3 Tips to Keeping it Fresh with an Obagi® Spring Cleaning

06.02.2015, 16:17 CDT | Posted In: Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Health & Beauty

Spring Cleaning

It’s the time of year to throw open the windows, sweep away the cobwebs, and get ready to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather. Spring Cleaning is a centuries-old tradition meant to symbolically welcome in new life and pragmatically make way for the “new and fresh” in our living spaces.

While you’re Spring Cleaning your living space, why not take inventory of your skin care products, as well? Here are 3 Tips to Keeping it Fresh with an Obagi® Spring Cleaning:

  1. Schedule a Spring Cleaning visit with your local skin care professional for a check up. She can evaluate your skin and your Obagi skin care regimen and let you know if there’s anything you should add (or remove!) from your regular skin care.
     
  2. Take a look at the expiration dates on your prescription products and sunscreen. It may be time to refresh them, and the expiration dates on the bottles of those products will let you know when that time has come. Out with the old!
     
  3. Take inventory of the other products you apply to your face, including makeup, makeup brushes, or any other non-Obagi products. Are they clean and current? Have your brushes been washed lately, and are you certain that the products you are using on your face are complimenting (instead of working against) your Obagi skin care routine? (If you aren’t sure, check with your skin care professional when you schedule your Spring Cleaning visit.)

Now is the perfect time to make sure that you’re presenting your freshest face to the world, and it all starts with making sure that your skin care products are at their best so that you can be, too.

Happy Spring from Obagi!
 

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It’s the time of year to throw open the windows, sweep away the cobwebs, and get ready to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather. Spring Cleaning is a centuries-old tradition meant to symbolically welcome in new life and pragmatically make way for the “new and fresh” in our living spaces.

While you’re Spring Cleaning your living space, why not take inventory of your skin care products, as well? Here are 3 Tips to Keeping it Fresh with an Obagi® Spring Cleaning:

What’s the Deal with Systems?

06.02.2015, 9:32 CDT | Posted In: Dry Skin, Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Texture, Products

All Obagi products (2016)

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

The Obagi Nu-Derm® System is the #1 physician-dispensed skin care system formulated 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: 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

Our 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.™.

Skin Care System for: Aging Skin

Last but not least is the Obagi-C® Rx System, formulated to address early signs of skin aging with a unique regimen that combines the benefits of 4% hydroquinone with Vitamin C. (See Important Safety Information below for Obagi-C Rx.)

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: 4/12/16

 

*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.

 

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, an effective, non-prescription alternative, are available for residents in these 5 states.

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

©2016 OMP, Inc. 4/16 OBG.0105.USA.16

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?

Staff Picks: 5 of our Favorite Obagi® Products

05.26.2015, 14:25 CDT | Posted In: Acne & Blemishes, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Products

If you’re anything like us, it’s hard to pick a favorite Obagi product. But, we took on the challenge, and here are the top picks from 5 of our staff members…

Lauren, Marketing

Professional-C™ Serum 15%

“When I use the Pro-C serum, I feel like I’m doing something to defend my face from certain things that I don’t even think about – like smog and pollution. Plus, it smells fabulous!”

Learn more about Lauren’s pick – Professional-C Serum.

Michelle, Customer Service

Obagi360™ Exfoliating Cleanser

“This is my favorite product right now! You just use a small amount, lather it together, and it creates a really nice foam. You can feel the beads working, but it’s not harsh or scratchy.”

Learn more about Michelle’s pick – Obagi360.

Greg, Sales

Gentle Rejuvenation System

“I have sensitive skin, and I prefer a simple skin care regimen. For me, the Gentle Rejuvenation products are perfect! Hard working, multi-tasking products that help keep me looking young and that my skin can tolerate!”

Learn more about Greg’s pick – Gentle Rejuvenation System.

Medina, Sales

Blue Peel RADIANCE®

“This peel makes my face shine, but what I love most is that the process takes only a few minutes at the doctor’s office, and then I can go – there’s no down time.”

Learn more about Medina’s pick – Blue Peel RADIANCE.*

Jessy, Marketing

CLENZIderm M.D.™ Pore Therapy

“The texture, color, and consistency of Pore Therapy are exactly like water, which makes it easy to apply, and it feels like I have nothing on. I normally don’t like the feeling of wearing something heavy on my face, so I feel very comfortable using the product daily.”

Learn more about Jessy’s pick – Pore Therapy.

 

*Sun Alert: Because this product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, be certain you have adequate sunscreen protection while using this product and for a week after you discontinue use.

