Gotta give this 5/5 stars. My wife and I swap around with different skincare kits and this one is a winner! Creams feel amazing and all work well
I wasn't impressed with this at all.
This didn't help make my skin look better in regards to aging or acne.
As for the hyperpigmentation, I didn't notice anything corrected.
Any correction in hyper pigmentation was counteracted with worse irritated skin
After three months, and significantly less money in my bank, I had worse skin than before I started Obagi.
The packaging is nice, other than that, this was a terrible product
I just started this skin care system after seeing my Dr and being told I have melasma :( I have been using it for 48 hours and can already see a significant difference in my skin! The texture is much softer and pores are shrinking. I ordered off amazon.com the toner, cleaner, hydrate, sunscreen and exfoderm. I ordered the clear and blender off lovelyskin.com and saved $100 from what the dermatologist was going to charge me. Going to wait on retin-a. Going to Mexico in 5 weeks may buy some there. All in all I love the obagi products! I know it's only been 2 days but to already see improvements is promising! I really love the SPF. It wore well under my make up all day today!
I've never written any reviews on any product in my life, but there is no way I will keep this one for myself. Obagi Nu Derm system is unbelievable. I read lots of reviews before starting the system and was anticipating some very good results, but I was not expecting THAT results!!
Seriously, I'm only coming to the end of week two and my skin has changed dramatically! I was mentally prepared that I will look like a monster for the first few weeks, but it was nothing like that - I was pink and had quite lot of peeling for the first week, now peeling and pinkness are still there, but very minor. But I can't believe how my skin looks! I always dreamt about such skin but never got nowhere close to it. (I had quite a few IPL treatments and tried all possible products under the sun, but I never been hitting the roof from the outcome.)
My skin hasn't been too bad to begin with, but I still had fair amount of pigmentation, dull uneven skin, marks from acne and blackheads… I din't think it was possible but they just seem to disappear on my eyes. Every day my skin looks better and better. My skin, maybe for the first time in my life, looks healthy and glowing. It hasn't been glowing even when I was a teenager. It looks now as if it was retouched in photoshop, like on those beautiful pictures in glossy magazines. I used to spend lots of time in front of the mirror, studying my spots, blackheads and sun damage and hating it and now I can't take my eyes of it because it looks like I never thought it will be.
I think one of the reasons why I managed to avoid this horrible 'monster' stage is because I was very careful with Reting-A to begin with. I didn't start with a pea size, but maybe with the third or half amount during the first week and also was avoiding applying it to the most irritated areas (around my mouth and nose) So instead of shocking my skin with full-on amount, I let it time to slowly get used to it).
I had doubts if I should start the system during the summer when it was very hot but my beautician said that high humidity helps skin to adjust to the system quicker, so I guess this also has helped. But don't forget, 50 SPF sunscreen is essential during the summer.
I was recommended this by my Dr for hyper-pigmentation . It works 100% but at the cost of drying my skin and i need to cut back. I now have wrinkles under my eyes so I am cutting back, and I started peeling . My skin became so sensitive that if I put a product it tingles. I would use it with care, and don't do my mistake . I put it too close to my under eye area
I am reviewing the NuDerm system. I have tried everything to treat my melasma from IPL to a VI peel. Nothing worked. The brown patches on my face barely faded. Prior to those treatments I used hydroquinone and tretinoin alone with no improvement. I just completed week 6 of the Obagi NuDerm system and I am so happy with the results. This has literally transformed my skin. My melasma had faded dramatically. I recommend this to anyone who has given up on having smooth even skin. The initial expense may seem a lot but after wasting money on products and treatments that don't work this system is worth every penny!
