Why Your Skin Needs Oxygen & How It Absorbs It

Why Your Skin Needs Oxygen For Skin Health

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In this blog you will learn how and why our skin needs oxygen for optimum skin health, how our skin absorbs oxygen and which products help our skin utilise oxygen most efficiently.

Skin Oxygenation

The oxygen we breath is vital for our survival and skin health.

Our bodies absorb oxygen through the skin as well as through our breath and lungs. When our skin absorbs oxygen it is called Oxygenation.

How Is Works

Skin receives oxygen and nutrients from the blood supply within the dermis in an area known as the Dermal Epidermal Junction (DEJ). This is where the two layers of skin interact. (See arrow in the image above).

As we age the Dermal Epidermal Junction begins to thin, resulting in decreased oxygen transfer.

Lack Of Oxygen In Our Skin

Factors such as climate, UV exposure, sleep and diet can accelerate skin ageing and while skin starts to age, our skin stops functioning as well as it used to.

This means that our skins ability to absorb and utilise oxygen starts to weaken.

What Does A Decrease In Oxygen Look Like On The Skin?

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As we age, so does our microcirculation which compromises the skins optimum oxygen levels. This can result in a slowdown of cell turnover, breakdown of collagen and elastin, and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

Lack of oxygen can also diminish the cells' ability to regenerate and reduces cell proliferation.

Introducing Dermalogica’s Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream

Dermalogica's Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream is clinically proven to give 4 years back from signs of premature ageing by firming, lifting and revitalising with premium hydrating and oxygen-optimising phyto actives. This innovative product breathes new life into our skin.

Who Would Benefit From Using This Product?

Anyone who has these skin concerns

  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Overall appearance that is dull, tired, and depleted.
  • Skin that looks and feels dry.

Clinical Test Results

Testing took place after 20mins, 1 week. 4 weeks and 8 weeks.

Potent ingredients give instant results, plus these amazing ingredients continue to work and help your own skin absorb and utilise oxygen better this is why its takes a little longer to show firmness and elasticity to be visible.

This is when your skin starts to function better. 

The Results

Ingredients To Improve Oxygenation


  • A pure form of alpha-glucan, a polysaccharide composed of sugar monomers.
  • Has a strong water retention capacity.

How Glycogen Benefits The Skin

  • Improve skins barrier.
  • Sooths the skin.
  • Improves radiance.
  • Reduces fine lines/wrinkles.


  • Derived from sugar cane. 
  • Occurs naturally in the lipidic layers of our skin and has a nourishing benefit.

How Squalane Benefits The Skin

  • Reduces Trans Epidermal Water Loss and increases hydration.
  • Improves skin elasticity.

Rose Of Winter

  • Potent antioxidant.
  • Rich in omega 9 and Vitamins A & C.

How Rose Of Winter Benefits The Skin

  • Helps to recover skin barrier. 
  • Increase hydration.
  • Soothes the skin.

Other Key Ingredients

Phyto nature oxygen cream contains powerful ingredients to acheive the following:

  • Improve oxygenation levels and transport for skin energy
  • Improve oxygen absorption
  • Achieve lifting and firming

Ligustrum Lucidum Seed

High altitude plant that increases the (oxygen dependent protein) in our skin that detects oxygen to increase oxygen levels.

How Ligustrum Lucidum Seed Skin Benefits

  • Reduces fine lines/wrinkles
  • Skin smoothness
  • Skin radiance and luminosity

    Nasturtium Flower

    Rich in polysaccharides (useful energy for the skin) and a source of zinc (anti-inflammatory and protein synthesis formation) copper (synthesis and stabilisation of proteins in our skin) and vitamin C (strength and brightening)

    How Nasturtium Flower Benefits The Skin

    •  Reduces fine lines/wrinkles
    •  Skin radiance
    •  Increase hydration

    Luffa root Extract

    Rich in bryonolic acid which is a phyto-molecule (which interacts with the skin cells and improve the skins well-being). Also Luffa root reactivates ATP production in the cells which is your skin's energy level.

    How Luffa Root Extra Benefits The Skin

    •  Increases collagen synthesis
    • Significant improvement on the skins firmness and elasticity

    The Ultimate Duo


    Adaptogenic ASTRAGALUS and Electric Daisy Flower

    Both of these plant extracts increases the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and restores normal physiological functioning. 

    Skin benefits

    • Presents adaptogenic properties.
    • Stimulates fibroblast proliferation.
    • Promotes collagen protection.
    • A Phyto-tensor extract.
    • Relaxes facial contraction.
    • Has anti-inflammatory benefits.

    How to use

    The NEW Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream is a like liquid cream suitable for all skin types, used morning and night. This cream doesn't contain a SPF sun protection so I recommend using Skin Perfect Primer over the top in the daytime.

    Click below to buy your Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream and start your journey to the most healthy, plumb and youthful skin.

    Dermalogica Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream
    UK - Buy From Dermalogica
    Ireland - Buy From Dermalogica
    USA - Buy From Dermalogica
    Canada - Buy From Dermalogica
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