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©2015 Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. 5/15  DM/OBG/15/0061

If you’re anything like us, it’s hard to pick a favorite Obagi product. But, we took on the challenge, and here are the top picks from 5 of our staff members…

Lauren, Marketing

Professional-C™ Serum 15%

Product Spotlight: Obagi360™

05.26.2015, 13:09 CDT | Posted In: Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Products

Product Spotlight:  Obagi360™

We often get questions about what Obagi® products are optimal for use by those with younger skin (if you’re in your 20s or 30s, that’s you!). While everyone’s skin is different, and working with a skin care professional is important to gain information about your particular skin type, we wanted to take some time to shine a spotlight on Obagi360™ which is specially formulated to help proactively preserve and protect youthful-looking skin.

This one-of-a-kind skin care system is designed to protect the skin and address the early signs of skin aging, while setting the stage for a lifetime of radiant, healthy-looking skin.

The Obagi360 System includes an Exfoliating Cleanser that provides both mechanical and chemical exfoliation to thoroughly clean the skin. It contains papaya, which gives it a wonderful smell, too; an entrapped form of retinol that is gradually released to help refine your complexion; and a dual-function moisturizer and broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. These 3 components add up to an ideal combination to protect and maintain younger skin in an easy-to use system: Use twice daily (two products in the morning and two in the evening) for optimal results.


Fun Fact: 88% of patients who tried Obagi360 saw improvement in the appearance of fine lines, firmness, skin texture, skin radiance, and hydration1.


It is ideal for those in their 20s and 30s who:

  • Are busy and prefer to use a skin care regimen with only a few easy application steps
  • Are living in big cities or places with skin-irritating pollutants
  • Are starting to see the first signs of aging and are at a crossroads with their skin care regime
  • Are considering (maybe for the first time) other aggressive skin care regimes. (Check with your skin care physician, this might be a good first step instead.)
  • Are new to Obagi products and would like to witness first-hand the difference that an Obagi skin care regime can make in the appearance of skin

Visit our Obagi360 product page to learn more about the active ingredients in the product, see results of real people who have used Obagi360, view clinical studies, view step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate it into your daily routine, and find a skin care provider who can get you started on this system.


References:
1. Bruce S, Investigator. An open-label study to evaluate the anti-aging effects of three months of treatment using the Obagi360 System in subjects with photodamage: interim analysis. Protocol OMP360-01; December 19, 2013. OMP, Inc. Data on file

®/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 OMP, Inc. ©2015 Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. 5/15 DM/OBG/15/0078

We often get questions about what Obagi® products are optimal for use by those with younger skin (if you’re in your 20s or 30s, that’s you!). While everyone’s skin is different, and working with a skin care professional is important to gain information about your particular skin type, we wanted to take some time to shine a spotlight on Obagi360™ which is specially formulated to help proactively preserve and protect youthful-looking skin.

May is Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

05.26.2015, 13:07 CDT | Posted In: Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Skin Care

In honor of May being Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, we’ve put together an infographic to share tips on safely enjoying some fun in the sun and introduce you to our full lineup of Obagi® suncare products. You can take these easy steps to help protect your skin this month and every month of the year.

Enjoy, and please share!

May Skin Cancer Blog infographic from Pinterest

Last updated: 4/4/16

 

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

©2016 OMP, Inc. 4/16 SSH.0028.USA.16

In honor of May being Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, we’ve put together an infographic to share tips on safely enjoying some fun in the sun and introduce you to our full lineup of Obagi® suncare products. You can take these easy steps to help protect your skin this month and every month of the year.

Enjoy, and please share!

The Many Looks of ELASTIderm®

05.26.2015, 9:38 CDT | Posted In: Eye Area, Products

Over the years, we have updated the packaging and product design for our ELASTIderm Eye Products. As a result, you may see different packaging on our website than you receive from an authorized Obagi reseller.

You should know...

  • Your product or its packaging may look like any one of the images below, but the formula is the same. So, no matter the look of your product, you’ll be getting all of the benefits of ELASTIderm!
  • We can only guarantee the authenticity of products purchased through one of our authorized physician partners – so make sure you are getting your products from the right source!

So, without further ado...here are the many looks of ELASTIderm!

ELASTIderm Cream 

  

ELASTIderm Serum 

 

®/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 OMP, Inc.

©2015 Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals  North America LLC.
DM/ELA/15/0005

Over the years, we have updated the packaging and product design for our ELASTIderm Eye Products. As a result, you may see different packaging on our website than you receive from an authorized Obagi reseller.

You should know...

