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.
I am 31 years old and was so excited to use the Obaji skin care line as I have always had redness, scaring from acne when I was younger. I purchased the Obaji line along with the .5% Refissa. I took weekly pictures of my skin for 12 weeks and am so dissapointed in the results. I have normal/oily skin and experienced no redness, drying, or any of the side effects I had read about that many people expierenced. If anything, this line has made my skin worse and have been more prone to breakouts! I've had (3) facial (very red and painful) cysts appear on my face which hasn't happened to me in 10+ years. With each one I ended up getting a cortizone injections not to mention has increased my self conciousness with my skin. I had such high hopes based on the reviews on this product but as of yesterday discountined using the line.
After 25 years of rubbish acne prone skin with scarring plus some stuborn hyper pigmentation on cheeks and nose after my youngest baby I had pretty much given up on ever having decent skin. In the past I have had laser treatment, micro dermabrsion and every type of facial under the sun. I have used countless products but have found them to have little effect until I started using obagi nu derm 2 weeks ago. My skin is transformed In two weeks. I guess i am one of the lucky ones. I didn't peel or go red until the end of week one and now I have hit week two my skin is only peeling a little and is mildly pink (leaving a healthy glow) rather than bright red. My pigmentation has really faded to the point it is barely noticeable. I'm really happy today cos my husband has just told me how great my skin looks (first time ever). I have medium to fair south Asian (Indian punjabi) skin which can be stubborn to treat but I can honestly say obagi nu derm is amazing and a miracle for my skin. Thank you Mr Obagi!! I love you! It's only been two weeks so I can't wait to see what it looks like after two months.
I have been using the normal/oily Nu Derm system (travel size) for two weeks. Lots of peeling, but I can see beautiful skin underneath which is very encouraging. I'm 49 and have hyper pigmentation on my cheeks. I have not really ever had acne or major break outs except during menopause. These products are working for me my face is soft and smooth in the patches where the peeling has been the most aggressive. My question is which products do I use in my under eye area? I've been avoiding that area completely, but I really would like to change that area a great deal. My under eye area has always been puffy with veining. Can I use clear on that skin? Exoderm Forte? Blender n Tritenol? Any direction woul be helpful as I did not consult a dr. I will continue to update my results
I been reading reviews has this product worked on any African- American? Just curious I just started using the whole line ten days ago my skin is peeling unevenly and burns like crazy, please any inputs is highly appreciated.
I have been on this skin care system for about 5.5 weeks right now. I was hoping to get that peeling that I get from retinol (only a little) to take off the very top lair of my skin to get those anti aging benefits but unfortunately I really am not seeing it :(
My skin feels tight which is a good thing but I see no difference. It doesn't feel good but Im not doing this for feel, I'm doing this for results. I wanted this to work so bad. I will continue treatment for another 5 weeks and if it gets better I will come back and edit this review to a better rating.
On another note, I do have a friend that really enjoys this so don't discount this system, everyone is different.
I'm on my 2nd week. This is the 2nd time I 've tried obagi...Last time was 10 or more years ago and I was quite aggressive with it. It worked as I recall but I missed my freckles and still wanted a sun glow. Well 51 now and my freckles are not so cute. I noticed discoloration all over my face..natural redhead. My skin has been good for last few years...finally no break-outs. Ok I am using .025 tretinoin cream. I told my nurse I did not want the deep peeling and breakouts this time even though the more " reaction" the better. First week I liked my skins firmness...now it's dry and these rather large bumps are appearing but they are not deep and they seem to subside quickly. I put some ice on them and try not to squeeze. I mean I'm 51 ...ya think I could learn that by now. My nurse is great and for years I have gone to her. She is the first to say.." Not worth it" " don't waste you money" on products and procedures. She loves this and has great great skin. I appreciate all the comments on this site...none of us have had the same skin issues all of our lives o we cannot expect to experience the same results but tips and suggestions can be so useful. I think for some the less aggressive obagi path is the answer..might take longer but I am more willing to stick with it if I don't have major break outs and constant heavy flaking. We shall see...what does next week offer? I will keep you informed.
I started this system in November using the Exfoderm Forte. I though my face was going to burn off. It hurt so badly, touch, water, even wind hurt my face. Plus I looked like a bright red lollipop. My plastic surgeon (where I got this from) gave me just regular Exfoderm to use instead. I waited until about three weeks ago to give that a shot. What a difference! I did have some minor peeling and burning, but it went away quickly and I wasn't bright red like last time.
Now, for the results, even after three weeks, I am happy! My skin already looks so much better! I am not using any type of foundations, only a tinted sunscreen from my plastic surgeon. Some days, I do have some major peeling towards the end of the day, but it is nothing that I can't deal with. My friends have noticed that my skin and brighter too. I can't wait to see my results within the next few months. This is worth every penny.
DO NOT USE THIS IF U HAVE DARK SKIN!!
it mad my hyperpigmentation worse, plus i have light sploches around where i applied it...so darker spot in the middle and lighter around...Now i have to use hella my Mac pot concealer!!Does anybody have any idea how to get rid of this terrible unevenness? Plzz let me know I hook like a friggin dalmation