Obagi Exfoderm Forte Review

Obagi Exfoderm Forte review
Posted October 9, 2020 by Jade Stefanic / 

Tired of seeing blemishes, dark spots, and wrinkles when facing yourself in the mirror every day? Obagi may have the perfect solution for you. Obagi's Nu Derm Exfoderm Forte (the 4th step of the Obagi Nu Derm System) is an exfoliating lotion that possesses the ability to both cleanse and repair the skin. This includes reducing the appearance of problems such as fine lines, dark spots, and other noticeable signs of aging.

About ExfodermObagi Exfoderm Forte

Designed mostly for middle-aged women (but still formulated well enough for use on individuals in their 20s to 50s), Exfoderm Forte is an important tool that can be used to repair skin damaged by various sorts of blemishes, uneven skin tones, and, of course, wrinkles.

Forte is made specially for individuals with normal to oily skin types and works to get rid of excess oils which help better the overall complexion, too. If you have a normal to dry skin type you'll want to check out the standard Obagi Exfoderm.

Through the use of ingredients such as lactic and glycolic acid, Exfoderm Forte is capable of toning even the roughest areas of the skin. Using various skin whitening agents it is also able to reduce the appearance of dark spots and restore the skin's natural tone all-over.

Exfoderm Forte Reviews

Don't take our word or even Obagi's that Forte is an effective product. One of the most invaluable tools for deciding whether or not a product works is the true reviews of customers that have used it.

Most people are very satisfied with the effectiveness and feeling of this lotion. Many note that it dramatically improved the appearance of the skin, making it look more youthful and radiant. A couple of people said the smell is a bit odd, though. A few also mentioned that it dried their skin out more than they liked but it still did a good job. If this product dries your skin out too much you may want to consider trying the normal to dry skin version rather than Forte.

Our Review

Exfoderm Forte works best when combined with the other steps of the complete Obagi Nu-Derm System, but it does work quite well as a standalone lotion, too. When used regularly this product is more than capable of dealing with troubling blemishes, dark spots, and even eliminating fine lines and newer wrinkles.


  • Smooth, Easy to Apply
  • Works Great on Dark Spots
  • Makes Skin Feel Softer, Look Brighter


  • Can Only Be Used on Face
  • Has a Slightly Odd Smell


Want to know exactly what's in Obagi's Exfoderm Forte? We understand. After all, if there's a specific substance that you know your skin doesn't agree with, you should avoid it.

Ingredients seen in this product include:

  • Purified Water
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Emulsifying Wax
  • Triethanolamine
  • Glycerin
  • Lactic Acid

Also in this lotion are: caprylic/capric triglyceride, kalaya oil, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, methylparaben, propylparaben, and saponins.

How to Use It

Obagi recommends applying a thin layer of this product on the skin once per day or follow specific instructions provided by physician or dermatologist.

Where to Get It

Want to purchase Exfoderm Forte to try yourself? Obagi products can be found at a number of cosmetics retailers and online shops. We prefer using Amazon, though, because they have competitive prices, ship orders quickly, and offer great customer service.

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