What is it: Something has us tuning in to American Idol week after week, and it’s not the rising talent. Rather it’s a certain red carpet diva’s ever youthful, glowing skin. How does Jennifer Lopez do it? Turns out oxygen facials are Hollywood’s best kept secret to getting photo op ready. They’ve also become a popular fashion week beauty fix, and how in-the-know brides-to-be prep for their big day–even Kate Middleton is said to have enjoyed one just before her wedding. And Madonna is reportedly such a fan of Intraceuticals oxygen treatments, she owns her own machine. Naomi Campbell and Victoria’s Secret beauty Miranda Kerr are also fans.
How it works: The non-invasive treatment hydrates, firms and tones skin by delivering concentrated serums deep into layers of the skin using pressurized oxygen, for dewy, healthy looking skin. Expect what feels like a soothing, cool mist being sprayed across your face, as your skin is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamins and antioxidants to combat the effects of aging and environmental abuse. The result: Radiant, plumped up skin that looks fresh for days.
A variety of infusions address every skin type, from aging to acne-prone skin. “Our Anti-Aging Infusion is the most popular,” says Christina McDougall, spa director at The Spa at The Old Mill Inn in Toronto. “You receive the benefit of the hydration from the Rejuvenate Infusion and the firming, plumping and lifting action of the Atoxelene around the eyes, nose and forehead. Clients are amazed with the results.”
Although results are immediate, the system works cumatively, says McDougall. “We recommend a series of 6 infusions, no longer than 7 days apart, as well as maintaining a good home care routine,” she says. The skin care line includes a cleanser, eye contour gel, hydration gel and moisturizer, as part of a daily regimen that helps keep up results between treatments. ”Clients will come in every 6 to 8 weeks for a top up,” says McDougall. Hey, if it’s good enough for JLo…
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