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Exfoliation 101

Exfoliation

What is Exfoliation? Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can be achieved by mechanical or chemical techniques. Your skin does naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. However, dead cells don’t shed completely… Read more

Transitioning your skincare for Winter

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 After months of basking in warmer temperatures and having a more minimal skincare regime, winter is here. Although, here in Victoria, BC on the west coast, we get a large amount of precipitation to keep the air humid. Throughout the winter the temperature drops and we are indoors more with… Read more

Why Retinol should be your evening go-to product

Retinol vs Retinoids

What is Retinol vs Retinoids Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A, which retinol falls under. Retinol is on the milder end of the retinoid spectrum in potency. This means the enzyme in our skin must first convert it into the more potent retinoid acid or Retinol-A (tretinoin). Once it’s been… Read more

10 Retinol Myths Debunked

Retinol Myths

  #1 Myth : All Retinoids are the Same Retinoids are a huge family of compounds derived from Vitamin A. There are actually several forms from OTC (over the counter) to prescription strength in topical & oral medical form of retinoids. Certain esters of retinol, like Retinol Palmitate and Acetate,… Read more

Vitamin C : Why it’s Dr Ross’ top skincare product

Vitamin C

Vitamin C : Potent Antioxidant, skin brightener, protector and fighter of fine lines & wrinkles When you think of Vitamin C, all the qualities listed above don’t normally come to your mind first thing when it comes to your skin. Maybe orange juice, cold fighter or a vitamin supplement might… Read more

Why Medical Grade Skincare?

Medical Grade Skincare

Why Medical Grade Skincare? With an overwhelming amount of skincare options at our fingertips, you’ve probably asked yourself.. how do OTC (over the counter) products sold in department/local drug stores and medical-grade skincare products differ from each other? Are medical-grade treatments and skincare products worth the investment? We like to… Read more

Reclaim your skins natural glow : Pam’s personal ZO story

Story Time : Pam's story

  Story Time : Pam’s Story Over the last 15 years I have worked with many medical grade skin care lines and have had extensive skin care training, enough training to know that as we age our skin changes. You may find yourself in the middle stage of your life… Read more