Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NeuroEVENTS: 11 Years of Healthy Skin by Obagi


I have a confession to make, I gate crashed. Well, something to that effect. Last Monday, I attended an early meeting in our Makati office, and since it's not everyday that I get out of the familiar confinements of Alabang, I decided to bug my girlfriends to join me for lunch at Greenbelt. Just when I thought all my girlfriends were hibernating, my BFF replied saying she was at a blogger's event by Obagi in M Cafe, so I said okay and called the driver to just bring me back to the office already, when a great, shameless idea came to mind. Why not attend the Obagi event and see my bestfriend, too? I don't know how she charmed the event specialists, but they did let me in without an invitation. Hah.I'm not very active in blogging lately due to my schedule, but the Obagi folks were very nice to accommodate me, even answering my queries about the products being presented, marking Obagi's 11th year in the Philippines.

Among the many amazing Obagi products, here are my top picks, and why I'm inclined to try them:


CLENZIderm SYSTEM
"Launched in 2007, Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. is a three-step therapeutic acne system including a liquid form of benzoyl peroxide (BPO) that is clinically proven to penetrate deeply into the skin and clear acne fast."

The three products in the CLENZIderm M.D.™ Acne Therapeutic Systems are specially formulated to work together to provide optimal results:

· Better pore penetration
· Rapid P. acnes bacteria reduction
· Fast and visible acne reduction - as early as 2 weeks

Had I known better, I would have used the CLENZIderm system when my acne problem was at its peak. The price may be intimidating, but when I look back at all treatments, medications and derma visits I made through the years, the CLENZIderm will come out more practical. I regret not choosing it to this day.



NuDERM SYSTEM
"The Obagi Nu-Derm System, a physician-prescribed skin care system launched in 1988, accelerates the cellular turnover. This System penetrates deep to improve damage in layers of the skin. It boosts functions of the skin at the cellular level to improve skin's cellular function to help it look and act younger and healthier."

- Pushes fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin, reduced wrinkles and increased tolerance
- Reduces mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots) and helps prevent the appearance of new pigmentation
- Promotes more uniform cells at the deepest layer for better skin structure and balanced, more even skin tone
- Helps increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin
- Increases nutrients natural hydration and circulation for supple, healthy-looking skin

It is said to enhance the effects of other Obagi procedures such as Power Peel and Blue Peel. It doesn’t stop in making your skin LOOK healthy, it makes your skin ACT healthy! Let me share my awe in seeing these before and after photos:





OBAGI BLUE PEEL
" is an in-office procedure to significantly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Using a low concentration of the chemical trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mized with a special blue base for slow penetration, the Blue Peel allows your doctor to monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face or other parts of the body. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface."

My long battle with acne finally ended, but not without tell tales of discolorations, dark spots and scars. As much as I want to try the derma roller, I don’t have the heart to see thousands of needles poking my face! So I’m saving up for the Blue Peel, that promises a healthier skin, which is the most important thing to consider when undergoing skin treatments. This will be the perfect Christmas gift for myself. *Praying*





After the event, we were given samples of Obagi products which I’m dying to use, but decided the best time for it will be after my blue peel session by the end of the year. It was also great to see beautiful familiar faces like Shen of Shen’s Addiction, Phoebe of Phoebeann.me, Jen of Kikay Corner, Liz of Project Vanity and Sophie of Beautynomics. Special thanks to Ms. Eileen Marcelo and the rest of the Obagi team! I enjoyed gate crashing, err, attending the event, and I’m ecstatic to know and experience the “Obagi transformation”. firsthand.



Me & my BFF, Tara of Chronicles of Vanity


Me & the bubbly Shen of Shen's Addiction


*Photo credits to Ms. Shen Gee*



The NeuroChiq,
Dang

2 comments:

  1. Aaww, I missed the event! hehehe alam mo na, office hours :) See you soon Dangsky! :)

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  2. Hi Nikki, we were thinking nga baka may hang over kapa from your super super nice Korea trip! Ako din nagkataon lang may meeting in Makati. I miss you na Ms. Positivity, hope to see you next time! =)

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