Star Evangelista

48, Las Vegas, NV

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Obagi Nu-Derm® System

It took me a long time to be comfortable with myself, growing up in a country where dark skin is not considered as attractive as fair skin. Now that I am older, I have never been any happier with how I look. I am proud to say that I have not had any surgery nor wear heavy make-up, yet people think I am 15 years younger than I really am. I have used Obagi since 2000 and I can’t imagine using anything else. I attribute my success to hard work, my friends, my family, and my faith in God...the way my skin looks, it’s because of Obagi.

The safety and effectiveness of the Nu-Derm System beyond 24 weeks of use have not been established.

 

My Skin Care Physician: Dr. Ruel Aspacio

 

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Obagi Ambassador Michelle’s Inspiring Life Transformation

05.29.2014, 11:37 CDT | Posted In: Signs of Aging, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Obagi Stories

Michelle M. Obagi April Ambassador, Product Testimonial

Aging gracefully is as much about a can-do attitude as it is about taking care of our body, mind, and skin. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the newest face of Obagi, Michelle Milionis. After 18 years as a preschool teacher, Michelle made a bold and inspiring decision to become a police officer. That’s no small accomplishment! The transformation allowed her to see herself in a new light and to make a change in the appearance of her skin as well.

Name:
Michelle Milionis

Obagi® Products Used:
Obagi-C® Rx System
ELASTIderm® Eye Products
Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (included in the Obagi-C Rx System)

About Michelle:
I have been married for 23 years and I have an adult daughter who lives at home and two teenage sons. I sometimes pull a “hookie” day for the kids and take them to the beach or some place fun for the day. I call them “adventures” which sometimes end up not going as planned but we laugh about it later. Sometimes following the GPS for the shortest or alternate route is not always good. I spend time at the gym mostly lifting weights and I do some cardio. I mainly focus on being strong as it is a benefit with my job. I have competed in sprint triathlons and half marathons. I get bored easily so I always have to have a goal to reach to keep me focused.

My Obagi Story:
Exactly one year ago, at the age of 43, I went from being a preschool teacher of 18 years to a police officer. It has been one of the toughest years I can remember with the testing and training, but I did it. It is not uncommon in this field to see men in their 40’s change their career path but it is almost unheard of for a woman to become a police officer in her 40’s. About that same time I took a good look at the sun damage and wrinkles beginning to form on my face and decided I needed a new complexion to go along with the new job.

I have been using Obagi-C Rx system for approximately 2 months and I cannot believe the difference in the appearance of my skin. My husband cannot believe the difference and my squad mates don’t believe me when I tell them my age. My skin glows and the sun spots are gone. I used the Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 last summer during the long, hot, 10-hour shifts and it has kept the sun spots from coming back.* I will not use anything else from now on but Obagi. Individual results may vary. The safety and effectiveness of the Obagi-C Rx System beyond 12 weeks of use have not been established. If no improvement is seen after 3 months of treatment, use of this product should be discontinued.

We also asked Michelle some fun questions to get to know her better.

Tell us a fun fact about you:
I LOVE to watch NASCAR!! I have been to a couple of races and there is something about the sound of the engines, the smell of the fuel and the control the drivers have of the car at 180 mph. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is my driver.

What would you consider your biggest achievement?
Some of my greatest achievements [are that I was] awarded scholarships for playing basketball at the collegiate level, raising three amazing children, being married for 23 years, [and] teaching pre-K for 20 years then becoming a police officer.

 

Last updated: 3/29/17 

*Using a Broad Spectrum sunscreen (like Obagi Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50) along with a comprehensive sun protection regimen including, wearing protective clothing, hats, sunglasses and avoiding the sun between 10am and 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.

Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi-C® Fx System.

 

©2017 OMP, Inc. 4/17 OBG.0072.USA.17

Aging gracefully is as much about a can-do attitude as it is about taking care of our body, mind, and skin. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the newest face of Obagi, Michelle Milionis. After 18 years as a preschool teacher, Michelle made a bold and inspiring decision to become a police officer. That’s no small accomplishment! The transformation allowed her to see herself in a new light and to make a change in the appearance of her skin as well.

