Normal skin has barely any visible pores and radiant pinkish complexions, with no imperfections. Usually normal skin has an adequate amount of water, lipids and balance between them with a moderate sensitivity level.
Dry skin has almost invisible pores and a dull, rough complexion with red patches. Often times you may feel your skin is tight or flakey. Dry skin is sometimes normal and not oily, but sometimes can be fine and delicate.
Oily skin has large or dilated pores, shiny complexion, blackheads and pimples. The oiliness of the skin can change from day to day, depending on the sun, wind, time of the year, and weather. The oil glands produce excessive lipids.
Combination skin is overly dilated and tends to have blackheads and be shiny. The skin is either overly dry or excessively oily, with occasional roughness on the cheeks. This is also commonly known as the T-Zone. Another common breakout area to watch for is the nose.
Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are follicles that have a wider than normal opening. They are filled with plugs of sebum and sloughed-off cells. The excess oil trapped in the follicle turns black when it is exposed to the air.
Benzoyl Peroxide kills acne bacteria to quickly help heal acne blemishes and prevent new breakouts.
is an active ingredient derived from oats that has anti-irritant and anti-itch properties to soothe skin while the active medicine works deep into the surface of your skin allowing oxygen into pores to stop the formation of blackheads and acne pimples.
Salicylic Acid is an active anti-acne ingredient in some OXY products. Salicylic Acid is an effective treatment that penetrates the skin and hair follicles and accumulates, even after rinsing. It encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helping keep pores clear of cellular debris.
Ongoing use of Salicylic Acid reduces the number of pore blockages and prevents breakouts.
Pro-Vitamin B5, derived from rice husks, stimulates skin healing while providing deep moisturization.
OXY-Power™ Beads work instantly to unclog pores with increased exfoliating action allowing for more even looking skin tone.
Phytic Acid Extreme Complex
Phytic Acid Extreme Complex is a gentle exfoliant that helps to improve the texture of skin.
Croton Lechleri Resin Extract (Dragon’s Blood)
Croton Lechleri Resin Extract (Dragon’s Blood) is a skin-conditioning agent that protects skin against the abuse of the elements.
SPF, also known as sunscreen or sunblock, is a lotion, spray or gel that absorbs into your skin reflecting some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, helping to protect skin against sunburn.
Acne pimples also known as ‘zits’ are blemishes that occur whenever there is to many oil glands (sebaceous), which are mainly found on the face, chest, and back.
Microsphere Technology absorbs oil, blends readily and diffuses light to give skin a smoother appearance.
Bio-function complex reduces redness and soothes irritated skin.
Glycerin is a colourless, odourless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol is responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature. The glycerol substructure is a central component of many lipids.
Whiteheads are follicles that are filled with plugs of sebum, but have only a microscopic opening to the skins surface. Since the air cannot reach the follicle, the material is not oxidized and remains white.
Green Tea Extracts
Green Tea Extracts can generally be described as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-radiation property. In addition, green tea extracts also contain a wide-range of anti-inflammatory characteristics, so it’s helpful in treating chronic inflammatory states, which are commonly found with people who have severe acne.
Chamomile Extracts improve tissue regeneration, reduce inflammation and encourages the healing of wounds.
Natural Seaweed Extract
Seaweed Extract is one of nature’s purest sources of cell-regenerating nutrients and a great ingredient in skin care. Antioxidants including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes are all present in seaweed, which work together to create skin healing and rejuvenating properties. Seaweed extract helps to draw out toxins from the skin and release nutrients in through the pores making skin supple, smooth and radiant.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree, a plant native to Australia. When applied topically, Tea Tree Oil penetrates into pores to kill the bacteria that causes acne. The all-natural oil has powerful anti-bacterial qualities, which also aid in soothing irritated or inflamed skin.
Flax Seed Oil
Flax Seed Oil is a blue flowering plant grown on the Western Canadian Prairies for its oil rich seeds. This natural oil is considered to be nature's richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for the overall health of the body and skin. Flax Seed Oil also contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids and Vitamin B that help fight inflammation caused by acne. Used as a topical emollient, Flax Seed Oil soothes and moisturizes dry, irritated skin.
Olive Oil is an oil obtained from olives, a traditional tree crop of the
Mediterranean Basin. Olive Oil penetrates deep into skin to provide a
long-lasting shield of moisture to keep skin smooth and supple.
The T-zone is the area of the face that is the most prone to where acne occurs. The T-zone starts from the middle and sides of the forehead and extends down the middle of the nose, including the sides of the nose and down to the chin. These are common areas for excess oil, acne and blackheads.