If you’re intrigued by the seemingly magical powers of the Obagi range, you’re in the right place. As an authorised Obagi Medical stockist, our Skin Experts regularly recommend Obagi products and systems to our clients for their efficacy and the wonderful results that we’ve seen from them time and time again.
Here, we’re shining the spotlight on Obagi’s ELASTIderm® range. This medical-grade skincare system features a game-changing eye serum, eye cream and facial serum that — if you’re curious about anti-ageing skincare products — you really need to know about.
What makes the ELASTIderm® range stand out is its proven results through clinical studies. The results are seriously impressive… but more on those later! Let’s dive into your guide to Obagi Medical’s ELASTIderm® range.
If you’re thinking “you had me at anti-ageing”, you can skip straight to booking an appointment with one of our Skin Experts:
Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:
- What is the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
- What products are in the ELASTIderm® range?
- What can these products do for my skin?
- What is the Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™?
- Who would benefit most from the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
- Who would not benefit from the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
- Are there any studies to back up the results?
- What do the reviews say?
- Summary: Should I try the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
What is the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
Obagi Medical has a number of skincare systems all formulated to address different skincare concerns, and the ELASTIderm® range is their clinically proven answer to the question; how do you reduce the appearance of ageing skin?
The range is designed using patented Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™ to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, and improve the feeling of elasticity and firmness on skin. It promotes all-round smoother, tighter-looking, resilient skin.
What products are in the ELASTIderm® range?
There are a number of ELASTIderm® products available, but the most popular (and the ones we stock here at Face Dr) include:
ELASTIderm® Eye Cream: This lightweight, smooth formula should be applied 1-2 times a day and works to rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes to firm up any fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reducing roughness and dryness under the eyes.
ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex Serum: For those with tired, puffy eyes, this serum can be applied 1-2 times a day and uses ingredients like caffeine to help refresh the appearance of delicate skin around the eyelids, under-eye and corner creases of the eyes. It firms skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, replenish elasticity and boost collagen.
ELASTIderm® Facial Serum: If you want to achieve this firm, youthful glow on your whole face, this serum should be applied 1-2 times a day to support skin elasticity all over so your skin can bounce back from the signs of ageing. The result is firmer, more resilient skin with less fine lines and wrinkles, and more elastin production.
What can these products do for my skin?
When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, these products have a lot of skin benefits. Some benefits of the ELASTIderm® range across the board include:
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area
- Less under-eye puffiness
- A feeling of improved elasticity and firmness on skin
- A smoother looking complexion
- Restored lift, bounce and resilience around the eye area
- Increased production of healthy elastin in skin
What is the Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™?
ELASTIderm® products are formulated using Obagi’s innovative Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™. This advanced ingredient technology harnesses two minerals — zinc and copper — with an ingredient called malonate, which helps to initiate the process of developing healthy elastin.
This complex includes ingredients such as:
- Blueberry Extract: This provides a boost of antioxidants to help rid skin of free radicals, which are known to strip skin of its radiance and glow
- Caffeine: This helps to reduce under-eye puffiness
- Penetrating Therapeutics™: This Obagi technology helps the ingredients penetrate deep into the skin where it is most effective
Who would benefit most from the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
Those with ageing skin, noticeable wrinkles and, in particular, those with puffiness in the under-eye area are likely to see the most benefits and drastic positive results from using products in the Obagi ELASTIderm® range.
As this range is specifically formulated with ingredients to help reduce the appearance of any fine lines, creases and crepey skin, older individuals with more noticeable ageing features stand to gain the most from investing in these products.
Who would not benefit most from the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
While the Obagi ELASTIderm® range is likely to feel great on all skin types and provide smoothing results, those in their 20s, 30s, and individuals who do not have noticeable wrinkles may not see the benefits of this range just yet.
Instead, opting for a preventative skincare system could provide more immediate benefits for you, such as the Obagi360® system which is specifically formulated for younger skin as a way of future-proofing. You can learn more about the Obagi360® system here.
Your Skin Expert can help you determine which products or systems would work best for your skin type and needs. We are committed to only recommending products we truly believe will bring you results, so if this range does not suit your needs, we will point you in the right direction.
Are there any studies to back up the results?
The most impressive thing about the Obagi ELASTIderm® range is the number of studies that support its excellent results. Here are a few…
When using the Obagi ELASTIderm® eye products, studies reported:
- A 46% increase in elasticity in 9 weeks
- A 16% decrease in the number of visible wrinkles after 9 weeks, with results in just 2 weeks
When using the Obagi ELASTIderm® Facial Serum:
- 100% of users said their skin felt firmer after 8 weeks of use
- 97% of users noticed their skin felt more elastic and resilient
- 97% of users saw a diminished appearance of crepey facial skin
At Face Dr it is important to us that we only recommend the very best products to our clients, and clinically proven results like this are a brilliant way of ensuring you are purchasing products that will generate real, tangible results for you rather than having to take shots in the dark with your skincare.
Results like these show that the ingredients behind the range can work to promote a more youthful, firmer complexion and increase elastin production in the long-run.
What do the reviews say?
All of the products in the Obagi ELASTIderm® range are very well reviewed. Here are a few example comments from some of our clients, as well as the wider Obagi customer base:
ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex Serum
“[Spent] hundreds on eye cream but I think I've eventually found the right one. Rollerball applicator makes it feel like the serum is so easily absorbed. Within weeks my fine lines look great and my under eye area feels and looks so much more hydrated. No more chasing the dream. Found it.”
- Michele B, Face Dr client using ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex Serum
ELASTIderm® Eye Cream
“This stuff is great!! It feels like silk going on and my skin feels so soft even after it's been on for a while. It absorbs very nicely. When I put my concealer on, it doesn't get all weird and blotchy. I have sensitive skin, but this doesn't bother that at all. I love this stuff.”
- BobbyAnn34, Obagi.com customer using ELASTIderm® Eye Cream
ELASTIderm® Facial Serum
“...I’ve only been using the serum for a few days… it does hydrate my face extremely well (which is needed in my case), smells amazing, makes my skin feel so smooth. Additionally, in the mornings, I have also been using it as a foundation primer (since it does have the texture that makes for a smooth facial canvas for makeup application). I’m excited to see the results as more time passes, but so far, great results!”
Hrbnc26, Obagi.com customer using ELASTIderm® Facial Serum
Summary: Should I try the Obagi ELASTIderm® range?
If you have fine lines, wrinkles, or a puffy under-eye area and you are considering an anti-ageing product range, then the Obagi ELASTIderm® range is certainly worth considering. With its brilliant reviews and clinically proven results, it could be the game-changing, skin-tightening product you’ve been missing.
That said, everyone’s skin is completely different and you may find another product is more suited to your exact skin needs. It’s always best to speak to your Skin Expert to make sure you’re purchasing only the products that will be most effective for your skin. Our Skin Experts have years of experience in skincare and can help you find the perfect products to bring the best out in your skin.
Curious to find out more about the Obagi ELASTIderm® range? Book a consultation with a Skin Expert here:
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