Learn about Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum

Hannah Wilson

We love shining a spotlight on the products our Skin Experts rave about so more people can discover their magic, and Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum is definitely one of our best-loved products. For skin that’s in need of an extra nourishing, bright, youthful glow, this Obagi facial serum is one you’ll want to add to your daily skincare routine, pronto.

Let’s take a look at all things Hydro-Drops®; what it does, who it’s for, why it could be thee product for truly radiant skin… and of course - to ensure our advice is always honest and unbiased - we’ll take a look at some Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® reviews.

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Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

  • What are Obagi products?
  • What is Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum?
  • What will it do for my skin?
  • Who would benefit most from Daily Hydro-Drops®?
  • How do I use it?
  • Are there any products I should be using alongside it?
  • Are there any side effects to be aware of?
  • What ingredients feature in Daily Hydro-Drops®?
  • What do Obagi Medical Daily Hydro-Drops® reviews say?
  • How long will a bottle last?
  • How much does Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum cost?
  • Summary: Should I try Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum?


What are Obagi products?

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Obagi is a skincare brand offering incredibly efficacious products on a prescription and non-prescription basis, with options to suit all skin types and concerns. The range was primarily designed to help tackle early signs of skin ageing like wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation, but there are also products for those who suffer from stubborn acne.

Our Skin Experts regularly recommend the Obagi range for its effective formulations and the fantastic results it has provided for past clients. The Obagi Clinical range (non-prescription) can be bought online, or if you’re looking for a stronger formulation, the Obagi Medical range contains higher concentrations of active ingredients and includes prescription-only skincare products that can be ordered via an authorised stockist. At Face Dr, our Skin Experts can offer a free video consultation to discuss your skin issues, advise on the best Obagi Medical products for you, and explain how to use them for best results.

You can read more about the range here: Obagi skincare; Everything you need to know


What is Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum?


 Obagi Medical Daily HydroDrops Facial Serum


One of the most visually eye-catching products in the Obagi range has to be the Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum, with its bright golden colour shining through a clear bottle, and tiny orange oil beads to deliver effective ingredients like Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Abyssinian oil, and Hibiscus oil in their purest forms. This antioxidant-rich facial serum is part of the Obagi Medical range, and was formulated to deeply hydrate and brighten dull skin, resulting in fresh, smooth, more radiant skin that feels hydrated throughout the day.


What will it do for my skin?

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This super serum is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and effective on all types of skin - combination, normal and oily. It can help to:

  • Brighten skin
  • Replenish dehydrated skin with an instant infusion of moisture
  • Soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce pore size over time


Who would benefit most from Daily Hydro-Drops®?


The beauty of this product is that it can improve the complexion of just about anyone! Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum is a great addition to your skincare routine if you are looking for more hydrated, plump skin. If you’re unsure whether this product will provide the results you’re looking for, one of our Skin Experts can advise on this or a more suitable alternative.


How do I use it?


Your Skin Expert will let you know the best way to use any products they recommend and prescribe to you, but a general rule for this serum is to apply it both morning and evening after cleansing the skin. The little orange flecks in the serum are suspended oil drops, and these will disintegrate as you apply the product to your face. Don’t forget to also apply to your neck and décolletage for best results.


Are there any products I should be using alongside it?



This product can be used after cleansing, however your Skin Expert may have discussed a complementary skincare routine that includes other products for hydrating parched skin. Your Skin Expert might recommend Obagi Hydrate® Facial Moisturizer, which offers lightweight, long-lasting moisture, or Obagi Hydrate Luxe® Moisturizer, an ultra-rich moisturiser engineered with biomimetic peptides for firmer, more youthful skin. Both products complement your Daily Hydro-Drops® and provide the ultimate hydration for a dry, dull, lacklustre complexion.


Are there any side effects to be aware of?


