The promise of younger looking skin with the Obagi 360™ System – (giveaway time)

Obagi 360™ System

Obagi 360™ System

Obagi has long been a heavy hitter in the skin care arena. This line was one of the first to be popular among dermatologists and it continues to be an extremely popular medical-strength line. I was sent the Obagi 360™ System to test, which is a 3-part system that is perfect for younger people. Not that I qualify as a ‘younger person’ anymore – luckily I did find this system to be quite versatile!

There are three products in the Obagi 360™ SystemExfoliating Cleanser, Retinol 0.5%, and HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This simple but effective 3-step system is perfect for teenagers and those in their twenties. The major concerns addressed include the appearance of fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven skin tone, and clogged pores.

Obagi 360™ Exfoliating Cleanser

Obagi 360™ Exfoliating Cleanser

The Exfoliating Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that gets rid of dry skin and helps unclog pores. It works like your typical exfoliating cleanser – apply to damp skin, gently massage in, then rinse. I use a makeup remover first so the cleanser can really penetrate and clear out trapped dirt and oil.  The exfoliators are fine enough that it works with a Luna or Clarisonic, and it preps the skin perfectly for the Retinol treatment. The key exfoliating agents are soft beads that mechanically re-surface the skin, and linked papain, which is an innovative, stabilized form of papaya fruit acid.

Obagi 360™ Retinol

Obagi 360™ Retinol 0.5%

The Retinol 0.5% is no joke. Results happen quickly so it’s not long before you see an improvement in collagen and sun damage. The packaging is perfect for maintaining the efficacy of retinol. The question will be whether or not your skin can tolerate this level of retinol, because it’s definitely medical grade stuff. My skin loves it, but I had to build up to using it every other day. I still can’t use it every day – if I do that, my skin gets really sensitive and I get a burning sensation. So you’ll just need to experiment to find out what you can tolerate initially, gradually increasing application as your skin gets used to the product. The Retinol 0.5% truly resurfaces skin and gives amazing, measurable results.  Younger people will also appreciate this for acne prevention.

HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30

HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30

The HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an effective moisturizer that also prevents skin damage thanks to the protection from UVA/UVB rays. This is a thick moisturizer and a little goes a long way. It feels very soothing after applying the Retinol product. If you needed a nighttime moisturizer you will probably want to supplement this system since the SPF isn’t needed at night.

The Obagi 360™ System is indeed a simple but effective system that works for any age skin, but it particularly suited to those in their teens and twenties. It’s only available through a physician’s office and if you visit the Obagi website ( you can find a doctor near you who carries the line. They also have a neat feature that helps you identify which Obagi products are right for you, so take a look even if you aren’t a ‘youngster’ anymore! – Lisa

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We have a new Obagi Exfoliating Cleanser for this giveaway. To win this you must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber from the US or Canada. This ends on 4/13/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. If comments close please email us at [email protected] and label it Obagi; leave your comment in the email and continue on. Everyone needs exfoliation so even without the entire system you’ll love this.
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  1. Meghan B says:

    St. Ives scrub

  2. courtney b says:

    ii used kate exfoliating scrub.

    it was amazing

  3. Karla Sceviour says:

    Nivea exfoliating scrb

  4. Sandy Bonesteel says:

    The last exfoliating product I used was a Kelley West Microderm 360.

  5. I like Aveeno cleanser with grains which I read about in a BIZ review

  6. Rhonda W G. says:

    I used the Fresh Skin Exfoliating Apricot Scrub last time!

  7. heather sibley says:

    I honestly don’t know the last exfoliating product that I used. I guess that means I’m overdue!

  8. My L’Oreal 360 clean face wash! I love it! It doesn’t really exfoliate but it does the job of cleaning!

  9. Kristi C says:

    The last I used was Derma 360 exfoliating cream.

  10. I used the Biore Acne Clearing Apricot Scrub as my last exfoliator.I am also going to try the Neurogena line
    as I just got it.The Obagi sounds wonderful though and I would love to try it after reading about it on your
    Bloglovin wall.

  11. amy pugmire says:

    i used extfolikate by kate sommerville

  12. natasha lamoreux says:

    The last facial scrub that I have use is the Clinique face scrub.

  13. Neostrata

  14. Michele Cupp says:

    I’m using a Mary Kay product currently.

  15. Retin A

  16. Brenda Penton says:

    The last one I used was Live Clean scrub

  17. Maggie C says:

    I am currently using the scrub from the FaceShop!

  18. Natalie F says:

    I’ve been using the St Ives blackhead clearing scrub. I would love to try this – thanks!

  19. exfolikate

  20. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I am currently using Clearista in the shower every morning and I really like it. It says it can be used daily and I think my oily skin needs it.

  21. loretta says:

    St Ives blackhead clearing scrub

  22. I don’t really remember what I used last

  23. Holly OGorman says:

    A L’Oreal scrub.

  24. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    I’ve never used one

  25. lissa crane says:

    The last product I used was the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub! It works well for my skin, but I would love to try something new that works even better!

  26. Laura Royal says:

    Acure is the last and my favorite!

  27. Chelsea says:

    Pixi’s exfoliating toner!

  28. Andrea Darst says:

    I had a sample of an exfoliating face wash (sorry, don’t remember the name).

  29. Paol Trenny says:

    It was Neutrogena exfoliating scrub.

  30. Heather Dawn says:

    Last night, I used B&BW’s Eucalyptus Spearmint Sugar Scrub!

  31. Colette P. says:

    I believe it was an Olay brand exfoliate and that was quite awhile ago.

  32. Emily Benzing says:

    I just used my Acure facial cleansing gel. For oily skin – I love it

  33. Trinh Quinonez says:

    I am currently using Infinique Micro Seed Exfoliant Cleanser.

  34. Tracy D says:

    I use a dermalogica scrub.

  35. I used Perfectly Posh’s Pistachio exfoliator. :3

  36. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    St. Ives scrub

  37. Danielle Magee says:

    The last product I used was microdermabrassion crystals.

  38. a scrub by Kheil’s.

  39. gloria patterson says:

    have not used one in a while

  40. Birdiebee says:

    To be honest, it has been so long since since I’ve exfoliated that I don’t remember the brand.

  41. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Fresh Skin Exfoliating Apricot Scrub its my daughter but i have used it.

  42. Laurie Nykaza says:

    L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection series sorry put this for my facebook review