Obagi was founded by Dr Zein Obagi in 1988, and incorporated a range of in-clinic treatments with at home topical skin care. The concept of ‘Skin Health Science’ originated with Obagi, with the idea that healthy skin should be:
- Smooth – with normal keratinisation
- Firm – with abundant normal functioning collagen and elastin
- Evenly coloured – with properly functioning melanocytes and no need for heavy make-up
- Properly hydrated – rich in the extracellular substances responsible for moisturising from within, so there is no need for heavy external moisturisers
- Tolerant – an intact barrier function should mean skin is not over-sensitive
Obagi aims to give you healthy skin from the inside out. Obagi has ranges to target all common skin concerns using a combination of prescription and non-prescription products. Unlike many other ranges Obagi is suitable for use by all Fitzpatrick skin types I – VI.
NuDerm is the signature Obagi range, designed to treat signs of ageing – hyperpigmentation (including dark age spots), fine lines and wrinkles. The original NuDerm range contains two products with prescription only 4% hydroquinone to target pigmentation irregularities, whilst the NuDerm Fx range has replaced these with a non-prescription alternative. Tretinoin is another prescription ingredient to increase the rate of turnover of your skin cells and target skin health from within the cell. This is available in varying concentrations and the appropriate one will be selected for you during a consultation.
CLENZIderm is an extremely effective acne treatment range containing a range of prescription only products. The benzoyl peroxide in the CLENZIderm range is far more effective than over the counter alternatives, as its formulation allows it to penetrate the skin more deeply to target the source of the acne. Prescription strength salicylic acid products will encourage more effective skin exfoliation to prevent these dead skin cells clogging and congesting your skin.
C-Rx is a range to target early signs of ageing. Containing prescription strength hydroquinone to target early pigmentation abnormalities and high doses of Vitamin C to provide anti-oxidant protection it is a perfect range for those with early signs of ageing and leave you with fresher, brighter skin. The C-Fx range contains non-prescription alternatives to hydroquinone.
Obagi 360 is brand new to the UK and has been specially designed for younger skin. A combination of ingredients including Retinol works to protect and maintain youthful looking skin.
Rosaclear is the only complete skincare programme available for Rosacea. It contains a prescription Metronidazole gel to target the bacteria responsible for causing the small papules on the skin. Gentle ingredients will help restore your skin to a healthier condition.
Professional-C serums are superb sources of Vitamin C which can be added into any skincare regime to provide anti-oxidant protection and increase the efficacy of your sun protection.
These ranges can be combined with the Obagi in-clinic peel systems.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance
This light chemical peel is perfect to reveal your radiant skin, and works even better in combination with some of our Obagi home-use systems. A combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids will exfoliate your skin, removing the dead layers responsible for dullness. The peel is removed and a Vitamin C serum and sunscreen applied to protect your skin. The Blue Peel Radiance is excellent as a course of five to reveal younger, healthier skin. Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV-VI will need preparation with the NuDerm system prior to the Blue Peel Radiance.
Obagi Blue Peel
This TCA peel is a more aggressive peel for people looking for rapid results, or for those with more deeply engrained lines and wrinkles. Preparation with the NuDerm system for at least 12 weeks is essential before undergoing the Blue Peel. You will receive local anaesthetic injections to make the procedure more comfortable prior to the peel solution being applied. Afterwards your skin will look blue-tinged, and within 2-3 days your skin will start to noticeably peel away. We would recommend taking a week off work to allow your skin to recover after the Blue Peel.
We sell a wide range of Obagi products online and in the clinic.