Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Skin Rejuvenation Serum, R1624 (available from Dermastore here.)
What they say: Promotes skin cell repair and protects against the damaging effects of your daily environment such as UV rays, pollution and free radicals. It helps to improve signs of early ageing in dry, sensitive skins without the irritation that active ingredients can cause this skin type.
Key ingredients include two plant based growth factors:
Zeatin which helps to improve roughness by smoothing the skin, fine lines and to reduce blotchiness.
Kinetin gently but effectively helps to keep the skin smooth and radiant. It has been shown to help reduce the appearance of brown spots and increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Unique prosome delivery system distributes ingredients over a 12-hour period. Phyto Cell Tec® Swiss apple stem cell extract is a liposomal preparation of apple stem cells which ensures the longevity of skin cell, it encourages cell renewal to smooth wrinkles and uneven texture. Paraben & Fragrance-free.
What I say: This is the first product from Obagi that I’ve tried, and goodness am I impressed!
When I first read the name, I was expecting more of an acid type exfoliating action, but actually, it rejuvenates without any irritation or stinging, so often associated with these types of serums.
The formula is quite liquid, so is easy to spread. I only use one pump to cover my whole face. I’ve been using it under my Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate for about 6 weeks now, and can see a vast improvement in the texture and radiance of my skin. It looks healthier and brighter every day. It is also much plumper and far less dry than it usually is, which I’m very happy about.
I haven’t noticed a marked difference in my pigmentation, but I wasn’t expecting too much on that front anyway.
I’m not sure how much it will do to very damaged or 60+ skin, but for those of you who want a brighter, fresher complexion without using strong acids, this is a definite winner!