Retinol is known as an antidote for lines and wrinkles, but that’s not all this powerful ingredient can do! Many myths underplay the multiple skincare benefits of retinol. Let’s do some myth-busting.
Fact: It’s oh too obvious (O2 obvious) that we need oxygen to survive.
And skin does, too. Your skin depends on oxygen to stay healthy and youthful-looking. Oxygenated skin looks hydrated, tight and bright, with less inflammation and lower risk of breakouts. However, low oxygen levels in skin can trigger dehydration, wrinkles, sagging, uneven skin tone, inflammation, blemishes, and other signs of free radical damage.
But to oxygenate skin, it’s not enough for us to breathe oxygen into our lungs through our nose or mouth. Studies have shown that the skin’s direct uptake of oxygen from the AIR has a big impact on the oxygen supply of the epidermis, which is the protective skin surface that helps deflect damage from external aggressors.
Even more surprising, researchers have concluded that oxygen from the AIR can be absorbed by surface skin layers to a depth of 0.25-0.40 mm.* Why is that noteworthy? Because atmospheric oxygen also impacts the underlying dermis, which is composed of collagen, elastin, and other components that give skin its flexibility, tautness, and strength. That means if your skin is starving for oxygen, then collagen and elastin are suffering, too, which shows up in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging, and other signs of visible skin aging.
Ionized Oxygen Infuser helps boost the amount of skin-saving oxygen that enters the skin topically. This easy-to-use beauty tool takes up oxygen from the air as it micronizes and oxygenates active ingredients in water-based skincare. These micronized, oxygenated particles are then instantly absorbed by the skin in an ultra-fine mist. When used with expertly formulated Oh My Glow Activator and Oh My Glow Serum (aka The Glow Team), Ionized Oxygen Infuser instantly volumizes, fills in lines, hydrates, and creates a coveted “glass skin” radiance.
Again, it’s oh too (O2 obvious)… What better way to saturate skin with oxygen, while cooling and refreshing the face AND body? Discover Ionized Oxygen Infuser and The Glow Team.
Now that daily face masks are finally coming off, it’s time to double down on treating breakouts and lingering “maskne” issues. For year-round blemish control, check out these lifestyle and product tips. How many of them are you already doing?
What's better for skin, natural ingredients or chemicals?
Wait—that's a trick question. Have you ever heard of "dihydrogen monoxide"? Sounds like an intimidating chemical, but it's just a fancy term for regular water, H2O. In fact, every substance is made of chemicals—YES, even plants. That's because any chemical is made up of atoms and molecules, which can occur naturally or can also be synthesized artificially.
Did you know that an essential anti-aging ingredient is already deep within your skin? Naturally found in the skin's extracellular matrix where collagen is located, hyaluronic acid is like your own personal fountain of youth—responsible for keeping skin plump, firm, and youthful-looking.
Plant science is growing. The burgeoning trend of plant stem cells has firmly rooted itself in skin care products, thanks to ever-increasing advances in skin care science. In fact, technology married with the potential of botanical actives can exponentially change the face of skin care.
One of the exciting things about the beauty industry is that it constantly evolves as unusual ingredients, new products, and fascinating techniques for rejuvenating the face are discovered and shared. The increasing popularity of trends from other countries has revolutionized what happens in our own salons. What makes the beauty industry even more wonderful is the "surprise factor" of many of these trends! Here are some of the most striking and attention-grabbing techniques, products, and ingredients whose popularity originated in the East and are infiltrating spas in the West.