The Story of Obagi

09.10.2015, 15:39 CDT | Posted In: Company News, Obagi Stories

For almost 30 years, Obagi has been a leader in skin health. In the early days, we were a small skin care line with a single signature product and a passion to transform the skin care industry. Fast forward to 2015, and Obagi has more than 60 products and hundreds of thousands of devotees. View this infographic to learn the Story of Obagi.

The Story of Obagi Infographic

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For almost 30 years, Obagi has been a leader in skin health. In the early days, we were a small skin care line with a single signature product and a passion to transform the skin care industry. Fast forward to 2015, and Obagi has more than 60 products and hundreds of thousands of devotees. View this infographic to learn the Story of Obagi.

7 Dates You Can Take Yourself On

09.02.2015, 10:23 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

Woman looking at museum art

Who says dating is just for couples? Whether you’re part of a twosome or not, one of the joys in life is finding out that you can date yourself! So why not choose one (or all!) of these 7 Dates You Can Take Yourself On this weekend?

  1. Explore the local museum. Whether you live in a metro area or not, there is likely a local museum that is full of fascinating art and artifacts from days gone by. There’s a lot to be said for visiting a museum solo, as you can take your time to linger where you want to and move past those things you don’t want to see. Expert Tip: If you do live in a metro area, visit when it’s NOT tourist season, usually May-September, to really enjoy everything your chosen location has to offer.
     
  2. Find - and then visit - the #1 rated coffee shop in your area. If you do a quick Google search for the “#1 Rated Coffee Shop “ in your area, you’ll likely find a list of some quaint and out-of-the-way coffee shops that are high in the “cool” factor. Sometimes the best coffee shops are the ones that are tucked away in little neighborhoods that you would never otherwise visit. This date is perfect for a rainy day, or for a pensive time when all you need is a great cup of coffee, your pen, and your journal to record your dreams.
     
  3. Take a walk at the beach, park, or lake. Hiking trails are probably all around you - even if you haven’t seen them before. While we wouldn’t recommend that you go hiking in a remote area by yourself, there are likely some spots right in your area that are worth exploring for some 1:1 time with yourself. Many beaches and parks have trails that wind through them; why not go find out if yours does?
     
  4. Go For Tacos in Nature. In the spirit of #3 on our list, one of our favorite solo-dates is Tacos in Nature. It involves a local taco drive-thru, your car, and a spectacular natural environment. Buy tacos at a local restaurant, and eat them while sitting in your car and enjoying a spectacular sunset or wonderful nature view. Talk about front-row seats! And you never have to worry about noisy people messing up the moment.
     
  5. Visit a Local Town. Many of us are privileged to live in an area where we can escape with just an hour or two drive to somewhere else. In Southern California, where Obagi’s offices are located, there are several such places. One of our favorites is a quaint little town in the mountains about an hour from Obagi’s offices. The town is famous for its apple pies, and is the perfect solo escape from the rigors of daily life. Where might your nearby escape be?
     
  6. Indulge in a Mini Spa Day. If you have a couple of hours to spare and want to treat yourself, why not indulge in a mini spa day? Mani, Pedi, and Massage is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered and goes a long way to showing yourself how much you love you.
     
  7. Take a bike ride around the neighborhood. Remember when you were a kid and used to ride your bike everywhere? There was a reason for that - it’s a ton of fun! A bike ride can clear your mind, exercise your body, and be a great way to explore the neighborhood. Why not remember how it feels to have the wind in your hair and take a bike ride around the neighborhood this weekend?

Do you have more date ideas that you can enjoy by yourself? Share them here.

 

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Who says dating is just for couples? Whether you’re part of a twosome or not, one of the joys in life is finding out that you can date yourself! So why not choose one (or all!) of these 7 Dates You Can Take Yourself On this weekend?

Back to School with Obagi

08.18.2015, 10:01 CDT | Posted In: Acne & Blemishes, Prevention & Protection, Health & Beauty

mother and daughter doing homework

Back to school time can be the toughest time of year for moms with school-aged kids. With new routines, new commutes, and new schedules can come a lot of stress and many hectic days. But just because your schedule is packed doesn’t mean you can’t take time for a healthy lifestyle and skin care routine that keeps you feeling and looking your very best.

