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Writer Tanya Balwani.

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Writer Tanya Balwani.


Healthy skin that breathes 

“The layering replenishes the moisture that is so crucial”

Long gone are the days when a lone moisturiser did the trick, not when we need to turn back the clock, combat impurities, detox and promote collagen – the list goes on – all at once: introducing oxygen-fused products for the face and one such expert, Intraceuticals.

A pioneer in bringing ‘high-tech skincare’ to our vanities, the Australian company was founded in 2002, gaining international recognition across more than 22 countries. This success is partly thanks to Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials – infusions of 90 to 95 per cent pure oxygen under hyperbaric pressure. Though the technology has been around for more than two decades, it remains one of the most popular non-invasive treatments sought after by superstars like Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Gisele Bündchen for making the skin appear plumper as well as eliminating signs of ageing, sagginess, visible pores and dark circles.

With the hustle and bustle of city-goers in mind, Intraceuticals’ global ambassador Gina Brooke understands not everyone has the luxury of going for a regular oxygenrecharge. The next best thing is the brand’s star serums, which she says “provides a cocktail of vitamins and nutrients to the skin. All thanks to a vital constituent of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid.”

Hyaluronic acid is the skin’s natural moisture factor and is the secret to retaining a youthful, supple glow. Its depletion with age, however, becomes the source of wrinkles, lines and elasticity loss.

The serums use the three-fold method of stacking molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. The first step – a low-weight molecular serum – revives the skin; followed by the hydrating medium weight hyaluronic gel for a youthful glow. The final step is the moisture binding cream, heaviest in molecular weight, for its ability to lock in moisture and protect the skin.

This intra-layering of hyaluronic acid “acts as a tall glass of water”, says Brooke, explaining that the spotlight products are categorised into the Rejuvenate, Clarity, Atoxelene and Opulence lines, tailored to dry, acne-prone, mature and hyperpigmented skin respectively.

“The layering replenishes the moisture that is so crucial to revitalise skin’s outer layers to instantly hydrate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving supple hydrated skin. Intraceuticals has formulated specific oxygen treatments that cater to a broad range of concerns.”

Promising immediately visible results in less than 20 minutes and designed to prolong the effects of an oxygen facial, Brooke recommends the regime before an occasion: “I especially love the skincare range while prepping the skin on a photo shoot or a red-carpet event because the results are instant.”


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