There was a collective feeling of disappointment amongst thousands of acne sufferers when in October 2012, pharmaceutical giant Janssen-Cilag unexpectedly discontinued its popular Retin-A Gel for the treatment of acne. At the time, it was the world’s most commonly prescribed medication for the severe kind of acne that causes nodules and cysts.


Retin-A gel contained the active ingredient tretinoin, a form of vitamin A used in the treatment of acne. Precisely how tretinoin fights the acne is often debated, but it is generally believed to help loosen cells in the surface of the skin and unblocking pores. This enables the skin’s natural oil-producing glands to function exactly as they should.


Approved by the FDA over 40 years ago as a prescription acne treatment, doctors soon noticed that in addition to clearing up patient’s acne, their skin also appeared brighter, smoother and less wrinkled. This led to Retin-A also being utilised as an effective anti-aging treatment.


With Retin-A gone, and patients still enquiring about the whereabouts of the product four years later, clearly there is a void existing…patients are still searching for a truly effective acne and anti-aging/anti-wrinkle system that works. Thanks to the revolutionary Obagi skincare products, we believe that search is now over.


Obagi is a uniquely powerful skin care line which provides a huge range of benefits to the patient. Obagi products are able to help minimise the appearance of acne, hyperpigmentation, premature skin aging, skin damage and sun damage. The products are only available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, and other skin care professionals.


Therefore, the only way to ensure your Obagi product is genuine is to purchase it through an authorised channel, such as Pharmahealth Plus Ltd. A list of unauthorised internet sellers can actually be found on the Obagi website ( and is worth checking out.


The Obagi range comprises of numerous regimens that work in conjunction with each other to reach one main goal. With the high-quality, potent ingredients and well-researched technologies, the system can help to smooth out the skin, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing pore size, reducing age spots, boost skin elasticity, generate a balanced, even skin tone, regulate oil production, fix skin blemishes, and help the skin’s ability to hold moisture. Simply put, the list of benefits to the Obagi products are endless!


The two primary Obagi skincare systems offered include Obagi Nu-Derm and Obagi Crx.


Obagi Nu-Derm


Everyone knows that skin aging is a natural process that happens to us all. However, daily exposure to the sun can speed up the process of aging, known as premature aging. Sun-damaged skin is often easy to spot, appearing significant duller, with older, damaged cells accumulating because of the slower skin cell turnover.


The Obagi Nu-Derm System is highly effective at transforming the skin’s appearance by reducing darks spots, leaving much younger, healthier-looking skin.


Using the full system includes a 20g tube of tretinoin cream 0.05%. Therefore, if you have spent four years searching for an effective Retin-A replacement, look no further than the Obagi Nu-Derm system. Those wanting a truly life-changing skincare system that can rejuvenate dull and sun-damaged skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and treat skin conditions such as acne and pigmentation, the Nu-Derm System is for you.


Nu-Derm is particularly effective at treating:

    • Age spots


    • Erythema (redness)


    • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)


    • Rough skin


    • Sallowness (yellowish complexion)

Although there are many different products within the Nu-Derm system, there is no need to be confused by each one. Essentially, the system has four different steps:

    • Prepare the skin with the foaming gel (oily skin) or gentle cleanser (dry skin). After this, use the toner.


    • Correct the skin by using the exfodermor exfoderm forte. Dead surface skin cells will be exfoliated away, boosting the number of health skin cells.


    • Stimulate generation of collagen by adding the Obagi tretinoin cream 0.05% to the Obagi Nu-Derm Starter Set from Pharmahealth Plus Ltd. Sun damage can be reduced by the increase of blood flow.


    • Look after the newly healthy appearing skin with the matte sun shield daily. This prevents a recurrence of the skin damage.

Obagi-C Rx system


With the fantastic Obagi-C Rx system, you can quickly be on the road to benefiting from healthier, refreshed, revitalized skin from cell to surface. The system includes a formulation of prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone, which works to decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots, combined with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).


Vitamin C is an incredibly strong antioxidant which provides the skin with protection from the damage that arises from free radicals circulating in the environment and worsened by sunlight. Vitamin C is actually the only topical antioxidant shown to stimulate collagen synthesis and protect your skin by limiting any future skin cell damage.


Supplementing with Vitamin C can result is significant skin improvements, notably increasing collagen production for much firmer skin, reducing the appearance of brown spots, preventing premature aging and sun damage, and even increasing sunscreen effectiveness for better UV protection.


The Obagi-C Rx formulation is clinically proven to deliver more L-ascorbic acid into the skin and lasts longer in comparison to other leading Vitamin C based skin care products. Moreover, the formula has been found to get deeper into the skin to offer more daily protection and deliver Vitamin C’s antioxidant benefits to the maximum level.


Obagi-C Rx is particularly effective at treating:

    • Dry, normal, oily, or even sensitive skin


    • Intolerance to, or are not ready for, more aggressive anti-aging regimens


    • Mild hyperpigmentation and minimal age spots


    • Minimal fine lines


    • Minimal unevenness of skin tone

There are many skin care products that could target a specific problem area, but they will not actually transform your skin. Why choose a temporary solution when you can choose Obagi, a line of products that is absolutely dedicated to leaving you with long-term healthier, more beautiful looking skin. There are a wide range of Obagi products to suit every skin type and every lifestyle. But don’t take our word for it, here is what previous Obagi users have had to say:


“I am wrapping up my first week of Obagi Nu-Derm and can already see and feel the difference. It has amazed not only me but my friends too! Obagi has given me hope.”


“I shall continue to use Obagi products, specifically the Obagi-C Rx System. I am in love with this product.”


“Finally, a product that truly delivers amazing results! I no longer have to hide under makeup. I have waited so long to find something like this. It is almost a year since I became an Obagi user, and I’ve recently incorporated the Professional-C Serum into my daily regimen, and love it! I will definitely be an Obagi user for life!”


“CLENZIderm M.D. has completely cleared my skin of acne in just a few short months. I leave my house without makeup with complete confidence that my skin looks great. I would never have done this before trying Obagi products. I would recommend them to anyone struggling with acne!”


“Finally, a product that truly delivers amazing results! I no longer have to hide under makeup. I have waited so long to find something like this. It is almost a year since I became an Obagi user, and I’ve recently incorporated the Professional-C Serum into my daily regimen, and love it! I will definitely be an Obagi user for life!”