TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment
50 pads for $50
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

You’d think a dermatologist would know how to formulate an anti-acne product. After all, what dermatologist hasn’t seen a fair share of patients struggling, both physically and emotionally, with acne? This product missed the mark on so many levels it is just astounding. Not only is this pathetic product packaged in a jar (what kind of doctor thinks that’s a sanitary way to package a product?), but the ingredient list has alcohol as the second ingredient, and the resulting irritation, dryness, inflammation, free-radical damage, and increased oil production creates a serious problem for skin. This also contains plant extracts that are problematic for skin, and the price is way out of line, especially when you consider that this will only cause trouble for your skin.


Enhances the penetration of active cosmetic ingredients. Exfoliates pore-clogging skin cells to help prevent breakouts. Reduces oiliness to help control acne and keep skin looking clear. Reduces inflammation for better skin health. Calms and soothes skin.


Active: Salicylic Acid (2%), Other: Water, Sd Alcohol-40b, Propylene Glycol, Urea, Triclosan, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Santalum Album Extract, Phellodendron Amureuse Extract, Hordeum Distichon Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Fragrance

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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Nope, don't do it

I got this as a gift. I Went from having one pimple to about twenty in only a couple weeks. Needless to say I am not impressed. Do not buy this!

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If there were a choice to rate this a zero I would have =\ bought this at the recommendation of my dermatologists to help with acne breakouts and was told that it was make them go away faster and reduce the redness but found that it did nothing at all! Felt like I was just putting water on my face. Plus the packaging was horrible! Was told to cut the pads and poor only a tiny bit into the larger jar...I found that to be unsanitary for a product that's suppose to help with acne

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