Any new skincare product can cause a reaction - whether mild, moderate or severe - particularly on those with very sensitive skin. However, Daily Hydro-Drops® are lightweight, hypoallergenic (meaning unlikely to cause an allergic reaction), non-comedogenic (meaning unlikely to clog pores), and Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested (meaning it’s been deemed safe to use on skin and around the eye area). While this doesn’t guarantee there will be no side effects, it does make this product less likely to cause any reactions. If you are in any doubt, or suffer from a specific allergy, speak to your Skin Expert.


What ingredients feature in Daily Hydro-Drops®?


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Daily Hydro-Drops® is a buffet of antioxidant-rich ingredients all chosen to help provide ultimate hydration. Here are a few of the notable ingredients:

Vitamin B3

Otherwise known as Niacin, vitamin B3 is an essential ingredient for the skin as it helps to build up skin proteins. It brings along all sorts of benefits, such as:

  • Promotes a stronger skin barrier.
  • Repairs cell energy and DNA.
  • Supercharges other skincare actives in the formulation.
  • It has been shown to limit sensitivity common to retinol.
  • Helps heal skin post-sunburn.
  • It helps reduce skin irritation.


Hibiscus Oil and Abyssinian Oil

This fantastic duo of antioxidant-rich oils offers phytosterols, omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids to support the skin’s natural barrier and encourage healthy cell function, for a smooth, youthful complexion.

Isoplentix™ Microfluidic Technology

Not an ingredient itself, but a method of delivering the active ingredients Vitamin B3, Abyssinian oil and Hibiscus oil to the deeper layers of the skin in their purest forms. This technology provides ultimate hydration and results in a radiant complexion.

If you’d like to know the other ingredients in this product, you will find a list on our website.


What do Obagi Medical Daily Hydro-Drops® reviews say?


At the time of writing, on the Obagi website this product has 4.5 stars out of 5, with many reviewers describing this as somewhat of a skin saviour:

“... I can’t believe the difference in my skin in just a few days! It feels smoother and looks so much better than before using it. The dispenser is great… The scent is light and clean. When I put it on, it stays on my skin for a while, unlike some products that seem to dry immediately. I love this product and how it makes my skin feel.”
Nlanzola, Cleveland, Ohio - Obagi customer using Daily Hydro-Drops®

“Having overly sensitive skin limits what products I can use for moisture on my mature facial skin… This serum is luxurious in its feel and smoothes on easily. As with all extra rich potions, a little goes a long way. Love the way it feels on my face and I hope with continued use I will begin to see a major improvement [in] the dryness.”
Connie48, Jamestown, NC - Obagi customer using Daily Hydro-Drops®

We believe in always offering an unbiased look at what reviews are saying, so although the reviews for this product are overwhelmingly positive, there are a couple of negatives worth mentioning so you can make an informed decision on your skincare, including the design of the dispenser making product extraction difficult, and in one review the customer suggested the product be made without any fragrance for sensitive skin. If you have skin that is particularly sensitive to fragranced products you should discuss this with your Skin Expert. In a nutshell, this is an incredible product with potentially frustrating packaging, but if you can look past this, it’s a really worthwhile purchase.


How long will a bottle last?


This will depend on how often your Skin Expert recommends you use the product, how many pumps you use, and where you use it on the face, neck and décolletage. You will most likely be advised to use your Daily Hydro-Drops® once in the morning and once in the evening, and since the dispenser allows only a certain amount of serum each application, this means your bottle is likely to last a number of months.


How much does Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum cost?


A 30ml bottle of Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum is available to purchase at Face Dr for £86.55.


Summary: Should I try Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum?

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If you’re thinking “Sold! Sign me up for super hydrated, bright, younger-looking skin” then Daily Hydro-Drops® Facial Serum could be for you. Our Skin Experts regularly recommend this product for all skin types as it provides fantastic results no matter what your skin concerns, conditions or goals may be. If you’re looking for long-lasting hydration, a smoother skin feel, and a healthy, radiant, youthful complexion, then it’s time to book in your free consultation with one of our Skin Experts who can point you in the right direction and prescribe what you need - they’re always on hand with unbiased, honest, helpful advice.

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