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SKINclusion – Finding your skin type

Obagi’s SKINclusion

A global awareness initiative celebrating diversity and inclusion.

In May 2019, Obagi made a commitment to elevate the global dialogue about diversity and inclusion, starting the conversation to spark actions that are more inclusive. Now, two year’s on, Obagi continue to promote acknowledging your unconscious biases, and are proud of the 30-year legacy, providing effective, science-based skin care products for all skin tones

Did you know? Obagi were the first professional skincare company to specifically design clinical research protocols to include all six Fitzpatrick skin types.

The Fitzpatrick Scale was founded in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick and is widely used to describe the most common tanning behaviour of various skin types, categorising them into six.

Identifying your Fitzpatrick Skin Type can help you find the best suited skincare products for you skin.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 1 (I)

Skin Type I is the palest in skin colour, typically with freckles, and always burns, never tanning when exposed to the sun.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 2 (II)

Skin Type II will minimally tan, but usually burns.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 3 (III)

Skin Type III will tan uniformly, sometimes resulting in mild sun burn.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 4 (IV)

Skin Type IV tans well, is moderately brown in colour and minimally burns.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 5 (V)

Skin Type V rarely burns and tans very easily, typically dark brown in colour.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type 6 (VI)

Skin Type VI never burns, and is deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown in colour.

Contact your nearest Obagi Clinic using our Clinic Finder for product-specific advice, and join the conversation on social media @obagiuk #SKINclusion

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