Obagi’s skin care systems are some of the most effective hyperpigmentation, anti-wrinkle and anti-aging treatments on the market.
This world-renowned brand has one of the highest rates of efficacy, so you know the treatments you choose are going to work. Dermatologists around the world, including LovelySkin CEO and founder, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, recommend Obagi products to their patients to treat a variety of skin concerns.
Since 1988, Obagi skin care has offered condition-specific treatments to gently yet effectively target your biggest skin concerns. Using high quality, clinically proven ingredients and technologies that are backed by science, this line of products works to help you achieve the results you want. Obagi products are designed to help minimize the appearance of premature aging, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, acne, sun damage and more. The line also includes prescription-strength formulas that are only available through physicians, skin care professionals and LovelySkin.com.
When it comes to your appearance, we know you only want the best. At LovelySkin, we only sell products that are 100% authorized and certified by the brands we carry, including Obagi skin care. For more information about these and other Obagi products, please contact our customer care department or call 402-697-1100.
Top 7 Obagi Q&A
1. How does Obagi work?
Obagi is most effective when all of the products are used together in a system. The Obagi products work in conjunction with each other and have the best results when used as a complete regimen. Expect changes in skin at the beginning. The Obagi products contain active ingredients that transform your skin like retinol, vitamin-c, arbutin, Lactic acid, L-ascorbic acid and more. Our customer care team can help you build a regimen that fits your needs.
2. What are the best Obagi products?
Determining the best Obagi product for you is dependent on your major skin concerns. Are you looking to improve dark spots, clear up acne and blemishes, reduce fine lines and wrinkles or create firmer, smoother skin? Each Obagi system offers unique products specifically formulated with the right active ingredients to address your skin’s needs. Read Obagi Reviews for customer favorites!
3. What does Obagi Nu-Derm System do?
Improve dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and other forms of discoloration with the Obagi Nu-Derm system. This skin care routine uses professional-grade lightening ingredients to inhibit melanin production, the substance responsible for controlling pigment in the skin. The result is a more even, radiant skin tone. With regular use of this comprehensive skin care system, you’ll achieve brighter, smoother and more youthful-looking skin.
4. In what order do I use my Obagi System?
Each Obagi System is different and has products targeted to treat specific skin concerns. Most systems include 5 or 6 steps that always start with cleansing and toning, and finish with treatment products. For the best results with an Obagi regimen, you should use the products for at least six weeks. You may begin to see improvements in your skin within the first week, but to see lasting results you should use the products for the complete recommended amount of time. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to use Obagi Nu-Derm System.
5. Do I use retinol with Obagi?
Many products in the Obagi line, such as the Nu-Derm Blend Fx #5, are meant to be used with a retinol product to encourage more cell turnover. You’ll see better results if you use a retinol product along with your Obagi regimen.
6. What is the difference between Obagi Nu-Derm, Nu-Derm Fx and Obagi-C Systems?
Obagi offers two main skin care systems: the Obagi Nu-Derm System and the Obagi-C System. Both systems feature formulas that do and do not contain hydroquinone, a professional-strength skin lightening ingredient. The systems that do not contain hydroquinone are known as the Fx systems, which substitute the 4% hydroquinone contained in select products with 4-7% Arbutin, a hydroquinone derivative with melanin-inhibiting properties. These systems also offer the choice between “Normal to Dry” and “Normal to Oily” formulas to best accommodate individual skin types. When deciding which Obagi system is right for you, we recommend the Obagi Nu-Derm System to those with mature skin or moderate to advanced hyperpigmentation. Those who wish to correct mild hyperpigmentation or simply maintain their youthful skin will benefit from the Obagi-C System’s inclusion of L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C).
7. Does Nu-Derm Fx work as well as the Nu-Derm System with Hydroquinone? What are the Pros and Cons?
The efficacy of 4% hydroquinone in regards to lightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation cannot be matched by arbutin. The Obagi Nu-Derm System with Hydroquinone is the gold standard in terms of skin lightening. However, since 4% hydroquinone is considered a prescription-strength ingredient, it can be difficult to obtain due to recent guideline changes. Its potency may also lead to slight irritation for some skin types. Due to this, the Obagi Nu-Derm System Fx with arbutin acts as the perfect “step-down” from products containing hydroquinone. The Fx system is highly recommended by LovelySkin CEO and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Joel Schlessinger. These products provide similar results at a slower pace, which makes for an overall more gentle, less irritating experience. It’s especially beneficial during the winter when skin is prone to dryness or to maintain the results from a past cycle of the Nu-Derm System with Hydroquinone.