O2 Body (Intensive) Therapy Cream (Rich Mint Fragrance)
O2 Body (Intensive) is an ultra-rich skin moisturizing and protecting cream. Oxygen, Inc.’s formula contains the most naturally protective and skin-regenerating ingredients combined with a state-of-the-art trans-dermal product delivery mechanism. Using O2 Body (Intensive) leaves your skin supple and silky-smooth. Even problem areas, like cracked, dry or flaky skin, are rapidly improved and dramatically restored. O2Body (Intensive) contains a potent and synergistic blend of natural components. Besides Squalene, Aloe Vera, Lanolin and O2 Activated Oxygen which have been described earlier, O2 Body (Intensive) contains some additional unique and beneficial ingredients such as:
Liposomes, which are microscopic, fluid-filled pouches whose walls are made of layers of phospholipids identical to the phospholipids that make up cell membranes. Liposomes were first produced in England in 1961 by Alec D. Bangham, who was studying phospholipids and blood clotting. It was found that phospholipids, when combined with water, will immediately form a sphere because one end of each molecule is water soluble, while the opposite end is water insoluble. Water-soluble medications added to the water were trapped inside the “bead” and fat-soluble medications became a part of the phospholipid layer.
The Liposomes in O2 Body (Intensive) contain phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), and Ascorbyl Palmitate (fat soluble Vitamin C), which are all potent, tissue-protecting antioxidants. These liposomes are able to transfer and deliver their active antioxidant ingredients directly into the skin where it is applied. The liposome wall is physiologically very similar to the structure of cell membranes.
When the liposome-rich O2 Body (Intensive) is applied to the skin, the liposomes are deposited on the skin itself and they begin to naturally merge with the dermal cellular membranes. In the process, the liposomes release their payload of active materials – especially their age-fighting anti-oxidants – directly into the cells. As a consequence, not only is delivery of the active ingredients very specific -- directly into the intended cells -- but the delivery takes place over a longer period of time for maximum skin health benefits.
Beeswax is a substance made by bees to build the walls of their cells. The beeswax in O2 Body (Intensive) acts as an emulsifier to soften and protect the skin. It also helps protect the skin’s vital moisture from being lost.
Walnut oil is rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated lipids, which nourish and protect the skin from dehydration and soften dry and rough areas of the skin.
The Microencapsulated beads in O2 Body (Intensive) contain dimethicone, a fine silicon compound used in fine skin care cosmetics to soothe and protect the skin from environmental irritants like common household detergents, air pollutants, etc. O2 Body (Intensive) helps bring back the softness to calloused feet, ankles, elbows and knees. An excellent therapy to help nourish extremely dry or sun damaged skin.
Ingredients Include: Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate, Purified Water, Squalene, Beeswax, Petrolatum, Lanolin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate-81, O2 Activated Oxygen, Stearic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Liposomes, Cetyl Alcohol, Walnut Oil, Whole Wheat Protein, Jojoba Oil, Microencapsulated Beads, Menthol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Fragrance.