Introducing the New Obagi.com

05.21.2015, 9:58 CDT | Posted In: Company News

Introducing the New Obagi.com

Spring cleaning has taken on a whole new meaning here at Obagi. This month, we’re introducing the brand-new, redesigned Obagi.com website!

The site has been completely revamped so that you can read about your favorite products, find a skin care physician, browse our library of skin tips – and so much more – easily and seamlessly. Whether you’re surfing the site from your phone, tablet, computer, or large screen television (for those with Internet tv), you’ll have the same great experience. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to get right to the information you need!

Some of our favorite features of the new website are:

  • The Personal Product Finder (find a link at the top right of any page). With the Personal Product Finder, you answer a few short questions about yourself and your skin, and we suggest one or more Obagi products tailored to your specific skin type and concerns. Then, you can print out or email your results and consult your skin care physician to put together your ideal Obagi skin care regimen. Try it out, it’s fun!
  • An easy “Search by Skin Concern” area accessible from the homepage that empowers you to quickly find Obagi products targeted to your skin concern.
  • An expanded informational “Skin Tips” section with content crafted around common skin concerns, as well as video tips to answer your questions at your convenience.

At Obagi, we’re committed to providing the very best skin care products and comprehensive information to help you in your skin care journey. Our website is a great tool that we use to communicate with you, and we want to know how you like it! Take a look around the new and improved Obagi.com, and why not share your comments and questions about the site in the Comments Section below.

®/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 OMP, Inc.

©2015 Obagi Medical Products Inc., a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. 4/15 DM/OTS/15/0013

Spring cleaning has taken on a whole new meaning here at Obagi. This month, we’re introducing the brand-new, redesigned Obagi.com website!

The site has been completely revamped so that you can read about your favorite products, find a skin care physician, browse our library of skin tips – and so much more – easily and seamlessly. Whether you’re surfing the site from your phone, tablet, computer, or large screen television (for those with Internet tv), you’ll have the same great experience. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to get right to the information you need!

Ask Obagi: Why should I see a doctor for skin care products?

05.11.2015, 15:33 CDT | Posted In: Sensitive Skin, Skin Recovery, Acne & Blemishes, Dry Skin, Eye Area, Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Texture, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Skin Care

smiling physician

Anyone who has visited a dermatologist or professional aesthetician’s office seeking to improve the appearance of his or her skin has likely heard of or received a recommendation to use professional skin care products. Excluding prescriptions covered by insurance, the price of the products may be surprising.
Why purchase skin care products from a physician rather than a drug store?

It’s a good question to ask, and the reasons are worth understanding if you are serious about tackling issues such as melasma/dark spots or acne, as well as the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and the host of problems caused by photoaging.

Value
Consider value in the decision to purchase topical skin care. Products containing greater than 2% HQ that are indicated to treat hyperpigmentation and melasma, for example, are available only with a prescription. Non-hydroquinone cosmetic alternatives may not work as well, and therefore, repeated purchases may end up costing more than a well-formulated product. Similarly, this added value applies to clinically-tested physician-dispensed acne products and certain cosmetics.

Clinical Results
The best physician-dispensed skin care is clinically tested for positive results, so you can be confident that such products are backed by real results. Before and after photos should give you an idea of typical results. Clinical study engagement is one cost in the development of good skin care products.

In-Depth Product Training/Education
Because the products are part of a skin care professional’s recommended regimen, practitioner training and instructional materials are provided by the manufacturer. Some professional skin care products may cause side effects in some patients; proper and continued education by the practitioner is critical for patients’ proper use and success. Doctors and aestheticians who recommend specific products will guide patients during their continued use to address any questions or concerns that may arise during the treatment course.

Consumers, Be Cautious
Some may still wonder why purchase physician-dispensed skin care products instead of those available through mass-retail, which often advertise big promises. Products sold through mass retail skin care often make claims that haven't been scientifically supported, so it's often up to consumers to educate and protect themselves. Consider a quote from the FDA: “If a product seems too good to be true, it probably is.”1

Do you have a question for the Obagi team? Send it to digital@obagi.com with the subject line “Ask Obagi”, and your question may be featured in an upcoming blog!

Last updated: 4/5/16

 

References:

1. Are Some Cosmetics Promising Too Much? FDA Website. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm439270.htm. Accessed April 14, 2015.

 

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

©2016 OMP, Inc. 3/16  OBG.0092.USA.16

Anyone who has visited a dermatologist or professional aesthetician’s office seeking to improve the appearance of his or her skin has likely heard of or received a recommendation to use professional skin care products. Excluding prescriptions covered by insurance, the price of the products may be surprising.
Why purchase skin care products from a physician rather than a drug store?

