O2 Soft Rich Body Hydrating and Moisturizing Therapy Cream (Virtually Unscented) No matter how much moisture you give the skin, it’s never enough. Dryness is the most common skin problem. O2 Soft discourages skin dryness and reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles and fine lines. O2 Soft 's moisturizers help activate and reactivate tissue regeneration by restoring lipids.
O2 Soft deluxe oxygenated body moisture cream, is a delicate, non-greasy cream created specifically to dynamically protect the skin while providing nutrients and moisture against today's drying and skin-aging environmental conditions.
Here’s some of the key ingredients in O2 Soft:
Squalene is a naturally-occurring oil found in several foods including olive oil and wheat germ oil, some meats, and some fish oils. It is also a naturally occurring substance in human sebum. Humans cannot live without squalene because we use squalene as a basic building block to make hormones and other substances in our bodies. Squalene helps to discourage the growth of bacteria that can block normal cell development. At the same time, Squalene’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from the harmful effects of sun, winter cold, smoke and pollution. Because Squalane is so microscopically fine, it is easily absorbed deep into the dermal layers of the skin with amazing quickness. This smooth, deep penetration assists in the acceleration of new cell growth.
Hazelnut Oil is unique in that two fatty acids make up 90% of its composition. Both unsaturated, these acids make this oil one of the most highly prized unsaturated vegetable oils. It has a delicious yet subtle "nutty" aroma, and is absorbed easily by the skin. It is recommended for oily, and acne-prone skin, and is a valuable moisturizer for all skin types. It makes a good astringent facial toner, and is said to stimulate blood circulation and penetrates the skin more deeply than other oils, nourishing the skin layers. Gentle and non-greasy, it is a lightweight oil that offers vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins.
Apricot Kernal Oil is similar to Sweet Almond Oil, but is lighter and more easily absorbed by the skin. It is smooth, lightweight and high in vitamin A and minerals, and it contains 34% Linoleic Acid. It also contains the highest content of nitrilosides (also known as vitamin B-17 or laetrile) in the plant world. It is good for all skin types, but preferred by many practitioners for prematurely aged skin or skin that is dry or inflamed. It does not leave an oily film on the skin. A European study showed that the skin looses more water when it has low levels of Linoleic Acid (an Omega 6 essential fatty acid) present in its tissue. There also seems to be a link between low Linoleic Acid and the formation of acne. For these reasons, Apricot Kernel Oil is recommended for mature, dry and acne skin.
Sesame Seed Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. It is naturally antibacterial for common skin pathogens, (like staphylococcus and streptococcus,) as well as common skin fungi, (like athlete's foot fungus). It is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Research shows that this oil will neutralize oxygen free radicals in the tissues beneath the skin. It penetrates into the skin quickly and enters the blood stream through the capillaries. It also helps sufferers of psoriasis and dry skin ailments. Sesame seed oil absorbs quickly and penetrates through the tissues to keep the skin supple and soft.
It heals and protects areas with mild scrapes, cuts and abrasions, it helps tighten facial skin, particularly around the nose, controlling the usual enlargement of pores as skin ages chronologically and it helps control eruptions (and neutralizes the poisons) that develop both on the surface and in the pores.
Walnut oil is rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated lipids that nourish and protect the skin from dehydration and soften dry and rough areas of the skin. Jojoba Oil is usually referred to as an "oil" yet it is chemically a liquid waxey ester. Jojoba oil increases the skin’s surface suppleness and reduces skin dryness for hours. Moreover, unlike most glyceride based oils or lanolin, Jojoba oil is readily absorbed into the skin, leaving skin feeling smooth and soft.
Two of the remarkable natural compounds in Chamomile are bisabolol and chamazulene, both reduce joint and muscle inflammation. The compound bisabolol counteracts inflammation by inhibiting granulomas (masses of granulation tissue) that are produced as a result of inflammation. Chamazulene reduces inflammation by inhibiting the release of histamine and by inhibiting the production of inflammatory leukotrienes.
Green Tea, a powerful antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic because of its high levels of polyphenols. These polyphenols are 40 times stronger than those found in Vitamin C and 20 times stronger than Vitamin E. Polyphenols have radioprotective action, are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor and anti-parasitic.
Glycerin attracts moisture from the air helping keep skin moist. Remarkably, glycerin continually attracts moisture from the atmosphere to keep the skin hydrated and feeling fresh and smooth all day. Glycerin also protects skin from the elements by sealing with moisture. Plant-derived glycerin is non-greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin to help prevent drying and chapping.
Anhydrous (containing no water) Lanolin comes from the oil glands in sheep’s wool. The separation of this ingredient is done after the wool has been sheered off and absolutely no harm is ever committed on the sheep. When applied directly to the body it is excellent for dry, rough, and damaged skin. It is very penetrating and adaptive because of its molecular similarity to the lipids found in human skin.
Vitamin B5 (dL-Panthenol/Pantothenic acid) is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells, steroid metabolism, neuron activity, and stimulation of antibody production. This B vitamin is essential for humans and animals for growth, reproduction, and normal physiological functions. It is a precursor of the coenzymes, CoA and the acyl carrier protein of fatty acid synthase, which are involved in more than 100 different metabolic pathways including energy metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids, (like those in the dermis), and the synthesis of lipids, neurotransmitters, steroid hormones, porphyrins and hemoglobin.
Coenzyme Q10, also known as Ubiquinone, is a vitamin-like substance similar to Vitamin E. However, research shows it is a more powerful antioxidant. CoQ10 is critical to the production of energy in every cell of the body. It aids in circulation, stimulates the immune system, increases tissue oxygenation, and has vital anti-aging effects. Studies show that it can effectively counteract free radical damage and provide significant protection against UVA-induced depletion of cell membranes caused by the sun. In other words, it will prevent damage to the collagen and elastin production process and will help avoid wrinkles.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is another of the vitamins that acts as an antioxidant. Vitamin E is important in the formation of red blood cells and the use of vitamin K. Vitamin E gathers up free radicals before they can damage the skin cells.
Vitamin A Retinol is one of the most active, or usable, forms of vitamin A. Vitamin A helps the body regulate its immune system, and the immune system, of course, helps prevent or fight off infections by making white blood cells that destroy harmful bacteria and viruses and so preserve the integrity of the skin.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is a vitamin that the body neither makes nor stores. Therefore a continuous supply must be provided in the food we eat every day. Normal body cell functioning requires ascorbic acid, as does the formation of healthy collagen (the basic protein of connective tissue), bones, teeth, cartilage, skin, and capillary walls. Vitamin C also promotes the body's effective use of other nutrients, such as iron, B vitamins, vitamins A and E, calcium, and certain amino acids. By promoting the formation of strong connective tissue, it helps to heal wounds and burns. Because it is required for the synthesis of collagen, it is the intercellular "cement" that holds tissues together.
It is also one of the major antioxidant nutrients. It prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunch meats, & some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances. According to Dr. Linus Pauling, the foremost authority on Vitamin C, Vitamin C will decrease the risk of getting certain cancers by as much as 75%! 8 oz.
Ingredients Include: Aloe Vera, Purified Water, O2 Activated Oxygen, Proprietary LTSM® MMC Mineral Blend, Squalene, Hazelnut Oil, Apricot Oil, Sesame Oil, Walnut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Chamomile Extract, Green Tea Extract, Gylercin, Glyceryl Stearate, Lanolin, Vitamin B5, CoQ10, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.