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August 25, 2014

ZO Skin Health, Inc. Announces Two New Solutions to Address Hyperpigmentation – ZO® Medical C-Bright™ 10% Vitamin C Serum and ZO® Medical Brightalive™ Non - Retinol Skin Brightener

Irvine, CA – August 25, 2014 – ZO Skin Health, Inc. is excited to reveal two new products developed by Zein Obagi, MD to further enhance the ZO® Skin Health Circle continuum of care – ZO® Medical C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum and ZO® Medical Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener.

The new additions combine years of research with powerful active ingredients to deliver improved skin benefits, encourage optimal skin health, and deliver a brighter skin tone and smoother texture.

ZO® Medical Brightalive 75 mL / 2.5 Fl. Oz. uses a multi-vectored skin pigment management approach using clinically proven alpha-arbutin and bio-engineered plant phytotechnology to inhibit melanin production. Ultra-stable vitamin C and an advanced exfoliating enzyme help reverse uneven pigmentation and encourage epidermal renewal for even skin tone and texture. A combination of the latest advances in peptide science, along with hexylresorcinol, soy and licorice root, help block skin’s biochemical messengers to control melanocytes, the skin cells responsible for skin pigment development.

Suitable for all skin types, ZO® Medical Brightalive is ideal when strong bleaching is not indicated. It reduces the appearance of brown spots, evens skin tone and prevents new pigmentation, has an exclusive 12-hour time-release antioxidant complex (vitamins A, C and E) which provides continuous protection against oxidative stress, restores hydration to replenish skins vital moisture balance and encourages the natural DNA repair process.

ZO® Medical C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum 50 mL / 1.7 Fl. Oz provides a potent dose of pure vitamin C that is stabilized to brighten and re-texture the skin. This water-free formula instantly self-activates upon contact with skin’s natural water content, maximizing exfoliation and brightening effects to reveal radiant, even-toned skin. ZO® Medical C-Bright uses the power of pure vitamin C which rapidly exfoliates the skin’s surface. Advanced vitamin C ester goes one step further below the skin surface to prevent new melanin pigment from forming. Powerful antioxidants help defend against environmental triggers that can initiate inflammation. Natural occurring lipid hydrates and supports skin barrier restoration. It also minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.

“We are thrilled to expand our comprehensive product portfolio with two new ZO® Medical formulations developed by Zein Obagi, MD, that address hyperpigmentation,” said James Headley, CEO and President of ZO Skin Health, Inc.

“C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum delivers exfoliating and brightening benefits while inhibiting the formation of new pigmentation, while Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener is the perfect prescription for patients who want to treat their hyperpigmentation without using hydroquinone or retinol. The result is a more even brighter skin tone,” said James Headley.

Both new products are part of the ZO® Medical line which includes therapeutic skin health solutions, new protocols and prescription pharmaceuticals created by Zein Obagi, MD. Each helps patients achieve and optimize in-office results from the comfort of home.

ZO® Medical products are exclusively available through leading physician practices throughout the U.S., and through select international partners.

About ZO Skin Health, Inc.
ZO Skin Health, Inc. develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health around the globe. Utilizing cutting-edge science and Dr. Zein Obagi's extensive clinical experience creating treatments and regimens for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients. Committed to advancing effective treatments for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. supports physicians' practices through skin health seminars and clinical training, and patients through a variety of educational programs. As a result, ZO Skin Health, Inc. is focused on providing products and protocols that bridge the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care that allow patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age or unique skin condition. For more information, visit

About Zein Obagi, MD
Researcher, innovator, scientist, published author, lecturer and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi has achieved international renown as a leading authority on skin rejuvenation. He is the ZO Skin Health, Inc. founder and medical director and is responsible for the development of new skincare treatments, protocols and products to achieve healthy skin.

Over twenty years ago, Dr. Zein Obagi pioneered the concept of skin health and conceived of, and brought to market, a line of medical skincare products – the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System – that transformed aging skin. Dr. Obagi founded WorldWide Products, which produced and marketed the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System. At that time, Dr. Obagi merely intended to challenge the norms of traditional skin care. Instead he shattered the status quo. Today his ideas about skin health are no longer surprising; they have become mainstream. Subsequently, WorldWide was purchased by Obagi Medical Products, Inc., a company with which Dr. Obagi no longer has any affiliation, but which retained his family name (Obagi®) as their trademark.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. and Dr. Obagi have no business relationship with Obagi Medical Products, and Obagi Medical Products does not sell or endorse using any ZO® product. "ZO" is a registered trademark of ZO Skin Health, Inc. "Obagi" and “Obagi Nu-Derm” are registered trademarks of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.

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