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Healthy Beauty Awards: Sun
Best Sunscreen for Face, SPF 50+> Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 This firming wonder "felt exactly like a really nice moisturizer, not a thick sunscreen. And it's SPF 50! What more could I want?" a pleased tester asks.
(continued from above) They are committed to providing products that produce a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin for all ages and skin types. The company delivers a far-reaching line of clinically proven skin care systems and products intended to rejuvenate, enhance and support beautiful skin throughout your entire life.
Obagi products work exceptionally well on mature or adult skin types because their central focus is on aged skin. As we get older, our skin's cellular turnover rate and collagen and elastin production start to become sluggish. Over time, our skin becomes damaged from many sources that are both internal and external. When this damage transpires, healthy skin begins to degrade along with collagen and wrinkles and sagging skin become visible.
Using its Penetrating Therapeutics™ technology, Obagi products increase the penetration of prescription and cosmetic agents over the skin barrier to minimize premature aging, skin damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage, and the signs and symptoms of rosacea. They released numerous successful systems and products with prescription-strength formulations including the C-Rx, Condition & Enhance, the ELASTIderm family of products, CLENZIderm M.D., Blue Peel, Blue Peel RADIANE and Rosaclear systems.
Tretinoin and hydroquinone are two of the major active ingredients in Obagi skin care products. Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A used by dermatologists to take care of wrinkles and acne, and to increase collagen and elastin production. Tretinoin works by boosting cellular turnover, which smoothes and softens the skin and enhances skin's overall tone. Hydroquinone is an ingredient used topically to lighten or bleach areas of hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone decreases hyperpigmentation by diminishing the formation of melanin. Hydroquinone is used to treat freckles, age spots, chloasma and melasma – all of which are skin conditions that many people suffer from.