Finding a Skin Routine that Fits: Star’s Obagi Journey

12.02.2014, 14:25 CST | Posted In: Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Obagi Stories, Products, Skin Care

Star Evangelista, Obagi Nu-Derm testimonial

Growing up on a tiny island in the Philippines called Iloilo City, Star was surrounded by the idea that dark skin is not as attractive as fair skin. After establishing a healthy routine that keeps her at her best and starting an Obagi® skin care system, she loves her look more than ever!

Name: Star Evangelista

Obagi Products Used:
Obagi Nu-Derm® System
Obagi® Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

About Star:
Star is a busy career woman and mother from Las Vegas, NV, who is always on the go. Just like many others, she experiences a lot of stress, but a healthy lifestyle, meditation, exercise, a clean diet, laughter, and Obagi help her achieve her best health.

My Obagi Story:
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 happier with how I look. However, living in the dry Las Vegas desert was a huge change from growing up in one of the tiny islands in the Philippines, and I needed to find a daily routine that worked for me in my new environment. As a mother and career woman, my challenge was trying to successfully juggle work, family, passion, and fun, and finding a skin regimen that works and doesn’t require too much time was essential.

I have used Obagi for over 10 years, and now I can’t imagine using anything else. I am proud to say that I have not had any surgery nor wear heavy makeup, yet people think I am 15 years younger than I really am.

I attribute my success to hard work, my friends, my family, and my faith in God...the way my skin looks is thanks to Obagi!


Last updated: 10/12/16

The testimonial presented above is based on this users’ experience and individual results may vary.

The safety and effectiveness of the 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.

Important Safety Information for Nu-Derm Clear and Blender

(contains 4% hydroquinone)

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.

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.

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.

View Prescribing Information for Clear and Blender.


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 Nu-Derm Fx System, an effective, cosmetic option, is available for residents in these 5 states.

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