The skin is absolutely a calling card of our appearance and deserves to have daily care as unique as we are. That’s why we are always chatting with our besties or experts about different skin care lines and looking for the best products that will keep our skin younger and flawless for a long time. Today there are so many amazing treatments and products that help us create the perfect skin care routine. However, everybody’s skin texture is very delicate, sensitive, and unique, whether the skin is oily, dry, or prone to acne and unevenly pigmented. It is not easy to find the best solutions or tips on how to keep your skin healthy and radiant throughout your lifetime.
I always remember myself being in search of a great skin line that would fit my skin and my soul perfectly. In my early 30s I tried so many different skin care lines, such as Dermalogica, L’Occitane, SkinMedica, and some others, and for that time I was satisfied. I was always paying a significant amount of time on my skin, but after my pregnancy and having my son at 36, I noticed a skin change. I had normal skin with a good balance of moisture, small pores, and even tone, but my skin became sensitive, including a variety of symptoms such as itching, peeling, and pigmented spots called melasma. I was devastated and realized that to keep my skin glowing and radiant, I needed to find a skin care line that would fit my skin age and start aging in reverse.
My biggest skin problem was melasma, brown patches on my chin. My pregnancy, hormones, and change can all trigger melasma, and I wasn’t an exception. After trying different skin care treatments, products, and facials, I was still waiting for it to resolve on its own within a few months, but my melasma patches became bigger and darker.
I called my close friend who is an aesthetician and her skin always looks flawless and radiant every time I meet her. She acknowledged that Obagi skin care line is perfect for my age and common skin problems, and it would take my skin to another level, age in reverse. Moreover, she added that I had to be patient, as it would take some time to start noticing a change.
Believe me, using Obagi skin care line changed my life and made me more confident with my skin. Most importantly, I followed all the main skin care tips and advice. I have been patient and took each step seriously in order to get the right result. A valid prescription is required, that’s why, before using this amazing skin care line, I went through an evaluation of my skin with my friend who is a professional aesthetician.
Over the last 5 years, I have been using Obagi Nu-Derm® System for Normal to Dry Skin. This skin care system helped me correct hyperpigmentation, such as my melasma, and transform the appearance of aging skin. Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:
- Age spots
- Rough skin
- Erythema (redness)
- Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
- Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
In order to get the best results, you have to use the Obagi skin line as a kit. Each product has a unique collaboration, and when you use it as a kit, the change you’re anticipating will happen quicker.
My day kit includes:
Obagi 1 Gentle Cleanser
It removes makeup and everyday impurities for a clean, fresh complexion.
Oat amino acids, glycerin, aloe, apricot kernel oil, panthenol, sage leaf extract, Borago officinalis extract
Obagi Nu-Derm Toner
This alcohol-free, nondrying toner helps adjust the pH of your skin.
Witch hazel, aloe
Professional-C Serum 10%
Concentrated formula with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Gentle enough for dry, irritated, or sensitive skin. Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
10% L-ascorbic acid
Obagi Nu-Derm 3 Clear
It helps correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration, for a healthier-looking, more even skin tone.
Obagi 4 Exfoderm®
This lightweight lotion helps exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dull, old skin cells, while revealing new skin cells for a brighter complexion.
6% phytic acid
Obagi Nu-Derm® Healthy Skin Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 35
A sunscreen with 9% micronized zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
9% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate
Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50
A sunscreen that combines UVA and UVB protection in an elegant matte finish that is noncomedogenic, allergy tested, and dermatologist tested. Sheer, PABA-free, and fragrance-free for all skin types.
10.5% zinc oxide, 7.5% octinoxate
My night kit includes:
At night I start with 1 Gentle Cleanser and 2 Toner, as I do during the daytime.
Obagi Blend FX 5 Blender®
A unique formula containing prescription 4% hydroquinone for the gradual lightening of hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration.
Hydrate Facial Moisturizer
Noncomedogenic moisturizer that provides 8 hours of moisturization with innovative technology and naturally derived ingredients, including shea butter, mango butter, and avocado oil, to help combat skin dryness.
Hydromanil, shea butter, mango butter, avocado, glycerin