Find out more about ZO Skin Health’s Balancing Cleansing Emulsion

Rachel Meyer

ZO Skin Health is one of our most recommended brands due to the amazing results it has given our clients in the past. If you’re interested in diving deep on their impressive product range, you're in the right place. 

This time, we’re lifting the veil on their Balancing Cleansing Emulsion which is recommended as a cleanser to help calm all types of skin issues. Our Skin Experts have seen particularly good results from this product when it comes to calming facial eczema, so if you suffer from this or any other sensitive skin conditions, we have all the information you need about this game-changing facial pre-cleanse product. 

Already convinced this is the one for you? Skip straight to booking an appointment with one of our Skin Experts here:



Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

  • What is the ZO Skin Health Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?
  • What can it do for my skin?
  • What ingredients are in the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?
  • And what’s not in it? 
  • Who would benefit most from the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?
  • Who would not benefit from the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?
  • How do you use the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?
  • What do the reviews say?
  • Summary: Should I try ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?

ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion

What is the ZO Skin Health Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?


Sensitive skin, rejoice! Balancing Cleansing Emulsion is tailor-made to help provide calming benefits for all skin types, including sensitive skin, post-procedure skin (such as after a skin peel or similar treatment), eczema-prone skin, and more.

Its creamy gel formulation transforms into a milky consistency upon activation with water, and rinses skin clean, leaving no residue behind. It is clinically proven to offer results for sensitive skin, and works to effectively remove any oil and impurities, while supporting and protecting your skin's barrier.



What can it do for my skin?

The results of using Balancing Cleansing Emulsion include soft skin that feels soothed and calm. It also helps to minimise redness and further skin flare-ups. 

Its calming benefits are great for all skin types, no matter how sensitive your skin may be to new products or harsh ingredients. 


Soothing Chamomile Ingredient


What ingredients are in the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?

When dealing with sensitive skin, ingredients are so important. ZO Skin Health’s Balancing Cleansing Emulsion uses a blend of light emollients that work to condition skin for a super soft skin feel, while also supporting the lipid barrier for long-term skin health. These light emollients provide the smoothness that makes this such a comfortable cleanser to use.

Sugar-derived emulsifying surfactants in this cleanser are non-foaming, providing a mild, gentle cleanse that will lift away oil, dirt and other impurities without stripping the skin’s natural oils.

Also, bisabolol (the active ingredient in chamomile) and oat kernel extract have been carefully chosen for their calming properties, to provide an incredibly soothing cleanse that works to visibly calm any red or itchy skin, and prevent further irritation or reactivity. 


And what’s not in it?

One of the best features of the Balancing Cleansing Emulsion is not what ingredients are included, but which ones are not included. As this product has been formulated especially for sensitive skin, it contains:

  • No sulfates: These ingredients are thought to cause irritation to skin for some people
  • No fragrances: These are often included to give a product an appealing smell, but can include harsh ingredients. One report in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology found that 1.7% to 4.1% of the population is sensitised to fragrance mixes in cosmetic products
  • No dyes: These are added to give products an attractive colour, but some synthetic dyes may contain heavy metal salts which have been reported as having the potential to cause allergic contact dermatitis as well as other skin issues

Since ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion is fragrance-free, sulfate-free and dye-free, it is extra gentle on skin, making it perfect for those with sensitivities. 


Woman cleansing face


Who would benefit most from the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?

The short answer is, anyone with sensitive skin. Perhaps you have always suffered from the kind of sensitive skin that breaks out as soon as you apply a new product, or products with any kind of harsh ingredients. 

Maybe you have developed an allergy to certain ingredients later in life, or maybe you regularly get skin treatments that leave your skin feeling irritated and sensitive, and looking red or inflamed. Whatever the reason, Balancing Cleansing Emulsion could be the perfect answer to your sensitive skin needs. 

In particular, if you suffer from facial eczema, this product has offered fantastic results to others with the same skin condition. It is always best to book a free video skincare consultation with one of our Skin Experts, and talk them through your skin history and sensitivity issues so they can help you find the products that will work best for you. 

They may recommend a gentle cleanser such as ZO Skin Health’s Balancing Cleansing Emulsion, or if they think something else is more appropriate for your skin issues, they will give you honest feedback on this, with no pressure to buy. We are proud to always offer our clients straightforward, unbiased advice so they feel confident and empowered in their skincare choices. 




Who would not benefit from the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?

ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion is designed for extremely sensitive skin, therefore if you require (or would like) a stronger cleanser that will remove oil and impurities from your skin, there may be another product that works better for your specific needs. 
Speak to your Skin Expert for advice on exactly what you need so you don’t purchase products that fail to provide the results you are looking for and end up going to waste.


ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion Swatch


How do you use the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?

This cleanser can be used in the morning or the evening as your main cleanser, or as a pre-cleanse in the evening to remove makeup or sunscreen from the day. 

To use, squeeze out a small amount of the cleanser and gently massage into dry skin in circular motions. This will dislodge any dead skin cells and impurities in your skin. Then, apply a little water to your face to take the cleanser from a gel-like consistency to a milky emulsion. Massage into your skin some more, and rinse with warm water. 

Pat your skin dry, and continue with the rest of your skincare routine as recommended by your Skin Expert.


Woman using a Cleanser


What do the reviews say?

Our Skin Experts have had great feedback from clients with very sensitive skin when using this product, and one of the reviews you can view on our website reads: 

“My new favourite cleanser! I’ve tried every ZO cleanser. I regularly use ZO Exfoliating Cleanser but the Balancing Cleansing Emulsion is definitely my new favourite. I can sometimes suffer from very sensitive skin at certain periods throughout the month & using this has helped to calm my skin down & it makes the skin feel very fresh & clean. I’ll never be without this cleanser now.”

- Leah S, Face Dr client using the ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion


Summary: Should I try ZO Balancing Cleansing Emulsion?


If you have very sensitive skin and have been looking for a cleansing product to help keep your skin more balanced, calm and free from irritation, ZO Skin Health’s Balancing Cleansing Emulsion could be the perfect product for you. 

We always recommend booking in a no-strings-attached video call (always free!) with one of our Skin Experts to chat about your skin history, skin goals, and any conditions you have or irritations you have noticed. 

By giving them as much information as possible in a 10-30 minute consultation, they can use their years of expertise to guide you in the direction of the brands and products that are likely to work for you. They can also help you adjust how much product you use and how often, so you can effectively pivot if a product isn’t working out for your skin type. 

Many of our clients find a consultation with a Face Dr Skin Expert helps them find the ideal products for their needs, avoid product wastage, and therefore save money by finding exactly what they’re looking for. 

Curious to find out more about ZO Skin Health’s Balancing Cleansing Emulsion? Book a consultation with a Skin Expert here: 




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