CLENZIderm M.D.

OBAGI CLENZIderm

Obagi CLENZIderm MD System targets acne-prone skin to promote a clearer, healthier complexion. The purifying cleanser removes excess oil and other impurities that contribute to acne breakouts with 2% salicylic acid. The toner gently exfoliates with 2% salicylic acid with to unclog pores. The lotion targets acne bacteria with 5% benzoyl peroxide, healing existing blemishes and preventing future breakouts.

The CLENZIderm M.D. SYSTEM can provide visible reductions in acne lesions in as little as 1 week

  • Salicylic acid unclogs pores and exfoliates skin

  • Benzoyl peroxide helps eliminate bacteria on the skin’s surface

  • Removes excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture


CLENZIderm M.D. Before & Week 12. Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.


Here’s how it works

P. acnes—the bacteria that causes acne— flourishes deep in the pores, making it difficult to reach. CLENZIderm M.D. with 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is uniquely formulated to target acne at the source.

Daily Care Foaming Cleanser (2% salicylic acid)

A light, foaming acne cleanser with 2% salicylic acid and cooling menthol to wash away impurities, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed.

  1. Dispense a nickel-size amount of cleanser and massage over your entire face using warm water
  2. Rinse skin thoroughly and pat dry
  3. Wait 10 to 15 minutes to allow your skin to dry completely before applying other products
  4. Because this product may dry your skin, start with 1 cleansing daily, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by your doctor
  5. If dryness or peeling becomes excessive or bothersome, reduce cleansing to once a day or every other day

Pore Therapy (2% salicylic acid)

Refreshing treatment that unclogs and refines pores and clears away dead skin cells with 2% salicylic acid, for the treatment of acne.

  1. Shake the bottle well before dispensing
  2. After cleansing, place a cotton ball or pad over the pump well and pump 2 to 3 times to saturate, then cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily
  3. Because this product may dry your skin, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by your doctor
  4. Allow the product to air-dry completely; do not rinse off
  5. If dryness or peeling becomes excessive or bothersome, reduce application to once a day or every other day

Therapeutic Lotion (5% BPO)

Lightweight lotion with 5% BPO uniquely formulated to deliver medication deep within the pores, where acne starts.

  1. After cleansing and applying Pore Therapy, cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily
  2. Because this product may dry your skin, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by your doctor
  3. If dryness or peeling becomes excessive or bothersome, reduce application to once a day or every other day
  4. Wash your hands thoroughly after application, as this product may bleach hair and dyed fabrics
  5. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure; if going outside, apply a sunscreen after using this product

Samantha discusses how Obagi has helped treat cystic acne:

Samantha Schuerman discusses how she uses OBAGI CLENZIderm and OBAGI Sunshield to treat Cystic Acne.

OBAGI CLENZIderm M.D. System is available by prescription only (please CONTACT Dr Knight directly for a consultation). OBAGI CLENZIderm Daily Foaming Cleanser is available to purchase without prescription from our online store. Please contact Dr Knight for advice on how to use this product effectively for your skin type.


Photo Diary using OBAGI CLENZIderm M.D. SYSTEM: