Deal Diva Test Drive:Obagi-C skin care
It's always pretty neat at Deal Divas when we get cool products to test. Sometimes they rock. Sometimes they're so-so. A few weeks ago I was sent a slew of skin products, including some Obagi-C products.
I was hesitant at first. I am a less is more person when it comes to skin care. I like Aveeno cleanser and the matching daily moisturizer. But I knew Obagi-C was getting a lot of attention for its skin rejuvenation and botanical elements. Obagi-C is typically only available through dermatologist and doctors. And it's not cheap. Products range from $48 to $99. Expensive yes, but cheaper than microdermabrasion and Botox.
So after a long summer of sun, I figured this was a great time to give my skin a bump. I also knew among Obagi's best qualities was the ability to lighten dark spots. I have a few acne scars that I always use concealer to hide.
Here are my thoughts on the products I tested:
Obagi-C Balancing Toner - I like the bottle design. Yes, sometimes it's as simple as that. It has a pump top so you can easily apply the toner to a cotton ball without making a mess. But beyond that the toner itself isn't very acidic, so no stinging when I applied it to my face even after I scrubbed it clean. You're supposed to use it twice a day, which I did for about a month.
Obagi-C Therapy Night Cream - This is supposed the magic stuff. It has skin lightening elements along with vitamin C&E. After washing my face and applying the toner I would dab a bit on my dark acne spots. I really wanted to stick with this regimen, but the cream stunk too bad! Seriously, it smells like rotten eggs. I had to hold my breath to apply it. I must say though that after a month I can see a little fading on one of my acne scars.
Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream - I'm a mom, a wife, a professional and dog owner. And all it means is I don't get enough sleep. So my eyes are often tired and puffy. I've been looking for something to cure these problems for a while.