Obagi Introduces Its First Skin Care System for Sensitive Skin

11.02.2013, 12:00 CDT | Posted In: Sensitive Skin, Signs of Aging, Company News, Products

Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation System

Our goal at Obagi is to provide transformational skin care for every age and any skin type. Obagi® skin care systems have helped patients with skin concerns ranging from dry skin to hyperpigmentation to acne, and now we have a system for sensitive skin. We are proud to introduce the latest addition to our Obagi family, the Gentle Rejuvenation System. This system is Obagi’s first-ever professional skin care line formulated specifically for people with sensitive skin.

Just as the name suggests, the Gentle Rejuvenation System provides a gentle solution to rejuvenating your skin to address signs of premature aging. The Gentle Rejuvenation System offers ingredients that are designed to address the signs of mild aging in patients with sensitive skin such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, sun damaged skin, dull skin, dehydrated skin, and blotchiness. The key ingredients in this system are proven effective:

  • Zeatin has been shown to improve skin’s roughness by 86%1
  • Kinetin increases skin’s ability to retain moisture by 26% over 24 weeks2

The system contains 4 essential products to cleanse, calm, correct, and protect sensitive skin.

  • Soothing Cleanser gently removes makeup and everyday impurities for a clean, fresh complexion while soothing skin
  • Skin Calming Cream with plant-derived growth factors Kinetin and Zeatin to improve texture, tone, and blotchiness in sensitive skin affected by the sun
  • Advanced Night Repair packed with peptides to improve the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, rough texture,  tone, resiliency, dehydration, and brightness
  • Fortified Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 with Vitamin C to help protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays

The Gentle Rejuvenation line also offers 4 complementary products that may be used with the system:

  • Skin Rejuvenating Serum includes rare Swiss apple stem cell extract to help complement skin’s natural cellular turnover
  • Skin Calming Lotion to diminish redness, itching, burning, and stinging that are common in compromised skin
  • Ultra- Light Repair SPF 30 Sunscreen Cream for multitasking sun protection, moisturization, and help in correcting visible signs of photoaging
  • Ultra-Rich Eye Hydrating Cream to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the delicate eye area  

If you have sensitive skin, are pregnant, nursing, have allergies or are sensitive to hydroquinone, or are not yet ready for more aggressive skin care therapies, ask your skin care physician if the Gentle Rejuvenation System is right for you.

References:
1. Cruz, Jr PD, Reece, BT. A Clinical Study of Topical Zeatin (0.10%, 0.025%) for improving the appearance of photodamaged skin (RCTS Study Number: 1837). 12-week final analysis, September 2005. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 
2. Mean Results based on the percentage of improvement after 24 weeks using Kinetin 0.1% Lotion, p<0.001. McCullough J., Weinstein G. Clinical Study of Safety and Efficacy of Using Topical Kinetin 0.1% (Kinerase®) to Treat Photodamaged Skin. Cosmetic Dermatology. 2002; 15(9):29-32.

Except as where otherwise indicated, all product names, slogans, and other marks are trademarks of the Valeant family of companies. OBG 13-062B© 2013 Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

Our goal at Obagi is to provide transformational skin care for every age and any skin type. Obagi® skin care systems have helped patients with skin concerns ranging from dry skin to hyperpigmentation to acne, and now we have a system for sensitive skin. We are proud to introduce the latest addition to our Obagi family, the Gentle Rejuvenation System. This system is Obagi’s first-ever professional skin care line formulated specifically for people with sensitive skin.

Product Details

  • Nu-Derm System for Normal to Dry Skin

    Complete skin care system specially formulated for normal to dry skin to help transform the appearance of aging skin. Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx™ System.

  • Gentle Cleanser

    Gently removes makeup and everyday impurities for a clean, fresh complexion.

  • Toner

    Non-drying toner helps adjust the pH of your skin.

  • Clear

    Effective prescription-strength hydroquinone helps correct the appearance of age and sun spots for a healthier, more even skin tone.* Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    *Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx™ System.

  • Exfoderm®

    A lightweight lotion that helps exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dull, old skin cells, while revealing new skin cells for a brighter complexion.

  • Blender®

    A unique formula containing prescription-strength hydroquinone for the gradual lightening of sun spots, age spots, and other types of discoloration.* Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    *Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx™ System.

