Beautiful skin may be subjective, but there are a few adjectives that will always check everyone’s complexion goals.
Radiant? Yes. Clear? For sure. Saggy? Er, not so much.
The fact is, sagging skin is a real blow. But like hairs that start growing in the weirdest of places and an inability to like modern music, sagging skin is part of the aging process. This is because as skin ages, the fibroblast cells in the dermis that replenish the skin’s collagen and elastin slowly cease functioning which results in a loss of elasticity. Similarly, the lymphatic system also starts to slow down, which affects the way in and speed at which your body gets rid of toxins. This means your skin has a diminished ability to repair damage from environmental aggressors, which in turn robs the skin of essential cells and means it’s a big fat bye-bye to firm, youthful skin.
The good news is that there are a whole host of ways to reduce sagging skin, both at the doctor’s office and at home. Fillers such as Juvéderm Voluma XC and Sculptra work wonders for replacing lost volume, while Ultherapy and Thermage FLX are both awesome at lifting, firming and tightening. And for those of you looking for clinically-proven skincare that kicks sagging skin into touch? Well, new ZO Skin Health Firming Serum may be just what your skin lifting dreams have been waiting for.
What It Is
Firming Serum joins a whole host of skin-loving, anti-aging products from one of our favorite medical-grade brands, ZO Skin Health. Launched seven years ago in 2012, ZO is the brainchild of top dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. Dr. Obagi sold his namesake company (Obagi) because he wanted to develop a whole new range of products to work with the skin from the inside out. Et voila.
Using potent ingredients in super-high concentrations, the range includes everything from non-hydroquinone creams for hyperpigmentation to superior treatments for aging, acne and rosacea. We’re particularly big fans of Exfoliating Polish and Daily Power Defense here at HintMD, so were super-excited to discover this new treatment serum, aimed at improving elasticity, tightness and firmness.
What It Does
All manner of research and fancy-sounding technology has gone into the making of Firming Serum, not least of which comes in the shape of the ZCORE complex. ZCORE consists of a biomimetic (synthetic) tetrapeptide and sweet yellow clover which work together to support and anchor the skin. This combines with sodium DNA and an anti-inflammatory system called ZO-RRS2 to improve collagen and elastin production, visibly tighten and firm the skin, improve laxity, redefine facial contours and defend against further damage from environmental aggressors.
In studies, a whopping 88 percent improvement in elasticity was measured after 12 weeks of continued use. In short, this is not your bog standard, off-the-shelf serum with fancy claims but no backbone. This is the real deal.
Heavy skincare products are so not our mojo here at HintMD, so we were over the moon with the lightweight formulation of this super-effective serum. It feels hydrating without being oily and hard-working without being sticky or gloopy. Top marks for all of the above. Oh, it’s also extremely mild, so is perfect for sensitive skin. Ask your aesthetic physician today if it could work in your treatment plan. We bet it’s a big fat – and more importantly, firm – yes.