Each patient has different skin care goals and products should be tailored to those goals. So let’s review the best products on the market. Please click on the links to see results and studies that support these products and also see the bottom of this article for some info graphics on the science behind our skin care products reviews by dermatologists.
Nu Derm: This prescription line addresses signs of aging such as fine and deep wrinkles & hyperpigmentation. It is truly transformational. Consider this medicine- it doesn’t smell pretty or look pretty, but it is the work horse of Obagi. When used with tretinoin you will have a 4-6 week reaction phase. The reaction phase varies with each patient. Some folks notice minor skin irritation such as flaking skin around the nose while others have red or even peeling skin. This is minimized by starting with the tretinoin 0.025% and using it every other night. The full size kit will last 18-24 weeks. The trial sized kit will last 4-6 weeks. Link to results photos: Click here
C-Rx: This prescription line addresses fine lines and hyperpigmentation (melasma & sun damage) with hydroquinone 4%, which is a prescription strength. This has less steps than Nu Derm and there is no reaction phase. This kit lasts 12-16 weeks. Link to results photos: Click here
ABC’s: If the kits feel like too many steps or too much of a commitment, we must at least take care of the ABC’s.
A: RetinA (tretinoin). B: Burn- don’t get sun burned; this ages us faster. Use a sun block daily, even if you aren’t participating in an outdoor activity. We still fall victim to sun damage while driving. C: Vitamin C serum. If you have hyperpigmentation and/or age spots use the C clarifying serum with hydroquinone.
C Serums: We need a C serum in our lives to brighten, lighten, and tighten skin. They also fight free radicals and are a potent antioxidant.Higher % does not mean better treatment- the percentages are efficacious for different skin types. 10% is for dry/ sensitive skin. 15% is for norm/oily skin. 20% is for oily skin. If you see a C serum on the market that is >20% know that stability/longevity of the product becomes an issue.
Elastiderm: Does your current eye product have studies to back it’s science and efficacy?? This one does. This power house actually increases collagen and elastin over time. This is a treatment. It doesn’t smell pretty and it is not purposed to be an emollient. Think of this like a medicine.
Hydrate: Avocado, shea, and peptides in this cream draw moisture into the skin’s surface. Hydrate Luxe: All of the same qualities as hydrate but more concentrated, thicker and has a special peptide that works with your skin’s nocturnal healing cycle. Both are great for those enduring the reaction phase of tretinoin. This is a winter must have or a year round treat for those with dry or sensitive skin.
–With all Obagi products please note that a little goes a long way.
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