ZO Product of the Week

How to Minimize Pores (And Our Favorite Pore Refiner Product!)

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how a pore (or pores) could be so large?

 

You’re standing there contemplating your best lipstick choice and the next thing you know – boom – you find yourself questioning not only your pores but life as well!

 

Ok, we won’t get that philosophically deep today (only a few face layers of depth on this one, we promise), but we’re definitely going to talk all things pores, how to minimize them and our favorite pore refiner product.

 

Ready? Let’s do this.

 

 

What, Exactly, Is a Pore?  

Aside from the ability to make a lot of good puns with this word, according to the dictionary, a pore is simply, “a minute opening in a surface, especially the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles can pass.”

 

Don’t worry that’s all the science words we’re going to use, but there are some things to take into consideration about these tiny openings on your face.

 

Here’s what to keep in mind about pores:

• Pores are hair follicles.  

• You guessed it, genetics plays a big role in determining pore size.

• Other factors play a role as well, such as skin type (oily, dry, combination, sensitive), the aging process and your environment.

• Even though you may not love the appearance of your pores, they support and maintain healthy skin (everything plays a role in our body, right? Pores are no different.).

• Definitely cleanse your pores, but over-cleansing can actually increase the production of more oil and clog pores even more.

 

Now that you have the lowdown on what the function of pores really are, let’s talk the best treatment and maintenance for your pores (especially if you want to minimize them).

 

 

How to Minimize Pores

Cleanse your skin – 1—2x/day is plenty, particularly if you’re not wearing make-up. Remember less is more: over-cleansing the skin can increase oil production and the next thing you know, your pore (see that pun) skin starts freaking out.

 

Make sunscreen your friend – your very close, never-leave-home-without-it friend. When the skin is damaged by the sun a breakdown in collagen occurs and that can create saggy pores; we know you don’t want that!

 

• Exfoliate – but be gentle, please; no rubbing your face off. Looking for an exfoliation suggestion? Retinols and peels can work wonders for penetrating the skin and sloughing away those dead skin cells.

 

Laser those pores – as in Laser Genesis those pores. This non-invasive, mild laser is perfect for minimizing pores and helping skin even out tone and texture. We love you, Laser Genesis.

 

Pore Refiner – you didn’t think we’d leave you hanging without shouting from the digital rooftops our favorite pore refiner product, did you? No way.

 

ZO®’s Instant Pore Refiner

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ZO® INSTANT PORE REFINER | $60

• Refines enlarged pores

• Minimizes the amount of oil on the surface of the skin for a shine-free, matte appearance


• Helps smooth skin texture + reduce imperfections on the skin

• Works to exfoliate dead skin cells around pores, helping to prevent congestion, which can lead to breakouts


Pore genetics (look at those puns, again) or not, these pore minimizing tips and products should have you smiling in the mirror (deep conversations on the meaning of life are totally optional).


RENEW | 719.423.0083



The Powerhouse Skincare Product – ZO®’s Growth Factor Serum

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What would you do if you were getting ready to go on the vacation of a lifetime, but there was a catch when it came to what you could bring for skincare products…

The caveat: you can only bring ONE skincare product.  

Would you cancel the trip?

 

Or would you get really serious about finding the absolute best product to take with you on this dream vacation?

 

If we know your style at all, you begin your research and the hunt is on.

 

But, what if we said we can help you in that search for the one powerhouse skincare product?

 

Let us introduce you to ZO® Growth Factor Serum – a trusted, anti-aging formula with proven results.

 

 

What is ZO® Growth Factor Serum?

 

“Growth factors manage essential tasks like replicating cells, reducing inflammation and stimulating collagen production. By applying them topically, growth factors strengthen the skin’s extracellular matrix, stimulate collagen and trigger the skin’s natural ability to heal – making growth factors an invaluable component of anti-aging skincare.” – ZO® Skin Health

 

Growth Factor Serum is here to help you –

 

• Improve skin firmness

• Reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

• Improve skin elasticity

 

 

How Does Growth Factor Serum Work?

 

This ZO® skincare product has a unique combination of ingredients proven to help you not only prevent future skin damage but enhance the appearance of your skin.

 

Growth Factor Serum is a gel formula that packs potency and is tolerable for your skin.

 

Synergistic Ingredients —

 

• Plant + Enzymatically Derived Growth Factors: stimulates the skin’s extracellular matrix to promote the skin’s own production of new collagen and hyaluronic acid, resulting in healthy, hydrated and firm skin.

 

Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract: Stimulates collagen, enhances microcirculation and reduces inflammation.

 

• ZPRO® Sericin Protein: Helps prevent against future signs of aging by protecting skin from cellular damage and collagen degradation and by enhancing production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

 

Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate: Relaxes muscles for rapid smoothing of deep wrinkles.

(Wooo - those were some big words, eh?!)

 

 

Why Choose ZO® Growth Factor Serum?

 

Because it’s backed by science.

 

“In a 12-week clinical study, Growth Factor Serum was proven to help improve skin density, firmness and elasticity, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” – ZO® Skin Health

 

Proven Results —

 

• 31% Improvement in Dermal Thickness (*at the 4-week interval compared to baseline)

 

• 80% of Participants Showed Improvement in Firmness + Elasticity (*at the 12-week interval)

 

• 92% Experienced Improvement in Fine Lines + Wrinkles (*at the 12-week interval compared to baseline)

  

Patient Satisfaction —

 

•  95% of Participants — reported improvement in texture + smoothness at 8 weeks

 

•  92% of Participants — reported improvement in overall appearance at 12 weeks

 

•  78% of Participants — said skin appeared tighter and firmer at 12 weeks

 

 

** PROTOCOL: Forty-one female subjects, Fitzpatrick Skin Types II-IV with moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles + lack of firmness, completed a 12-week study. Subjects cleansed skin in both AM/PM with Gentle Cleanser, applied Growth Factor Serum in the AM/PM and applied SPF 30+ Primer Sunscreen in the AM daily.

 

 

To Sum it Up

 

Ok, now that you’ve done your due diligence and found that powerhouse skincare product – ZO® Growth Factor Serum – you’re ready to place this liquid gold in not only your travel bag but your daily skincare routine as well. Right?!

 

If you’re looking to prevent future skin damage and improve skin elasticity, firmness, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as know this product is backed by the science of a clinical study – let Growth Factor Serum help you.

  

Request an appointment below to talk to Dr. Elijah or any of the RENEW Crew about Growth Factor Serum (or any ZO® products).