Why is vitamin C so important in my skin care regime?

Vitamin C, or l-ascorbic acid as the chemically active form of vitamin C is known, is an antioxidant with a small molecular weight that can penetrate the skin. This water-soluble antioxidant in concentrations of 5-15% has been proven to induce the production of collagen while helping inhibit the enzyme that breaks down collagen. Vitamin C […]

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What are the benefits of using a facial cleansing pad?

Cleansing is the first, and arguably, most fundamental step in any skin care regime. Following the MZ Skin ethos of ‘Reveal. Enhance. Protect.’ in order to reveal, skin must be adequately cleansed and exfoliated. Cleansing helps remove make up, oil, debris, bacteria and helps keep your pores clean. Exfoliating can be done either physically (scrubs), […]

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Gua sha


Gua sha, one of the oldest recorded forms of traditional Chinese medicine. But just recently, gua sha tools have surged in spas, on Instagram, amongst celebrity and so on but is the excitement to be believed. Let us explore this age-old treatment.   What does gua sha mean? Translated, gua means press or stroke, and […]

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Soothe and Smooth

Our Icon, in focus: Soothe & Smooth

MZ Skin was conceived from a desire to make a precise, concise, intelligent capsule collection of scientifically backed, clinically trialled skincare that is easy to use but also has a gorgeous sensory component to it. Dr Zamani does not believe we need lots of different products but rather specific, efficacious ingredients that work synergistically together. […]

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, you’re worth a celebration!

On Monday 8th March 2021, MZ Skin is celebrating, with the rest of world, International Women’s Day; a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Furthermore, we’re delighted to be partnering with The Princes Trust and supporting their […]

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Layering skincare

How should I be layering my skincare for best results?

If you have ever wondered if it really matters what order you layer your skincare, the answer is yes. It’s important in order for them to be effective and achieve maximum benefits in return. As a general rule, after cleansing, the products with the thinnest consistency should be applied first followed by the creamier to […]

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acne scarring

Can I get rid of my acne scarring?

According to the NHS, approximately 95% of 11 to 30 year-olds will be affected by acne at some point. This is not so surprising considering we have an average of five million pores on the body with around 20,000 just on the face. Dr Zamani explains that “this value varies greatly with ethnicity and plateaus […]

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Maryam Zamani

A Saturday in lockdown with Maryam

As lockdown continues, we caught up with our brand founder, Maryam for some weekend plan inspiration…   What does a typical Saturday breakfast consist of? I am absolutely a creature of habit and start every day with a hot lemon and ginger infused water. But on a Saturday, I love having 2 poached eggs, cooked […]

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Valentines Day

How can I spend Valentine’s Day in lockdown?

With coronavirus lockdown restrictions still in place, it will come as no surprise that Valentine’s Day is going to be a little different this year. But love it or loathe it, it is always hard to avoid all the paraphernalia that appears for February 14, and 2021 is no exception. The good news is, if […]

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What will Azelaic Acid do for my skin?

According to Google, searches for Azelaic Acid are trending and research has shown that it is definitely worth the hype! Studies have proven that azelaic acid can make a big difference when it comes to preventing and reducing breakouts. It helps to visibly fade red marks and discolouration after breakouts and helps to achieve a […]

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