Obagi is a leading American brand and has recently been gaining a bit of traction in Australia. Obagi’s medical grade products target a range of skin concerns using a range of potent formulas.
Coming into winter, one of my biggest skin concerns has been hydration. My skin isn’t sensitive, but always gets temperamental and dry when the seasons change. I was particularly excited to try the Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich Cream to help boost my skin’s moisture levels.
The texture of this product was one of the first things I noticed, it is incredibly creamy and thick – a little like butter! This product is formulated to be used overnight, as this thick texture wouldn’t be appropriate for daytime wear but leaves skin feeling beautiful in the morning. I suffer from dry, flaky skin on my nose which has decreased significantly since I began using this moisturiser. Alongside the hydrating benefits, ingredients in the Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich Cream go towards increasing skin firmness, strength and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I was using this moisturiser in conjunction with another Obagi product, the Obagi Professional-C Serum 15%. This serum contains a concentrated dose of Vitamin C, an ingredient used to help brighten skin and retain moisture. The product comes with a dropper, and only a few drops are needed to cover the face, meaning this bottle will last for quite some time. While I was using the Hydrate Luxe Cream only at night, I was using this serum twice a day. It goes a long way to smooth the skin prior to the application of makeup and locks in moisture for the rest of the day. You can tell it’s got a strong dose of Vitamin C in there as there is definitely an orangey smell upon application. The 15% strength is appropriate for most skin types, however, there are also 20% and 10% varieties.
You can find your nearest Obagi stockist online. The Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich Cream and Professional-C Serum 15% both retail at $79.95.