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Obagi Nu-derm Gentle Cleanser question!
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Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:17 am      Reply with quote
A few forumers have suggested that the Gentle cleanser isn't ideal because it isn't pH balanced and could contain sulphate surfactants. Previously I was using the Nu-derm Foaming Gel and it really dried my skin out.

Can someone recommend a Obagi Nuderm Gentle Cleanser alternative that doesn't contain sulphates and is pH balanced?

If not, is it really that big of a problem to go with the Nu-derm Gentle cleanser? The word "sulphates" has turned into a dreaded word for me, and all it took was one person on this board to tell me that Obagi cleansers contained these "sulphates." I just want to find the best thing for my skin as I begin my Nuderm regime. Sulphates, pH -- I've only just learned about these terms and already I'm fretting over them, trying to figure out if I should go with the Obagi cleanser or something else. Is it just the foaming gel that contains sulphates or also the non-foaming gentle cleanser?

Somebody else mentioned the Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam to use with your Obagi regime, which is pH balanced, but I don't know if it contains those darn sulphates or not. Somebody please help me out here!?
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Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:36 pm      Reply with quote
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If not, is it really that big of a problem to go with the Nu-derm Gentle cleanser? The word "sulphates" has turned into a dreaded word for me, and all it took was one person on this board to tell me that Obagi cleansers contained these "sulphates."


jackitty, are you under a doctor or nurses care for the Obagi? If so, you need to talk to them about your new fears. If you are going to use Obagi, then you really need to use all the products in the system (at least for the first 6 weeks). They are designed to be used together, and you will get the best results by doing so.

Were you using the foaming cleanser by itself or with the whole Obagi system? As I am sure you know, when you are on Obagi, your skin is going to be dry for a time while you adjust to the products.

Remember on forums that everyone has an opinion on what is bad/good for you and it is up to you to do your own research and talk to the professionals to determine what is right for Your skin. Not everyone has a problem with sulphates. HTH.



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