Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte Review

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    Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte ReviewProduct Name:  Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte #4

    Overall Rating:  3.5 Star Rating

    Exfoliator Type:  Exfoliating Lotion

    For Body or Face?:  Face

    Use:  Once daily in the morning

    Size:  2 oz

    Price:  $74.00

    Cost Per Ounce:  $37.00

    Where To Buy:  Click Here

    # Of Ingredients:  16

    Notable Ingredients:  Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Emu Oil

    Quick Summary

    This was an interesting product with some great features.

    I decided to give this exfoliator 3.5/5 stars for the overall results.

    Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte is a scentless lotion that is very easy to apply.

    I really liked the simple application process every morning after washing my face.

    It is a white lotion that is not too oily or messy.

    Because this is a chemical exfoliator, there are no exfoliating beads and there is no need to wash it off.

    It did take several days of use to notice any difference or improvement in the quality of my skin.

    After 4-5 days, I noticed my complexion was more even in color and some of my sun spots had definitely faded.

    I did notice increased sensitivity after using the product for several days and made sure to use a higher SPF as the product suggests.

    I did not experience any negative reaction or dryness. I do think it is a little expensive for the overall effect that I experienced after using this product for multiple weeks.

    Detailed Review:


    This is a thin lotion that I didn’t think was too oily.

    It is white in color so there is no concern with staining.

    Smell (in the bottle)

    Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte is a scentless product.

    Application Process

    This is definitely the easiest exfoliator I have ever applied.

    The instructions are to apply every morning once daily by using a small amount and working it into your skin until absorbed.

    The bottle is very easy to use and enabled me to dispense a small amount without making a mess or wasting product.

    There is no need to wash the product off, so I liked that this saved me time in the morning.

    Because there is glycolic acid and lactic acid, I washed my hands after applying it to my face each morning.

    Also, because of the ingredients, it is also important to avoid your eyes and lips.

    Any Drying and/or Redness?

    I did not experience any dryness or discoloration, but I did have some sensitivity after several uses.

    I made the mistake of forgetting to add extra protection from the sun the first couple of days, so I noticed my cheeks were a little pink at first.

    After I used an SPF 30 during the day, the redness went away, but the sensitivity continued.

    Short Term Results

    Just after using the lotion, it left my skin feeling soft and moisturized.

    I did not experience any oiliness or sticky residue after application.

    After the first several applications, I did not notice any difference in my skin.

    Long Term Results

    After several days, I noticed that my complexion was more even over my cheeks and forehead.

    I also noticed I did not develop any acne while I was using this product either.

    While I did not get the same result as a traditional exfoliator, I did appreciate the way it seemed to minimize any blotchiness/redness that I notice when applying my foundation in the morning.

    I didn’t think my skin was any softer than normal after using the product.


    This is a chemical exfoliating lotion, so it contains glycolic acid and lactic acid as the main active ingredients.

    Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that is widely used in skincare. It is in this product to remove dead skin cells and get rid of bacteria that could cause acne.

    I found this worked well after several uses, though it did give me some sensitivity during the day, specifically to temperature change.


    Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte costs $74.00 for 2 oz.

    Where To Buy

    To buy Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte, click here.

    Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte: Summary

    FactorObagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte
    Overall Rating3.5 Star Rating
    Texture/FeelThin lotion
    SmellNo smell
    Application ProcessVery easy to apply… work a small amount into the skin until absorbed
    Drying/Redness?Slight sensitivity – no drying or redness
    ResultsEven complexion and improvement of dark spots
    IngredientsGlycolic Acid, Lactic Acid
    Where To BuyClick Here

    Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte Review

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