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What Is Obagi Skin Care?

author image Tracey Brown
Tracey Brown is a licensed esthetican with advanced paramedical training, makeup artist and cosmetics industry trainer with 35 years of expertise. She has transitioned to a beauty editor who has been published in print and online. She has also written technical training materials for 19 years and been creating beauty content since 2000.
What Is Obagi Skin Care?
Dermatologists dispense Obagi products to fight signs of aging. Photo Credit Thinkstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images

In the search for clear skin, many men and women head to their dermatologists for professional results. One brand that dermatologists use in their practice is Obagi Medical Products, founded by dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. Originally formulated for physician use only and widely known for its skin-rejuvenating "Blue Peel," Obagi products are now available in over-the-counter formulations as well as in prescription form from medical and skin care professionals.

About the Company

As a global pharmaceutical company, Obagi Medical Products is a leading dermatologist-dispensed skin care brand in the United States. Obagi products are available for all ages and skin types. Founded by skin care experts in 1988, Obagi Medical Products is now owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

Skin Concerns

Obagi products are designed to help skin look healthy by minimizing the appearance of aging skin, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, dryness and dullness. Condition-specific treatments gently, yet aggressively, treat skin concerns with prescription-strength formulations.

Obagi Product Categories

The Obagi product line contains four primary categories along with targeted therapies. Obagi Nu-Derm System is an anti-aging line that targets fine lines, age spots, rough texture and loss of elasticity. Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System targets adult acne with a three-step acne treatment to control breakouts. Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation System is an anti-aging regimen specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Obagi-C Rx System targets skin that is experiencing premature aging with products that feature prescription-strength hydroquinone and vitamin C.

Where Obagi Products Are Sold

Obagi products are available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas and other skin care professionals. Authentic Obagi products can be purchased through authorized retailers and professional skin care offices and spas only. Official online retailers of Obagi products are listed on the company's website.

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