
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Ossential Daily Power Defense
Rating
1 fl. oz. for $150
Category:Skin Care > Serums
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This serum supposedly was created for those who want to fight the signs of aging, and fight them hard. Unfortunately, it won’t help anyone progress on the anti-aging battlefield, at least not any more than countless other serums that don’t have the problems this one does. It’s great that the company included retinol and a handful of other antioxidants in stable packaging, but also on board are several fragrant plant oils that won’t do your skin any favors; orange peel, lemon peel, and peppermint oils are all exceedingly irritating. The irritation they cause leads to inflammation that depletes collagen and hurts skin’s ability to heal. That won’t bring aging skin to a more youthful state; actually, quite the opposite is likely.

Claims

Speeds recovery from past UV damage. Increases epidermal thickness and elasticity. Encourages the skins DNA repair mechanism to self-correct. Locks in moisture. Reduces the signs of collagen degradation.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Jojoba Esters, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Beta-Glucan, Lactose, Lecithin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, C14-22 Alcohols, Safflower Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Cetearyl Glucoside, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Palmitoyl Pg-Lino Leamide, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Ultramarines, Ext. Violet 2

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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05.09.2014
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Amazing product that makes my skin wake up and feel strong daily

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