An Intraceuticals Oxygen facial is a unique experience providing instant results you can see and feel. Known as “Hollywood’s best kept secret”, these unique Oxygen Facials are used by many celebrities, including Madonna who gives a rare endorsement saying “I love the Intraceuticals treatments and so does my face”.
O2 Intraceuticals have come up with this genius Clarity Blemish Repair Pen, with it’s unique applicator pen containing a concentrated formula to target acne blemishes, help speed up the healing process and reduce redness, without aggressively drying out the skin.
A powerful blend of active ingredients rapidly helps to reduce inflammation without dryness or flaking. The key ingredients in the pen are: Salicylic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Green Tea, Tea Tree, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid.
Anti-Contamination Applicator Tips
The unique disposable tip is designed to be replaced daily to avoid contamination, comes with 15 tips and you can buy replacements.
Use as required or twice daily onto blemishes.
O2 Intraceuticals Opulence Hydration Gel is a silky, Hyaluronic Acid rich gel that is lightweight and non greasy. This is suitable for all skin types to counteract skin dehydration and also to brighten areas of uneven pigmentation, or to just brighten your skin up.
This silky hydration complex promotes natural collagen and elastin production – visibly reducing the appearance of fine dehydration lines and improves skin texture.
A botanical brightening complex helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation, refract and disperse light, leaving skin smoothed, refreshed and radiant.
The brightening complex helps to suppress excessive melanin formation, and with regular use can help minimize dark patches of pigmentation (sunscreen must also be used at all times for any chance of success).
This concentrated multi-action Hyaluronic acid will attract and bind moisture, and has a cumulative effect on the skin’s surface, also contains essential Antioxidants to fight off free radical damage.
Some of the key ingredients in the Intraceuticals Hydration Gel, are Alpha Arbutin, Yellow Dock (both skin brighteners), Stabilized Vitamin C, High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid and Non Polymerised Hyaluronic Acid.
This is a great product for any skin type, and visibly counteracts skin dehydration. Also available is O2 Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel – which has all the benefits as above but without the botanical skin brighteners.
Madonna has been hooked on O2 Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusions after being introduced to them by her make-up artist Gina Brooke. Gina has been using the machine to improve stars complexions before photo shoots and events, and many of them cannot endorse publicly as they advertise many other products and brands!
[quote ]I love the treatments! And so does my face! – Madonna[/quote]
Hyaluronic Acid is an important ingredient in skincare products, and a favourite of mine. It is also known as HA or Sodium Hyaluronate on an ingredients list, and is part of what is know as our “Glycosaminogylcans (GAGs)”. HA is natures own moisturiser and makes up a proportion of the extracellular fluid in the Dermis. It helps keep the dermal tissues highly hydrated and is a gel-like substance in which the fibrous proteins of Collagen and Elastin are embedded – this keeps them supple and flexible and gives skin turgor and bounce.
HA is natural to the body, where it has a crucial role of lubricating us internally, mainly our skin and joints where it acts as a shock absorber. It has a very clever ability to attract and bind moisture to itself (Humectant) – and can hold up to 1000 times it’s weight in water and is known as natures sponge.
Research has shown that HA can help with wound healing and can reduce scarring on the skin. It is unlike most topical compounds as it can penetrate the epidermis to a deeper level and hydrate skin tissue and plump out fine lines. It gives skin a smoother appearance and banishes fine dehydration lines, it really is a superior moisturising ingredient.
Bill Sardi – author of “How to live to 100 without growing old” writes – “HA is a revolutionary natural molecule that stops or even reverses ageing. HA is the modern day Fountain of Youth“, he goes on to say “HA helps to erase facial ageing, lines and wrinkles and can product wound healing without scarring”. (HA taken internally as a supplement)
HA is the main ingredient used in Restylane Filler (injections) – this is an FDA approved ingredient (animal & non animal), which testifies to its safety. The main source is rooster combs, but I am sure you will be glad to know the non-animal form comes from Soy-Beans, this is the type used in most topical products.
Our Hyaluronic Acid in our skin starts to diminish once we get to around 40 years old. This is what adds to an aged appearance as we lose some of the volume in the dermis. Topical products will not replace this, but HA is still an important hydrating ingredient that’s not to be sniffed at! It has shown that if our skin is dehydrated, then some enzyme functions do not happen. Even an oily skin can benefit from HA, and there are some wonderful hydrating products to choose from, here are my favourites that have high levels of HA in the ingredient list.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster – This is a super saturated fluid that helps hydrate, smooth and miminize fine dehydration lines. This easily absorbed fluid restores moisture (without oil) and helps restore the skin’s barrier layer. This has good levels of HA and all skin types can use, either apply neat of mix into your moisturiser.
O2 Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel – This really is a favourite of mine. The whole Intraceuticals range is formulated with a patented form of HA and you can see the difference in your skin once applied. This is a concentrated, silky, moisture rich gel that counteracts skin dehydration, also has high levels of stable Vitamin C. A favourite with oily skin that is concerned with ageing, as you can use this on it’s own if most creams are too heavy.
a Antioxidant Hydramist – This is an amazing hydrating mist, packed with peptides, Vitamin C and White Tea, it really helps protect and hydrate the skin with high levels of HA. It is a refreshing spritz with the beautiful scent of Rose, you can use before moisturising or use during the day to counteract dehydrating atmospheres.
Taking HA internally in the form of a supplement has shown to have skin hydrating and plumping results, not to mention the benefits to your joints. Restoring HA plumps skin cells and restores moisture in all the tissues of the body – well worth it I think.
Viridian do excellent HA supplements as well as PURE-XP HA Elite. Jan Marini’s C-ESTAMINS also contain high levels of Hyaluronic Acid, alonside every vitamin and mineral you need for youthful skin and vitality.
It’s not just Madonna who loves the O2 Intraceuticals Oxygen facials, those gals from Sex and the City received some of the fabulous treatments on the set of the movie.
Sex & the City Makeup Artist Talks About O2 Intraceuticals
I have been a professional makeup artist for over twenty years. I have been involved in every aspect from fashion to television and feature films. I have had experience with practically every product on the market. My clients are used to the latest and greatest in skin care and makeup. I am very excited about Intraceuticals and how fantastic the treatments make the skin look.