This is a great product. To give some background, I'm 20 years old and Caucasian and have very fair skin. Almost all my life I had perfect skin. That is, until I hit 18. For the most part, my breakouts usually only occur when I get my period, and only last about as long. Its generally just a zit here or there (although, I have a terrible tendency to pick and extract which tends to cause more problems). Anyways, all of a sudden at 18 I developed these small bumps under my skin on my forehead and the left side of my face beside my eyebrow. They weren't whiteheads or blackheads, just little bumps that would never extract no matter how hard I tried, and if I did they would simply get very red and enlarged, and nothing helped to get rid of them. Anyways, I've been using Obagi now for 5 days (washing once a day) with the dry/sensitive skin and its already gotten rid of almost all of them. I am pleasantly surprised! I have quite sensitive skin, and after reading reviews was scared about the burning sensation, skin purging and drying out and redness. However, beyond a little stinging (it can hurt, but it is definitely bearable) I have yet to experience any dryness, redness or purging (besides a couple blackheads). I've noticed beyond the amazing fact that the little bumps are gone, my skin looks brighter, looks even and there is almost no oil. In the past, in the lighting I could see the little bumps and oil on my forehead (even after using an oil control primer), but after only five days my forehead and beside my eyebrow are matte and flat! Also, as I mentioned earlier my skin can get very dry - the moisturizer included is awesome! Not too heavy but very very nourishing and unscented (I hate the greasy scented kind from the drugstore). Gotta love it! I bought the product off Amazon and managed to save about $60 too. I think that this skincare regime coupled with a healthy, all natural and wholesome diet and natural skincare products (sunscreen, makeup) will leave you with beautiful skin in no time!
I had a reaction to a product and ended up with really bad oedema and hyperpigmentation. My derm suggested Obagi nu-derm for the hyperpigmentation and damage which I have been using now for just over 2 months. The hyperpigmentation has definitely mostly gone but to be honest I really haven't noticed the improvement in texture or tone that I was hoping for. My biggest concern however is the amount hydroquinone that you have to use with the system. I'm a dark skinned black female but using Obagi my skin is currently very, very fair and it looks like I've just been bleaching my skin just for the fun of it as it's completely surpassed my own natural tone. I suggested cutting back on the Clear and Sunfader to my derm but she was convinced that I wouldn't be getting the full benefit of the system so I've soldiered on. However, I honestly think using the full system is just too extreme for some dark skin tones so I will be cutting out the primary bleaching agents for the rest of the time in the hope it still produces the same results. I've given this review a 4/5 because I'm still in the middle of the process and don't want to knock it completely but to be honest I think I could have found a much gentler solution for my hyperpigmentation and used retin a and still have the same results I have now.
I will update my review when I've finished and either improve or lower my score but right now I'm not overly impressed with Obagi and feel I could have got the same results at a fraction of the price and time.
I have been using the obagi clenziderm system for dry skin on my African American , hormonal acne. It has been 3 weeks, and it has been amazing. I have never had a problem with acne until now at 42 years old. I have tried all different kinds of acne products. Obagi is very painful for me. I have a really strong burning after daily application. I added the oily skin pore refiner as well. I combine it with my dry skin therapeutic lotion. It burns like hell, but is very effective. I notice that I perspire like crazy from the burning of my face. It seems to get better after about 15 minutes. The moisturizer is a nice emollient soothing treat! I will update after my vacation, as I will stop using the products for a week, while in Mexico! I highly recommend the clenziderm line. The dry skin line does not dry you out. The pore refiner from the oily skin line does. I also started using the toner at night. It feels hydrating to my skin, and doesn't dry, or irritate. Not sure what sunscreen I will use of vacay. I think I will get the vitamin c lotion.... Lets see what happens when I get off the system for a week! Wish me luck!
I love this product. I started using it about 3 weeks ago. I decided to splurge after I got my new job. I went in to talk to my doctor about laser resurfacing and he told me about Obagi.
The issues I have with my skin are hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, and large pores.
The changes that I've noticed since starting this product:
My skin is smoother, brighter and pores seem tighter.
Side effects: My skin is dry and peeling. Some nights i skip the products and just use a lot of heavy cream to give my skin a break. The peeling is not too bad. I'm not prone to redness, but the little redness i do have is easy fixed with a little bit of concealer.
Overall, I'm a huge fan of this product. It requires being extra vigilant about sunscreen, but I typically am anyways. As long as I dont see any negative side effects, I will continue to purchase this product. Although, I think the heavy lifters really are the Clear and Blender/Retin A creams. The cleanser doesn't seem like anything special. I'm just as happy with my Cerave every morning.