Review: ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi Offects Exfoliating Cleanser
While browsing for information about the Offects Exfoliating Cleanser (P2,600), one word really stood out: aggressive. The famous skin doctor, Dr. Zein Obagi, claims that the Offects line has a high concentration of ingredients compared to normal skincare. It's supposed to be potent to ensure that it works. Scary? A little. But if you have really bad skin then the newly launched Offects products may help you out.
The Offects Exfoliating Cleanser is supposed to ease oily, acne-prone skin, and blemishes. It's also for those who have a tendency to have blackheads and whiteheads and unexpected acne flare-ups. That's soooo me. Additionally, it's a great-smelling scrub that doesn't dry up my face even though it exfoliates.
I tried the Offects Exfoliating Cleanser without knowing what it's supposed to do. I wanted to be surprised, actually, and while I don't normally do this I trust the Obagi name. So did it work? My god, it did! My skin started peeling lightly a few hours after I used the cleanser! 0_0
After the peeling, my face started to look a little dull for the next couple of days. Once that phase is done though I noticed that my skin is glowing and smooth na! Amazing. It really IS potent as promised, so I really wouldn't recommend that you use this everyday. I think once a week or once every two weeks is enough. If you have terrible skin though, maybe twice a week is more appropriate for you.
I like to use this product more as a scrub than an actual facial wash; it's too intense for me. I think it's effective in removing product build-up and dead skin, two factors that contribute to acne and oily skin!
So yeah, really cool product. You can buy this Offects cleanser at Belo Medical with a prescription from your derma. Yes, it needs a prescription so you have to get a consultation there first! Btw, I don't think that the House of Obagi carries this since this is a completely different brand from HOO. I got this cleanser from Belo Medical, so I believe they're the official distributors here.