A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected, great surprise. Exuviance, one of my favorite skincare brands, sent me a hot-off-the-press, straight from the laboratory (for real, no kidding) new facial mask that hasn’t even been released yet! It arrived without a label in a lab-filled, undecorated, i.e. plain, white metal pump tube. How lucky to get the jump on everybody in trying out this new product!
So what’s different about this facial mask, you ask? Oxygen. I’ve been hearing about oxygen as an ingredient in some facial moisturizers and spa procedures. Oxygen aids in wound healing and is often used in dermatology for post-procedure or post-surgical skincare. “Essential pure” oxygen revitalizes skin by boosting cellular energy as well as creating and optimizing collagen. It also contains another ingredient that I didn’t know by its abbreviation: PHA. I guessed that PHA is some kind of hydroxy acid that starts with a “P”, and it is. PHA stands for polyhydroxy acid, and I believe in this case, it refers to lactobionic acid, a skincare ingredient that Exuviance uses in a number of its products. In fact, lactobionic acid is in both the Exuviance Intensive Eye Pads (reviewed here) and in the NeoStrata Foaming Glyocolic Wash (made by the same company that makes Exuviance, reviewed here) that I recently reported on. Well, the new Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial Mask has 6% PHA in what Exuviance calls a “bionic blend”. The PHA provides anti-aging benefits like making skin plumper, more supple and radiant.
Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial energizes and detoxifies skin to restore a youthful, luminous complexion. It’s recommended for “post-peel” or “post-polish” use, or anytime you want a radiance boost. I can use that everyday! And I’m telling you, it definitely gives my skin an immediate brightness that’s just amazing. I’m just glowing after using it!
It’s very easy to use. After cleansing my face while my skin is still damp, I massage on a generous layer of the Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial that starts out as a light blue scent-free liqui-gel.
Over the course of about 5 minutes, and it turns frothy and oxygenated. The bubbles sort of pop and then disappear.
Then I rinse and apply my serum and moisturizer, and my skin just glows. The mask is meant to be used 3-4 times a week, and it’s really fun to use!
I know that it will be available on the Exuviance website, but when I checked tonight, it’s not there yet. Hopefully soon ‘coz this is a wonderful mask that you are definitely going to want to try!