Here are 3 Tips for Managing Back to School Stress

  1. As the days grow shorter and your to-do list grows longer, don’t forget to carve out time for yourself. Devoting as little as 30 minutes every day to yourself can help you manage the rest of your day like a pro. Why not take the first 30 minutes of your day for light exercise – such as a walk around the neighborhood and an easy stretch – or reading/a devotional/meditation?  Before you step out and engage the world, go within and take care of YOU first.

  2. Keep your calendar up-to-date, and schedule a few 15-minute breaks throughout the day. Have you ever been in a professional situation where other people scheduled time for you? If you have, this is one of those stress management tips that you probably learned early on. Pre-book your calendar with several 15-minute “I’m not available” intervals. During those “I’m not available” intervals, take a break from whatever you’re doing to go do something that feels good. Pet a dog, call a friend, browse Facebook… do anything that helps you to re-connect with a place that is OUTSIDE of your stressful schedule. (Note: If social media stresses you out, don’t go there. The point of this exercise is to distract yourself from the stress of your day.)

  3. Get a system that keeps your skin looking its best. When you’re on-the-go with Back to School routines, you will probably want a skin care routine that is easy and effective. Just because you’re stressed out doesn’t mean your skin has to show it. When the days get hectic, Obagi® systems can help. If you have younger skin, talk to your skin care physician about whether the CLENZIderm M.D.™ system or the Obagi360™ system is right for you. CLENZIderm helps control acne for clearer, healthy-looking skin, and Obagi360 is a complete, proactive system to help protect and preserve youthful-looking skin. Find all Obagi systems online at Obagi.com, and schedule an appointment today with your skin care professional to find the system that is right for you. 

Do you have any tips for managing Back to School stress that you’d like to share? Post them in the comments below.

 

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Back to school time can be the toughest time of year for moms with school-aged kids. With new routines, new commutes, and new schedules can come a lot of stress and many hectic days. But just because your schedule is packed doesn’t mean you can’t take time for a healthy lifestyle and skin care routine that keeps you feeling and looking your very best.

Here are 3 Tips for Managing Back to School Stress

Obagi’s Best Friends

08.14.2015, 13:59 CDT | Posted In: Company News

Obagi staffers were recently asked to share stories and pictures of their furry friends. Read below, and try not to die from the cuteness!

Toby & Tyler (Michelle, Executive Sales Consultant)

The final additions to our family were Toby and Taylor, both littermates and a Lab/German Shepherd mix.   We rescued them from the animal shelter and adopted them when they were 8 weeks old, and these fur babies completed our family. 

 

 

 

Pearl & Darcy (Karen, Executive Sales Consultant)

Pearl and Darcy are both rescues from the Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue in Hendersonville, NC. Pearl (on the left) came to us as a “Christmas Gift” two years ago after losing our 14-year-old Golden Retriever Dusty to cancer.  She has filled our hearts and our home with unconditional Golden Love.  She is happy every day and smiles constantly.

Darcy (on right) came to us a few months ago with seizures. We hunted high and low for a cure and thought it was a disk problem in her neck.  After seeking a second opinion, we found out it was Epilepsy.

We are now treating her with an epileptic drug, and she hasn’t had a seizure in 3 weeks!  She has brought that “Golden Spirit” into our home, as well, and her and Pearl are bonding every day.

“There is something to be said about a dog…   You think dogs will not be in Heaven?  I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” Paul Louis Stevenson

 

 

 

Parker (Kelly, Marketing Communications Manager)

Since the day I adopted Parker, I knew we were going to be best friends. And, as with any best friend, I wanted to find fun activities for us to share. I discovered Agility, which is a competition dog sport in which people lead their dogs through a numbered obstacle course of sorts – made up of jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters, weave poles, etc.  When we started trying it, I could tell Parker loved it! He was SO fast and just loved going to class each week. We trained for 2 years before competing, and we have recently moved up to the 3rd level of competition! We have such a blast, and it’s such a fun way to bond with my pup. Agility has made us a great team – on and off the field! 

 

 

 

Lucas (Carlos, Medical Sales Consultant Puerto Rico)

Lucas was rescued on Dec 31, 2012. He was very hurt, and my sons Carlos Augusto and Ignacio Alberto decided to take care of him, bathe him, take him to the vet, and adopt him.

Lucas is 5 years old now and has brought a lot of happiness to our home. He is a great dog, obedient, funny, and a very loving pet. He is part of the family, and we are happy our sons gave Lucas a place where he can be loved!!! Every morning or night I have the duty call to walk him (this was not included in the original contract!). But in the end, Lucas is like another son to my wife and me!!

