Obagi, or Obagi Medical as it is now known, is an internationally reknowned range of innovative and highly effective skin care products. Originally founded by Dr Zein Obagi in 1988, Obagi formulations were based on science of skin care, and created as a complete range with skin cleansers, toners, moisturisers, serums, body care, skin around the eyes and most importantly effective sun protection.
Obagi products target several skin concerns such as ageing changes in skin, age spots and discolouration, acne and wrinkles. Based on the concerns they address, certain Obagi products can be used together for a synergistic effect. These are called systems. Obagi NuDerm Rx, Cleziderm MD are systems that address pigmentation and acne respectively.
These need to be prescribed as they contain prescription medication in well researched safe quantities (Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, Salicylic acid, Benzoyl peroxide).
Antioxidant serums such as Professional C serums are very popular and designed to deliver the actives effectively.
Obagi Medical products have been clinically tested for safety and efficacy in all skin types. However, it is important to get advise from an Obagi practitioner on when and how to use these safely.