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Obagi for Life: The Science Behind Universal Skin Restoration

Obagi Medical Products Inc. claims that it can significantly brighten skin health for women of any age or skin type. Indeed, since 1988 and the introduction of Obagi’s ever-popular Nu-Derm system, Obagi’s prescription-grade formulations have been available only through dermatologists and certified sellers.

Obagi Nu Derm

Sensational Obagi Systems

Beyond the Nu-Derm System’s proven ability to improve visible signs of skin aging, Obagi has launched broad-spectrum sun shield matte (Obagi Sun Shield), topically-applied vitamin supplements (Obagi Professional-C Serums) and even a formulation designed to downplay the side-effects of surgical procedures (Obagi Condition and Enhance).

Obagi Nu-Derm Transformations

Obagi’s most-coveted formulation is designed to correct and even reverse symptoms of skin aging. Although Obagi concedes that skin aging is a natural process, Obagi also notes that sun exposure can exacerbate premature aging and stifle the normally speedy turnover between new, healthy cells and old, damaged ones.

In fact, Obagi’s claims are steeped in modern scientific research. According to a 2004 study from the National Institutes of Health, the sun’s UV-A radiation can lead to DNA damage deep within skin cells, which ups the risk for malignant melanoma.

Luckily, many of Obagi’s products come with high sun protection factors (SPFs) to help prevent damage. Obagi also offers formulations aimed at restoring damaged skin to radiant health.

Gentle Cleanser, Toner and More

Every product in the Obagi Nu-Derm System works by reducing age spots, fine lines, rough skin and facial sallowness. The Nu-Derm System aims to reinvigorate cellular function in every skin layer so that one’s skin cells are more naturally vibrant and healthy.

For normal to dry skin, Obagi offers gentle cleansers and toners; the former delicately removes makeup and impurities to restore skin to its original lustre whereas the latter helps adjust the skin’s PH level such that nutrients can more deeply penetrate and nourish the skin.

To markedly reduce skin damage from taking place to begin with, Obagi offers its Sun Shield Matte Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen. Obagi’s SPF 50 sunscreen blocks 98% of harmful UV-B radiation and significantly lessens the risk of UV-A skin damage.

Obagi sunscreen is unique vis-a-vis an elegant matte finish and non-comedogenic formulation. A non-comedogenic product does not block skin pores or cause blackheads. Moreover, Obagi’s SPF 50 sunscreen is dermatologist-approved, PABA-free and free of fragrances. Obagi SPF 50 sunscreen is appropriate for all occasions and skin types.

Skin Problems: The Doctor is In!

Acne is a skin disease featuring red scaling, blackheads and pimples; acne normally pesters an adolescent’s sense of self-confidence via inflammatory and seemingly intractable skin lesions of the face, chest and back. During adolescence, a volcanic explosion of testosterone, for both sexes, often wreaks havoc on otherwise healthy skin cells.

Fortunately, Obagi CLENZIderm System can help restore acne-ravaged skin to its former smoothness and health. The secret to the CLENZIderm System is a three-step process that cleanses, restores and then moisturizes. The cleanser is non-irrating and soap-free. CLENZIderm Daily Care Cream Cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid, which helps sooth damaged skin and remove impurities.

The second step, the CLENZIderm System’s restoring lotion, contains 5% BPO to aid in eradicating acne at its source. BPO stands for benzoyl peroxide, BPO is considered the most organic peroxide. Indeed, the World Health organization deems BPO an essential medicine. Benzoyl peroxide works as a peeling agent and means of increasing turnover between bad, decayed skin cells and good, fresher ones. A 5% concentration of BOP in an acne-fighting formula helps balance the product’s treatment potential and toleration across populations.

Nonetheless, the CLENZIderm System’s last step is a therapeutic moisturizer. Obagi’s moisturizer is glycerin-rich, non-comedogenic and skin-rehydrating. The moisturizer’s 20% glycerin content helps soothe and protect skin during acne treatments.

Obagi for Life

Obagi’s diverse line of creams, sunscreens, exfoliants, moisturizers, cleansers and toners are dermatologist-approved and pharmaceutical-grade formulations with one shared goal: to restore damaged skin to a healthy lustre. By hastening the turnover between damaged skin cells and fresher, healthy cells, Obagi’s products are a sensible alternative to harsh or outright quacky treatments. Obagi truly is designed for all ages and skin types.