The Nu-Derm system is the crowning jewel when it comes to Obagi’s skincare lines. It is by far the most popular line offered by the company. This system was created to decrease aging of the skin, fix issues such as hyperpigmentation and dark spots, and improve the overall appearance of the skin as a whole.
Obagi recommends using the Nu-Derm system to correct problems such as age spots, redness, uneven skin tones, and other related issues. It can also be used to prevent these conditions from arising and also to make the skin look more youthful and beautiful.
Obagi Nu-Derm is available in two different versions:
- Normal to Dry
- Normal to Oily
It’s probably pretty obvious but the first one is designed for individuals with normal to dry skin types while the latter is specifically meant for people with normal to oily skin types. Both consist of a multi-step system that needs to be done every morning and night.
The normal to dry Nu-Derm system uses these products:
The normal to oily version, on the other hand, consists of these products:
- Foaming Gel
- Exfoderm Forte
- Sun Shield
As you can see the products included in each one are fairly simple with a couple of exceptions. These are custom-tailored depending on your exact needs for your skin type. For further details about each individual product within the system simply click the associated link above.
Both Obagi Nu-Derm systems will help reduce the appearance of things like fine lines and dark spots. They are also capable of fixing discolored skin patches related to hyperpigmentation or even melasma. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate skin lightening solution, you’ll definitely want to give the Nu-Derm line a shot.
How it Works
Obag’s Nu-Derm skincare system is formulated with high-quality, high-potency ingredients that work together to decrease the production of melanin (responsible for creating dark splotches), reduce wrinkles and fine lines, promote the growth of healthy, new skin cells, and help make your skin look younger than ever.
The formula is a special blend that will balance out the pH levels of your skin, correct even the worst discoloration-related conditions, and leave your skin looking absolutely gorgeous. Keep in mind, though, that while each of the products in the Nu-Derm line can be purchased separately that they are intended to be used together as part of the entire Obagi system.
Using these products individually will yield some improvements in your skin but it is highly recommended that you use the entire Nu-Derm system for the absolute best results possible.
Obagi Nu-Derm Reviews
Before you ever whip out your credit card and make a purchase of any cosmetic product you should always make yourself fully aware of the opinions of the general public. You know, real customers.
Here are some of the real reviews we found across the web for the Nu-Derm system:
As you can see, most women (of all ages, by the way) are highly impressed with the results they see while using the Nu-Derm system. Many have claimed that they have seen great improvements in their complexions, stating that dark spots faded away rather quickly, the line worked well to get rid of unsightly blemishes, and more.
There are a few reviewers that said they didn't like the texture of some of the products, though. And a couple claimed that Exfoderm in particular caused their skin to dry out and flake. But, for the most part, the majority of users had pleasant experiences with Nu-Derm.
Nu-Derm is by far our favorite skincare system. It works incredibly well, isn't too harsh on the skin, is moderately priced, and provides fast results. Doing the entire routine every day and especially night can be a bit tiresome but the end results are definitely worth the extra effort.
If you want to get younger-looking skin or need a skin lightening treatment to fix uneven skin tones, we highly recommend trying this line of products. As mentioned above, we do suggest using the entire system, but if you're just looking for targeted solutions these are still great to try.
How to Use the Obagi Nu-Derm System
As we stated above, the Nu-Derm system requires using multiple steps twice daily. You have to use 6 products in the morning, and then 5 at night.
Here's what you do each morning:
1. Wash face with a small amount of either the Gentle Cleanser or Foaming Gel. Rinse off thoroughly using warm water and then carefully dry off the area.
2. Immediately after cleaning apply a small amount of Toner using a cotton ball. Rub the ball over your face and neck. DO NOT rinse off the Toner.
3. Apply a very small amount of Clear all over the face.
4. Apply a small amount of either Exfoderm or Exfoderm Forte all over the face.
5. Use a small amount of Hydrate all over the face.
6. Apply Sun Shield to face before heading out into sunlight. According to the official website this product should be reapplied to the skin once every 2 hours for best results.
And here's the nighttime routine for the system:
1. Gentle Cleanser or Foaming Gel (same instructions as morning regimen)
2. Toner (same as morning)
3. Clear (same as morning)
4. Blender (same as morning)
5. Hydrate (same as morning)
And that's all there is to it.
It's always important to know exactly what's in anything you intend to put on your face or skin in general. If you are allergic to or have had a bad experience with any of these substances you may want to consider an alternative skincare product.
Ingredients found in Nu-Derm products include:
- SEE INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT PAGES FOR INGREDIENTS
NEVER use a product that contains a substance that you are allergic to or have had bad experiences with.
Where to Buy It
Are you ready to give Obagi's Nu-Derm system a spin? As mentioned above, you can purchase the entire system together (recommended option) or buy each of the steps individually if you just need one or two parts.
Notes: Women that are pregnant or intend to become pregnant in the near future may want to hold off on using Nu-Derm products. They include a particular ingredient, hydroquinone, which may or may not lead to birth defects, pregnancy complications, or other related issues. Tests have thus far been inconclusive.
DISCLAIMER: Before beginning use of any cosmetic product you should consult your doctor or physician to ensure that it is safe for you to use. We do not condone purchasing or using any skincare or health-related products without first consulting a professional.