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Why does our skin need oxygen? According to the blogger JustSkin, oxygen creams are far more effective than they may first sound.
Oxygen, first and foremost, is used to provide energy to skin cells. It also acts as an anti-bacterial agent.
Some bacteria cannot live in the presence of oxygen (they’re called anaerobic bacteria). The bacteria that causes acne (Propionibacterium acnes) is one of them. Oxygen kills this bacteria.
The presence of oxygen inside a pore (an unclogged pore) prevents the growth of bacteria. But when a pore is clogged (impacted with sebum and dead skin cells), oxygen cannot get through.
This is when bacteria inside pores thrive and grow, contributing to acne. (You can learn more about what causes acne here.)
Oxygen is therefore useful for treating acne and rosacea.
Topical oxygen is also beneficial for aging skin. When we age, cell processes slow down. Just as our movements become slower, our cells also become sluggish.
That is largely due to slower repair of whatever’s been damaged. And cellular waste not being removed as efficiently and accumulating inside cells. (You can read more about how cellular garbage contributes to skin aging here.)
More oxygen means more energy is produced, and this in turn means there is more energy to do things like repair aging cells and remove waste.
This is why some oxygen products have the word “energizing” in their name or product description.
Guinot Creme Bioxygene Face Cream’s main function is helping skin absorb more oxygen for a radiant, healthy complexion. Protects the skin from pollution and harmful environmental effect like stress and even smoking. Provides the skin with long-lasting moisture.
Just use like a normal moisturiser once in the morning, and once at night.
The active components of this cream include:
– Pro-Oxygène®: boosts the oxygenation of skin cells.
– Hydrocyte Complex – intensely moisturizes the skin.
– Vitamin E – anti-free radical properties.