(Review) Obagi Medical's Nu-Derm Line Addresses Women of Color Skincare Issues

Women of color have always faced skincare and makeup issues that are slightly harder to address. Let’s face it, makeup shades don’t always fit perfectly, and we have to worry about hyper pigmentation and dark spots.

Obagi Medical has addressed these concerns with the their Nu-Derm line, which is safe for use on all skin tones. In a survey of more than 1,000 women who fall into the wide category “skin of color,” Obagi Medical discovered that most women complained about:

1) Pigment (uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation; 47%)

2) Finding skincare products that met their needs (58%).

Obagi Medical Nu-Derm

So what Obagi Medical did was do a clinical trail harnessing the power of Hydroquinone and L-Ascorbic acid in their new line of products, Nu-Derm. The former ingredient has absolutely no scientific backing for its negative reputation a few years ago, and dermatology experts continue to tout hydroquinone’s benefits for skin of color. At the end of the clinical trials, an impressive 100% of the patients reported they were very satisfied with the results.

I tried the Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 sunscreen lotion and loved the creamy yet light texture. There was zero fragrance from the product, and in the hot sticky day this actually adds a cooling component to the skin, as though you’re applying non-greasy yoghurt. This is a broad spectrum SPF that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays.

There are other products in the Obagi Medical pipeline apart from its first introduced Nu-Derm, and since your dermatologist knows best, these can only be purchased from him or her. Visit Obagi.com to find a physician in your area.

We’re thrilled that the arena of beauty products continue to become more and more niche and cater to specific concerns. It’s about time, we say.

Have you tried Obagi Medical products? If so, please leave a comment below. We love hearing readers’ points of view.

– Charu Suri

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