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Clarification on Obagi please.

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Postby teresa » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:16 pm

j-lynn wrote:The published peer-reviewed study is at this address (not sure how to make it a link) - http://www.obagi.com/documents/cosmetic ... l_2006.pdf

Thank you!

from the study (my formatting)

"...comparing a
tretinoin/hydroquinone-based skin health system (Obagi Nu-Derm System) with a regiment of
tretinoin plus over-the-counter (OTC) products,
hydroquinone plus OTC products, and
OTC products alone
in women with photo damaged skin."
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Postby KadeeBelleMD2B » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:52 pm

thanks for clarifying...

That study isn't proving all combinations; they need a RA & 4% HQ without obagi products to show the OTC efficacy then.

BUT, as a whole, the kit works wonders for people with sundamged, wrinkled, and mottled skin. I don't think anyone is denying that....

Whether or not you can make it yourself (minus the scripts), then go for it!

I'll stay on my OBAGI - quick, easy, and I know the quality is consistent for my finicky skin. :)
I no longer post regularly on MMH, but i'm delighted to help those with skin care questions. My email is the best way to contact me: admin@vmdskincare.com. Wishing you happy, healthy, and flawless skin ;)!

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Re: Clarification on Obagi please.

Postby kala » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:31 am

yes,it's quick and easy and overpriced..
i guess for those with an abundance of money and not very much curiosity, obagi is great.
actually,obagi is a great system,
but one can do just a good with a 4%hydroquinine, a retin-a, a glycolic acid moisturizer and a ph balanced cleanser>
alldaychemist has retin-a and hydroquinine for a very very low price.. and so i have been doing the homemade obagi program for a couple years. my skin has never looked better . i do read all the how to's for the obagi,,because i'm basically using the same things,,just generic version.. costs about 25 dollars total..vs. 320..
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Re: Clarification on Obagi please.

Postby Randy44 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:44 pm

I'd like to thank j-lynn for properly stating the methodology used by Obagi in their study repeatedly referenced and misrepresented by KadeeBelleMD2B. For those interested, the link for the study has changed and it is now http://www.obagi.com/documents/clinical ... l_2006.pdf

I am sure it is common place for medical professionals to rely on the exaggerated and self serving claims of pharmaceutical company representatives.
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Re: Clarification on Obagi please.

Postby KadeeBelleMD2B » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:42 pm

I'm sorry, but did i NOT correct myself above, and also say that to each their own - make your own "kit." great! I do NOT work for obagi, never claimed to have, nor do I profit from it's sale! You'd actually like to know if anything I loose money by advocating for Obagi vs. my own line. :shock:

I think your attack is rather unneeded, and it's just one of the reasons I left this board. Good LUCK!!!!
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Re: Clarification on Obagi please.

Postby clean » Wed May 12, 2010 6:26 pm

Nuqin gel (HQ 4% in an alcohol base) with tazarotene gel 0.1% would be much more effective than the Obagi products as the alcohol bases allow for greater penetration in the skin without the risk of cosmetic acne for the acne prones--those rich creamy formulas are a disaster for some of us.

The Obagi toner, cleanser, etc. are all dispensable. Cheap drugstore stuff will do for those. One could easily find a far more effective sunscreen that Obagi's in the Euro versions of La Roche Posay Anthelios and Bioderma Photoderm, which offer very high UVA protection ratings currently unavailable in USA formulations (because FDA doesn't have a UVA rating or most of the better UVA filters yet) at lower prices to boot.

There really isn't any reason to spend all that money on Obagi unless you want to support the guy. Personally I'd rather support the guy or gal who steers me towards the cheaper and more effective ways to better my skin that don't also give me very expensive zits. Plus that paper is more than shady, as it didn't not provide a comparison with a non-Obagi combination of HQ and tretinoin products.

The "blue" peel is also a rip-off. It's just a coloring agent in TCA. Any doctor who is an experienced TCA peeler will have no need for the coloring agent in gauging the depth of penetration of the peel.

The emperor has no clothes.
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Postby Lindam68 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:10 am

Can I use Retin A alone without the Obagi products?
If yes will I get the same resulst? Or can I use it with the obagi blender and not the rest of the producst? Can you recomend a good moisturizer? can I use Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz?

Thank you.
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