Let me introduce you to one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets to owning the Red Carpet, a Kim K approved beauty staple, and my favorite way to prep for a Bumble date, the Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial. This is the treatment I did on the lovely Monica, which was the perfect way to prep her skin before her photoshoot.
This specialized beauty treatment is designed to replenish the levels of oxygen in your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance to your face. Several celebrities tout the amazing benefits of oxygen facials. Madonna swears by them! Kate Middleton is rumored to have had an oxygen facial before the royal wedding, and it’s a well-known fact that the Victoria Secret models have it done back stage before they walk in the infamous fashion show.
So, what exactly is an oxygen facial and what makes them so beneficial?
Before the treatment, the skin is cleansed and exfoliated to get rid of any surface impurities. I chose to do dermaplaning for the exfoliation portion, because it has the added benefit of temporarily removing the vellus hair, resulting in a smooth complexion and perfect canvas to apply makeup.
Next, pressurized oxygen is used to infuse a specialty serum which is based on your specific skin care needs. The key ingredient is the low molecular weight hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring moisturizer – that penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin. The smaller-sized molecules along with the high pressure allow the serum to penetrate more readily into the skin. In addition to the hyaluronic acid, these specialty serums contain a blend of antioxidants, botanical extracts, and peptides, all the essential nutrients your skin craves. We conclude the treatment with topical application of layering products.
The procedure takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes, making the oxygen facial an ideal treatment for a quick pick-me-up. There are several treatments that can be tailored to your individual needs!
In addition to being a relaxing way to pamper yourself, oxygen facials provide the following key benefits:
- Promotes skin rejuvenation – The infusion of oxygen and vitamins into the skin helps plump up facial features and restore volume and firmness to skin that has lost elasticity.
- Detox the skin – Everyday toxins like air pollution and cigarette smoke rob the skin of much-needed oxygen.
After an Oxygen facial, you can expect to see a more refreshed and rejuvenated complexion. One that makes you look well-rested with a just-back-from-vacation glow. For this reason, the oxygen facial is perfect before special occasions when you want to look your best without any downtime.