Don't cry over soured milk! The fermented dairy product was actually an important part of ancient Egyptian's skin rejuvenation regimen. Egyptian nobles bathed in sour milk in an effort to smooth their uneven skin. Lactic acid, the active ingredient in sour milk, worked as a homemade chemical peel to slough off ruptured, aging skin. To this day, mild chemical peels still contain lactic acid.
While modern beauty-seekers still turn to chemical peels for an effective, non-invasive anti-aging treatment, the procedure has received a major facelift. During the 1990s, expert clinician, Zein Obagi, MD., Medical Director of ZO Skin Health, Inc., revamped the popular facial resurfacing treatment to replace guesswork with science.
25 years in the making, Dr. Zein Obagi’s Brightenex™ is bioengineered to brighten and treat discoloration, while Vitamin A Micro Emulsion Retamax™ triggers the natural formation of collagen, reversing signs of aging. Available through physicians.
Reclaim your complexion For devotees of Dr. Zein Obagi’s lines, there’s now another reason to covet his products. His latest venture, ZO® Medical, melds what the doctor is best known for – serious skin care – in an effective system with no restriction for how long the products can be used. With a goal of “whipping the skin into shape,” the multistep approach tackles wrinkles, spots, enlarged pores and sun damage by strengthening it so it is more resistant to age-related changes. Different from the namesake Obagi Medical and his offshoot ZO® Skin Health, Dr. Obagi says his new endeavor, “raises the bar by treating the skin at every layer. Feeding it with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and retinol allows you to get the best results so the skin can come full circle.
Beverly Hills Dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi is a force to be reckoned with. He has been an outspoken trailblazer in the skincare world for more than 25 years. In 1983, he introduced the concept of skin health and since then has been refining his approach and concept, including the ZO® Skin Health Circle™. He introduced the highly acclaimed ZO® Skin Health by Zein Obagi, M.D. range of luxurious cosmeceuticals in 2007, and is now poised to launch the next generation of professional skincare products.
Aside from his family, his pride and joy is called ZO® Medical by Zein Obagi, M.D. and represents the final spoke of his skin health wheel. The new range of treatments and products will be distributed exclusively through physicians in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The Dermatologist Who Changed Our Skin, Dr. Zein Obagi Introduces the Next Frontier in Medical Skincare.
During the day, hands are exposed to wrinkling UV rays. Undo damage at night by slathering on a treatment with retinol, which stimulates production of collagen (skin's support structure) and stays active for longer when not exposed to sunlight.
Kline, a respected provider of world-class consulting services and high-quality market intelligence, announced that their 2014 edition of the Cosmetics & Toiletries Report, which profiles many up-and-coming players in the industry, features ZO® as one of the highest rated brands among physician dispensed skincare.
ZO® Medical’s RETAMAX™ combines 1% retinol with antioxidant buddleja plant stem cells and biomimetic proteins to trigger the natural formation of collagen and strengthen the skin barrier. Additional ingredients vitamins C and E protect and brighten skin while reducing inflammation.
The 24th Ultimate Skin Health Symposium was held at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif, on November 9-11, 2012. The program was specifically designed to present new principles and novel ideas to encourage creativity among physicians and skincare professionals in how they treat each patient.
Dr. Zein Obagi wowed the audience with his results from reversing severe hyperpigmentation on skin of color, and offered his new thinking about the potentially dangerous long-term side effects of hydroquinone usage without medical supervision. Featuring a faculty of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and anti-aging physicians, the symposium ticked all the boxes for today’s aesthetic practitioners interested in learning about skin-rejuvenation concepts.