Obagi Nu Derm Foaming Gel Review

Recommended for normal to oily skin types, the Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel deep cleanses, freeing your skin from pollutants without damaging the skin’s moisture level, leaving your skin smoother, even and clean with an incredibly soft to the touch appeal.

An excellent alternative to Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser in step 1 of the Obagi Nu-Derm System, it combines a blend of herbs, natural cleansers, and aloe vera, giving it a fresh scent and a light feel.

Obagi Foaming Gel is soap free and perfect for scars/discolouration, oily skin and inflammatory acne.

It can be used for removing make up (even eye make up), facial oils, and daily grime, without over-drying your skin or making it feel tight.

Foams into a rich lather from just a tiny amount of the product and a little water splashed, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, open and with no residue, preventing further breakouts.

Obagi Foaming Gel is very effective for balancing and controlling oil in your T-zone area, which is usually prone to blackheads, whiteheads and large pores.

Works all year round and is just as excellent in the winter when most skin tends to get a little drier than usual.

For even better results, Obagi Foaming Gel is most potent when followed by the Obagi Nu-Derm Toner. Combining it with Retin-A treatment can also produce excellent results.


  • Works very quickly
  • Non drying
  • Non irritating
  • Non greasy compared to creamy cleansers
  • Does not leave skin dry
  • Does not leave make up traces unlike other cleansers
  • A little goes a long way


  • Harsher on the skin compared to the gentler Obagi Gentle Cleanser
  • Quite expensive but can be used sparingly to last longer