Which Obagi product is right for me?

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So you think you’d like to make improvements to your skin – and Obagi is a brand you’ve heard good things about. But with so many different options, which Obagi system is right for you?

Here we give you a brief overview on some Obagi products and the issues and conditions they can help with. These are prescription-only because they contain ingredients only available through a trained prescriber.

Obagi Nu-Derm

Best for:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines/wrinkles
  • Melasma (dark patches)
  • Scars
  • Acne (see also Clenziderm)

Obagi Nu-Derm penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within. It’s a carefully formulated system containing a variety of products that together work to reveal healthier, younger-looking skin.

Obagi-C Rx Systems

Best for:

  • Minimal fine lines
  • Minimal unevenness of skin tone
  • Mild hyperpigmentation and minimal age spots
  • Intolerance to, or are not ready for, more aggressive anti-aging regimens
  • Dry, normal, oily, or even sensitive skin

Obagi-C Rx Systems use a formulation of prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone, which reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots, combined with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It stimulates collagen synthesis and protect your skin by minimizing future skin cell damage. Healthier looking skin is usually seen in just 6 weeks of using the system.

Obagi Clenziderm

Best for:

  • Mild acne
  • Moderate acne

This is a complete system with quick results from as little as one week of use. The two key ingredients that make Clenziderm effective in combating are 5% BPO which gets delivered to the follicles to reach the source of acne, and Salicylic acid which promotes cell turnover to open clogged pores and help minimise swelling and redness.

Obagi 360 System

Best for:

  • Younger skin conditions
  • Dull skin tone and uneven texture
  • Minimal fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visible pore size
  • Dry skin
  • The appearance of blemishes
  • Loss of skin radiance and resiliency

Formulated to address the facial skin care needs of 20 to 30 year olds, products include Retinol to refine the appearance of skin texture and tone for clearer-looking skin with minimal irritation, and SPF30 moisturiser to prevent sun damage.

Obagi Elastiderm Facial Serum

Best for:

  • Sagging skin
  • Laxity
  • Crepiness
  • General loss of firmness in skin

The serum contains Bi-Mineral Contour Complex, an advanced ingredient technology that harnesses two minerals, zinc and copper, with malonate. It is specifically designed to initiate and promote the three necessary stages of developing healthy elastin. Results can be seen in as little as 24 hours.

Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment

Best for:

  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Wrinkles around the eyes

This treatment includes powerful yet gentle ingredients to help stimulate the production of skin cells. The Bi-Mineral Contour Complex (as in the Facial Serum) supports the three stages of healthy elastin production which helps restore the elasticity around your eyes and reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles.

Professional-C Range

Best for:

  • Defence against skin aging
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles

The Obagi Professional-C Range uses advanced scientific formulas to provide maximum daily antioxidant protection against free radicals, which cause premature signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. The key ingredient is stabilized L-ascorbic acid – the only form of Vitamin C that can be effectively absorbed by the skin. Products:

  • Serums 10%, 15% and 20% to help minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • 9,10 Peptide Complex to help minimise the appearance of skin ageing, promoting a healthy, youthful looking glow
  • Sunscreen to help protect all skin types against UV damage and early signs of ageing.

Obagi consultations

Whatever your reason for considering using Obagi products, you should book a consultation with a trained clinician, ideally someone with Obagi Ambassador status as this shows they have had extensive training. Then you know that your skincare issues will be correctly diagnosed, the right products provided, the correct dosage given and the appropriate instructions provided to give you the results you are looking for.

Look for a clinic that offers free consultations, free ongoing support and advice, and guarantees your results and satisfaction. Check out reviews, these will give you a good understanding of how professional a clinic is.

Finally, please take our advice and don’t purchase Obagi products through unauthorised platforms. Whilst you may think you’re saving money the chances are that without proper clinical advice and ongoing support, you won’t get the results you’re hoping to achieve. For example, when your skin starts to transform in quite a dramatic way that transformation might not always meet with your expectations – and that is when you really do need that ongoing clinical support.

In addition, by purchasing products through an unauthorised platform you could end up with a fake product. By using a clinic, you can be sure you are getting genuine products that are, importantly, safe to use.

Please take a minute to browse our website and check out reviews from confirmed Obagi system users by clicking here. If you would like to find out more about Obagi at Brigstock Skin & Laser, book your free consultation online now by clicking here or call us on 020 868 36730.

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