Monday, December 26, 2011

AMW Reviews: Obagi CLENZIderm

Hey there!  How's Christmas?  Mine went out okay, minus the fact that Mr. AMW got a fever on Christmas Eve!!!  I'm glad he got better but boy was that a Grinch?  

Anyways...minus the sudden fever, everything turned out well, we celebrated a quiet Christmas staying at home with the family!  

Today, I will be reviewing a skincare regimen you probably wouldn't think you'll find in my blog...ever!  The Obagi Clenziderm Regimen....

Don't worry, I know my skin, my skin is darn sensitive and I can't use any skincare regimen that involves peeling!  Oh goodness, just the thought of it made me cringe!

I will be reviewing  THE OBAGI Clenziderm that has been used by many who suffers from acne, this time, we have to thank Mr. AMW for sharing his experience to us!  A quick flashback, Mr. AMW has the best looking skin ever during highschool, funny how he went through teenage years with gorgeous looking skin then "BAM!" suffered acne right when he reached adulthood!  It started with food allergies then the acne scars and marks just won't go away!  
When I heard from fellow beauty blogger Sophie on how effective Obagi Clenziderm is, I immediately advised Mr. AMW to try this set and see if it works on him!

The Obagi Clenziderm includes the following ---

CLENZIderm M.D. Daily Care Foaming Cleanser
(2% Salicylic Acid) 
This gentle foaming salicylic acid cleanser removes dirt and acne-­causing excess oil, leaving the skin clean and   refreshed.

CLENZIderm M.D. Pore Therapy
(2% Salicylic Acid)
It contains 2% salicylic acid and benzalkonium chloride that effectively unclogs, clears dead  skin cells and prepares pores to deeply absorb the Serum Gel.

CLENZIderm Serum Gel
Potent gel turns to liquid serum on contact. Delivers liquified benzoyl peroxide deep within your pores where acne starts. Quickly clears acne and prevents new breakouts from occurring.

Obagi Clenziderm says ---
The Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System is the only prescription-strength acne treatment that contains a patented, solubilized form of 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) to penetrate deep into the skin and treat acne where it starts.

The CLENZIderm M.D. System products are specially formulated to work together to provide optimal results. Ask your skin care specialist today which CLENZIderm M.D. products are right for you.

of Foaming Cleanser

of Pore Therapy

of Serum Gel
Benzyl Benzoate, BHT, Cyclomethicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ehtylhexyl Isononanoate, Ethyoxydiglycol, Silica.

Mr. AMW says ---
  • Each product newly purchased are sealed for freshness.
  • Each product has a marked expiration date
  • The serum comes with a pump which makes it easier to control the amount dispersed.
  • Skin doesn't oil up as much for the whole day.
  • Personal opinion of Mr. AMW, the regimen doesn't sting or hurt his skin.
  • A little goes a long way, this regimen may last you 2-3  months.
  • New pimples does not show up as much as compared to not using Obagi.
  • The Obagi Facial Wash has a minty feel which is refreshing to use.
  • The Obagi Pore Therapy also has a minty feel and it reduces oil.
  • The serum case probably has problems as it kept on spilling out of the packaging.
  • Other people may find this regimen too pricey.  (Personally speaking, if this works for you, then it's worth the investment.)
  • The serum may stain your clothing if you're not careful with application.  It can even stain your pillow casing.
  • The stinging, the sensitivity of your skin may cause discomfort.
  • Some people may go through peeling which may be difficult at the first few weeks.
Mr. AMW doesn't expect all his pimples or acne marks to be completely gone with this regimen as he understood he need to go through facial treatments (but of course, he's lazy to do so).  The regimen does help some of his pimples disappear at the same time, he does not oil up as much and doesn't grow new pimples as opposed to not using this regimen.

  • Use the daily foaming cleanser with warm water.
  • It pays to leave the cleanser at least 20-30 seconds before washing it off.  Be careful not to get the product into the eyes.
  • Pore therapy is best used on dry skin with a cotton pad rather than cotton balls.
  • People with sensitive skin should do a patch test first before using the products all over the face especially on the serum gel.
  • Apply a thin layer of serum gel on your first few usage as this may cause tingling sensation or even sting.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after serum application.
  • Be careful as the product may stain your clothing or pillow casing and bed sheets.  Cover them with a used shirt or cloth to prevent stains.
  • Use sunblock when you go out under the sun.  Check with your dermatologist to know how high your SPF should be.
  • If your acne is sever, do have monthly checks with your dermatologist to have your facial done.
Will he repurchase?
Yes.  I am quite surprised how he religiously use this for the past months.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who suffers severe acne but they have to go have their skin checked by a dermatologist.

Where to purchase and how much?
At Obagi Clinics for Php6,700 (approx $155.00) for the whole set.

Here's a before and after shot of Mr. AMW's skin.  Let's thank him for sharing his before and after shots as he wants to show everyone if the product is effective or not.  Please bear in mind that each individual reacts differently on the same products.

Left photo taken on September 2011, right photo taken on December 2011.  The treatment was 3 months.  As seen on photo, the scars and acne marks are still there but some have lightened up especially on the bottom part.

Keep in mind that Mr. AMW's skin is used to having salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide slathered all over his face, he does not feel any pain nor stinging sensation during treatment.

I feel for Mr. AMW as these are actually cause of a bad allergy and it became long term effect on him.  Mrs. AMW won't stop searching for the right product for him! :)

Have you tried OBAGI CLENZIderm?
Any acne skin regimen that you think would work for guys?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product was provided for review.  The review is 100% Mr. AMW's.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. hi. is it alright if i ask how much this whole set cost?

  2. @Anonymous Hi there! Price updated na! It's Php6,700 for the set :)

  3. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! I'm glad that Mr AMW is feeling better now.

  4. @gio Thanks Gio :) happy Holidays to you!

  5. I think Nu Skin's Clear Action System set works for men too. :) You can check this link for the info:

    Have a nice day!

  6. I think a set will only cost you 2300Php. Do the sets comes in different sizes now?

    1. I think you were referring to the smaller sized ones! This one comes in full size :D


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