 

 

 

Jack (Ophelia, Professional Sales Consultant)

My little guy Jack was an adoption from a vet clinic in my previous line of work in Veterinary Sales. He was left with one of the technicians when a family could no longer take care of him. The technician tried to adopt him, but one of her dogs didn’t like him. I guess third time is a charm because, as his 3rd owner, he found his “furever” home! He went through 3 names as well: Oreo, Sparky, and his current name Jack! He is super sweet and gets along with all people, dogs, kids, and babies. Two of our 1-year-old daughter’s first words were “Jack” and “Dog.” I cannot imagine life without him, and he is definitely thought of as one of our children!

 

 

 

Carter and Brandy (Tracey, Professional Sales Consultant)

Carter is a Snoodle(Schnauzer Poodle mix). Brandy is the Miniature Poodle.

They are best friends!

In 2010, I inherited Brandy when my mother, Kay, passed away from her hard fought battle with Cancer. He is now my best friend, and I could not imagine my life without him.

Carter is a shelter dog that my wife rescued in 2011 just before we started dating.  Once Carter and Brandy met, it was clear they liked each other; and from that initial meeting, it was clear that my wife and I could continue dating because – as any single person with a pet knows – your pet has to get along with your potential mate.  Well, needless to say, it has been 4 years since my wife and I met and almost two years since we have been married.  And it would not have been possible had these two sweet boys not liked each other and been destined to be best friends…just like my wife and I.

 

 

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Obagi staffers were recently asked to share stories and pictures of their furry friends. Read below, and try not to die from the cuteness!

Toby & Tyler (Michelle, Executive Sales Consultant)

The final additions to our family were Toby and Taylor, both littermates and a Lab/German Shepherd mix.   We rescued them from the animal shelter and adopted them when they were 8 weeks old, and these fur babies completed our family. 

Summer, Sports, Your Skin, and You

08.11.2015, 13:37 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

Clothesline pictures of people doing summer sports

Ahhh summer! The days are longer and warmer, everything seems to slow down a notch, and play seems to be the main focus for many of us. Whether you’re spending a lot of time at the beach or in the pool, outside riding bikes, or even just enjoying a nice walk in the warmer weather, your skin needs extra TLC when the mercury rises. Here are some tips for keeping your skin the best it can be in the summer while enjoying sports.*

  • Protect – If it’s not already, sunscreen should be a critical component of your daily routine.** Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you swim or exercise outside, and remember to reapply regularly (check the sunscreen label for directions). Even if your sunscreen is water resistant, the label will tell you how long you can expect to receive the stated SPF coverage before you need to reapply (either 40 or 80 minutes).

    Don't forget to apply sunscreen to your loved ones as well…and remember the ears, too! Learn more about Obagi sunscreens here.
  • Hydrate – The more active you are, the more water you need to consume. Through activities of daily living, the average person loses about 10-15 cups of fluid a day in sweat and other normal bodily functions, and that number increases in the high-activity days of summer. The average adult human body is 50-65% water, averaging around 57-60%, and skin is the body’s largest organ. Check with your physician to learn if you are consuming enough water daily, and make it a focus this summer to stay hydrated. Your skin will thank you!

  • Cleanse and Exfoliate – Sweat can clog pores, and when you’re spending a lot of time outdoors and in summer sports, you are likely sweating a lot. To minimize the effects that clogged pores can have on your complexion, a cleansing regimen that includes gentle exfoliation is a smart move.

  • Moisturize - Dry skin is very common during the summer months, and there’s no better way to make sure your skin is getting the balanced moisture it needs than to use a high-quality moisturizer regularly. Your skin care professional can recommend a moisturizer that will work best for you and also provide information on how often you should moisturize, depending on your skin type.

  • Repair – Despite your best efforts, there may come a time this summer when you have to take care of a sunburn. Should that happen, you may want to ask your doctor about Biafine® Topical Emulsion, which helps promote healing in damaged skin to treat and manage wounds, burns, and other skin abrasions.

Keeping these tips in mind while you are outside enjoying summer sports will go a long way to maintaining the beautiful skin that you love, every day of the year!

 

*This information is not meant to replace a consultation with a skin care professional and does not substitute the benefits that a licensed, trained professional can offer.

