ZO Skin Health vs. Hydrinity: Nashville's Beauty Duel of the Century - Who Wins?

Published on
May 14, 2024
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Kristin Torres
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Your skin is one of the most valuable things you own. Not only is it the largest organ in the body, but it’s the body’s first line of defense against external threats and one of the first things people notice about you.

In other words, your skin is the real MVP. 

And it deserves to be treated like it. 

There’s one small problem here. According to a 2023 survey by Civic Science, nearly 60% of men say they don’t currently have a skincare routine, and only 32% of women say they follow one every single day.

I don’t know about you, but those numbers should be higher.

Especially in a city like Nashville, TN – where the hot and humid summers can really do a number on your skin. Without daily protection and care, your skin will forever struggle to maintain its natural, youthful glow. 

The Six Pillars of a Healthy Skincare Routine

Everyone’s skincare routine is going to look different. No matter what they say in TV commercials, there’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter solution, and what works for one person might not work for the next. 

And while not all skincare products are created equal, there are certain products that should be found in just about everyone’s medicine cabinet. We like to call them the six pillars of a healthy skincare routine

Let’s take a look: 

  • Cleansers help remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities from the skin’s surface.
  • Toners remove any remaining traces of impurities after cleansing and restore the pH balance.
  • Moisturizers retain moisture and hydrate the skin, preventing dryness and maintaining balance.
  • Serums are highly concentrated formulations designed to target specific skin concerns.
  • Exfoliants remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, which promotes cell turnover.
  • Sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation and prevents sunburn.

Cleansers, toners, and moisturizers should be included in just about everyone’s daily skincare routine, but serums, exfoliants, and sunscreen can be used on occasion, as needed – unless directed otherwise. 

ZO Skin Health: The Brainchild of Dr. Zein Obagi

ZO Skin Health is a medical-grade skincare brand founded by Dr. Zein Obagi, a renowned dermatologist, in 2007. It’s known for its innovative and effective skin care products that target a variety of skin concerns. 

The ZO® method is structured around a three-step approach to skin health: 

  1. Getting Skin Ready: This step consists of cleansing, exfoliating, and toning the skin to restore it to its most healthy, balanced state.
  2. Prevent and Correct: This step addresses your specific skin concerns with ZO® medical-grade treatments and proprietary technologies.
  3. Protect: This step is inspired by ZO’s Triple-Spectrum Protection® technology, which goes beyond conventional sunscreens to provide total skin defense.

ZO Skin Health is not to be confused with Obagi Medical

Obagi Medical was founded by Dr. Zein Obagi in 1988, but he sold his share of the company in 1997 because he felt it was moving away from his vision. 10 years later, Obagi founded ZO Skin Health. 

Hydrinity: The Newest Kid on the Block

According to its website, Hydrinity started as a regenerative medicine company developing advanced wound care products, surgical devices, and drug delivery systems for oncology and hematology patients.

But things started to change in 2019. 

They realized their revolutionary hyaluronic acid technology promoted rapid healing and repair of severely compromised skin, so they started experimenting with skin repair and anti-aging serums for at-home use.

Today, it’s one of the fastest-growing skincare brands in the industry. 

The company prides itself on creating skincare products that are pure, potent, and precise, and consider themselves ‘skinimalists’ – promising to deliver results with just two pumps, twice per day, for two weeks. 

ZO Skin Health vs. Hydrinity: Which One is Better?

ZO Skin Health and Hydrinity are two of the most popular medical-grade skincare brands in the industry today, but like everything else in this world, everyone wants to know – which skincare routine is better? 

I wish there was an easy answer, but there isn’t. 

Asking someone to choose between ZO Skin Health and Hydrinity is like asking a Nashville native to choose between the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University – everyone has their own opinion.

Like we said above – everyone’s skincare routine is unique. 

Your goal is to find the skincare routine and product line that works best for you and your skin. While that might take some trial and error, our team here at The SKN Bar can help you narrow down your options.

The SKN Bar: A Skincare Routine Tailored to Your Skin

Are you ready to start taking better care of your skin? Is your existing skincare routine not producing the results you were hoping for? Do you dream of a day where you can feel comfortable in your own skin?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, don’t panic – we’re here for you. 

Welcome to The SKN Bar – a world-class med-spa located right here in Nashville, TN. 

We’re committed to elevating your skincare routine with top-tier products and treatments that ensure visible and lasting results. Contact us today at (615) 982-0829 or book an appointment online to learn more about our favorite medical-grade skincare products, including ZO Skin Health and Hydrinity.

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