Find the right Level of Care for your Skin
As we age, our skin cells start to get a bit lazy. After age 30, skin cell turnover slows down, and it doesn’t matter what vitamins or anti-oxidants you apply – the skin simply won’t absorb them properly.
Cells soon stop functioning well and quit producing the same amounts of collagen and elastin that they used to, leading to wrinkles; lines and sagging skin, as well as pigmentation problems.
Restoration of Normal Skin Function despite Ageing
If we truly want to improve our skin, we need to restore the normal functioning of the cells. ZO Skin Health products aims at awakening skin cells and restoring their vitality and ability to regenerate themselves. This is accomplished by delivering retinol to the cells. High concentrations of retinol are the best way to keep skin vital, healthy and youthful.
Retinol (among other ingredients). ZO Skin Health has the highest concentration of retinol – 10 to 25 times higher than what is normally found in other commercial skincare lines. On your first visit to Dr. Lisa Fay at Cosmetic Doctor Dublin, you will receive a comprehensive skin assessment and evaluation, to enable Dr. Fay to best determine your current skin status and issues.
This will allow her to design a program using the most appropriate ZO products for your skin. For example, the anti-ageing programs from ZO come in varying levels of strength to treat skin at different stages of ageing and maturity.
Different regimes for Different Skin Ages and Issues
The Anti-Ageing Program have three levels, depending on which would be best suited to your age and requirements: Level 1 (Daily Skincare Program), Level 2 (Anti-Ageing Program) and Level 3 (Aggressive Anti-Ageing Program).
Here is an example of a Level II Anti- Ageing Skincare Program, designed to treat maturing skin with early signs of intrinsic aging. These signs would include things like–fine lines, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness.
The Anti-Aging Skincare Program uses higher concentrations of active ingredients including growth factors, retinol, and specialized enzymes, to prevent and help repair moderate skin damage at the cellular level. The following products would make up the regime:
- Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser
- Offects® Exfoliating Polish
- Ossential® Daily Power Defence
- Ossential® Growth Factor Serum
- Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30
Step 1. Cleanse
Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser
Moisten hands with lukewarm water; apply a small amount to damp face and neck. To help increase penetration of the active ingredients, rub onto face for approximately one minute. Rinse thoroughly. Use twice a day, morning and evening.
Step 2. Activate
Offects® Exfoliating Polish
After cleansing, moisten skin with lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of the exfoliating polish to damp face and neck. Gently massage skin in a circular motion, adding water as necessary. Rinse thoroughly. Use at least twice a week.
Step 3. Stimulate
Ossential® Daily Power Defence
Following cleansing, apply two or three pumps of the Daily Power Defence on to the face and neck every morning. Massaging skin helps to increase the products absorption, penetration and stimulation.
Step 4. Calm and Nourish
Ossential® Growth Factor Serum
Following cleansing, add one or two pumps of the Growth Factor Serum, and apply over face and neck every evening. Massaging skin increases absorption, penetration and stimulation.
Step 5. Protect
Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30
To prevent sun damage and reduce photo-aging, apply two or three pumps evenly to the face and neck 30 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply every two to three hours if you are in direct sunlight. This handy sunscreen also does double duty, acting as a primer for even make-up application and longer wear.
There are a number of other products you can add in to address other concerns- for instance, a hand cream containing retinol to improve the appearance of ageing on the backs of the hands, or a specific eye cream formulated for use around the delicate eye area.
To lean more or to book a skin consultation with Dr. Lisa Fay of Cosmetic Doctor and discover the most effective ZO products for you, simply call 01 685 3100.