**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.

Indications
Biafine® Topical Emulsion is used for the dressing and management of wounds, pressure sores, leg ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns including sunburns, donor and graft sites, skin reactions to radiation therapy, and minor scrapes.
 

Important Safety Information
Biafine should not be used on any wound until directed by a healthcare professional. Do not use Biafine on bleeding wounds, skin rashes related to food or medication allergies, or when an allergy to one of the ingredients is known.

Do not apply Biafine within 4 hours of a radiation session and do not miss an application during the course of radiation therapy, even for one day.

Do not apply Biafine to a skin graft unless your healthcare professional has instructed you to do so.

Biafine is for topical use only. If swallowed, contact a healthcare professional or Poison Control Center immediately. Keep out of reach of children.

Biafine should not be used prior to extended exposure to the sun.
Following application of Biafine a temporary tingling sensation may occur (10 to 15 minutes).

If a wound has become infected, your healthcare professional will advise you whether to continue the use of Biafine while being treated with an anti-infective.

If your condition doesn’t improve within 10-14 days, see your healthcare professional.

See the Instruction for Use for detailed directions for the proper use of Biafine on various types of wounds and burns. See your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns.

Please see Instructions for Use for BIAFINE.

 

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Ahhh summer! The days are longer and warmer, everything seems to slow down a notch, and play seems to be the main focus for many of us. Whether you’re spending a lot of time at the beach or in the pool, outside riding bikes, or even just enjoying a nice walk in the warmer weather, your skin needs extra TLC when the mercury rises. Here are some tips for keeping your skin the best it can be in the summer while enjoying sports.*

Happy Healthy Life Part 2 - Inner Peace

08.10.2015, 10:01 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

woman peacefully reclining on couch

The quixotic quest for inner peace is something that many of us are on. Whether it be through a certain kind of exercise, or nutrition, or books that we read and seminars that we attend, the key is to find what works for you in your everyday life – finding a feeling or practice that helps quiet your mind, body, and soul for a little while.

If you haven’t found a peaceful practice to incorporate into your busy life yet, allow us to introduce you to one we love. This simple ritual takes as little as 5 minutes per day, and is arguably one of the best ways to achieve inner peace that we have ever found. Here’s a step-by-step process to help you find inner peace whenever you have a few minutes to spare.

1) First, find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed and where you can comfortably relax for a few minutes. This exercise is one you can do sitting down or laying down.

2) Optional Step: Grab your headphones if you have them and turn on some relaxing instrumental music, avoiding any music that has words in it.

3) With your eyes closed, take three very deep, cleansing breaths. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you breathe in through your nose, imagine your diaphragm (the area above your abdomen) is expanding and moving upward, as if it’s a balloon that is being filled with air. As you breathe out through your mouth, imagine you are releasing all the air in your body. If you feel anything “catch” while you are inhaling or exhaling, just let it be. Don’t force the breath in or out or worry that you’re unable to breathe as deeply as you may like.

4) Bring your hands together into a comfortable position. We like the prayer position for this practice, with the palms and fingers of opposite hands barely touching. You can fold your hands in any way that feels comfortable to you.

5) Now place your focus on your hands, still keeping your eyes closed, and begin to notice how your hands feel. Do they feel a little different than what you’re used to? You may feel that your hands feel somehow “deeper” or “more whole” as you place your focus on them. Or, you may feel that there is a type of energy that starts to surround your hands. Or, you may feel almost nothing at all. Don’t worry, you’re not doing it wrong. Just continue to breathe and focus on your hands.

6) After about 1 minute of breathing and focusing on your hands, move your focus to inside your body, to the area underneath your diaphragm, where you have been breathing and filling up the “balloon”. As you continue to breathe, focus on that area within you for 1-2 minutes, allowing anything that comes up (such as anxiety, sadness, fear - or any other emotion) to just be. Observe any emotions that come up as if you were looking at them from underneath as a non-biased, outside observer. Don’t focus on the emotions, just let them be there with you in that space, the same way you might allow another person into your space.

7) Now open your eyes and look at the world around you - your room, your office - wherever you are, with the eyes that have been inwardly focused. Do you feel the difference of how everything looks when you regard the world from this vantage point? Can you feel the inner peace that is now a part of you? Does everything now seem to have a quietness and an aliveness about it that wasn’t there before?