  • Hydrate™

    A moisturizing cream to be used as needed to soothe areas of dry, flaky skin.

  • Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    A sunscreen that combines UVA and UVB protection in an elegant matte finish that is non-comedogenic, allergy tested, and dermatologist tested. Sheer, PABA-free, and fragrance-free for all skin types.

  • Nu-Derm System for Normal to Oily Skin

    Complete skin care system specially formulated for normal to oily skin to help transform the appearance of aging skin. Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx™ System.

  • Foaming Gel

    Gently removes makeup and everyday impurities for a clean, fresh complexion.

  • Toner

    Non-drying toner helps adjust the pH of your skin.

  • Clear

    Effective prescription-strength hydroquinone helps correct the appearance of age and sun spots for a healthier, more even skin tone.* Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    *Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx™ System.

  • Exfoderm® Forte

    A lightweight lotion that helps exfoliate the top layer of the skin, removing dull, old skin cells, while revealing new skin cells for a brighter complexion.

  • Blender®

    A unique formula containing prescription-strength hydroquinone for the gradual lightening of sun spots, age spots, and other types of discoloration.* Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    *Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx™ System.

  • Hydrate™

    A moisturizing cream to be used as needed to soothe areas of dry, flaky skin.

  • Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    A sunscreen that combines UVA and UVB protection in an elegant matte finish that is non-comedogenic, allergy tested, and dermatologist tested. Sheer, PABA-free, and fragrance-free for all skin types.

  • Sunfader®

    With SPF 15, helps to minimize uneven skin tone and brown spots with 4% hydroquinone.* Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

    *Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

    Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices.

  • Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35

    A sunscreen with 9% micronized zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

  • Physical SPF 32

    A sunscreen with 18.5% zinc oxide that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Obagi Nu-Derm® System

Complete skin care system specially formulated for normal to oily skin to help transform the appearance of aging skin. Valid prescription required. Please see Important Safety Information below and Prescribing Information.

How It Works

Nu-Derm Transforms Your Skin From the Inside Out

Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging. Sun-damaged skin appears dull, with older, damaged cells accumulating due to slower skin cell turnover. 

The Nu-Derm System helps transform the skin’s appearance by reducing darks spots, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin. 

Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:

  • Age spots
  • Rough skin
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
  • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

Real Results

Transform the look of your skin with a clinically proven hyperpigmentation system that corrects unwanted age spots and significantly lightens the look of your skin.1,†

The safety and effectivemess of the system has not been evaluated beyond 24 weeks. If there is no improvement after 12 weeks, please discontinue use of the system. See below for Important Safety Information.

Obagi Nu-Derm System with 1.0% Retinol* Before & After

Obagi Nu-Derm Before

BEFORE

Obagi Nu-Derm After

WEEK 24

Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.

 

Obagi Nu-Derm System with 1.0% Retinol* Before & After

Obagi Nu-Derm Before

BEFORE

Obagi Nu-Derm After

WEEK 24

Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.

 

Obagi Nu-Derm System with 1.0% Retinol* Before & After

Obagi Nu-Derm Before

BEFORE

Obagi Nu-Derm After

WEEK 24

Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.

 

Obagi Nu-Derm System with 1.0% Retinol* Before & After

Obagi Nu-Derm Before

BEFORE

Obagi Nu-Derm After

WEEK 24

Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.

 

Obagi Nu-Derm System with 1.0% Retinol* Before & After

Obagi Nu-Derm Before

BEFORE

Obagi Nu-Derm After

WEEK 24

Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.

 

*Retinol 1.0% sold separately.

Study results for a 24-week evaluation of the efficacy and tolerability of twice-daily use of the Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Oily System with 1.0% retinol, N=33

 

Reference: 1.OMP, Inc. Data on file.

Success Stories

Changing Skin. Changing Lives.

See what real people have to say about their experiences with Nu-Derm.

Meet Corinne

Watch Corinne’s video as she describes how Nu-Derm helps her keep signs of aging at bay. With her skin tone and confidence back, it’s no wonder she was selected to be one of our 2013 Obagi Ambassadors.

Meet Kristen

Hear Kristen’s story and watch her transformation as she describes how she tried everything to achieve healthy-looking skin without success, until she discovered Nu-Derm.

