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Obagi is a type of treatment designed to provide younger looking skin. Obagi treatment was developed and marketed by Obagi Medical Products, Inc. headquartered in Long Beach, California. The company believes that we should take care of our skin from inside to outside. The Obagi system combines developed products with medical supervision and counseling to treat our skin from the inside out. Therefore, how to stimulate cell renewal under the surface of our skin and to improve circulation and help restore our skin's natural moisture are the main jobs Obagi focuses on. "Skin health" was a revolutionary idea brought up by Obagi. Obagi is dedicated itself to the Skin Health Restoration.

The name "Obagi" is from the Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Zein E. Obagi. He is an internationally renowned dermatologist, lecturer, and developer of the Obagi Blue Peel and Skin Health Restoration concept.

Obagi created a unique line of skin health products under the Nu-Derm and Blue Peel labels. All the products are distributed through cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical specialties. Obagi Medical Products, Inc. helps train physicians and their aesthetic staffs to use both the Nu-Derm System and Blue Peel properly. The headquarters of Obagi Medical Products Inc. is in Long Beach, California.

Over the years, Obagi Medical Products has developed prescription-strength skin health systems focused on preventing and/or improving skin conditions including photodamage, hyperpigmentation (chloasma, melasma, freckles), acne, vulgaris and rosacea. The Obagi Nu-Derm System consists of topical products, which when used as a System, result in substantial improvement to these skin related conditions. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is the number one brand of Physician Dispensed products in the United States. In April 2004, the Company continued its legacy as a leader in skin health systems, by launching a successful new System of products, the Obagi-C Rx System. As the first and only prescription strength Vitamin C and hydroquinone System, it has been a huge success with both patients and physicians.

Because the Obagi System products contain prescription strength formulations, the Systems are only available through physicians, which include over 3,500 in the U.S., primarily Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Medical Spas and other Skin Care Specialists.


Skin-Deep Rating from 1 – 10

Four items came in at the low 1 rating:  OBAGI Cffectives Eye Contour 5% Vitamin C Serum, OBAGI NuDerm Healthy Skin Protection -Step Six, SPF 35, OBAGI NuDerm Healthy Skin Protection, AM, SPF 35 and OBAGI NuDerm Nu-Derm Physical UV Block Step Six, SPF 32.  Coming in on the high end with a hazard rating of 10 is the OBAGI C-Exfoliating Day Lotion.   Please refer to the Skin Deep Site for specifics on all products. 

Benefits of Obagi Skin Care Products

  • Prescription strength
  • Effective

Drawbacks of Obagi Skin Care Products

  • Cannot use the Obagi's products with other brands' at the same time during the treatment. That might decrease the benefits of the Obagi Blue Peel.
  • Only Available through Doctors and Medical Spas
  • Expensive
  • Certain products may not be used if you are pregnant such as products with Tretinoin and Hydroquinone

Bottom Line:

Effective but costly.  May not be practical for extended skin care needs.  If you stop using the products, you will see diminished results in just a few weeks.  Find a location to purchase Obagi near you.

Best Sellers for Skincare

Obagi Nu-Derm Tretinoin Cream 0.1%
Obagi Professional-C Serum 15% Strength
Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte
Obagi Foaming Gel 200 mL (1)

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