8) When your allotted time is up, continue with your day, remembering how to access this place of inner peace.

Spiritual masters have said that the body is the access point between the spiritual and the manifest. This practice helps you access that place of inner peace and bring it into your world.

Try it and let us know how you like it!

 

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The quixotic quest for inner peace is something that many of us are on. Whether it be through a certain kind of exercise, or nutrition, or books that we read and seminars that we attend, the key is to find what works for you in your everyday life – finding a feeling or practice that helps quiet your mind, body, and soul for a little while.

Essential Ingredients Glossary

08.05.2015, 10:51 CDT | Posted In: Products

Essential Ingredients (Chemistry set graphic)

At Obagi, our goal is to create a full spectrum of products to address every skin type and concern. The essential ingredients listed below are the backbone of our product line; you can study up here, and be sure to ask your skin care physician which products and essential ingredients are best for you.

Active Ingredients

For years, Hydroquinone, a prescription drug, has been considered the gold standard for treating hyperpigmentation and is the key ingredient in our Obagi Nu-Derm® System*. Hydroquinone works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration. See Important Safety Information regarding the Obagi Nu-Derm System below.

Tretinoin is used to treat acne. Obagi tretinoin products available for the treatment of acne include a cream formulation of 0.1%, 0.05% or 0.025% and a 0.05% gel. Renova, a derivative of Vitamin A, is a prescription drug used to reduce the appearance of fine facial wrinkles when used along with a total skin care and sunlight avoidance program. Obagi’s Renova® Tretinoin Cream is available as a 0.02% formulation. (Please see below for Important Safety Information and Prescribing Information for Renova Cream, Tretinoin Cream, and Tretinoin Gel.)

Benzoyl Peroxide is used to treat mild to moderate acne at the source by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria.1 Find Benzoyl Peroxide in our CLENZIderm M.D.™ products.

A powerful mineral, Zinc Oxide is known for its sun-deflecting ability as well as its non-irritating and non-allergenic properties.2 Used in sunscreen, zinc oxide is often a preferred active ingredient because it provides physical, broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection. Obagi uses zinc oxide as one of the active ingredients in our Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, which provides protection from the sun with an elegant, matte finish for all skin types.

Other Key Ingredients

L-Ascorbic Acid, the active form of Vitamin C, may help with the appearance of skin aging. Find L-Ascorbic Acid in Obagi’s Professional-C™ Serums.

Hydromanil is a cosmetic ingredient derived from the tara seed and is known to be an innovative and potent moisturizer, which is why we made it a key ingredient in both our Obagi Hydrate® and Obagi Hydrate Luxe moisturizers. This advanced moisturizing ingredient captures and retains water and assimilates it into the skin in both an immediate and long-lasting way to enhance your skin’s appearance and texture.3

Kinetin and Zeatin are growth factors that have been shown to be effective in improving the appearance of aging skin and are the key ingredients in Obagi’s Gentle Rejuvenation System, a cosmetic system designed specifically for those with sensitive skin.

Retinol, another derivative of Vitamin A, is used in cosmetic preparations to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refine complexion, and smooth the appearance of skin texture with minimal irritation. Retinol is featured in our Obagi360® system, an ideal system for younger patients.

The showcase ingredient in Obagi’s Professional-C Peptide Complex, Peptides are chains of amino acids that occur in all living organisms4 and some types used in cosmetic products may help your skin appear plump and firm.

 

Last updated: 7/15/17

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

 

 

Indication for Tretinoin
Tretinoin Gel (0.05%) and Cream (0.1%, 0.05% and 0.025%) are used in the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.

Tretinoin is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your mouth, eyes, vagina or the corners of your nose.

Important Safety Information
Gels are flammable, so avoid fire, flame or smoking during use of Tretinoin Gel.

While using Tretinoin, spend as little time in the sun as possible, use an effective broad spectrum sunscreen, and wear a hat even on cloudy days. Do not use sunlamps or tanning booths, and avoid extreme wind and cold. If you do get a sunburn, stop using Tretinoin until your skin is back to normal.

Tretinoin may cause skin irritation. Some patients may get dry, red or peeling skin that requires them to use less medication or use it less often, or stop use either temporarily or altogether. Patients who develop a rash or itchy skin should contact their healthcare provider. Do not use more Tretinoin, or use it more often, than your doctor has told you, because it will not work better, and may increase the irritation to your skin. Avoid use of other products that may dry or irritate your skin.

