Wednesday, May 20, 2015

OBAGI Medical Review

OBAGI Medical Review

"Have you ever heard of a circadian rhythm? It’s the physical, mental and behavioral changes in your body that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, such as your sleeping schedule.1 What you may not realize is that many of your skin functions also follow a circadian rhythm. While you may begin to unwind in the evening, your skin is hard at work and actually increases its renewal and metabolic functions at night.

Consider these cycles in your skin’s functions that may influence its texture, radiance, and overall appearance

  • Cell proliferation peaks at midnight, and is lowest at noon
  • Blood flow is 25% lower at night
  • Oil production by skin glands is higher midday at noon
  • Skin pH is more acidic during sleep

You can dream easy tonight knowing that Obagi is launching a new product engineered to complement your skin’s natural nightly functions. We are thrilled to introduce Obagi Hydrate Luxe to our family of products! Just as the name suggests, this luxuriously rich face cream is extra-moisturizing and contains ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling supple and firm. In fact, in a 2013 consumer survey, a majority of those who tried Hydrate Luxe saw improvements in the appearance of fine lines, firmness, skin texture, skin radiance, and hydration.

Packed with many of the same great natural ingredients as our Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer, like shea butter, mango butter, and avocado, Hydrate Luxe also contains additional powerful ingredients engineered to work with the chronobiology of the skin and to provide ultra-rich moisturization including:

Biomimetic peptides. A technology that complements your skin’s nightly renewal and metabolic functions to support the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin.

Hydromanil. A key ingredient in our Hydrate Facial Moisturizer, this technologically advanced ingredient provides not only immediate moisturization, but gradual moisture delivery by retaining water in the layers of your skin and continuously releasing them for 8-hour moisture protection!"-OBAGI

How it works?

Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer contains innovative Hydromanil, which has been clinically proven to improve the moisture content of the skin.1

Hydromanil, a moisturizer naturally derived from tara seed, delivers 2-in-1 moisturizing action1,2:

Immediate moisturization ─ reduces water loss and holds water on the surface of your skin
Gradual moisture delivery ─ retains water and continuously releases active moisturizing compounds within the skin

I've been using the OBAGI Hydrate Luxe and I've been loving it. It's hard for me to find a cream that hydrates my face. I have such a dry face while being on chemo. You don't feel as beautiful when you do your make-up and have all kinds of dry skin flaking off. I've been using the Hydrate Luxe in combination with one of my serums and both work like a dream together. The OBAGI Hydrate Luxe is a thicker cream. What I like about it though is that it sinks in fairly quickly and leaves your face supple. It just brings out a natural glow to the skin and the best part NO MORE FLAKES!

"If you want your skin to look its best, be sure you’re giving it the best. Our goal at Obagi is to offer you skin care products that leave you with healthy and beautiful skin and a glowing confidence to match. Among our latest developments, we are thrilled to announce the expansion one of your favorite Obagi product lines, Obagi Professional-C, which now includes 3 exciting new products! 

Vitamin C is often acclaimed for its ability to defend your skin against visible signs of aging caused by environmental factors. If you’re looking to calm inflammation1, brighten skin2, retain moisture3, enhance UV protection1 or complement your skin’s collagen synthesis1, Vitamin C may be able to help you achieve these goals. 

As the key ingredient in our Professional-C skin care line, Vitamin C can now also be found in these three new additions:

Professional-C Suncare SPF 30
As the perfect addition to any daily skin care regimen, Obagi’s newest dual-function product combines broad-spectrum SPF 30 in a 10% L-ascorbic acid formulation for a cosmetically elegant lotion that feels luxurious when it is applied. Benefits include:

Broad-spectrum SPF 30 protects against skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays
10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) helps combat the visible signs of skin aging 
Professional-C Peptide Complex and Professional-C Eye Brightener
In addition to Vitamin C, these highly effective skin care products offer the ingredients kinetin and zeatin, which are plant sourced, DNA- and RNA-derived natural growth factors.

Professional-C Peptide Complex features SNAP-8 (acetyl octapeptide) which is clinically shown to reduce the apparent depth of winkles by 35%. In addition, the Professional-C Peptide Complex can help to minimize the visible signs of skin aging while promoting a healthy, youthful glow and improving firmness, tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

Professional-C Eye Brightener improves the appearance of crepiness and crow’s feet as it helps to strengthen the delicate skin around your eyes. This eye brightener also features Soft Focus Technology, which instantly creates an optical diffusion of reflected light to blur the appearance of fine lines and shadows."-OBAGI

I got to try the OBAGI Professionl-C Suncare SPF30 who doesn't need sunscreen? I know I do. As someone who is pale and it's partially due to my Leukemia and my Irish/Scottish side of my family. Anytime you have a cancer or even if you don't you want to always protect your skin! With the OBAGI Profession-C Suncare SPF30 I feel like I'm getting what I need although this sunscreen doesn't leave that awful white residue on your skin. It's more like a moisturizer. A little goes a long way and I haven't noticed that I've gotten burnt lately while out in the sun. My skin feels moisturized and I feel like I'm getting the protection that I need. I do reapply because when you are applying an SPF the number after the SPF say SPF30 means you are only protected for 30 minutes and then you'll need to reapply for a better protection. So the higher the SPF the higher the protection. I'm really thrilled with OBAGI I think they're line that I've at least have got to try has been great especially the moisturizer. I would love to try more from their line. I had never heard of OBAGI before, but now they are a staple in my skincare regimen. I will definitely repurchase the moisturizer.

Here is what both look like on the skin

The OBAGI Hydrate Luxe on the left & OBAGI Professional-C Suncare SPF30 on the right. As you can see they do want to blend right in with the skin.

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FTC: I was sent these products from OBAGI in return for my honest opinion and review.

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