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Bridal Beauty: ZO Skin Brightening Facial Review

The 'ZO' glow!

Brides to be- we've found the ultimate pre-wedding pamper for you! The skin brightening treatment from ZO® Skin Health, instantly restores skin radiance, plumpness and hydration for smooth, glowing skin to get you big day photo-ready.
This specialised treatment improves uneven skin tone, poor texture, dullness and helps with the dreaded enlarged pores, whilst smoothing fine lines resulting in a brighter, smoother and more luminous complexion. The SA Weddings team believes no-one should have to stress about your skin before your wedding, with your 'shine' on the outside matching your shine on the inside!


Treatment Summary

The good news is that this facial treatment is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive skins) and there is NO downtime, peeling or redness afterwards; just immediate glowing, healthy, and more youthful looking skin. Sign us up, already!

The treatment helps to improve the skin barrier and provides anti-irritant benefits whilst enhancing the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself. It's gentle on the skin but strong enough to make a visible difference; the thing we're all after- smoother, brighter and a more luminous complexion!

Step 1: Cleanse

The face is cleansed with Offects Hydrating Cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities from the skin. This step also helps lock in necessary moisture for a healthy complexion.

Step 2: Exfoliate

Offects Exfoliating polish (a.k.a “the love bite”) is lightly massaged over the face and décollete and improves skin texture and restores glow in just one minute. The ultrafine magnesium crystals polish the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting healthy circulation and cell turnover. It enhances the penetration of active ingredients. Vitamins A, C E and c-ester provide antioxidant protection to the skin. This product is one we are absolutely loving, is on our wish-list and can vouch that it leaves your skin feeling incredible!

Step 3: Activate

Offects Exfoliating Polish Activator with lactic acid is applied to enhance the exfoliation process and promote skin renewal. It dissolves the polishing crystals within 2 minutes turning the crystals from rough to smooth on the face. There may be a mild warming sensation as this takes while the products work to leave your skin smooth and radiant as ever.

Step 4: Peel Prep

A prep solution is applied with cotton pads to remove any excess oil on the skin for better penetration of the peel solution. It also delivers anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation benefit and helps brighten the skin.

Step 5: Peel

The Ossential Stimulator Peel is applied with gauze and may give a slight tingling sensation and flushing to the skin. It's left on for only 2 minutes and this Alpha Hydroxy peel (glycolic, lactic and citric acid) is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins. It stimulates cell turnover by dissolving the tiny bonds that hold skin cells together , allowing the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin to be sloughed off more quickly to reveal healthier cells underneath.The patented ingredient Diglucosyl Gallic also relieves inflammation, breaks down existing pigmentation and stops further pigmentation from forming. The Stimulator peel improves skin texture and tone, softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of dark spots. It is the perfect “lunch time” peel leaving your skin glowing with no downtime. Lunch time beauty-break, anyone?

Step 6: Neutralise

The area is then neutralized with pads soaked with Ossential Peel Neutraliser (sodium bicarbonate) restoring the skin to its natural pH. A warming sensation may be experienced. This may last up to 10 seconds and then dissipate very quickly leaving the skin calm, balanced and soothed.

Step 7: Hydrating Massage

A cooling, soothing and hydrating masque, the Ossential Aloe Hydra Masque is applied and massaged into the face, neck and decollete for 5-10 minutes. Perfect to restore lost moisture in the skin and herbal extracts provide soothing benefit to reduce any redness and irritation- ideal for any pre-wedding jitter stress that shows on your face!

Step 8: Skin Brightening Masque

The skin brightening sheet masque is gently smoothed over the face including the eyelids and left on for 10 to 15 minutes. A unique blend of brightening ingredients (Arbutin, mulberry root extract, green tea, vitamin E) this helps to brighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation to create a more even skin tone and a fresher, clearer and more youthful appearance. (They had us at youthful)

Step 9: Replenish 1

Ossential Growth Factor serum plus is applied to the face and neck. This provides the skin with the necessary amino acids, vitamins and peptides to accelerate the cell renewal processes started by the peel.

Step 10: Replenish 2

Ossential daily power defence serum is applied to the face and neck. It replenishes nutrients and provides the skin with the necessary antioxidants and DNA repairing enzymes to protect the skin from UV damage and accelerate the healthy skin process.

Step 11: Protect

Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 is applied to the face and neck. This formulation provides the broad spectrum protection the skin needs. We are big fans of this amazing sunscreen which doubles up as a makeup primer for smooth, flawless application of make-up too!

How to get the glow!

This 1 hour treatment is priced at R1200. It's recommended every 4-6 weeks, and a course of at least three treatments for brides is ideal, starting 3 months prior to their wedding, with the last facial performed 1-2 weeks prior to the wedding.

Legs Eleven have a promotion on offer called "Get The Glow" that the SA Weddings team recently tried and tested. Be sure to book your treatment and when you do, you'll receive an extra brightening sheet mask to take home and use for the day before or on the morning of your last bridal beauty pamper session ever! We swear by it!

About Legs eleven Beauty Aesthetic Specialists

Founded in 2012, Legs Eleven specialises in advanced beauty aesthetic treatments in skin therapy, medical aesthetics, IPL laser hair removal, body sculpting and weight loss. The salons in Green Point and Welgemoed offer the latest non-surgical beauty techniques and technology, in collaboration with Medical Aesthetic Doctor, Dr. Wade. Merchant.

With over 500 reviews by beauty editors, bloggers, celebrities and clients alike, the brand has become known as one of Cape Town's most loved and trusted destinations for beautiful, youthful-looking skin.


65 Main Road, Green Point