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No matter what age or what skin type we have, having a good skincare regime is essential to achieving clear skin – and who doesn’t want that? To ensure your skincare routine is working for you, it is crucial to have the right ingredients in your products. For example, if you have dull skin, introduce vitamin C or if you are struggling with black and whiteheads, use AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid).
Another “ingredient” we love is oxygen. It is the most important element for human life and apart from keeping us alive, oxygen is also great for your skin.
Skin Inc Oxy-Recharge Bubble Mask, $76
“Oxygen infused skincare products are quite trendy now, and users reportedly see instant results,” says Dr. Ram, Medical Director of The Wellness Clinic. One example is Skin Inc’s Oxy Recharge Bubble Mask, which is a three-in-one mask that helps to recharge, detox and act as a peel in just one minute. The mask uses the science behind the brand’s oxygen facial together with potent active ingredients like Activated Carbon Perfluoro, powerful antioxidants like Japanese yuzu and green tea extracts, skin-soothing agents like licorice and chamomile, and an exfoliating co-polymer to deliver oxygen to the skin, accelerate skin repair and detoxify.
Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask, $14, Sephora
Another example would be Glamglow’s Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask, which is a carbonated mask that effectively removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup buildup. Apply the translucent sheet mask on a damp face and smooth it firmly on to activate the oxygenating microbubbles. The black bamboo charcoal sheet is infused brand’s Green Tea Teaoxi technology and the essential amino acid l-arginine to boost radiance, cleanse and nourish.
According to Dr. XY Lum of IDS Clinic, oxygen has healing and antibacterial properties and can help to fight inflammation. Which is great if you are living in an environment where air pollution is prevalent. With its healing properties, oxygen helps to lighten dark spots and pigmentation, keep skin firm and minimise fine lines. Essentially, oxygen is important to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Besides skincare products, facial companies have also started utilising oxygen into their treatments. The Art Pure Oxygen Facial Therapy ($180) at Art by Verita Medispa is one facial treatment that uses oxygen to help improve skin’s condition. It is a calming and soothing facial treatment that uses nanotechnology to infuse pure oxygen, therapeutic antioxidants and skin rejuvenating peptides within the skin. It also plays an important role in skin repair as the combination of oxygen and active ingredients help to activate the skin’s ability to self-heal. We tried it and were very impressed as we could see immediate results post-treatment. Skin tone was visibly more even, brighter and more radiant.
This article first appeared in Female.