Obagi Simplified Plan – Step 1 <back>

Obagi Plan – Step 2

Obagi Clear- Correct Step
Obagi Clear is the major bleaching and correcting preparation in the Obagi Nu Derm Skin Health Restoration program. The Clear contains 4% hydroquinone (prescription strength) as the active component in an activating base to increase its potency. Bleaching with hydroquinone inhibits the overproduction of melanin.

Clear is to be applied twice every day until the anticipated outcomes have been attained. Thereafter, it’s to be applied as needed to maintain results. Use Clear to the entire face, morning and evening, including the eyelids, expanding to the hairline, over the ears and finishing with a feathering motion from the jawline down the neck. Get rid of any excess amount by the eyes. A second base coat can be applied across darker pigmented lesions.

Note: Patients with dark skin should apply Obagi Clear on the entire face once a day, preferably in the morning and apply at night on the darkest regions only.

Obagi Exfoderm Forte – Correct Step
Obagi Exfoderm Forte is the product applied in the Obagi Nu Derm plan for exfoliation and to assist enhancement of the hydroquinone and tretinoin activity. Exformder Forte comprises of AHAs: lactic acid and glycolic acid. Exfoderm Forte is suggested for thick, oily, large pores, and/or rough skin.

Implement Exfoderm Forte equally all over the entire face keeping off the eyelid area. It is to be applied in the morning subsequently after the application of Clear. It may on occasion cause stinging upon application. It may be applied alone or lessened through with dilution with a moisturizer (Action) in different proportions, as the doctor sees fit.

Obagi Exfoderm – Correct Step
Obagi Exfoderm comprises of phytic acid which is more gentler than AHAs. It assists with keratolytic and exfoliating activity. Obagi Exfoderm as well helps heighten the activity of hydroquinone and tretinoin. Exfoderm is suggested for dry, thinly, or sensitive skin and is to be implemented in the morning after the application of Clear. Implement exfoderm evenly across the entire face avoiding the eyelid area.

Step 3:  Obagi Stimulate Step