Original article published on 2018-05-10 21:36:40 written by Sarah Henderson
The name Obagi is synonymous with high-powered, results-oriented, medical-grade skin care products.
Known for product lines that transform your skin, Obagi provides a range of clinically proven skincare systems designed to give you the results you expect, making them the preferred choice of skincare professionals. Obagi’s powerful prescription-strength ingredients will refresh your skin tone and texture by working at the cellular level to improve the function of your skin’s cells.
Obagi is a pharmaceutical grade skincare company that manufactures powerful solutions to your skin’s most pressing concerns. Founded in 1988, Obagi skin care products have become a pioneer in the space where medical meets skincare.
Obagi products are designed to treat common skin concerns through a medical lens with pharmaceutical grade formulations that are highly effective. Some of the common skin conditions that Obagi products treat are fighting the signs of age in the skin, reversing sun damage, neutralizing hyperpigmentation, healing acne, and more.
So, here is the breakdown……
Obagi Nu-Derm System
The Nu-Derm System comes in a formulation for normal to dry skin or normal to oily skin so you can be sure you’re using products specially designed for your individual needs. Both systems help fade brown spots and melasma, improve skin tone and texture, reduce the aging effects of sun damage, and help correct hyper-pigmentation. When used consistently over the course of a few months, the Obagi Nu-Derm system is able to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and evening the complexion.
The Obagi Gentle Cleanser is the first step in the system and works to clean the skin without drying it out. Follow up with the Obagi Toner which is designed to restore your skin’s natural pH balance and the Obagi Exfoderm which provides a gentle exfoliating aspect to your skincare routine by helping to remove dead skin cells to make room for healthier skin.
After toning and exfoliating, the Obagi Nu-Derm system calls for moisturising with the Obagi Hydrate that works to add moisture to dehydrated skin while following up with the Obagi sunscreen formulated with SPF 50 to offer a robust dose of sun protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun.
The Obagi360 System
Where Nu-Derm is the Obagi skin care system for anti-aging skin, the Obagi 360 system is the medical grade skincare system for those with more youthful skin. This system is best for those who are looking to protect the skin and fight the signs of age as long as possible. This Obagi skin care system includes products that work to prevent the typical signs of age from appearing like fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, and discolouration.
The first step in the Obagi 360 system is the Obagi Exfoliation Cleanser which works to gently exfoliate the skin while deep cleaning the skin. The Obagi Retinol 0.5% is a powerful skin treatment that helps to clear the skin and revitalize the complexion in a slow release formulation to reduce the chance of irritation.
The Obagi sunscreen for the 360 system is the HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 which functions as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen adding hydration to the skin while protecting it from both harmful UVA and UVB rays.
This is an acne treatment for normal to oily skin. The Obagi Clenziderm M.D is the brand’s skincare system designed specifically for those with acne prone skin as it works to fight acne and prevent new breakouts from occurring.
Obagi’s Gentle Rejuvenation
The Gentle Rejuvenation is ideal for people with sensitive or mature skin who may not be ready to undergo aggressive treatment to correct problems like fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots and other signs of ageing.
These products are the most gentle of the Obagi medical skincare line with options that offer the same results the brand is known for in formulations that work well for those with sensitive skin.
These products are formulated with Vitamin C to give ageing skin a more youthful appearance. The Professional-C™ serums include a 10% Vitamin C formula for sensitive skin, a 15% formula suitable for most skin types, and a more concentrated 20% formula that’s best for normal to oily skin.
Professional-C™ Suncare is a Vitamin-C fortified sunscreen with SPF 30 to protect your skin from sun damage. Professional-C™ Peptide Complex improves skin tone and texture and minimises fine lines and wrinkles with clinically supported ingredients like kinetin and zeatin. And the Professional-C™ Eye Brightener reduces the appearance of crow’s feet and puffiness around the eyes by optically diffusing fine lines and shadows.
These products are designed to visibly reduce signs of sun damage and ageing by minimising fine lines and wrinkles, fading brown spots and generally improving your skin’s appearance.
The Obagi C-Rx also targets the signs of ageing and operates similarly to the Nu-Derm system in that it works to reduce the signs of age in the skin, however, they are also formulated with the addition of vitamin C giving them more antioxidant protection and an extra boost to improve the radiance of the skin.
This is a range of eye Products that include an eye cream designed to tighten skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, and a mineral-rich serum to smooth and firm skin around the eyes.