Meet Wendy

Watch Wendy’s transformation on Nu-Derm as she made a commitment to her skin to reverse the appearance of skin damage that has occurred over the years.


Hear what others are saying about Nu-Derm:

“We have used the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care system for 17 years and I have not found any other system that is comparable to the excellent results for rejuvenating and maintaining healthy skin.”

Jody Comstock, MD
Founder/Physician
Skin Spectrum, Tucson, AZ

“I really didn’t like the texture of my skin, my pore size and I had a lot of hyperpigmentation. I was a little intimidated to have to use so many products and have to buy into some sort of system. I was skeptical. But all I can say is WOW! What a transformation.”

Paige
Orinda, CA

“I started the Obagi [Nu-Derm] System about 2 weeks ago to improve melasma on my face after my dermatologist recommended that I try it.

“WOW! In only 2 weeks, most of my melasma has improved and the really tough spots I've had for years are noticeably faded!* I am so delighted with your product! Even the redness and peeling (which I was warned ahead of time would happen) were very manageable.

“Some women in my office approached me the other day to ask what I was doing to my skin because it looked so smooth and radiant. I was floored! Again, thank you.”

Christine
Bedford, NH

*Results may vary.

New to Nu-Derm? Join our exclusive program for helpful tips along the way to optimize your results.

Looking for next steps after Nu-Derm? See how to maintain or continue your transformation for beautiful results.


Important Safety Information for Obagi Nu-Derm Clear and Blender®

(contains 4% hydroquinone)

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
People with prior history of sensitivity or allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients should not use it. The safety of topical hydroquinone use during pregnancy or in children (12 years and under) has not been established.

WARNINGS:
Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, or lips. In case of accidental contact, patient should rinse eyes, nose, mouth, or lips with water and contact physician.

Sunscreen use is an essential aspect of hydroquinone therapy because even minimal sunlight exposure sustains melanocytic activity.

Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

PRECAUTIONS (ALSO SEE WARNINGS):
Treatment should be limited to relatively small areas of the body at one time since some patients experience a transient skin reddening and a mild burning sensation, which does not preclude treatment.

Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with topical hydroquinone. It is also not known whether hydroquinone can cause fetal harm when used topically on a pregnant woman or affect reproductive capacity. It is not known to what degree, if any, topical hydroquinone is absorbed systemically. Topical hydroquinone should be used on pregnant women only when clearly indicated.

Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether topical hydroquinone is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Caution is advised when topical hydroquinone is used by a nursing mother.

Pediatric Usage: Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 12 years have not been established.

Use of the product should be discontinued if hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients is noted.

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Obagi® Sunscreens at a Glance

06.12.2017, 9:46 CDT | Posted In: Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Health & Beauty, Products, Skin Care

Obagi sunscreens

Sunscreen is a summer staple, as it’s one of your best protections against the aging and damaging effects of the powerful UV rays of the sun.* Shopping around for the right one though, may seem a little complicated. There are different SPF strengths, physical sunscreens, chemical sunscreens - how do you choose?

Instead of hopping from store to store, or site to site, Obagi is your one stop shop when it comes to finding the right sunscreen for you. Not only do we offer a vast array for every skin type, we have written this blog to help you figure out which ones may be right for you!

If Your Skin Needs a Pick Me Up

You’ve probably never thought of sunscreen as a product to create a healthy-looking, glowing complexion while it protects, but with our tinted sunscreens, that’s just what you’ll get! Available in Cool and Warm shades, Sun Shield TINT Broad Spectrum SPF 50 will provide broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays as well as infrared defense, which helps to buffer the skin from heat-derived oxidative stress.

If Your Skin is Sensitive

If your skin is sensitive, we recommend Obagi Nu-Derm® Healthy Skin Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 35. This sunscreen with micronized zinc oxide and octinoxate can help to protect newly transformed skin, while still providing broad spectrum sun protection.

If Your Skin is Dry

Dry skin is never fun, but you shouldn’t have to struggle with it when there are great products out there to help you out! Obagi360® HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a moisturizer and sunscreen in one to provide a dose of hydration and soothing ingredients, as well as UV protection.

If Your Skin is Oily

If your skin is oily, chances are you sometimes skip the moisturizer or sunscreen for fear of a greasy looking skin. Fortunately, with Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50, you can enjoy broad spectrum protection with no greasy feel or appearance, and a sheer elegant matte finish.

