I’ve been using retinol for quite some time and I think it really helps with the wrinkles! I found out about the Obagi product line from DermaShoppe.com.
Obagi Medical was founded in 1988 with the creation of the Obagi Nu-Derm System and is headquartered in Long Beach, California. They sell their products all around the world and develop specialty pharmaceuticals for physician-dispensed skin care.
You can get their products from your dermatologist or online. I am always looking to try new Retinol formulations, so I bought the Obagi 360 Retinol 1%. The tube comes in 1 fluid ounce and is a high-strength retinol formulation. The 1 ounce tube will last you a while.
Some people have trouble with retinols because their skin is too sensitive. I would suggest you start with a small amount on an area of your face not super visible, like maybe near your ear, and see what happens. If the 1% formulation is too strong, they also have a .5% formulation.
I also do not recommend you use retinol every night, just several times a week.
I saw some nice results with this product. The fragrance wasn’t great, but not bad, as some retinols are really not very nice smelling at all. Then again, I am not super affected by fragrance like some people are. It went on smooth, I just dabbed a little on my fingertips and gently rubbed it in and then went to bed.
You don’t see immediate results with retinol, but I definitely think it helps you from forming new wrinkles and minimizing those that you already have. I notice my crows feet seem less prominent.
As always, here are my pros and cons.
You can read all about this product line on Obagi’s web site here. There’s a video you can watch also.
Overall, on Stephanie’s Thumbs Up Meter, I give it…