Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet

10.17.2012, 11:11 CDT | Posted In: Skin Care

Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet

How many skin care products do you have in your medicine cabinet that you currently don’t use? It was reported that 1 in 3 women clean out their medicine cabinet less than once every two years, and more than one-third of women have 20+ products in their medicine cabinet.* Cosmetics and skin care products do have shelf lives. No one wants to reach into a medicine cabinet and use a product because its prime has passed.

Changing with the seasons

Fall is a time for changing colors. That favorite pink lipstick that plays up your sun-kissed glow today should not be kept until next summer! Many people buy multiple products, but if you haven’t used them in a few weeks, what are the chances you’ll use them again? If products are kept too long, their physical and chemical properties may change, and they may even cause breakouts.1  Now’s the time to clear out products that are past their expiration date. Also check for tell-tale signs━if there’s a change in color or smell, it’s best to toss any makeup or skin care products.2

Choose quality over quantity

It’s time to invest in quality skin care. Why dabble in passing trends or numerous products when you can trust the #1 physician-dispensed skin care system, Obagi® Nu-Derm®**. Streamline your routine with this complete, all-in-one skin care system. It includes a cleanser, toner, exfoliating lotion, dark spot correcting formula, and sunscreen that work together and complement each other to help reveal beautiful, healthy-looking skin. Talk with your doctor to see if Nu-Derm is right for you. See Important Safety Information for Nu-Derm Clear and Blender below.

Streamline your products

Invest in a product that multitasks, such as the ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex™ Serum. This refreshing eye serum does double duty: it helps diminish the appearance of fine lines PLUS it includes caffeine to help reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness.

Congrats on making over your medicine cabinet. Decluttering sure feels great. Next stop? Your cosmetic bag!

*From a 2012 survey conducted by RedShift on Vaseline’s behalf of 1000 women across the United States.

1. Evans S. How long do you keep your beauty and makeup products? WebMD Web site. Accessed August 28, 2012.
2. Cosmetic and makeup dangers. WebMD Web site. Accessed August 28, 2012.

**Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. As an effective, non-prescription alternative learn about the Nu-Derm Fx System.

Important Safety Information for Nu-Derm Clear, Blender, and Sunfader

People with prior history of sensitivity or allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients should not use it. The safety of topical hydroquinone use during pregnancy or in children (12 years and under) has not been established.

Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, or lips. In case of accidental contact, patient should rinse eyes, nose, mouth, or lips with water and contact physician.

Sunscreen use is an essential aspect of hydroquinone therapy because even minimal sunlight exposure sustains melanocytic activity.

Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.

Treatment should be limited to relatively small areas of the body at one time since some patients experience a transient skin reddening and a mild burning sensation, which does not preclude treatment.

Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with topical hydroquinone. It is also not known whether hydroquinone can cause fetal harm when used topically on a pregnant woman or affect reproductive capacity. It is not known to what degree, if any, topical hydroquinone is absorbed systemically. Topical hydroquinone should be used on pregnant women only when clearly indicated.

Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether topical hydroquinone is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Caution is advised when topical hydroquinone is used by a nursing mother.

Pediatric Usage: Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 12 years have not been established.

Use of the product should be discontinued if hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients is noted.

Please see Prescribing Information for Clear, Blender, and Sunfader.

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