If You Want An Added Antioxidant

We don’t know many people who would turn down a chance to improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging while protecting their skin from the sun, and with Professional-C™ Suncare Broad Spectrum SPF 30, this is possible! While it protects, 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) helps improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging.

If You Prefer Physical Sunscreen Ingredients

If you would prefer a sun protection product that deflects and scatters UV rays, rather than absorbing them, Obagi Nu-Derm® Physical SPF 32 or Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 may be good fits for you. These may also be good options if your skin is on the sensitive side. As an added bonus, Sun Shield Mineral is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.


By now you’ve probably already figured out which sunscreen may be right for your skin. Ask your skin care professional about this particular sunscreen, and then it’s time to plan a day on the beach!

 

*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.

©2017 OMP, Inc. 6/17 SSH.0018.USA.17

Sunscreen is a summer staple, as it’s one of your best protections against the aging and damaging effects of the powerful UV rays of the sun.* Shopping around for the right one though, may seem a little complicated. There are different SPF strengths, physical sunscreens, chemical sunscreens - how do you choose?

6 Awesome Staycation Ideas

06.01.2017, 15:35 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

tent in back yard

Summer is around the corner, and this means many people are planning their holiday vacations to various destinations.

Instead of feeling pressured to fork out extra money this year to jet off to that tropical vacation, why not save some bucks, and try the awesome staycation ideas below? Instead of a one or two week vacation, you can have fun all summer long right in your own home!

Have A Tech Free Day

In this era of all things technology, it may be hard to put down that phone or look away from the computer screen, but you’ll thank us if you do!

You may be stressed out from your phone and your laptop without even realizing it, until you take a break from them. As humans, we weren’t designed to spend all of our time glued to screens, scrolling mindlessly through endless social media apps, and comparing ourselves and our lives to other people we have never even met.

We understand that in 2017 it can be a little tricky to avoid the computer and phone altogether, but you can certainly choose how much time to spend on these devices. We doubt that your boss encourages you to spend half an hour scrolling through Instagram!

So for a stress-free day, where you can just be yourself and spend time by yourself or with your family, we encourage you to turn off your phone and your laptop for at least 12 hours. Encourage your family to do the same, and you may be surprised at how much fun you end up having.

Go Camping...In Your Backyard

No, we aren’t crazy. Try this one and we promise you’ll have fun! Going camping is great, until you think about the mosquitos, the lack of a shower, and of course, the gas money required to get to your destination.

By camping out with friends or family in your backyard, you can enjoy all the perks of being in nature, but without the extra cost and small inconveniences.  

Bring Out Your Inner Child

Ever wish you could be a child again, just for a day, so that you can enjoy the freedom of no responsibilities, and just do whatever you would like?

Well, why can’t you?

Why not dedicate a whole day to just doing whatever your heart desires? Grab your kids, or your nieces and nephews, your best friend or even your dog, and indulge in mile high ice-cream cones, try your hand at adult coloring, or run outside barefoot. What’s life about if you can’t completely let loose now and then?

Try new Things

Life should never be boring, and the best way to ensure it never is, is to always try your hand at new things. Most of us will always talk about how we would love to learn a new language, or play an instrument without ever really giving it a go.

By staying home this summer, you can dedicate at least a little bit of time each day to something new that will get your creative juices flowing and leave you feeling fulfilled and ready for more!

Put On Your Chef Hat

Another awesome staycation idea is to create a 3 course meal at home! Get your family involved, even print out some fun menus, and make a night of it! You might want to invite friends or family over so that no one feels left out.

If you feel a little out of your depth, simply check out Pinterest, which is brimming with recipes, all of which are simple to make, but taste like they come from a top restaurant!

Enjoy A Movie Marathon

We couldn’t leave this one out. What could be more fun on a quiet Summer day than a day dedicated to your favorite movies (Netflix shows count too!)? So get comfy, make some popcorn, throw in some movie candy (we aren’t judging), and settle down for a day of rest and relaxation in front of the telly because you earned it!

Feel free to share any other fun staycation ideas you have in the comments below!