The safety and efficacy of Tretinoin have not been established in the treatment of patients younger than 10 years of age (Gel) or 12 years of age (Cream), or in pregnant or nursing women.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for Prescribing Information for Tretinoin Cream and Tretinoin Gel, including Patient Information.

 

Indication for Renova
RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02% is a serious medication that may help treat but will not ”cure“ fine wrinkles, spotty skin discoloration, and rough feeling skin. RENOVA 0.02% WILL NOT REPAIR SKIN, ELIMINATE WRINKLES, OR REVERSE AGING.

RENOVA should be used as part of a broad skin care program that includes avoiding direct sunlight (by using protective clothing and sunscreens with a minimum SPF of 15) and using other moisturizing facial creams without RENOVA.

Important Safety Information
Do not use RENOVA if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

Tell your doctor about any other medications or skin creams you are using. RENOVA increases your sensitivity to sunlight and should not be used with other medications or skin care products that increase sensitivity to sunlight.

You should not use RENOVA if you are sunburned or highly sensitive to the sun, if you have eczema, or if your skin is irritated. Remember to limit your time in the sun, and always wear a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.

RENOVA has not been studied for daily use beyond 12 months.

RENOVA can irritate the skin. Most patients experience one or more local skin reactions, including dryness, peeling, burning/stinging, redness and itching. These are usually mild to moderate and occur early in treatment, but can be severe, especially if used near the eyes, ears, nose or mouth.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for Prescribing Information for Renova Cream.

 

References:

  1. Benzoyl Peroxide Topical. WebMD Website. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-1344/benzoyl+peroxide+topical/details. Accessed May 26, 2015.
  2. What to Look for in a Sunscreen. New York Times Website. http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/what-to-look-for-in-a-sunscreen/. Accessed June 26th, 2013.
  3. Hydromanil product brochure. OMP, Inc. Data on file.
  4. Peptides and Skin Health. Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrients-health/skin-health/nutrient-index/peptidess. Accessed March 23, 2016.

 

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At Obagi, our goal is to create a full spectrum of products to address every skin type and concern. The essential ingredients listed below are the backbone of our product line; you can study up here, and be sure to ask your skin care physician which products and essential ingredients are best for you.

Active Ingredients

5 Minute Guide to Acne and CLENZIderm M.D.™

08.04.2015, 11:54 CDT | Posted In: Acne & Blemishes, Products

When it comes to addressing acne, Obagi is here to keep you informed. Check out this “5 Minute Guide to Acne and CLENZIderm M.D. Acne Therapeutic System,” and contact your skin care physician to learn whether CLENZIderm is right for you.

5 Minute Guide to Acne and CLENZIderm M.D.

®/TMs are trademarks of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., or its affiliates. Any other product or brand names and logos are the property of their respective owners. Distributed by Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

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When it comes to addressing acne, Obagi is here to keep you informed. Check out this “5 Minute Guide to Acne and CLENZIderm M.D. Acne Therapeutic System,” and contact your skin care physician to learn whether CLENZIderm is right for you.

5 Factors That Determine Skin Type

07.24.2015, 10:56 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

Group of 3 women

Almost daily, we are asked, “Why can’t I find Obagi® at my local retail store?” One of the main reasons that genuine Obagi is a physician-dispensed skin care line is because different skin types will benefit from specific ingredients and protocols. Therefore it is important for a skin care physician to determine your skin type before recommending an Obagi product or system. And, as you’ll notice after reading this post, more goes into skin typing than you might think…and each factor is imperative to developing recommendations for your unique skin type.

What do skin care physicians look for when determining skin type? Here's a quick overview.*

A skin care professional will generally look at 5 factors to determine your skin type: Color, thickness, oiliness, laxity, and fragility.

  1. Skin color is determined on a range from white skin which always burns and never tans, to black skin which never burns, and several shades in between, as measured by the Fitzpatrick scale.
     
