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What is the ZO "Fundamental 5"?

Dr. Zein Obagi is probably the most famous dermatologist in the world. His definition of "Skin Health" is...... "smooth, even in colour, firm and tight, hydrated, tolerant and free of disease"

He recommends a routine called " The Fundamental 5" which is -

1. Cleanse
2. Tone
3. Hydrate
4. Exfoliation
5. Protection

This is a good basic routine to get into.... and if you like... or feel you need to, then there are other stronger products you can slide into the basic routine.  

This can be retinols, growth factor serums, acids etc.

It really just depends what you still feel you need after using the Fundamental 5.... so it might be more hydration, smoother skin, more control over breakouts, more even colour etc.

When I carry out skin consultations then I make it clear that you don’t NEED to take all 5 products to start. It’s just a suggestion, and you can pick and choose what you think is important..... if your budget doesn't stretch to all these products then don't feel under pressure. But obviously for maximum results - all 5 would be great to use!

So a typical (BASIC) ZO skincare routine would look like this -

MORNING

* Cleanse with a 5p amount of either the Exfoliating Cleanser, Hydrating Cleanser or Gentle Cleanser.

* Exfoliate using the Exfoliating Polish or the Dual Action Scrub . I use a 10p amount and go down my neck and decolletage. Massage the scrub on damp skin until you turn slightly pink. You would do this step 2-3 times a week.

* Tone. Use either a pad from Complexion Renewal or Oil Control pads.... or saturate a cotton pad with the Balancing Toner.

* Apply 1 pump of the Daily Power Defence.

* Apply 2 pumps of the Smart Tone of half a teaspoon of Daily Sheer. This is your SPF.

NIGHT

* Cleanse with a 5p amount of either the Exfoliating Cleanser, Hydrating Cleanser or Gentle Cleanser. Do this step twice if you are wearing makeup or SPF.

* Tone. Use either a pad from Complexion Renewal or Oil Control pads.... or saturate a cotton pad with the Balancing Toner.

* Apply 1 pump of the Daily Power Defence.

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Nicola

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