Sunday, April 11, 2010
Obagi Nu-Derm System: Part 1
Obagi Nu-Derm System is the most popular and the most talked about products. It is known as 'Skin Renewal System' and designed to restore health to aging and sun damaged skin. Obagi Nu-Derm System corrects surface discoloration and blemishes, and reduce wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin.
If you are interested in this program, I strongly recommend to go and see your dermatologist first, since Obagi Nu-Derm System consists of a group of complementary products containing active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids, hydroquinones and tretinoin, and some of those ingredients are not safe for pregnant women and people with certain skin conditions.
Because I was already familiar with Obagi products, I decided to give it a go. Well, I should give you the good news first. It really works! My skin has gone a lot brighter and firmer, and also I no longer see my acne scars on my forehead and temples. I don't have to hide my age spots with concealers anymore!
Here comes the bad news... It does cause some skin irritations such as peeling, redness and dryness, especially during the first 6 to 8 weeks. I had a hard time applying makeup for a while. (My friend suggested to wear a giant mask like those Japanese girls!) This happens because Obagi Nu-Derm system ingredients work at cellular level promoting more rapid turnover of skin cells.
So I guess this system requires patience, and you have to be a bit lighthearted. But your skin will get transformed within 3 to 4 months. This is a miracle worker!
I am going to introduce you individual products from Obagi Nu-Derm System through the next 2 to 3 postings. I would like to start with the following products which you need for 'The first step-Prepare'. (Obagi Nu-Derm System has 'Protocol For Use' Prepare - Improve - Stimulate - Protect - Control)
Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser & Nu-Derm Foaming Gel
The both products are oil free soap free cleanser that gently removes impurities, oil and makeup to leave skin clean, fresh and ready for the next step.
Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser for normal to dry skin types, Nu-Derm Foaming Gel for normal to oily skin types. Apply to wet face, rinse with lukewarm water and gentle pat dry. Avoid rubbing the skin with towel.
Obagi Nu-Derm Toner is applied to entire face after cleaning the skin. (Please avoid upper and lower lids of the eyes.) It is formulated with alum (a natural astringent), the toner adjusts the skin's pH for optimal penetration of the Obagi Nu-Derm System's treatment applications. Obagi Nu-Derm Toner formulation does not dry the skin excessively. It is designed to tighten the skin and pores.
If you are interested in purchasing Obagi products or want to know more product details, please visit Obagi Store.