If you love discovering new skincare, then you’re going to love getting the jump on ageing skin with this new product from ZO Skin Health. Created by Dr Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health’s Illuminating AOX Serum is making some serious waves, so we thought we’d break down all the ways this powerful serum could improve your skin.
Deciding whether or not to invest in a new skincare product isn’t easy, but we’re here to untangle the online information and answer all your questions about Illuminating AOX Serum ingredients, cost, reviews, and how to buy it. Let’s get stuck in…
Already got your eye on this super serum? Go right ahead and book a free consultation with one of our Face Dr Skin Experts to chat about ordering this product and more:
Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:
- What are ZO Skin Health products?
- What is ZO Skin Health’s Illuminating AOX Serum?
- Who would benefit most from Illuminating AOX Serum?
- What will it do for my skin?
- How do I use it?
- Are there any products I should be using alongside it?
- Are there any side effects to be aware of?
- ZOX12®, ZO-RRS2®, ZPOLY™… what do these letters mean?!
- What other ingredients feature in Illuminating AOX Serum?
- What do the Illuminating AOX Serum reviews say?
- How long will a tube last?
- How much does Illuminating AOX Serum cost?
- How do I buy Illuminating AOX Serum in the UK?
- Summary: Should I try Illuminating AOX Serum?
What are ZO Skin Health products?
At Face Dr we are authorised UK stockists of a number of prescription-only skincare ranges that require a consultation to order and use. One of our most popular brands is ZO Skin Health, which is known as the top medical skincare brand in Europe. We love it for the excellent results our clients see when using this fantastic range.
The medical-grade skincare brand was created by world-renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi, and uses science and technology to create and maintain healthy skin long-term for users, regardless of their age, skin conditions, or Fitzpatrick skin type (a scale developed to classify skin colouring and response to UV radiation). They have products for correcting sun damage, fading pigmentation, protecting against future environmental damage, addressing ageing skin, acne, redness and more.
With over 40 individual products available, we find that ZO Skin Health really does have something for every client. Dr Zein Obagi designed the ZO Skin Health line to restore and stabilise skin health at the core cellular level, meaning new cells can activate to achieve the ultimate complexion.
If you’re thinking this sounds like the product range for you, you can book a free video consultation, or if you have already tried ZO Skin Health products in the past, complete our ZO order form to request a prescription and replenish your ZO Skin Health products.
What is ZO Skin Health’s Illuminating AOX Serum?
Illuminating AOX Serum is a relatively new product at the time of writing this article, and one our clients are already raving about. The concentrated antioxidant facial serum targets many of the early signs of skin ageing by supporting overall skin health, plus providing advanced, all-day environmental protection against daily pollution. With continued use, clients often notice:
- A visibly brighter complexion
- Reduced signs of ageing skin, like fine lines and wrinkles
- Restored youthful luminosity
- Dry and dull skin becomes hydrated and bright
- Imperfections are blurred for a smooth finish
What will it do for my skin?
The term ‘oxidative stress’ refers to an imbalance between the free radicals and antioxidants in your body, and over years, oxidative stress accumulates. This can cause skin to be dry, dull and uneven in tone, but ZO’s innovative solutions are designed to defend against this oxidative stress. By nourishing the skin with antioxidants, plant stem cells and weightless barrier builders, this advanced serum provides a long-lasting, youthful, luminous complexion.
According to Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director of New Beauty; “Though the word “illuminating” is in the product’s name, I had no idea just how illuminating it was until I put it on for the first time. Wow! Hello glazed-donut skin. So, you’re not just getting a supercharged anti-aging, healthy-skin formula, but also a glow like you’ve never had before...”
Who would benefit most from Illuminating AOX Serum?
Illuminating AOX Serum has been formulated to suit all skin types, however if you have very sensitive skin you may want to discuss this with your Skin Expert before you start using the serum. Those with skin that is lacklustre, dry and showing early signs of ageing will find this product to be most useful, but anyone can see glowing results with continued use.
How do I use it?
It is usually recommended that you apply 1-2 pumps to clean, dry skin in the morning before applying your SPF sunscreen product. Although this is the norm, your Skin Expert may recommend tailoring your routine to suit your skincare needs and goals. We also recommend that you smooth it into the skin thoroughly, so that the illuminating particles are evenly distributed over the skin.
Are there any products I should be using alongside it?
Your Illuminating AOX Serum is designed to work in perfect harmony with your ZO Daily Power Defense, so it’s best to use these in tandem. We usually recommend applying your AOX Serum in the morning, and your Daily Power Defense in the evening, but depending on your skin type, skin goals, or initial results, your Skin Expert may recommend using both your AOX Serum and Daily Power Defense in the morning for best results.
