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Obagi Offers Sunscreens for ‘5-Way Ray Defense’ Plus Drops to Rehydrate

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Obagi announced the future launch of two products—two ‘5-Way Ray Defense’ sunscreens to provide full-spectrum protection; and one presently launched Daily Hydro-Drops product to leave skin looking smoother and radiant, and feeling hydrated all day.

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The two physical sunscreens are extensions to the company’s SuzanObagiMD product line, while the Daily Hydro-Drops facial serum joins the Obagi Medical brand.

According to the company, a large number of sunscreens provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays alone. Only recently have sunscreens been capable of expanded light spectrum defense. The SuzanObagiMD Physical Defense Sunscreens, available in broad-spectrum SPF 40 and tinted SPF 50, are both rated PA++++ and reportedly defend against five light sources, including: UVA, UVB, high energy visible light (HEV) or blue light, visible light (VIS) and infrared radiation (IR)—all of which are known to accelerate the aging process.

The SuzanObagiMD Physical Defense Sunscreens are designed to be lightweight and residue-free, formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and fortified with antioxidants to defend against free radicals while preventing oxidative stress in the skin. The sunscreens are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic and reef-safe—i.e., both sunscreens are formulated without chemical sunscreen agents, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes. They also are suitable for most skin types.

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Obagi Medical Daily Hydro-Drops address consumer concerns of dull, dry, dehydrated skin and a lackluster complexion. This hydrating product is formulated with the company’s Isoplentix technology, which is said to protect and preserve each ingredient to ensure visible results for consumers, along with a sensory experience they can feel.

The Daily Hydro-Drops product incorporates vitamin B3, Abyssinian oil and hibiscus oil, along with antioxidants such as phytosterols, omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids to support the essential components of the skin's natural barrier that normally deplete over time. The facial serum provides results for a skin "pick-me-up" that leaves it looking smoother, radiant and hydrated.

Ingredients (Daily Hydro-Drops): Water (aqua), Propanediol, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Niacinamide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Castor Oil/IPDI Copolymer, Fragrance (parfum), Carbomer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Crambe Abyssinica Seed oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Seed Oil, Octocrylene, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Cellulose Gum, Homosalate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Amodimethicone, Beta-carotene (CI 40800), Green 6 (CI 61565), Violet 2 (CI 60725).

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