ZO Skin Health

The Inventor of Skin Health Science

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About Us

At ZO® Skin Health, we believe the only way to achieve skin health is through the power of science. With world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi as our legacy, ZO® Skin Health pushes the boundaries of medical-grade skincare. Combining our innovative approach, powerful technologies and product education, ZO® brings a new perspective to traditional skincare.

ZO® provides comprehensive solutions for creating and maintaining healthy skin for anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, unique skin condition or skin type. From correcting sun damage + pigmentation to preventing + protecting against future damage, ZO® has your skin health covered.

ZEIN OBAGI, MD - Researcher. Innovator. Author. Educator.

The Inventor of Skin Health Science

• World-renowned dermatologist

• Founder and medical director of ZO Skin Health, Inc.

• Author, Obagi Skin Health Restoration & Rejuvenation (1999) and The Art of Skin Health Restoration & Rejuvenation: The Science of Clinical Practice (2015)

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For more than 35 years, Dr. Zein Obagi, Board-Certified Dermatologist, has pioneered advanced skincare solutions based on his philosophy of creating healthy skin as opposed to merely treating disease and damage. His visionary approach has earned him an international reputation as a leading authority on skin health and rejuvenation. He is ranked among the world’s top experts on chemical peels and is highly skilled in treating skin of color, often tackling the most difficult cases from around the world.

Inspired by the legacy + breakthrough contributions of Dr. Obagi, ZO® Skin Health continues to redefine and advance the science of skin health.

The Innovation Continues

ZO® Skin Health offers cutting-edge products + therapeutic treatments to bring the best results-oriented solutions straight to you. We take pride in developing innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes + exclusive formulations.

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We focus on strengthening the patient-physician relationship by providing comprehensive protocols for both in office and beyond. Our continuum of offerings are suitable for any patient, and support our guiding belief that skin health should be backed by science, rather than by trends.

Our commitment also extends to protecting you from accessing expired or fraudulent products sold by unauthorized ZO® retailers. We lead the industry with our Anti-Diversion efforts. For this reason, ZO® Skin Health products are only available through our Physician Online Store and our ZO® Authorized Physicians.

Our ZO products are authentic

Product Authenticity

At ZO® Skin Health we are committed to remaining true to our professional skincare heritage by providing the highest quality professional-grade skincare products to our customers. To achieve this mission, ZO® takes an aggressive stance against product diversion and unauthorized online retailers. Our goal is to keep the sale of our products in the right hands– with our carefully selected list of Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and other Skincare Professionals, who can personally recommend the best combination of ZO® products for your specific skin goals. The safety and skin health of our customers is of the utmost importance.


Ensure Your ZO Products are Authentic

Healthy Skin Starts with The Basics

Getting Skin Ready® (GSR®) is the essential first step to bring skin back to its healthiest state. This simple ZO® Skin Health protocol of cleansing, exfoliating and toning works synergistically to promote skin health restoration and to optimize the effectiveness of our more advanced prevent and correct products, programs and protocols. The GSR® protocol is designed to:

  • Remove surface oil, makeup + pollutants that can cause breakouts and contribute to premature skin aging
  • Initiate renewal of skin’s upper layers to improve texture
  • Enhance penetration of corrective products to optimize overall results
  • Improve microcirculation for a healthier-appearing complexion
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GSR® for All Skin Types

The GSR® protocol for all skin types consists of Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish and Complexion Renewal Pads. This regimen is designed to address the most common skin concerns with the exception of concerns specific to sensitized, very dry, very oily and/or acne prone skin types.

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Gentle Cleanser

  • Silky gel formulation gentle enough for all skin types
  • Deeply cleans to remove oil, makeup + other impurities

Exfoliating Polish

  • Physically exfoliates dead surface skin cells and other debris to improve radiance
  • Stabilized Vitamin C helps brighten the look of dull skin
  • Magnesium oxide crystals leave skin instantly soft and smooth

Complexion Renewal Pads

  • Single-use pads remove excess surface oil + pore-clogging debris
  • Helps to brighten skin and clarify pores
  • Non-drying formulation

GSR® for Oily + Acne-prone Skin

The GSR® protocol for oily + acne prone skin consists of Exfoliating Cleanser, Dual Action Scrub + Oil Control Pads Acne Treatment. This regimen is designed to help decongest pores, minimize excess surface oil and reduce the occurrence of breakouts.

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Exfoliating Cleanser

  • Purifying gel with the benefit of both physical and chemical exfoliation
  • Helps keep pores clear to minimize the frequency of breakouts

Dual Action Scrub

  • Purifying gel with the benefit of both physical and chemical exfoliation
  • Helps keep pores clear to minimize the frequency of breakouts

Oil Control Pads Acne Treatment

  • Single-use pads with 2% Salicylic Acid decongest pores, reduce breakouts and brighten post-acne marks
  • Targets excess oil to mattify skin
  • Minimizes the look of pores

GSR® for Dry + Sensitized Skin

The GSR® protocol for dry + sensitized skin consists ofHydrating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish and Calming Toner. This regimen is designed to help hydrate, soothe and replenish moisture in dry, itchy and irritated skins.

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Hydrating Cleanser

  • Rich, creamy, sulfate-free formula cleans, hydrates + soothes skin
  • Clears away impurities without leaving any residue

Exfoliating Polish

  • Physically exfoliates dead surface skin cells and other debris to improve radiance
  • Stabilized Vitamin C helps brighten the look of dull skin
  • Magnesium oxide crystals leave skin instantly soft and smooth

Calming Toner

  • Helps refresh, soothe and calm skin
  • Delivers lightweight hydration post-cleansing to support skin barrier function

Clinically Proven Results

At the 8-week interval of a clinical study, patients self-assessed the efficacy of GSR®, reporting statistical improvements across all benefits measured.

62% improvement in DULLNESS

69% improvement in OILINESS

60% improvement in REDNESS

73% improvement in ROUGHNESS

PROTOCOL: An 8-week clinical study on 35 subjects. Subjects cleansed AM + PM with Gentle Cleanser, exfoliated in the AM with Exfoliating Polish and toned skin AM + PM with Oil Control Pads. Subjects used their own self-selected SPF 30+ sunscreen during the study.

What to add to your GSR® Regimen

Consider adding Daily Power Defense and Illuminating AOX Serum to your regimen. Recommended for any skin type, these advanced serums are elevated with ZO’s exclusive technologies to defend against premature signs of aging + enable a long-lasting, youthful and healthy skin complexion.

Rich in antioxidants, specialized enzymes, plant stem cells + weightless barrier-builders, they strengthen skin barrier to withstand aging impact and result in skin that is healthfully hydrated, luminous, calm and recharged.

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Daily Power Defense

  • Defends skin against oxidative damage from free radicals
  • Visibly reduces signs of premature aging
  • Accelerates barrier restoration + extended skin hydration
  • Supports continuously healthy skin

Illuminating Aox Serum

  • Delivers advanced, all-day environmental protection, including proven pollution defense
  • Visibly reduces premature signs of aging
  • Supports continuously healthy skin
  • Restores youthful luminosity to dry + dull skin
  • Blurs imperfections for a smooth finish