Say “Thank you, Mom” with Obagi®

05.06.2015, 13:01 CDT | Posted In: Lines & Wrinkles, Prevention & Protection, Signs of Aging, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Health & Beauty

Mother and daughters outside

Let’s face it: Many of us know that the origin of some of the wrinkles and signs of aging on our mom’s faces can be traced directly back to our childhood; the first time we rode a bike, mom’s face probably formed a small wrinkle in her forehead. Our first boyfriend* or girlfriend is likely one reason her crow’s feet are a little more prominent than she would like. A little extra hyperpigmentation from the days spent at our soccer or softball games. And how many times were we the reason she lost sleep as we snuck into the house past our curfew?

Now with Obagi, you can say “Thank you, Mom” for all the years of love she has provided and all the sacrifices made for your happiness. There’s really no better way to let her know that you appreciate her than to help her address the visible signs of skin aging.

Obagi products are specially formulated for all ages and all skin types, so your mom is certain to find one that she will love.

In three easy steps, she can begin enjoying genuine Obagi products:

  1. Send your mom a link to our newly redesigned website. There she will find lots of great information about Obagi® products, as well as testimonials from women just like her who have used – and loved – Obagi’s skin care line.
  2. Encourage her to find a physician in her area by searching on the Find Obagi page of the website.  There she will find skin care physicians in her area who offer genuine Obagi products.
  3. Remind her to schedule a visit with one of these skin care physicians to get her personal consultation and a recommendation for the skin care line that is best for her.

Mother’s Day comes only once a year, but you can say “thank you, Mom” every day of the year with the help of Obagi’s mom-friendly products.

* This blog post is dedicated to my mom, who valiantly smiled when my prom date showed up at the front door. “Goth” was cool back then, Mom!
 

®/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 OMP, Inc.

©2015 Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. 5/15 DM/OBG/15/0066

Let’s face it: Many of us know that the origin of some of the wrinkles and signs of aging on our mom’s faces can be traced directly back to our childhood; the first time we rode a bike, mom’s face probably formed a small wrinkle in her forehead. Our first boyfriend* or girlfriend is likely one reason her crow’s feet are a little more prominent than she would like. A little extra hyperpigmentation from the days spent at our soccer or softball games. And how many times were we the reason she lost sleep as we snuck into the house past our curfew?

Tackling Adult Acne

04.23.2015, 12:45 CDT | Posted In: Acne & Blemishes, Products

Woman examining face in mirror

Raise your hand if you are struggling with adult acne. For many of us, graduating from high school did not bring the added benefit of graduating from breakouts. In fact, studies have shown that acne is the most common skin concern in the United States, affecting 40-50 million adults.1

Obagi’s CLENZIderm M.D.™ System was formulated to help combat acne and, with daily use, help prevent future acne from forming.

“Nothing has worked like CLENZIderm. At age 32, I had given up on the idea of clear skin. I thought I would always require makeup. Not anymore.” Jessica, LA

The CLENZIderm M.D System is a three-step acne treatment with clinically proven ingredients that help treat acne where it starts and help provide a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.

Using the 3-Step CLENZIderm System every day may help reduce the visible signs of acne when used as directed. Clearer skin is as easy as 1, 2, 3!*

Step 1: Cleanse. Wet your face with warm water and dispense a nickel-sized amount of the Daily Care Foaming Cleanser into your hand. Lather, rinse, and pat dry.

Step 2: Therapy! Fall in love with our Pore Therapy. About 10 minutes after you have cleansed, apply according to the instructions to help unclog pores and clear away dead skin cells.

Step 3: Finish. The Therapeutic Lotion, a lightweight acne treatment lotion with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) rounds up the CLENZIderm treatment. Apply sunscreen, and maybe a little makeup, and you’re ready for your day! Want to see some real results? View these testimonials from women and men who love CLENZIderm!

Also, if you want more FAQs about adult acne, check out our infographic – The Truth About Breakouts.

 

References:

1. “Acne”. American Academy of Dermatology website. https://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/conditions/acne. Accessed March 14, 2015.

* Always use products as directed by your skin care physician.

®/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 OMP, Inc.

©2015 Obagi Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. 3/15 DM/CLZ/15/0010

Raise your hand if you are struggling with adult acne. For many of us, graduating from high school did not bring the added benefit of graduating from breakouts. In fact, studies have shown that acne is the most common skin concern in the United States, affecting 40-50 million adults.1

Obagi’s CLENZIderm M.D.™ System was formulated to help combat acne and, with daily use, help prevent future acne from forming.

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