If you haven't heard of Obagi skincare products yet (where have you been?), then it's time we talked. Trust me, your skin will thank you.
WHAT IS OBAGI?
Obagi is a line of skincare products created by dermatologists that are designed to help minimize the appearance of premature skin aging, skin damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, and sun damage. Obagi is only available by prescription through your medical provider, as your doctor has an understanding of the optimal ingredients and dosages for your skin type, and will ensure you receive the best skin care for your needs. We've got you covered!
The incredible Obagi line is divided into five transrformational skincare systems, each targeting a different skincare need:
Nu-Derm System - Nu-Derm System is a complete skin care system specially formulated to help transform the appearance of aging skin. This system comes in formulations for Normal/Dry Skin or Normal/Oily Skin.
Obagi360 System - Obagi360 is an ideal system for younger patients. A unique combination of effective ingredients provides early intervention for loss of radiance and resilience; the appearance of minimal fine lines and wrinkles; dull, uneven skin texture and complexion; and dry skin. This system includes Retinol.
CLENZIderm MD System - A complete acne treatment specifically formulated for normal to oily skin, Obagi's CLENZIderm MD system helps treat acne where it starts.
SUZANOBAGIMD - SUZANOBAGIMD, the newest system in the Obagi skincare line, is effective, yet gentle and nourishing. It is rich in high-quality antioxidants that fight free radicals, thus reducing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Developed by Dr. Suzan Obagi based on her philosophy to simply cleanse, protect, and renew, consistent use of these products will leave your skin looking rejuvenated and glowing! Great for all skin types, this line is perfect for those with sensitive skin, or those who are pregnant and prefer a gentler approach to skincare.
Obagi-C Rx System - Obagi-C Rx is a complete skin care regimen specifically formulated with 4% hydroquinone to reduce hyperpigmentation and other essential ingredients to help address the signs of skin aging caused by photo aging. This system comes in formulations for Normal/Dry Skin or Normal/Oily Skin.
In addition, Obagi offers complementary products designed to enhance the results provided by these skin care systems. These products include eye cream/serum, sunscreen, Retin-A, moisturizers, and more!
WHY IS NU-DERM ALL THE RAGE?
Our patients can't get enough the Obagi Nu-Derm Transformational System. As its name implies, it is medical-grade skincare system that completely transforms your skin. WOW. But how?
All Obagi products contain pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. That means you can't just pick them up at your local drugstore or makeup counter; you can only purchase Obagi from a physician. This ensures you get the perfect product for your skin type and needs. It also means that the ingredients are more potent than anything you'll find at the beauty counter: you'll see fabulous results more quickly.
The Nu-Derm system is specifically designed to transform the appearance of aging skin using 7 unique steps that are designed to be layered one after the other for optimal results. The system is designed to remove the gradual and natural build-up of dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin over time, revealing fresh, even-toned, more youthful skin underneath.
STEP 1 - CLEANSE
Whether you use the Gentle Cleanser (for normal-to-dry skin) or the Foaming Gel (for normal-to-oily skin or those prone to acne), the first step in this system is to gently cleanse surface dirt and impurities. The buck stops here, because there's no reason to put anything else on your skin if it isn't clean first. I've tried both cleansers, and with each product I was stunned at how thoroughly the skin was cleansed without leaving it dull/dry/flaky, as sometimes happens with harsher cleansing products. After using these products, I'd never go back to another cleanser. Use one of these cleansers both morning and night to open up pores and prepare for the next steps in the system.
STEP 2 - TONE
Toner is essential in every skincare routine. It opens up the pores, restores the acid mantle to the skin (that barrier that keeps moisture and nutrients in), and restores normal pH levels to your skin. Among other ingredients, the Obagi Nu-Derm Toner contains witch hazel and aloe, which is are anti-inflammatory agents. The Toner protects and calms the skin. After a good cleansing, this toner feels incredibly fresh. This toner should be used whenever you cleanse the skin (ideally morning and night).
STEP 3 - CLEAR
The Obagi Nu-Derm Clear is a unique and essential part of the treatment phase of this skincare routine. It contains 4% hydroquinone, a prescription-only skin lightening agent, which will work wonders for freckles/sun spots, hyper pigmentation (melasma), and age spots. This amazing product will even out and blend your skin tone for skin that looks so much more healthy and youthful! Use morning and night.
STEP 4 - EXFOLIATE
Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm contains 6% phytic acid; it's a lightweight lotion that helps exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dull, old skin cells, while revealing new skin cells for a brighter complexion. As we age, our skin does not exfoliate dead skin cells as quickly as it did in the spring of youth, leaving it dull and looking almost gray. Obagi Exfoderm (or Obagi Exfoderm Forte for oily skin) does an amazing job exfoliating those dead cells and revealing bright, fresh, more youthful-lookin skin underneath. Use in the morning only.
STEP 5 - BLEND
Blender is another product containing prescription 4% hydroquinone for the gradual lightening of hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration. We already did that with Clear... why another one? Because Nu-Derm Blender is specifically designed to blend with Retin-A (Obagi Tretinoin, a prescription-only cream sold separately from the Obagi Nu-Derm System) to dramatically boost the effects of both. You put a little of each one on your hand, and literally blend them together before applying that mixture to your face. Honestly, these two products are like magic in a tube... each one is great, but when combined... magic. Use Blender in the evening only, with Tretinoin, to maximize the benefits overnight.
STEP 6 - HYDRATE
After all the treatments, it's time to hydrate. Obagi Hydrate is a moisturizing cream to be used as needed to soothe areas of dry, flaky skin. Your skin will love this and absolutely soak it up! Hydrate's key ingredients are Hydromanil, shea butter, mango butter, avocado, and glycerin that work effectively to create a moisture barrier on your skin that lasts for hours. Use this morning and night for soft, supple skin!
STEP 7 - PROTECT
To maintain the effectiveness of the other 6 steps, your skin needs protection from the damaging rays of the sun. The last step in the Nu-Derm skincare system is Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen. This has zinc oxide, so nothing's getting past this! UVA and UVB protection is combined with an elegant matte finish that is non-comedogenic and allergy-tested. It is sheer and PABA- and fragrance-free, so it works for all skin types for flawless coverage, and the perfect base for your makeup.
Ready to try the Obagi N-Derm Transformational System and completely transform your skin? Dr. Meadows is pleased to offer 15% off EVERY Obagi product purchased in our ONLINE STORE (discount already marked). Purchase directly online to lock in fantastic savings, or call or visit us today at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford)!