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New ZO Skin Health Hydrating Crème – Just The Thing For Dry Skin!

Having dry skin isn’t fun in any form. The various symptoms, associated with the condition include itching, redness, uneven texture and take a serious toll on sufferers’ self-esteem.  In a survey conducted by FEMAIL, seven in ten participants agreed that having dry skin impacts their overall confidence.

So, what causes it?

Dryness can be a symptom of an overactive immune response and skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Sore, itching skin can also be a result of a compromised protective barrier which is often caused by improper skincare regime and environmental factors such as cold weather and low humidity.

The Solution

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Our new Hydrating Crème is a lightweight formula designed to relieve the symptoms of severely dry skin, soothe irritation and replenish skin’s natural hydration levels. It is ideal for treating moderate to severe dry skin on the face and body, including skin showing visible signs of eczema.

Benefits

• Smoothes skin texture
• Reduces itching
• Restores hydration
• Calms redness
• Supports skin barrier function
• Reduces intensity and frequency of flare-ups

Key Ingredients

Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract

Works in the epidermis to speed up healing and reduce the intensity and frequency of skin flare-ups. It inhibits bacteria intrusion and helps restore skin barrier functions and natural hydration levels.

Myristoyl Pentapeptide – 11

Stimulates cell renewal and helps regulate tissue repair. The multipeptide complex provides anti-inflammatory benefits and speeds up wound healing.

ZOX12

Our exclusive slow-release antioxidant complex that protects the skin from free radicals and prevents premature aging.

Clinically Proven Results

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In a clinical study conducted on patients with moderate to severe eczema, Hydrating Crème was clinically proven to be effective in restoring hydration, reducing redness and improving skin texture.
• 90% of participants reported a visible improvement in skin dryness by week 8.
• 87% reported reduction in itching by week 8.
• 85% reported reduction in redness by week 12.
• 90% reported visible improvement in skin texture and smoothness.

5 Easy Skincare Swaps That Will Save Your Skin This Winter

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Let’s face it – winter is already here. In London, we’ve been hit by biting wind and pouring rain and in a few weeks, we’ll definitely be in the thick of things.

So, if the combination of artic wind, lower humidity and stuffy office air leaves your skin dry, dull and blemish-prone, keep reading  to find out how to keep yourself glowing from head to toe with five simple skincare swaps in your routine:

#1 Go easy on exfoliation

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If you only make one change in your skincare routine, switch the gritty exfoliator for a gentle cleanser to help your skin adjust to cooler, drier weather. Our Gentle Cleanser For All Skin Types is formulated with BHA (beta-hydroxyl acid) that thoroughly removes dead cells, sebum and dirt, while lipids and antioxidants stimulate protective barrier function and help the skin retain its natural moisture level.

#2 Keep drinking water

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No, water in your coffee doesn’t count! Drinking enough water does not only help your internal organs function properly, but also keeps your skin plump and radiant. Aim for six to eight glasses per day and keep alcohol and caffeine consumption to a minimum.

#3 Introduce a serum to your routine

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Your skin needs hydration to stay plump and healthy in the harsh winter conditions, so now is the perfect time to introduce a hard-working serum such as Growth Factor Serum which stimulates cell turnover, reduces collagen degradation and infuses a hefty amount of antioxidants into the skin to fight free radical damage and encourage DNA repair.

#4 Load up on enzymes

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Sloughing off dry patches with a physical exfoliator is only a short-term fix that can actually backfire by irritating dry skin and causing the flakes to come back worse. Instead, use a product with ceramides – the natural enzymes that help the skin rid itself of dead cells. Our Renewal Crème reinforces the skin barrier function and supports moisture retention.

#5 Wear (and reapply!) your SPF every day

It sounds counterintuitive, but sun damage can be even worse in the winter! Snow reflects 80% of the sun’s rays while sand and water only reflect around 10-15%. Also, long-wavelength UVA rays (the wrinkle-causing type) can penetrate through clouds, fog and window glass, wreaking havoc on your skin. If you are worried about clogging pores, our Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 blends seamlessly into all skin types thanks to its customisable colour beads, while the exclusive ZOX12 blend provides continuous antioxidant protection and hydration replenishment.

 

4 Mistakes That Are Giving You Dry Skin

Struggling with dry, flaky skin? Your skincare routine may be to blame. We break down the 4 most common mistakes that dry out your complexion and easy ways to avoid them:

#1 Skipping out on SPF

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You may think that wind and cold are the major causes for those cracks and flakes, but when it comes to weather, sunlight is the one to watch out for.Just because the sun rays don’t feel as strong as in summer months doesn’t mean you should leave your skin unprotected. If skin cancer risks and accelerated ageing aren’t reason enough for you, there’s another incentive to wear SPF all year round. Sunscreen doesn’t only protect you from harmful sun radiation but also reinforces skin’s protective barrier and helps your complexion withstand the harsh winter conditions.

#Soaking in a hot bath

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Yes, taking a long relaxing bath can be a glorious reward to a gruelling day at work, but it also might be the reason why your skin is tight and itchy. Hot water strips the natural oils in the epidermis that keep your skin smooth, soft and plump. So, if you want to get dewy, radiant complexion, you need to discover another way to find your zen and start taking short, lukewarm showers.

#Slathering on thick creams

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Getting more moisture is only half the battle with dry skin. You also want to use products that help your skin retain newly stored hydration. The molecules of thick moisturisers are too large for your pores to soak them up and penetrate the deeper layers of your skin.

Applying coats of thick, greasy creams will only lead to clogged pores, so instead grab a targeted product packed with active ingredients that hydrate your skin from within. Ommerse Renewal Crème is supercharged with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to give your skin a major hydration boost and protect it from free radical damage. Willowherb extracts and jojoba esters minimise redness and soothe sensitised skin.

#Applying products in the wrong order

Finding the right products is only the battle with dry skin. Slathering creams and serums at random order will reduce their efficacy. So, layering is key.  

An easy rule of thumb to follow is to apply products with the thinnest consistency to thickest or from liquid to oil. Here’s the right order to apply your skincare products:

1.    Cleanse

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Offects Hydrating Cleanser will gently remove dirt and dead cell build-ups from your skin and restore moisture levels.

2.    Stimulate

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Ossential C-Bright Serum will penetrate the deeper layer of your skin and stimulate the healthy function of your skin’s protective barrier.

3.    Repair

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Ommerse Renewal Crème stimulates the skin’s DNA repair mechanism and helps retain newly stored hydration.

4.    Protect

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Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 protects the skin from the damaging effects of UVB, UVA and HEV light. It’s enriched with skin conditioners and antioxidants to support healthy moisture levels and protect the skin from free radical damage.