 

©2017 OMP, Inc. 5/17 OBG.0058.USA.17

Summer is around the corner, and this means many people are planning their holiday vacations to various destinations.

Instead of feeling pressured to fork out extra money this year to jet off to that tropical vacation, why not save some bucks, and try the awesome staycation ideas below? Instead of a one or two week vacation, you can have fun all summer long right in your own home!

Have A Tech Free Day

In this era of all things technology, it may be hard to put down that phone or look away from the computer screen, but you’ll thank us if you do!

Reasons To Use A Body Smoothing Lotion

05.15.2017, 9:41 CDT | Posted In: Dry Skin, Texture, Health & Beauty, Products, Skin Care

Reasons To Use A Body Smoothing Lotion

We focus so much on our facial skin that we often forget about the skin on the body. If you have rough and bumpy skin on your arms and/or legs, and have heard that your best bet is just a moisturizer, then you need to keep reading!

While regular body moisturizers are great for adding hydration, if you are applying them to scaly skin then you aren’t likely to see great results. A body smoothing lotion on the other hand, contains ingredients that will slough off dead skin cells, revealing radiant new skin, while adding hydration at the same time.

Keep reading to learn more about a key ingredient in our newest product, KèraPhine™ Body Smoothing Lotion that may make significant improvements in the texture, feel and appearance of your skin!

What Is Glycolic Acid?

A key ingredient in our KèraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion is glycolic acid, at a concentration of 15%.* Glycolic acid is part of a group of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and is originally derived from sugar cane, although synthesized in labs for skincare products. Out of all the AHAs, glycolic acid has the smallest particles allowing them to penetrate the skin where they help exfoliate dead skin cells that sit and accumulate on the skin's surface.1  KèraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion also contains 5% ammonium lactate, which is the ammonium salt of lactic acid (an AHA), and it works as a moisturizer to help address scaly skin.

What Are the Benefits of Glycolic Acid for My Skin?

Glycolic acid can have some excellent benefits for the skin. Because it penetrates the skin and provides exfoliation, it can smooth rough and bumpy skin to help restore healthy-looking skin.1

Usage Tips

Always Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 or More

AHAs make the skin more sensitive, so wearing a high SPF daily is essential. It is recommended that you avoid all sun exposure while using this product, as well as up to a week afterwards.

Do Not Use On Damaged Skin

Avoid using a glycolic acid product on damaged skin, as it can cause irritation.


If you’re fed up of skin that is rough, bumpy, or scaly, ask your skin care physician about KèraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion.

 

References:

  1. Sharad, J. Glycolic acid peel therapy – a current review.  Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013; 6: 281–288. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3875240/. Accessed March 17, 2017.

*Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

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We focus so much on our facial skin that we often forget about the skin on the body. If you have rough and bumpy skin on your arms and/or legs, and have heard that your best bet is just a moisturizer, then you need to keep reading!

While regular body moisturizers are great for adding hydration, if you are applying them to scaly skin then you aren’t likely to see great results. A body smoothing lotion on the other hand, contains ingredients that will slough off dead skin cells, revealing radiant new skin, while adding hydration at the same time.

What’s the Deal with Systems?

05.12.2017, 15:00 CDT | Posted In: Dry Skin, Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Texture, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Products

What’s the Deal with Systems?

It seems that nowadays, there’s a “system” for everything – from weight loss to dog training. Many so-called systems are just fancy marketing tactics created to make you buy more product. How many of us have used bits and pieces of a “system,” only to throw it away or forget about it altogether a few months later?

Obagi® systems, on the other hand, are scientifically formulated to create skin care results that can make a real difference in the appearance of your skin. From start to finish, Obagi systems are created to cleanse, hydrate, tone, and refresh your skin – for all ages and skin types. Obagi has systems for a variety of skin care concerns, but you will need the guidance of a professional to help you determine which system will produce the best results for YOU and your unique skin specifically. That’s why we recommend that you talk to your local skin care physician before beginning any Obagi skin care regimen

So, what’s your major skin concern? Take a look below…because there’s an Obagi for everyone!

