You don’t have to be a teenager to suffer from acne-prone skin. Statistics reveal that 50% of women develop acne during their adult life, a skin condition that not only can scar skin but also cause emotional distress, leading to poor self-image and depression.

Obagi’s CLENZIderm M.D. System is the most reliable treatment for adult skin that’s prone to acne. With clinically proven ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s pores, it helps heal breakouts quickly, while preventing the appearance of new ones.

The system follows a three-step protocol:

Step 1: Daily Care Foaming Cleanser

A lovely light formula containing 2% salicylic acid to wash away impurities and clear up blemishes and menthol to calm and soothe irritated skin. It not only washes away your make-up, but starts to cleanse your skin of oils and bacteria.

Step 2: Pore Therapy

An effective but gentle toner to unclog pores with 2% salicylic acid to get rid of dead skin cells. Your skin feels clearer and fresher after using this.

Step 3: Therapeutic Lotion

A refreshing balm with 5% benzoyl peroxide to target bacterial infection deep within the pores and achieve a clearer, healthier-looking complexion. It tingles slightly on application but soon settles, and your skin feels smoother and looks noticeably clearer.

CLENZIderm MD System – £160
Daily Care Foaming Cleanser – £47.50
Pore Therapy – £50
Therapeutic Lotion – £95

If you suffer more with oily skin and breakouts as opposed to acne, the Obagi 360 System is a great all rounder to help combat breakouts, clogged pores and address early signs of ageing. The system includes:

  • An exfoliating cleanser, perfect to brighten a dull complexion.
  • A skin lotion with 0.5% Retinol to improve uneven texture and minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles. You can use a retinoid (tretinoin) instead if you want something a bit stronger and faster-working.
  • A broad spectrum SPF30 suncream to protect you from harmful UV-A, UV-B rays and give your skin long-lasting youth and radiance.

Obagi 360 Exfoliating Cleanser – £55
Obagi Retinol 0.5% – £85
Obagi 360 Hydrafactor SPF 30 – £70
Obagi 360 System – £185 (a saving of £25)