Product Details

  • Professional-C™ Products

    Obagi's line of products formulated with Vitamin C help address the appearance of aging skin.

  • Professional-C Serum 10%

    Concentrated formula gentle enough for dry, irritated, or sensitive skin.

  • Professional-C Serum 15%

    High-performance serum for most skin types.

  • Professional-C Serum 20%

    Highest concentrated serum best suited for normal to oily skin.

  • Professional-C Suncare SPF 30

    Non-comedogenic, broad-spectrum sunscreen that helps protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays while addressing the appearance of skin aging with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

  • Professional-C Peptide Complex

    Helps improve the appearance of firmness, tone, and fine lines and wrinkles with Vitamin C and other important ingredients, such as kinetin and zeatin – synthetic forms of plant growth factors.1

    References: 1. McCall-Perez F, Stephens TJ, Herndon JH Jr. Efficacy and tolerability of a facial serum for fine lines, wrinkles, and photodamaged skin. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2011;4(7):51-54. 2. OMP, Inc. Data on file.

  • Professional-C Eye Brightener

    Improves the appearance of puffiness, crepiness, and crow’s feet with Vitamin C and other important ingredients, such as kinetin and zeatin – synthetic forms of plant growth factors. Soft Focus Technology creates optical diffusion, blurring the appearance of fine lines and shadows.1

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

Professional-C™ Products

How It Works

Vitamin C Is An Important Skin Antioxidant1

Vitamin C may offer many useful benefits:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles2-3
  • Calms skin4-6
  • Brightens skin7,8
  • Retains moisture9
  • Stabilizes Vitamin E10

References: 1. Lewis AB, Regan K. Dermatological procedure enhancement products: a beneficial means to combat aging skin. US Dermatol Review. 2006;1-5. 2. Traikovich S. Use of Topical Ascorbic Acid and Its Effects on Photodamaged Skin Topography. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(10):1091-1098. 3. Farris PK. Topical vitamin C: a useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatologic conditions. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31(7 pt 2):814-818. 4. Alster TS, West TB. Effect of topical vitamin C on postoperative CO2 laser resurfacing erythema. 5.Basketter DA, et al. Influence of vitamin C on the elicitation of allergic contact dermatitis to p-phenylenediamine.Contact Dermatitis. 2016 Jun;74(6):368-72. 6. Coenraads PJ, et al. The role of the antioxidant ascorbic acid in the elicitation of contact allergic reactions to p-phenylenediamine. Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):267-72. 7. Kameyama K, Sakai C, Kondoh S, et al. Inhibitory effect of magnesium L-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (VC-PMG) on melanogenesis in vitro and in vivo. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996;34(1):29-33. 8. Espinal-Perez LE, Moncada B, Castanedo-Cazares JP. A double-blind randomized trial of 5% ascorbic acid vs. 4% hydroquinone in melasma. Int J Dermatol. 2004 Aug;43(8):604-7. 9. Campos PM, Gonçalves GM, Gaspar LR. In vitro antioxidant activity and in vivo efficacy of topical formulations containing vitamin C and its derivatives studied by non-invasive methods. Skin Res Technol. 2008;14(3):376-380. 10. Burgess C. Topical vitamins. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(7 suppl):52-56.

Real Results

Higher Penetration and Absorption of Vitamin C Into the Skin 

The Professional-C Serum 20% delivers significantly better penetration into the skin than SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX+® 24 hours after application.1,*

Superior absorption into the skin, chart 1

  • 5 times better absorption vs SkinCeuticals2,*

*Penetration and absorption data based on in vitro studies. Clinical significance has not been established. 

Superior absorption into the skin, 19 hours after application than SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX+2,*

High consumer satisfaction ratings, chart 2

  • 86% of users reported overall satisfaction
  • 80% of users reported that makeup glided on effortlessly over the product
  • 72% of users said their skin felt protected all day

Professional-C Suncare SPF 30 Is an Essential Addition to Any Daily Skin Care

High consumer satisfaction ratings in a home use test3,†

 

Professional-C Peptide Products Can Improve the Skin’s Appearance in as Early as 1 Week4,† 

  • A majority of users felt their skin looked brighter
  • 75% of users stated that they prefer the feel of the products over their current products
  • 83% of users stated they would recommend the products to a friend
  • A majority of users appreciated these improvements in their skin:
    • Had a youthful radiance
    • Felt smooth
    • Looked and felt firmer

†Consumer survey results; N=36.  

References: 1. McCall-Perez F, Stephens TJ, Herndon JH Jr. Efficacy and tolerability of a facial serum for fine lines, wrinkles, and photodamaged skin. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2011;4(7):51-54. 2. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 3. UL consumer survey, sunscreen. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 4. UL consumer survey, peptide products. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 

Success Stories

Experience the Benefits of Vitamin C 

Read what real women have to say about their experiences with Professional-C Serums: 

“Obagi Professional-C Serum has worked a miracle. Using this product and having regular facials I have much smoother and cleaner skin. Dead skin cells exfoliated has allowed removal of hardened sebaceous oil, which had clogged pores. Obagi-C has allowed my skin to glow again. I am asked on a daily basis if I received a facial today. This is a fabulous product and I am interested in the complete line.”

Lana Schrader
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