 

Skin Care System for: Hyperpigmentation and Melasma (Prescription Only)

The Obagi Nu-Derm® System is the #1 physician-dispensed skin care system, formulated with prescription 4% hydroquinone to transform your skin’s appearance and help correct the following signs of aging: dark spots, hyperpigmentation (discoloration), and rough skin. Learn more about Nu-Derm and see Important Safety Information below.

Skin Care System for: Hyperpigmentation and Melasma (Prescription Only)

Our Obagi-C® Rx System is formulated with prescription 4% hydroquinone to reduce hyperpigmentation plus other key ingredients, such as Vitamin C, for early intervention, helping to address the signs of skin aging caused by photoaging. (See Important Safety Information below for Obagi-C Rx.)

Skin Care System for: Prevention & Protection

Obagi360® System is for younger skin (20s-30s) and is a one-of-a-kind skin care system including an Exfoliating Cleanser, Retinol 0.5%, and HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. The system is designed to help protect the skin and address the early visible signs of skin aging, while setting the stage for a lifetime of radiant, healthy-looking skin.* Learn more about Obagi360®.

Skin Care System for: Sensitive Skin

The Gentle Rejuvenation System is our first system specifically designed for sensitive skin. Packed with gentle yet powerful ingredients, including growth factors Kinetin and Zeatin, the Gentle Rejuvenation System contains essential products to cleanse, calm, and help protect sensitive skin – ask your physician if it’s right for you.

Skin Care System for: Acne

Last but not least is the CLENZIderm M.D.™ System is a three-step acne treatment with clinically proven ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s pores to help control acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion. Learn more about CLENZIderm M.D.™.

One of these Obagi systems could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule a consultation with your skin care physician today to learn which one is best for your unique skin concern.

Last updated: 4/19/17

*Using a broad spectrum sunscreen like Obagi® Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing and sunglasses and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am-2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.

The safety and effectiveness of the Obagi Nu-Derm System beyond 24 weeks of use have not been established. The safety and effectiveness of the Obagi-C Rx System beyond 12 weeks of use have not been established. If no improvement is seen after 3 months of treatment, use of these products should be discontinued.

 

Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. Obagi Fx Systems are effective, cosmetic skin-brightening options, and are available for residents in these 5 states.

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It seems that nowadays, there’s a “system” for everything – from weight loss to dog training. Many so-called systems are just fancy marketing tactics created to make you buy more product. How many of us have used bits and pieces of a “system,” only to throw it away or forget about it altogether a few months later?

Show Mom Some Love With Obagi

04.11.2017, 16:37 CDT | Posted In: Acne & Blemishes, Dry Skin, Eye Area, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Health & Beauty, Products, Skin Care

Mother's day graphic

Mother’s Day will arrive before you know it, so instead of rushing around at the last minute for that “perfect bouquet,” why not prepare early this year, and make sure you treat mom to something she can truly enjoy and appreciate more than any box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers?

Every woman deserves the gift of excellent skin care, and Mom perhaps more than anyone. After all, how many times did Mom lose sleep over your late nights as a teenager, or get that small forehead wrinkle from when you brought home your first girlfriend or boyfriend? Mom was there through it all, so why not show your appreciation by treating her to one of these thoughtful and much-needed gifts?

For The Eyes

The eyes are the first area to show the signs of aging, as the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the body. Mom is more than likely to have a few fine lines and wrinkles around her eyes, and perhaps some under-eye puffiness too, from those late nights worrying about you!

Our ELASTderm® Eye products contain clinically proven ingredients to refresh the appearance around the eyes for firmer-, smoother-looking skin.

For the Look of Aging Skin

As we age, our skin becomes drier and begins to show the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, therefore requiring more concentrated products to help address these concerns. Our absolute favorite antioxidant to help brighten the skin, retain moisture, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is Vitamin C. If Mom’s skin needs a pick-me-up, then look no further than our Professional-C™ products, formulated with Vitamin C to perk up not only Mom’s skin, but her spirits too!

For Hydration

Hydration is key to youthful-, radiant-looking skin, and a lack of it will show up as lackluster skin that is more prone to the appearance of aging. A lightweight moisturizer just won’t cut it, but our Obagi Hydrate® moisturizers reduce water loss with innovative Hydromanil Technology that delivers long-lasting moisture for up to 8 hours.

