In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it is hard to keep the skin healthy and rejuvenated. Many women wear makeup all day in an environment that is highly polluted, overexpose their skin to damaging sun rays, and live with high levels of daily stress. All these factors (and more) take their toll on our skin. Lack of oxygen in our skin is one of the main reasons for dull, unhealthy and poor complexion, which is where an at home vitamin C oxygen facial comes into play.
What is a vitamin C oxygen facial?
A vitamin C oxygen facial combines the benefits of a traditional oxygen facial with the advantages of a vitamin C facial. A traditional oxygen facial is typically done in a SPA. It is a very expensive facial treatment and can take up to two hours. An oxygen facial treatment in a SPA uses a machine that sprays high pressure and highly concentrated oxygen onto the epidermis. The oxygen is used to treat visible signs of aging, cleanse the pores, kill acne bacteria and stimulate collagen growth. The treatment is favored by many celebs, and stars such as Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Olivia Coleman and even Justin Timberlake swear by them and even reportedly travel with their own oxygen facial machine.
See below how vitamin C oxygen facial works and the device you can use at home to save you time and money.
Is oxygen vital for your skin?
Yes. Oxygen is essential for every living cell and lack of oxygen eventually causes cell death. All biological processes use oxygen, and in the skin, oxygen is vital for the health and maintenance of the skin’s cells and plays a critical role in regenerating collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the two major proteins responsible for the integrity and structure of our skin. As we age, our skin loses up to 2% of collagen every year which results in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. However, when plenty of oxygen is available to the skin it boosts circulation, stimulates cell turnover and immediately results in a glowing and revitalized complexion.
Yes. Facial skin has very high levels of vitamin C since the vitamin protects it from free radicals that damage it and cause premature aging. Unfortunately, people cannot synthesize vitamin C and need to consume it orally or topically.
The primary issue with vitamin C is that its levels significantly decrease with age, and more mature skin has about 70% less vitamin C than young skin. As a result of the decrease, mature skin is more vulnerable to extrinsic factors such as UV rays, pollution and smoke and wrinkles and dark spots form with greater ease.
Traditional oxygen facials vs. skin oxygenation from within
In traditional oxygen facials high-pressure oxygen gas is sprayed on the skin from the outside. The oxygen aims to increase the levels of oxygen to the outermost layer of the skin- the epidermis.
Conversely, when the skin is oxygenated “from within”, a natural biological process from within the body is used to bring more blood and oxygen to all of the layers of the skin. In my previous company, Pollogen, I used the well documented influence of CO2 bath treatments known as the “Nauheim bath” treatments to invent the first spa treatment, that oxygenates the skin from within [see references 1-3]. This technology was coined “OxyGeneo” and was quickly adopted by the spa industry. However, in a customer survey we conducted, we discovered that only a few customers could afford the high cost of a full treatment course that included 6 weekly treatments. Most of the customers performed one or two treatments, mostly before important events like a wedding. This led me, in my new company, to invent and develop the NowMi at home vitamin C oxygen facial. Using the NowMi treatment, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a powerful oxygen facial that infuses pure vitamin C into your skin, in the comfort of your own home and at a much more attractive price than its spa equivalent.
NowMi Pro: Vitamin C oxygen facial device at home
With the NowMi Pro kit you get 6 weekly vitamin C anti-aging oxygen facial treatments that you can perform anywhere, anytime! This lets you save valuable time and instead of going to the spa, you can bring the spa treatment to your home. Best of all, you can save money since the kit costs a fraction of its spa equivalent.
The NowMi Pro treatment:
The NowMi Pro treatment enables you to perform weekly spa oxygenation treatments as well as daily facial cleansing.
The complete NowMi Pro kit contains:
• 1 NowMi Pro Personal Sonic Device
• 6 Pure Vitamin C effervescent tablets for six weekly treatments
• 1 NowMi lubricant gel tube containing vitamin E and hyaluronic acid
• 1 NowMi facial cleansing gel tube for daily facial cleansing containing vitamin B3, B5, E
• USB charger
The NowMi Pro weekly treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly treatment uses a vitamin C effervescent tablet combined with a lubricant gel. When these two ingredients are mixed, they create a chemical reaction that forms millions of CO2 micro-bubbles on the surface of the facial skin.
The NowMi effervescent tablet contains 50% vitamin C, citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. During treatment, it is dissolved by the lubricant gel, and salt, CO2 and water are released.
When the body is bombarded with high levels of CO2 is responds by sending oxygen rich blood cells to the treatment area. This response is called the Bohr effect and has been scientifically proven. The body releases oxygen from the hemoglobin and ‘oxygenates itself from within’. As a result of the oxygenation, there is a marked increase in blood flow within the capillaries and the cells are able to optimally absorb the active ingredients.
The weekly NowMi Pro facial treatment performs several actions on the skin- it exfoliates it, oxygenates it, and infuses it with vitamin C, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid which results in glowing healthy skin, and protects it with powerful antioxidants.
NowMi Pro daily treatment
The NowMi Pro sonic device has super soft silicone bristles for your daily facial cleansing. You are able to increase/decrease the sonic vibrations using the little + or – . This kit also comes with a cleansing gel loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals. The NowMi Pro device thoroughly cleanses the skin and removes all unwanted makeup, dirt and oil.
Furthermore, the NowMi Pro device emits 6,000 sonic pulses per minute. The sonic energy helps the cleansing gel to penetrate and deeply clean all of the pores. Research has shown that cleansing the skin with sonic energy is up to 6 times for effective than hand washing.
- Oxygeneo®—A Unique Three-in-one Treatment of Exfoliation, Infusion, and Oxygenation via the Bohr Effect and TriPollar™ Radiofrequency for Skin Rejuvenation, Deanna Diaz et.al. J Clinical Aesthetic Dermatol. 2017 Nov; 10(11): 22–25.
- Effect of Carbon Dioxide Facial Therapy on Skin Oxygenation, Rachel Seidel BA and Ronald Moy MD FAAD, JDD September 2015 | Volume 14 | Issue 9
- A Novel Platform for Skin Revitalization Based on Unique OxyGeneo Technology, Alex Levenberg, M.D. and Uri Shpolansky, Ph.D.