As an avid Image Skincare fan I was very excited to be asked to be one of the
first people to experience their newest treatment, while a demonstration was being given at an exclusive preview recently in Dublin for existing Image Skincare therapists.
How could I resist when I was told the O2 lift facial was a luxurious facial treatment which infuses oxygen, plant derived stem cells, peptides and high concentrations of enzymatic botanicals into the skin, which would leave it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated. Exactly what my tired ageing skin needed.
I’m well aware of the benefits Oxygen has for the skin. It instantly brightens, speeds up healing and circulation by bringing nutrition to the skin, fights toxins and reduces stress, to name but a few – all-in-all making this a treatment which absolutely everyone would benefit from. Requiring no pre-treatment and no down time afterwards, this treatment uses five completely new professional products and consists of five simple steps.
The first step is using the Gel to Milk Cleanser. The therapist performing the demonstration massaged the Gel to Milk Cleanser on with damp hands. The cleanser went on as a thick gel and turned into warm hydrating milk which gently cleansed my skin without stripping it. It was massaged in to my face and neck for about 5 minutes, before being removed with a warm compress. The therapist told me that my skin was already looking brighter and more radiant.
The second step is an Enzymatic Facial Peel which has fruit enzymes which dissolve any dead skin cells. This sweet smelling gel was massaged in to my skin for 2-3 minutes after which it liquefied. This was massaged in for a further 5-7 minutes and it felt amazing. I heard that massaging the product was helping it to penetrate the skin and gently lift dead cells, which would promote collagen synthesis and deep hydration.
The next step was the application of the Oxygenation Masque, which does exactly what it says on the tin! The mask went on as a gel and started to foam on my face. It contains a foaming agent which delivers the oxygen into the skin. The effervescent bubbling action on my skin felt incredible and I could actually feel it working. The Masque also contains skin lightening ingredients to even skin tone.
While the masque was working away for a little under 15 minutes, the therapist performed a mini hands, arms and décolleté massage. The masque literally disappeared off my face – which means it has delivered the oxygen into my skin.
The fourth step was then the application of the Stem Cell Enhancer to my face, neck and décolleté. Explaining that it was a booster serum designed to get high doses of stem cells, vitamin C and botanicals into the deeper layers of the skin, she continued to massage it for approximately 5 minutes explaining that it is designed to rejuvenate, repair and protect the skin.
The final step of this new treatment is the application of the new Image Skincare Prevention+ Tinted moisturizer which gave me a lovely glow and has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. I found it the ideal colour for my Irish skin and it felt hydrating too. The therapist explained that it has high levels of antioxidants and acts like an environmental shield for the skin. It was nice to finish with a bit of coverage so I didn’t feel too “naked” to tackle the weekly shopping afterwards.
Before we finished up, the therapist gave me a home care kit, which contained some other little gems from the Image Skincare range. In my case the new Max Trial Kit which contained samples of the Max Facial Cleanser, the Max Serum, the Max Cream and the Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Moisturizer SPF 50. She explained that this Max range was ideal for my skin and would enhance the effects of this new O2 treatment as they are unmatched in their concentration of active ingredients which repair cell damage and maintain the new healthy structure of my skin.
I felt very confident leaving the demonstration and could definitely see how radiant and healthy my skin looked. Given the sensation of how clean and soft and hydrated my face felt, it was hard not to keep touching it.! I can totally see why it is referred to as the “Red Carpet Ready” treatment.
The full treatment took approximately 45 minutes, not including the extra time we spent talking about it and other products in the Image Skincare range. As there is no pre-treatment or down time required, this is the ideal summer treatment for busy people and is suitable for absolutely everyone, including pregnant ladies. The therapist also mentioned that for people having a course of treatments such as Microneedling, the O2 Lift would be the perfect way of maximizing the results!
So treat yourself – men and ladies – and drop into your local Image Skincare centre in the coming weeks, before this little gem of a treatment is discovered by everyone else, or you’ll soon be the only person you know without oxygenated, illuminated skin!