Obagi Nu Derm Clear lotion review

Obagi Nu-Derm Clear is a bleaching and correcting cream, an essential component of therapeutic cascade and an important preparation step (step 3 of 6) in the Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Health Restoration Program.

Ideal for people with blemishes, photo damaged skin, uneven skin color / discoloration, age spots, liver spots, sun spots, hyper-pigmentation, melasma (brown spots from pregnancy), acne scars, and unwanted freckles.

Obagi Clear lotion is formulated with hydroquinone (a bleaching agent) as the active ingredient in an activating base to suppress the overproduction of melanin and prevent the side effects associated with hyper-pigmentation.

When used continuously and faithfully, Obagi Clear lotion will make your skin smoother and clearer, with a healthy, even glow. You might even feel confident enough to walk out the door without wearing any make up.

The glycerin in Obagi Clear boosts the skin’s natural protection by attracting the right level of moisture needed by the skin while the lactic acid softens proteins and increases cell turnover to renew and reveal smoother, softer, radiant skin.
Obagi Clear may work better when used together with the Obagi Nu Derm Blender / Obagi Nu Derm Tretinoin Cream combo.

While Obagi Clear lotion is a great solution, a little exposure to the sun and no protection can easily see the spots of uneveness returning, so try and protect your skin all the same or simply use Obagi Clear every 3 days to maintain your beautiful skin.

Please apply as instructed as inadequate use of hydroquinone can cause irreversible damage to the skin especially for dark-skinned people.


  • clears spots and evens skin color as claimed
  • good for normal to oily skin
  • lasting results
  • does not cause irritation
  • no chemical smell


  • quite expensive but worth it
  • does not absorb quickly
  • may cause redness and peeling at first
  • not good for pregnant or nursing women
  • results may take more than 2 weeks but its worth the wait