- Oxygen is known to give skin brightness and clarity.
- Oxygen products work to calm the skin, reduce inflammation and tone blood vessels.
- Oxygen increases circulation and kills bacteria which keeps breakouts away.
- Skin that lacks proper oxygen flow looks dull and sallow. Oxygen makes the skin look vibrant and healthy.
- The skin is not an oxygen-using tissue, in fact it prefers to metabolize without oxygen. Plus skin cannot absorb it.
- Oxygen is a non-active ingredient.
- Oxygen is a gas and cannot be incorporated as a stand-alone ingredient. There is no proof that it can stay in any product.
- It's not clear that if oxygen could be added to a product it would improve the skin's appearance.
|(Malin + Goetz) detox face mask|
Winner of Allure Magazine's Editor's Choice Best of Beauty Awards (2008)
An easy 5-minute foaming gel mask: Innovative, oxygenating cleansing agents replace harsh detergents and drying clays to deep-pore-cleanse, lifting dirt, oil and make-up away from the skin without irritation, while creating a physical barrier to seal hydration. Complex amino acids and natural almond extract gently and effectively purify, clarify, balance and soothe. Stable Vitamin C, antioxidants Vitamin E and Soy Protein help firm and address concerns for aging while instantly brightening complexion.
While I like the written benefits of this mask, I fail to notice any remarkable difference to my skin after using 2 times a week for several weeks. Waiting for the mask to oxygenate is interesting, the mask comes alive with bubbles. I'll continue using this mask since the ingredient list is a complex mix of extracts and antioxidants which are beneficial to ageing skin.
|Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer|
I agree that both products offer skin benefits, but do I believe that my skin is being oxygenated by using them. I have to say I don't. Companies creating products based on simple effectiveness rather than hype suit me better. I'm not a chemist so maybe there is more to it than I am able to see. For now, just call it what it is, but where would the fun be in that?