Are there any side effects to be aware of?
As Illuminating AOX Serum is formulated for all skin types it is very unlikely there will be any side effects from this serum, however if you have very sensitive skin or a condition like dermatitis or eczema, let your Skin Expert know so they can keep an eye on any side effects that could arise.
ZOX12®, ZO-RRS2®, ZPOLY™… what do these ingredient letters mean?!
You’re not alone in scratching your head over these seemingly random groups of letters and numbers, so let us give a little more information on them. You will notice these in the ingredients list, and they each represent a ‘complex’, meaning a blend of different ingredients designed for maximum effectiveness. The ones you will find in Illuminating AOX Serum are ZO’s exclusive complexes, and they include:
A trademarked complex of vitamins A, C and E designed to deliver 12 hours of antioxidant protection as a first line of defence against daily free radicals.
A trademarked plant stem cell complex that works to neutralise free radicals that cause ageing while soothing any skin redness.
A trademarked plant stem cell complex providing antioxidant protection to neutralise any inflammation.
If you have questions about these complexes don’t be afraid to ask your Skin Expert. Although they sound a bit scary, they’re actually really good for your skin!
What other ingredients feature in Illuminating AOX Serum?
- Micrococcus lysate and arabidopsis thaliana extracts - These ingredients are certainly a mouthful to say, but on the skin they work wonders. The specialised enzymes encourage optimum cellular repair for super healthy skin.
- Micro minerals - For that extra-glowy finish you read about above, micro minerals offer a soft and subtle pearlescent sheen. Our Skin Experts recommend massaging the product into your skin well to ensure an even distribution of micro minerals.
If you’re curious about the other ingredients included in this product, you will find a full list on our website here.
What do the Illuminating AOX Serum reviews say?
When it comes to Illuminating AOX Serum reviews, our clients are loving it. Our Skin Experts regularly recommend this serum for those wanting that “ZO glow”. We always aim to be open, honest and unbiased when it comes to our products to ensure you’re only ever getting the best skincare routine for you, but in this case, it’s nothing but positive 5* reviews so far.
“This gives you that beautiful glow like no other product I’ve used. Glides onto the skin and does not leave any residue like products I’ve used in the past! I’m converted!”
Yasemin E, Face Dr client
“My daughter and I have both used the product, and had complimentary observations from friends, and family.”
Nina B, Face Dr client
How long will a tube last?
Illuminating AOX Serum comes in a 50ml tube, and how long it lasts depends on your specific skincare routine. Cleansers often come in larger sizes that last a couple of months because they are used AM and PM each day, but with high-quality skincare products like this serum, a little goes a long way, so use it sparingly and you should notice it lasts for several months. If you are wondering exactly how long it will last, speak to your Skin Expert for guidance.
How much does Illuminating AOX Serum cost?
The UK distributor for all ZO Skin Health products prohibits any official ZO stockists from showing prices online, but all our products are sold at the recommended retail price, including Illuminating AOX Serum. If you would like to complete our ZO order form, a member of our team will email you with a price list.
If you come across ZO products for sale with the price displayed online, these are most likely counterfeit, out of date, or being sold without authorisation from ZO. They may even be much more expensive than authorised clinics like ours are selling them for. For the most accurate price, book a free video consultation with one of our Skin Experts who can tell you the cost of any products you’d like to know more about.
How do I buy Illuminating AOX Serum in the UK?
As ZO Skin Health products contain stronger ingredients than products you can buy in high street stores, they are prescription-only, meaning they can only be purchased from official stockists - like Face Dr!
To buy Illuminating AOX Serum, all you need to do is book a free video consultation with one of our Skin Experts who can chat to you in the comfort of your own home, use their expertise to advise on the best products for your skin, and prescribe any products that are suitable for you. When this happens, the recommended products will be unlocked and you will be able to purchase straight from the Face Dr website.
If you have used ZO products in the past, all you need to do is complete our reorder form and we will do the rest.
Summary: Should I try Illuminating AOX Serum?
ZO Skin Health’s Illuminating AOX Serum is becoming somewhat of a hero product and a firm favourite amongst our clients. It provides excellent results when it comes to preventing the early signs of skin ageing, and brings out a healthy, youthful, lit-from-within glow. If you think your skin could benefit from an overall recharge, speak to your Face Dr Skin Expert who will be able to advise whether this product is best suited for you.
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