Legs Eleven Salon – ZO skin brightening treatment

ZO Skin Brightening Treatment

Ladies, gentlemen, about two weeks ago, I had one of the best facials at the Legs Eleven salon. Introducing the ZO skin brightening treatment. The ZO skin brightening treatment creates a radiant, more even skin tone, reducing pigment spots, discolouration and softening the appearance of fine lines. The lovely folks from Legs Eleven Salon invited me to try the ZO skin brightening treatment. I’ve read and seen great reviews on the ZO skin health range before, so naturally I was very excited. Let me tell you more about ZO skin health and my experience at Legs Eleven.


Dr. Zein Obagi is a board-certified practicing Dermatologist, world-renowned skincare expert, award-winning inventor, educator and author. He was the first to conceive new skin as a science, and coined the term Science of Skin Health which defined skincare to include creating and maintaining healthy skin. As the medical director of ZO Skin Health, Dr. Obagi is committed to advancing efficacious skincare treatments by supporting physicians’ practices through seminars and clinical training, and supporting patients by creating a variety of products and educational programs.

ZO Skin Brightening Treatment


Whats not to love about a therapist massaging and treating your skin with amazing products? The ZO skin brightening treatment left my skin glowing for days. It’s a delightful treatment for your skin and is the perfect “lunch time” peel with no down time. I went straight from the salon to a media event, and rocked the natural look. My skin felt and looked amazing (even if I have to say so myself), it was glowing and had a more even skin tone. What a relaxing and rejuvenating experience!

 There are 11 steps to this facial. The result? Healthy and clean skin with a beautiful glow. Here’s how the ZO skin brightening treatment works. Prepared to be pampered!

Step 1: Cleanse
Your face is cleansed with the Offects Hydrating Cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities from the skin. It also helps lock in necessary moisture for a healthy complexion.

Step 2: Exfoliate

The Offects Exfoliating polish is lightly massaged over the face and décollete, improves skin texture and restores the glow in just one minute.

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 place.

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 to brighten the skin.

Step 5: Peel
The Ossential Stimulator Peel is applied with gauze and may give a slight tingling sensation. It is left on for 2 minutes. This Alpha Hydroxy peel 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.

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.

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) helps to brighten the skin and reduce hyper-pigmentation to create a more even skin tone and a fresher, clearer and more youthful appearance.

Step 9: Replenish 1
The 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.

Step10: 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
The Oclipse sunscreen + primer SPF 30 is applied to the face and neck. This sunscreen doubles up as a makeup primer for smooth, flawless application of make-up.

ZO Skin Brightening Treatment

ZO Skin Brightening Treatment

I took these selfies after the ZO skin brightening treatment. I am NOT wearing any make-up.


The ZO skin brightening treatment cost R1200.00. I would rather spoil myself once a year with this facial or for a very special occasion as I loved the outcome, my skin was glowing for days after the facial. I’d actually prefer purchasing the ZO skin health products than going for a monthly facial.

The staff at Legs Eleven salon was friendly and the therapist explained the ZO skin brightening treatment in detail. You can see some before and after pictures here.

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Maria says:

    I love this brand. Used it myself when my mom treated me as a christmasgift some years back. Currently saving up money to buy some new products. Haha (life of a one income family… ?) Never tried any salon treatments though although that sounds lovely to?

    • I love it too Maria! Unfortunately I cannot afford a monthly facial yet, but I thoroughly enjoyed the facial and would love to start purchasing the starter kit (also saving up for the starter kit ha ha ha).

  2. Lalannie says:

    I didn’t even know they did facials. Thoght only waxing or something. So, thanks for this.

    This facial looks amazing and would be worth that price.

  3. Torey Noora says:

    Your skin definitely looks amazing! It sounds like a really great facial. Great review! Just followed you on Insta too. : )

  4. Thank you for the feedback Torey!

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