Feeling Blue? Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a new, easy-to-use peel that provides instant glowing results for all skin types with little downtime, according to Obagi Medical Products. Salicylic acid-based, Blue Peel Radiance utilizes a blend of acids and other ingredients for a combination that exfoliates, evens skin tone, and improves overall complexion. In a recent clinical assessment, 92 percent of patients saw an improvement in their skin texture after just one peel. Blue Peel Radiance is for inoffice procedures only.

New Vitamin A Complex. Tri-Retinol ES over-the-counter vitamin A complex from SkinMedica is designed to enhance skin tone, texture, and firmness, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, they say. Containing three forms of Vitamin A, Tri-Retinol Complex ES uses the company's Microsponge delivery system, which gradually releases retinoids over time to minimize potential irritation. In a clinical study with female patients ages 35-65, patients receiving Tri-Retinol Complex ES experienced significant reductions in all conditions assessed at weeks 8 and 12, compared to baseline, with improvements in peri-orbital and perioral firmness, skin tone, and skin brightness. Similar results were found for prescription tretinoin 0.025%.

Wash and Go. A new foam formulation of benzoyl peroxide offers a new treatment for truncal acne. BenzEFoam Ultra 9.8% (Onset Therapeutics/ PreCision Dermatology) has an emollient foam base intended for quick and easy application to the trunk, including hair-bearing skin. The Delevo emollient foam technology is also featured in the original BenzEFoam formulation. Data demonstrate benefit from a short-contact wash-off regimen. Marketer PreCision Dermatology, Inc. was formed in December through a spin-out of Onset Therapeutics.