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Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:08 pm      Reply with quote
Hi,

I've tried Cellfood's Oxygen Gel over my other skin potions at night because it was on sale at Sprouts a while ago and I was gullible enough to believe what the pamphlets about the product said... Then one of my friends who is an aesthetician told me I'm damaging my skin by putting the oxygen gel on it, as it creates free radicals (or something along those lines...).
A couple of weeks ago I had my second fractional non-ablative laser skin procedure on my forehead, and the medical aesthetician used an oxygen cream on my skin post-treatment. I told her my concerns, and she said that the oxygen cream is good for you because it helps drive the other actives you put on your skin into the skin cells... Based on her claims, I thought it may work like liposomal aloe gel (vs regular aloe gel, i.e. the form factor influences the absorption), for example:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19915322
(I know oxygen gel and liposomal aloe gel are not the same thing or even related, but I'm trying to give an example of how a certain form factor (think nanotechnology, particle size), or another substance can help the absorption of skin actives, etc)

So now I am really confused. Confused Are oxygen gels/creams safe for your skin or not?

By the way, does anyone know where to find liposomal aloe gel?
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Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:26 am      Reply with quote
I have been using Karen Herzog's oxygen creams for about 3 years now and I have not noticed any damaging results. I find her products keep my skin clear and glowing. My pores are hardly noticeable. You can go on her website and read about the science behind oxygen creams. Her website is highly informative.
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Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:54 pm      Reply with quote
Another rave here for VK2 (oxygen cream) from Karin Herzog - LOVE Love Love it. I'm a long time user (I switch out every now and then but I'm back - I always love the results with no reaction to my oily skin). Her eye cream has been my favorite since the beginning. There are many celebrities who use it also.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:27 am      Reply with quote
fitgineer wrote:
Hi,

I've tried Cellfood's Oxygen Gel over my other skin potions at night because it was on sale at Sprouts a while ago and I was gullible enough to believe what the pamphlets about the product said... Then one of my friends who is an aesthetician told me I'm damaging my skin by putting the oxygen gel on it, as it creates free radicals (or something along those lines...).
A couple of weeks ago I had my second fractional non-ablative laser skin procedure on my forehead, and the medical aesthetician used an oxygen cream on my skin post-treatment. I told her my concerns, and she said that the oxygen cream is good for you because it helps drive the other actives you put on your skin into the skin cells... Based on her claims, I thought it may work like liposomal aloe gel (vs regular aloe gel, i.e. the form factor influences the absorption), for example:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19915322
(I know oxygen gel and liposomal aloe gel are not the same thing or even related, but I'm trying to give an example of how a certain form factor (think nanotechnology, particle size), or another substance can help the absorption of skin actives, etc)

So now I am really confused. Confused Are oxygen gels/creams safe for your skin or not?

By the way, does anyone know where to find liposomal aloe gel?


I wouldn't be safe if it actually worked, but it doesn't so no worry. Your skin is exposed 24/7 to 20% oxygen, and it, along with UV, is responsible for aging of skin. More is not better, its worse. They tell you its works by splitting water into O2 and H+. Plants do that - its called photosynthesis. But there are no simple ways to do photosynthesis in human skin. Read this wiki on water splitting if you want to know the science:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_splitting

Now if they have perfected photocatalytic water splitting in human skin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photocatalytic_water_splitting

That would be something special.

It's basically an aloe vera product with a layer of pseudoscience woven in, as far as i can tell. oh, they brag about minerals, etc. Those are the common trace minerals in tap water.

BTW if you s could split water like they say they do, ot would not be the 02 that would be helpful, it would be the H+ (hydrogen)> Why is that? because hydrogen is the most efficient ANTIOXIDANT in nature. it binds 02 to produce what? That's right - water. So this water splitting is not where you want to go - you want to detox 02 to create nice, safe water.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:39 pm      Reply with quote
From everything I've read, I'm leaning towards a big no for oxygenated products. Same goes for benzyl peroxide for the same reason. Classic case of short term gain with long term consequences- I do not believe less than 5 years would be an adequate measure of the harm this is causing.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:25 pm      Reply with quote
DrJ wrote:

I wouldn't be safe if it actually worked, but it doesn't so no worry. Your skin is exposed 24/7 to 20% oxygen, and it, along with UV, is responsible for aging of skin. More is not better, its worse. They tell you its works by splitting water into O2 and H+. Plants do that - its called photosynthesis. But there are no simple ways to do photosynthesis in human skin. Read this wiki on water splitting if you want to know the science:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_splitting

Now if they have perfected photocatalytic water splitting in human skin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photocatalytic_water_splitting

That would be something special.

It's basically an aloe vera product with a layer of pseudoscience woven in, as far as i can tell. oh, they brag about minerals, etc. Those are the common trace minerals in tap water.

BTW if you s could split water like they say they do, ot would not be the 02 that would be helpful, it would be the H+ (hydrogen)> Why is that? because hydrogen is the most efficient ANTIOXIDANT in nature. it binds 02 to produce what? That's right - water. So this water splitting is not where you want to go - you want to detox 02 to create nice, safe water.


I was hoping you'd chime in with some science, DrJ! Thank you Very Happy
So liposomal aloe gel is a waste of money as well...
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