Have you come across ZO Skin Health and wondering how to buy a product from the brand? It can seem tricky as ZO isn’t like other high street skincare brands that are simply available in any local shop. But there is a good reason for that!
The only way to buy ZO Skin Health products is by booking a consultation with a skincare professional first. That’s because the brand uses high percentages of active ingredients, so it’s important to make sure you’re using the best possible product for your skin.
Here at Face Dr, we’ve got a team of skin experts with decades of experience treating thousands clients with all kinds of skincare concerns. We’ve also worked with a range of brands, including ZO Skin Health, so we know all the ins and outs of brands like this, and how you can add it to your at-home routine.
In this article we will dive into why ZO Skin Health isn’t available in high street shops, why that’s a good thing, and, most importantly, how you can get your hands on the products.
What is ZO Skin Health?
First up, what exactly is this brand all about? ZO Skin Health is a medical-grade skincare brand that uses active ingredients and the latest science to develop products. It was founded by dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi and it’s become a well-known name in the skincare world. Dr Zein Obagi’s ethos is all about healthy skin, and creating regimes suitable for any age, skin type, ethnicity or condition. The brand is sold in over 100 countries worldwide and is the number 1 physician-dispensed skincare range in the EU.
They’ve got products to treat everything from ageing to acne, hyperpigmentation to rosacea. The brand’s “Getting Skin Ready” philosophy—which includes a simple three-step cleanse, exfoliate, tone routine—helps to heal, brighten and promote healthy, clear and glowing skin.
Why aren’t ZO Skin Health products available on the high street?
You may have already noticed that ZO Skin Health’s products aren’t found in high street shops or online in many places. That’s because the products aren’t just medical-grade, they’re one of the most potent skincare products out there! As the products have a high-percentage of active ingredients, you can't buy them just anywhere. Not every product is suitable for every type of skin, so before you buy a ZO product for the first time, it’s important that you speak with a professional to make sure you’re getting the right product for you.
Why is that a good thing?
It may seem frustrating and inconvenient you can’t walk into your local shop and pick up these products, but it’s actually a good thing. For a product to really make a difference on the look and health of your skin, it needs to have high-grade ingredients that can penetrate the skin. Many high street brand products simply don’t do this. This is because it would be irresponsible and unsafe, as if it's not right for your skin, it could do some damage. So although high street brands may be more convenient to buy, you actually waste more money and time in the long run buying products that simply aren’t doing their job. They just don't have enough of the good ingredients your skin needs to really improve.
ZO Skin Health vs high street brands
It can be tempting to simply buy high street brands when it comes to skincare, especially as it’s more convenient. But there’s a reason that these products are easier to buy. As they’re available to everyone, high street skincare products aren’t as potent. They don’t contain a high percentage of active ingredients, they often include plenty of filler ingredients, and, more often than not, they don’t actually provide you with real results.
Brands like ZO Skin Health use more powerful ingredients that make a real difference to the look and health of your skin. Products are more effective on clearing up skincare concerns, too, so you waste less time in the long run treating the problem with high-grade skincare straight away. High street brands may be cheaper, but anything that isn’t helping your skin is a waste of money.
But I’ve found ZO Skin Health products online!
There are some websites which seem to be selling ZO Skin Health products online where you can simply add them to your basket and check out, like you would with other purchases. However, these products may be counterfeit. That means you’re simply not getting ZO products. The product won’t work as well or be as powerful, or safe, as the real thing. You may end up doing more harm to your skin in the long run, and it may cost even more than real ZO products!
Here’s what ZO has to say about it:
“The ZO Skin Health brand is available throughout a carefully selected and fully trained network of professional aesthetic practitioners, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, doctors and medical spas who are fully trained in the ZO Skin Health product range and protocols.”
How can I buy ZO Skin Health products?
ZO Skin Health’s products are only available through approved stockists. These are usually medispas, dermatologists, doctors, plastic surgeons or aesthetic practitioners. These stockists have the experience and expertise to analyse your skin and recommend the best ZO product for you and your concerns. Professionals in these places also have a high standard of regular training with dermatologists and experts through ZO Skin Health, so they’re clued up about the latest skin science and products.
If you’ve never used ZO’s products before, you’ll need to have a consultation with a skin expert first. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to go into a clinic, though. Here at Face Dr we offer free video skincare consultations, so you can get professional advice from the comfort of your own home. An expert can help you choose which products are best for your skin. If you have used ZO products before, you may be able to call to order products, or do a short consultation to get the latest advice.
Top approved ZO Skin Health stockists include:
- Face Dr (Online, across the UK)
- London Medical & Aesthetic Clinic (London)
- Skin Doctor Clinics (Manchester, Leeds, York)
- Tay Medispa (Perthshire)
- Aesthetica Cosmetic Clinic (Edinburgh)
Interested in buying ZO Skin Health products?
Are you sold on the benefits of ZO Skin Health and want to get your hands on some of your own? We can help. Here at Face Dr, we offer free online skincare consultations where you can speak with one of our skin experts. They’ll be able to analyse your skin, ask about your concerns and recommend the best ZO products to help.
Plus, they can help you build the perfect skincare routine to get your skin looking it’s best, too. So whether you’re looking to treat acne, lighten dark spots, smooth wrinkles, or generally build a routine that promotes a dewy glow, we know the exact products for the job and how to use them.
We’ve seen first-hand how effective medical-grade cosmeceutical products like ZO’s can be, so we’re confident recommending brands like this to our clients. But there’s never any obligation to make a purchase, if you decide the skincare products we recommend aren't for you. If you do want to purchase a ZO Skin Health product, however, book a free 30-minute video consultation to get started.
Already bought ZO Skin Health before, and looking to replenish your routine? Complete our quick reorder form here.