The Best Obagi Starter Products For Dry Skin Types

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Dryness often leaves skin looking dehydrated, flaky and dull. Irritation or itchiness can follow but the most concerning side-effect is the loss of skin elasticity. Ultimately, if your skin is continually dry, this can translate into more fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. So, if you have this skin type, proactivity is key. It’s best to use a skin system formulated for Normal to Dry skin. That way, you’re ensuring that skin cells receive continuous nourishment enabling them to perform their functions optimally. If you’re dreaming about having radiant, soft, smooth skin, and minimising fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, read on. It’s time to defeat skin dryness once and for all!


Obagi for Dry Skin

Obagi has over 30 years of scientific expertise and clinically proven results. Their transformative products have been specially formulated for deep penetration of the skin so that they effect change at a cellular level, leaving skin visibly healthier and younger looking. 

Best-selling Obagi Nu-Derm® Fx System Normal to Dry has been specifically formulated to replenish skin with the moisture and nourishment it needs and combat the effects of sun damage and other environmental stressors. It works first by removing old dead skin cells and impurities from the surface of the skin and returns it back to its baseline pH. Follow-on products then penetrate further into the cells, providing dry skin with the nourishment it needs, and transforming skin from the inside out.

Products within this skincare system have been created to work synergistically and complement one another, meaning that with regular use, you will see and feel an improvement in the appearance of your skin. 


Starter Obagi Products

The Obagi Nu Derm Fx® Transformation System (Normal to Dry) is the perfect starter kit for Obagi newbies. For those already au fait with this luxury skincare brand, it’s also a brilliant way to stock up on your Obagi products. 

Key ingredient, 7% Arbutin, a natural and effective skin-brightening agent, counteracts the dullness often associated with dry skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants and exfoliants, these will help enhance and even the appearance of skin tone for healthier, glowing skin. With regular use, skin is rejuvenated and appears more youthful, fine lines are reduced and laxity is improved.


This set offers fantastic value and contains everything you need to get started: 

·       Gentle Cleanser 200ml 

·       Toner 198ml 

·       Clear Fx 57g 

·       Exfoderm 57g  

·       Blend Fx 57g 

·       Hydrate 48g 

·       Sun Shield MATTE Broad-Spectrum SPF50 85g 



Which Obagi Product Should I Try First?

All of them! Okay so it’s a difficult choice to make but arguably the most important step in any skincare system is the very first one, cleansing.

For those with normal-dry skin, we’d recommend opting for Obagi Nu-Derm Fx® Gentle Cleanser. A wonderful cleanser for dry, sensitive skin, this contains ingredients derived from natural products, including: Oat Amino Acids, Aloe, Apricot Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Sage Leaf Extract and Borago Officinalis Extract, plus Glycerin to soothe and hydrate the skin.



Best Obagi Products

We all know that using a moisturiser morning and evening to replenish and lock in moisture is the key to hydration. The problem is that many moisturisers only provide a boost of short-term hydration. Whilst skin feels nourished at the time, within a few hours, it's back to feeling dry again. Quite obviously the solution is to give skin what it needs which is longer-lasting hydration.

We can’t talk about moisturisers without mentioning clinically proven, dermatologist-tested hydrator, Obagi Hydrate®. Cutting edge Hydromanil™ technology has been harnessed to enable molecules within Obagi Hydrate® to form a matrix on the skin’s surface, creating a barrier and enabling them to remain on the cells for much longer. Skin is left nourished, and importantly further water loss is prevented. This is achieved because water is retained within the layers of the skin, gradually delivering nourishment from active compounds for up to eight hours.

Alongside Hydromanil, this formulation also includes naturally enriching ingredients including Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Avocado Oil. This moisturiser really is your ultimate weapon for eradicating the ultimate skin villain, dryness. With regular use, skin will look beautifully smooth, supple, radiant, and there will be a visible improvement to fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. At last, you can give dry skin the big heave-ho with our favourite skin saviour, Obagi Hydrate®.


Latest update: 11/05/2021
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