Obagi Clear is the major bleaching and correcting preparation in the
Nu Derm Skin Health Restoration program. It contains 4% hydroquinone
(prescription strength) as the active ingredient in an activating base
to increase its effectiveness. Bleaching with
hydroquinone suppresses the overproduction of melanin.
Clear is to be used twice daily until the expected results have been
achieved. Thereafter, it is to be used as needed to maintain results.
Apply Clear to the entire face, morning and evening, including the eyelids,
extending to the hairline, over the ears and ending with a feathering
motion from the jawline down the neck. Remove any excess amount by the
eyes. A second coat can be applied over darker pigmented lesions.
Note: Patients with dark skin should use Obagi Clear on the entire face
once a day, preferably in the morning and apply at night on the darkest
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Obagi Exfoderm Forte is the product used in the
Nu Derm system for exfoliation an to help enhance the hydroquinone and
tretinoin activity. It contains AHAs: lactic acid and glycolic
acid. Exfoderm Forte is indicated for thick, oily,
large pores, and/or rough skin.
Apply Exfoderm Forte evenly over entire face avoiding the eyelid area.
It is to be applied in the morning after the application of Clear.
It may occasionally cause stinging upon application. It can be used
alone or weakened through dilution with a moisturizer (Action) in
different proportions, as the physician sees fit.
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Obagi Exfoderm contains phytic acid which is gentler than AHAs.
It helps with keratolytic and exfoliating activity. It also helps enhance
the activity of hydroquinone and tretinoin. Exfoderm is indicated for
dry, thin, or sensitive skin and is to be applied in the morning
after the application of Clear. Apply exfoderm evenly over the entire
face avoiding the eyelid area.
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