Obagi Blue Peel Vs. Philosophy Microdelivery Peel – Which’s BETTER?

Obagi Blue Peel Vs Philosopys’ Peel – Which Facial Peel Treatment is BETTER?


philosphy peel review

We’re finally about to answer this question in this post! Right off the bat, it seems like people love philosophy’s peel better, click here to read customer reviews.

As you probably know, obagis’ blue peel treatment is expensive, thats one of the reasons we prefer philosophy peel treatment, that costs a fraction of the price, but lets be fair and dive deeper into both treatments, then you can decide which one you like better.

To start, lets review obagis’ blue peel.

Obagi Blue Peel Review

Obagi Blue Peel is a chemical procedure that was introduced in order to effectively accelerate the process of skin renewal utilizing a chemical peel in conjunction with a specific color base.

This particular product is very strong and effective. Therefore, it is not sold over the counter to individuals but rather to special clinics and partners in order to ensure that the product is used properly and that improper use does not cause skin damage.

How Much Does It Cost?

Depending on the medical costs associated with the entire procedure, you can expect to pay as much as $1,500. Obviously, this means that it happens to be a very costly procedure to a lot of people. This is especially true if you need multiple sessions for the best results. The best way to determine if it’s for you is by speaking with your dermatologist and seeing what he/she says about it and whether or not you are a good candidate.

How Does It Work?

It is essentially a chemical peel which works to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scarred skin, and even smooth out uneven or blotchy skin.

It does this through the removal of the dead skin cells atop of your skin’s top layer. Because it effectively removes the cells that might be damaged at the top layer, it leaves fresher and newer looking skin with much less damage in its place. The entire process works by using chemical reagents in order to effectively penetrate the superficial skin on the top layer up to a certain limit. This limit is detected by the medical professional performing the treatment.

Because you might need more than one session, one or several peels will be applied depending on the level of damage that you might have and the amount of turnover you need.

Because the Obagi Blue Peel procedure and chemical peel contain and involve potentially dangerous chemicals if not utilized properly, it must be administered by a trained medical professional in order to avoid damaging mistakes.

What Are The Active Ingredients?

The active ingredients in the Obagi Blue Peel are primarily Trichloroacetic acid which is known as “TCA.” This acid is well known to improve the skin by effectively minimizing discoloration, wrinkles, spots, and more.

This ingredient is usually used in various quantities depending on the professional’s evaluation of the skin. This ingredient is then mixed with Obagi’s proprietary blue base which makes the entire procedure give off a blue tint once the product is on the skin at which it sits for a period of 12 to 24 hours prior to washing it off.

How To Use Obagi Blue Peel:

The actual procedure of application is not as difficult as it may seem. With that being said, a qualified skin expert must be there to apply it because they know and understand the quantity of product to place on the skin based on your skin profile.

It is simply applied to your skin within an hour. Because the procedure is handled in a professional dermatologist’s office, you will be able to discuss the various intricacies of the treatment and how many peels you are likely to need during this.

It is important to understand that you must take extra precaution and care after you get the procedure done because your skin is going to be extra susceptible to experiencing sun damage and more. Therefore, you will need to use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to properly protect your skin from getting the procedure done. The peeling should occur for around 7 to 10 days and it should be fully healed at that point.

Is It Worth It?

Overall, this is one of the most effective chemical peels on the entire market. Not only is it made by a reputable brand within the skincare industry.

It comes with excellent results. With that being said, the treatment/procedure can get very pricey if you are someone that might require more than one session of the application.

However, lets talk about the Philosophys’ peel, and why we like it better.


Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel Review

In our teams personal opinion, it is BETTER than the obagi peel. Simple as that.


microdelivery peel review

Benefits of Philosophys’ Peel Treatment Over Obagis’ Blue Peel:

  • It’s cheaper (way, way cheaper actually)  than Obagis’ blue peel, and seems to last longer, we feel it gives better value to the customer.
  • The Philosophy Peel has better customer reviews – seems like people are more satisfied with it.
  • Easier to use – our team members felt like the instructions for Philosophys’ peel are clearer, and the overall use of the treatment was easier to use and follow.

We are aware that the Philosophys’ peel review we wrote is shorter than the review we had to write on obagi blue peel, and thats the whole point.

Philosophy offers a faster, cheaper, and some claim better peeling treatment, that just makes life easier, unlike obagis’ treatment that we, like most people, feel like is complex, long, and expensive!

Our staff recommendation is this : try Philosophys peel a chance first (the price is around $50, check it here) , and if you’re not happy with the results, then go ahead and use Obagis’ blue peel, which costs up to $1500.