Having skin confidence can make a big difference to our mental health. Sadly, perfect skin can sometimes feel like a pipe dream though. And there’s always something to contend with when it comes to facial skin. Spots and blemishes give us grief during our teens. Then, as we grow older and, in most cases, those imperfections diminish, lines and wrinkles burst onto the scene. So, whatever stage of life you’re at, it’s probably fair to say that clear, healthy, and young-looking skin would make it onto your complexion wish list.
What is the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® System?
Products within a skincare system have been created to work synergistically and complement one another ensuring optimal results. Available in normal to dry and normal to oily, the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® Transformation System takes you on a journey through exfoliative and reparative cycles to restore skin health.
This system will transform the face by reducing fine lines, improve elasticity and resilience, treat hyperpigmentation, and prevent future damage from occurring. It does this by clearing the skin’s surface of impurities and dead skin cells whilst also returning it to a baseline pH. With regular use, you can expect a radiant and even toned complexion and skin that acts younger and healthier.
Which Order Do You Apply Products Within the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® System
The cleanser is wonderfully gentle on dry and sensitive skin and includes naturally soothing nourishers like oat amino acids, aloe, apricot kernel oil, panthenol, sage leaf extract and borago officinalis extract. Glycerin also makes its way into this formulation to soothe and hydrate dehydrated skin.
The foaming gel is the first step for normal to oily skin, eliminating excess oil and clearing the pores of acne-causing bacteria. Alfalfa extract purifies the skin whilst borage extract tones, conditions, and regulates oil production. Cooling Aloe soothes and heals any inflammation.
Follow on with Obagi Nu-Derm® Fx Toner, an exceptional non-drying, ground-breaking toner that combines natural extracts of witch hazel, flower extracts and aloe with a powerful trio of panthenol, hyaluronic acid and sage leaf. Excess oil is removed, and the skin’s natural pH is restored, whilst the skin is simultaneously tightened.
Now it’s time to begin work on those signs of sun-damage. Obagi Nu-Derm® Clear Fx is an innovative skin-brightening corrective cream which lightens dark spots and sunspots.
Key ingredient, Arbutin (7%) prevents the production of tyrosinase – the enzyme in the skin responsible for melanin production that leads to sunspots. Lactic Acid, another potent antioxidant delivers a double blow to UV damage by evening out skin tone and protecting it from harmful free radicals.
The next step leads us into dead skin cells and impurities, that is, exfoliating them into oblivion. Well, not quite, but they won’t be hanging around for long with these two unbelievably efficient exfoliators.
Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® Exfoderm Forte is a stronger formulation for normal to oily skin, whilst its milder alternative Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® Exfoderm caters for normal to dry. Both harness the power of alpha hydroxy acids to create a more even tone, reduce excess oil and minimise pore size, leaving a fresher and smoother complexion.
Step five of your routine is to apply Obagi Nu-Derm® Blend Fx. This effective formula promotes skin turnover, making it ideal to treat acne and breakouts. It also offers unrivalled lightening of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, melasma and sun damage. With added exfoliating ingredients, vitamins and nutrients, the complexion is left gloriously radiant and healthy.
In the second to last step, it’s time to become acquainted with what will undeniably become your favourite all-time moisturiser, Obagi Hydrate®.
This unparalleled hydrator is the ultimate defender against skin dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Ground-breaking Hydromanil™ molecules form a matrix on the skin’s surface, immediately nourishing skin cells, stopping further water loss and delivering even more nourishment from active compounds during the course of the day. It’s so good that clinical tests showed that Obagi Hydrate® provides moisturisation for up to 8 hours.
The final step in any skincare routine should always be to apply SPF. Obagi Sun Shield Matte TM Broad Spectrum SPF50 is a weightless sunscreen that offers remarkably high broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply it at the end of your morning routine to leave a sheer, matte finish, safe in the knowledge that Zinc Oxide will deflect UV rays, and Homosalate and Octisalate will absorb and release damaging radiation. All in all, offering the best protection you could ever want!
How Long Do You Have to Wait to See Results from Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® System?
You can expect to see a noticeable improvement in your skin between 12-24 weeks. That’s because it takes this amount of time for products to work through the skin’s natural cycle and to have enough time to begin the process of correcting damage.
With regular use of this transformative system, the outcome will most definitely be a clearer, healthier, more radiant complexion, along with a significant improvement in age spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tone.