  2. Skin thickness is a function of the depth of the three layers of your skin, the Epidermis, Dermis, and the Subcutaneous, as well as the Stratum Corneum, which is comprised of dead skin cells.1
     
  3. A skin care professional can determine whether your skin is considered oily, dry or normal by observing the amount of oil secreted in the skin and its lipids, fatty acids, and ceramide levels.2
     
  4. Laxity, or “sagging” skin, has decreased underlying framework, a thinned or damaged dermis, and/or breakdown in collagen and elastin fibers.3
     
  5. And finally, skin fragility refers to the tolerance of skin and how it will react to procedures and products.

In order to help you achieve results - for example, younger-looking or clearer skin - a licensed skin care professional will first determine your skin type by looking at each of these factors and creating your unique skin profile, which will then determine which skin care regimen is best suited to help you achieve your desired results. Age, stress, environment, and a number of other factors can affect skin type, so it's important to speak to a licensed skin care professional before you begin any new skin care routine. Find a skin care physician today and start achieving the results you've been longing for!

 

References

1. Stratum corneum. Wikipedia website. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratum_corneum. Accessed June 24, 2015.
2. Bauman, L. Cosmetic Dermatology. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2002:30.
3. Obagi ZE. Obagi Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media; 2000:83.

* This information is not meant to replace a consultation with a skin care professional and does not substitute the benefits that a licensed, trained professional can offer.

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Almost daily, we are asked, “Why can’t I find Obagi® at my local retail store?” One of the main reasons that genuine Obagi is a physician-dispensed skin care line is because different skin types will benefit from specific ingredients and protocols. Therefore it is important for a skin care physician to determine your skin type before recommending an Obagi product or system. And, as you’ll notice after reading this post, more goes into skin typing than you might think…and each factor is imperative to developing recommendations for your unique skin type.

Makeup Tips for Your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and Beyond!

07.16.2015, 9:55 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

Makeup tips: woman applying makeup with brush

As focused as we are on skin care, we also love to know that we’re contributing to you looking your very best, no matter your age.

To that end, we sat down with Chicago-based professional makeup artist Kate Johnson and asked her to share her tips for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. Read her tips below (the same ones that she shares with her celebrity clients!).

Obagi: How should a woman in her 30s approach foundation verses a woman in her 50s or 60s?

Kate: Many women I’ve worked with in their 30s are often times going through a type of PTSD of having overly oily skin in their teens. They started using products in their teens that strip away the good oils and now their skin reflects that. They come to me and say "But I’m so oily!" So for a woman in her 30s, finding the right skin care system - maybe for the first time ever - is key. (Editor’s note: Check out the Obagi Skin Care Systems here.)

The best tip I have for a woman in her 50’s or 60s is to use a lighter, more crème-based foundation. Crème-to-powder is gorgeous, keeps the skin hydrated, and flows over the skin beautifully.

Obagi: What about the eyes - what tips do you have?

Kate: Most women know that glitter on the eyes isn’t super attractive and should be used only sparingly. But many women I work with who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s have gone the total opposite direction and tend to only apply matte shadows to their eyes. In my opinion, this choice can be just as bad as the glitter because it tends to look dull on the eyes. Instead, I encourage women to use a shadow with a soft sheen that mimics the natural glow of the skin and creates the look that eye shadow is really supposed to – a defined eye shape.

For eyeliner, I like to use a felt tip pen liner to define the eye, because a pencil just drags and leaves what I call a “Morse Code Effect,” those lines and dots that can look very unattractive. I also like using a tiny dense brush to smudge the eye shadow if I’m going for a softer look.

Obagi: Are there any tips that an Obagi woman should keep in mind when she’s applying makeup to her lips?

Kate: I’m a fan of lip stain at any age. That and some good old organic balm for days off is great.

Obagi: Finally, Kate, I have to ask you about blush. Blush, to me, seems to be the makeup that most women are afraid of. What do you recommend?

Kate: First, don’t be afraid of blush! A high-quality blush, applied with a great fan brush, can really add a great look and finishing touch to your makeup. I like to use a nice mauve color - the right shade will work with many different skin tones.

So there you have it, makeup tips from an expert to help you look fabulous at any age. And, above all else, remember this:

Obagi Coco Chanel quote

®/TMs are trademarks of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., or its affiliates. Any other product or brand names and logos are the property of their respective owners. Distributed by Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

©2015 OMP, Inc. 7/15 DM/OBG/15/0137

As focused as we are on skin care, we also love to know that we’re contributing to you looking your very best, no matter your age.

To that end, we sat down with Chicago-based professional makeup artist Kate Johnson and asked her to share her tips for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. Read her tips below (the same ones that she shares with her celebrity clients!).

Obagi: How should a woman in her 30s approach foundation verses a woman in her 50s or 60s?

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