For Sun Protection

Sunscreen is one skincare product every person should wear on a daily basis. The sun is skin’s worst enemy, so be sure to help Mom protect hers with one of our broad-spectrum, dermatologist-tested sunscreens.* With a sunscreen for every skin type, you are sure to find one that’s perfect for Mom... and perhaps yourself!

If You Aren’t Sure

If you aren’t sure what to choose, are torn between a couple of products, or would prefer to let Mom pick for herself, then contact one of our authorized resellers and inquire about an Obagi gift certificate, so that you can be sure Mom loves her gift.

For Some Extra Pampering

Another wonderful gift idea to show Mom some hands-on love, is to find an Obagi provider near you, and treat Mom to an in-office treatment that will leave her floating on air. Treat Mom to one of our signature Blue Peel® treatments performed by professionally-trained specialists to help reveal younger-, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time, or a customized Obagi Facial to cleanse, hydrate, and revitalize the look of her skin, so that it glows for days!

If you take our advice, you will be on the nice list all year. Go on, treat Mom, because she deserves it!

 

*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.

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Mother’s Day will arrive before you know it, so instead of rushing around at the last minute for that “perfect bouquet,” why not prepare early this year, and make sure you treat mom to something she can truly enjoy and appreciate more than any box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers?

Is it Time for a Cosmetic Spring Clean?

04.04.2017, 9:17 CDT | Posted In: Lines & Wrinkles, Signs of Aging, Health & Beauty, Products, Skin Care

woman looking through cosmetics cabinet

We’ve all been there…

While getting ready for a special occasion, we reach for a beauty product that isn’t part of our normal routine. You know, the glittery navy blue eyeliner or that tube of extra lash plumping mascara. Maybe you reach for a special shade of sparkly lip-gloss that you don’t wear often. Then BOOM! You apply a dried out, goopy product to your freshly clean face. That is the worst right?

We’re here to remind you that this time of year is a good one for Spring cleaning, and not just our clothes closets, but our bathroom drawers and cabinets too.

It’s a great time of year to throw out those old skin care products that sit there cluttering up your precious space, and let’s be honest: you probably don’t even remember the last time that you used them. Remember, beauty products do go bad!

Read on to find out the main reasons that you know it’s time to throw a skin care product out, and get tossing!

Expired

Unopened beauty products have a longer shelf life, but once opened, their expiration date speeds up since they have been exposed to oxygen and toxins in the environment.

It is best to toss liquid products after a year of being open and powder products after two years. Mascara has a shelf life of three to four months, and should be frequently replaced because it can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Lipstick should be tossed after a year and gloss after six months.1 SPF products should be replaced yearly after open, as their effectiveness significantly decreases over time.

Color has Changed

Over time the color of a skincare product can change indicating a change in its chemical makeup or possibly indicating that unwanted agents have contaminated it. It is best to get rid of these products immediately, and you also don’t want to accidentally apply the wrong shade!

Been Open for Over a Year

When a product has been open for over a year, its purity and quality are very likely to have degraded. Exposure to oxygen introduces particles to the formulation that can change the makeup of the product or even promote harmful bacteria growth. When in doubt, toss it out!

Change in Texture and Consistency

When their texture and consistency have changed, it is sometimes best to toss your beloved products. This is because they may no longer apply evenly and can therefore leave you with unwanted variations in appearance.

No Longer Serves its Purpose in Springtime

Springtime is time for skin rejuvenation. You might want to think about switching your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion, since skin will not tend to be so dry in the warmer months.  

Above all else, there is no better feeling than a fresh skin care area or bag with little clutter and fresh products. Why not start off the Springtime with your best foot forward and a fresh face?

 

References:

  1. How Long Should You Keep Makeup? WedMD. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/toss-makeup. Accessed 2/20/2017.

 

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We’ve all been there…

While getting ready for a special occasion, we reach for a beauty product that isn’t part of our normal routine. You know, the glittery navy blue eyeliner or that tube of extra lash plumping mascara. Maybe you reach for a special shade of sparkly lip-gloss that you don’t wear often. Then BOOM! You apply a dried out, goopy product to your freshly clean face. That is the worst right?

We’re here to remind you that this time of year is a good one for Spring cleaning, and not just our clothes closets, but our bathroom drawers and cabinets too.

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