We’re not sure why, but Dr. Zein Obagi has decided to create a second skincare line. First there was just Obagi. Now there’s Obagi and ZO.
The price ranges are similar, which makes the decision even more difficult to understand. Maybe the good doctor just wanted to make a fresh start, with a chance to experiment with new formulas without tarnishing the reputation of his well received Obagi products.
One of the first products we heard about from the line is ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense. This serum is chock full of first string anti-aging ingredients, and it promises to repair damaged skin cells while protecting against future damage.
It boosts collagen production, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the tone and texture of the skin. The most consistent comment we found in ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense reviews is that skin’s texture becomes smooth, soft, and supple.
As we mentioned above, ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense has got several good ingredients:
- Retinol to encourage skin cell turnover so your skin is always fresh and new.
- DNA Repairing Enzymes to fight against oxidative damage and even out skin tone.
- Vitamin E and herbal Antioxidants to fight against the free radical damage caused by time and exposure to the sun and environment.
- Peptides to build collagen to firm up and smooth out skin.
You’re directed to use ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense in the morning, after cleansing and before moisturizing.
ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense Pros and Cons
It’s always helpful to compare what’s good and bad about a product. That way, you’ll have a real good idea about whether or not it’s something you want to buy.
Advantages of ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense
- It’s full of great anti-aging ingredients.
- Almost every ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense review we saw mentioned that the texture of their skin was much improved.
- It’s made by a dermatologist familiar with all sorts of leading edge technology.
- The pump bottle will keep the ingredients stable.
Disadvantages of ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense
- It’s expensive.
- You’ll most likely need to use a moisturizer on top.
- Its’ got a few ingredients (botanical herbs) that may be irritating to sensitive skin.
- Contains parabens and pthalates just like the Obagi line
Where to Buy
You can buy ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense at Nordstrom if you want to test it out at the counter before committing to buy. Otherwise, you’ve got a few online options like the ZO website and Amazon. The 1.7 ounce pump retails for $125.
I’d say there’s plenty of benefit to be had by using ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense. The idea that it really may be able to significantly improve the texture of your skin is really intriguing.
Given how expensive it is, your best bet would be to try it out at the counter to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. If you don’t have any problems after a day or so, we’d recommend using ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense in your fight against aging.
However, if you have an issue with parabens (preservatives) and pthalates (fragrances) in your beauty products, you should be aware that this line does contain them.
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Have You Used ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense? Leave Your Review Below!
Zo Daily Defense
Love this product! I have been using it for three months every morning and evening. My skin looks ten years younger. Super soft. I can’t say how much I love the Zo Obahi line.
I got burned
Do not use this product underneath your eyes or on your neck. I had blisters for a week.
User Questions and Answers
User Questions and Answers
Q: Should a 10% vitamin C product be put on before ossential daily power defence. I have been using a 10% vitamin C, then ossential daily power followed by a 30 sunblock. -Diane
4 out of 5 people found this question helpful.
Q: Is there a product similar to ZO Obagi Daily Defense. One that is less expensive? -Elle
Q: Is DPD safe to use during pregnancy? -Dwan
Q: I recently started using the Obagi power Defense after recommendation after having laser resurfacing on my face. I realised that since I’ve been using this my skin has being breaking out in spots and the texture is awful. Is this normal? Or shall I discontinue using it - pretty annoying as I got laser resurfacing to tackle my acne scars after the treatment skin looked amazing.then I started using the power defence and have full blown spots . Please help -Saira
Q: How many times a day do you use daily power Defense -Pamela