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Aura Health & Beauty

8 Church Street, Lacock

Near Chippenham

Wiltshire, SN15 2LB

Telephone: 01249 730174

Email: aura@lacock.com

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Why Oxygen?

Crystal Clear Oxygen Treatments

Clinically proven Crystal Clear Oxygen treatments breathe new life into tired aged skin. Instantaneous visible results, and five treatments are all that is needed to achieve a younger more rejuvenated skin!



Crystal Clear Treatments and Products

Aura is excited to be the only beauty clinic in Wiltshire to be offering the highly acclaimed Crystal Clear Oxygen Facial. This is the same facial treatment that Kate Middleton chose immediately before her wedding to Prince William -see the Daily Mirror article.


Crystal Clear is a favourite with celebrities including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Moss, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Abbey Clancy

and Colin Firth.


As well as carrying the Crystal Clear range of skincare products, we also offer specialist treatments using our Crystal Clear Oxygen machine and our Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion machine.




Oxygen is one of the five elements needed to sustain life. Oxygen provides Life and energy to every living cell. When oxygen levels become low the immune system is weakened.


The ageing process is associated with a drop in available oxygen in the skin cells.


Blood is the liquid carrier of oxygen. Blood carries oxygen to all parts of the body to fuel its systems, stimulate its chemical reactions, and rid it of wastes and toxins. Every single cell of the body needs oxygen. With age the oxygen

in the skin decreases such that even by the age of 25 the skins oxygen is substantially lower than that of a healthy teenager. The skin of the face shows an even greater drop in the measurable oxygen than the skin of the body, resulting in skin becoming pale and wrinkled. Using pure oxygen via a puncture jet system provides the skin with new life.


Oxygen assists in the stimulation of the micro-circulation (increasing the blood supply), thus providing nutrients necessary for the stimulation of fibro-blasts for collagen regeneration. In effect, the increased blood supply to the dermis and the epidermal layers helps stimulate skin regeneration. The result is skin that is instantly smooth and fresh, promoting new skin and collagen growth which results in a tauter more rejuvenated skin. Visible results are seen after just one treatment, and five treatments are all that is needed to achieve a younger more rejuvenated skin.


An optimal state of oxygen supply results in a greater build up of collagen production. The oxygen supply to each cell of the body diffuses over a distance of 0.05mm. The uptake of oxygen in the cell is based on an active transport mechanism between the cells and the intercellular space. An increase of oxygen supply results in a stronger diffusion gradient, which allows the cells of the epidermis to take up the optimal quantity of oxygen for their metabolic processes.

The Crystal Clear Oxygen Facial is perfect for:

o All skin colours and all skin types

o Visibly plumping of fine lines and wrinkles from the inside out 

o The delicate under-eye area and the ageing skin on the neck

o Helping repair & restructure sun damaged skin 

o It’s Anti-bacterial properties, making it the perfect choice for acne-prone skin

The benefits of the Crystal Clear Oxygen Facial are:

o Helps rebuild the skin, smoothes lines and wrinkles and increases skin firmness 

o Perfect for damaged skin as the use of pure oxygen provides an energising and healing effect to the skin cells 

o Ideal for acne prone skin due to the anti-bacterial effects of oxygen

o Sophisticated serum, including Perfludecalin and apple extract, specifically works with oxygen to help eliminate toxins

o The most advanced method of replacing skin's lost moisture 

o Provides oxygen to all levels of the skin 

o Stimulates collagen production at a cellular level, speeding up the mitosis of the skin cells and helping in the healing process

o Reverses the damage caused by free radicals



Why is the Crystal Clear Oxygen Serum so highly regarded?

The special 5ml serum used in the treatment on its own has a retail price of over £20! Here’s why it is so effective with the Crystal Clear pure oxygen puncture jet treatment.


Product penetration is the movement of substances or chemicals through the skin. Certain products and ingredients can overcome the skin barrier via absorption. The action is dependent upon manufacturers using the correct molecular size, the amount applied and how the skin is prepared prior to product penetration. If the conditions are correct the ingredients will penetrate through the epidermal cells and cellular cement, forming a reservoir effect by binding in the corneum layer where they can be stored and used when needed.


Sphingolipids, Perfluorodecalin and apple extract are combined to work on the synthesis of collagen 111, which is the collagen of young skin. The combination of this is very specific and unique in the ability to rejuvenate the skin. We also associate the advantages of combining the active ingredients and the use of pulsed under pressure oxygen for the restructuring of the skins bi-layer (cement between the cells).


Facial lines and wrinkles are smoothed away, literally from the inside out. The treatment increases the skins capacity to function more efficiently by increasing mitosis, stimulating the micro-circulation and improving lymphatic drainage. Therefore, the skin immediately looks and feels softer, healthier and more youthful. The treatment also increases the hydration levels of the skin.


The Crystal Clear serum is loaded with active anti ageing ingredients. It is the strength and combination of these ingredients that make the serum so effective and unique. Perfluorodecalin, sphingolipids, hyaluronic acid,

enderline apple seed and other ingredients are combined to create various actions within the epidermal layers of the skin.


Perfluorodecalin

A high percentage of Perfluorodecalin is used within the serum, and this, together with the other active ingredients, forms a reservoir for a slow release to the surrounding cells.


Perfluorodecalin is a unique ingredient and should not be confused with pefluorinated oil. Decallin C 10 (this refers to the number of atoms in the chain) is used because the atoms are of the correct molecular size to penetrate the skin. If Perfuorinated oil were used, or any oil such as sunflower oil for example, it would have a higher atom chain, such as C 18 or more. The molecular size would not be able to penetrate the skin in the same way.


Perfluorodecalin also acts like a sponge to the oxygen pulsed through the skin. When gently pressured into the skin with the pulsed jet of oxygen the active ingredients build up a reservoir effect in the basal layer. These ingredients provide the cell with oxygen in a controlled release formula to provide continuous delivery of the active ingredients within the serum. When a cell needs the oxygen it is able to take it from the reservoir of the active ingredients.


Significantly, Perfluorodecalin is not listed as a drug but a physical carrier of gasses, notably oxygen.


Phytosphingosime

Phytosphingosime is a precursor of ceramides, which are essential to the bi-layer of the epidermis and also the vector for the transportation of oxygen.


This class of Phytophingolipids is produced by a yeast strain and is free of animal material. It also has the same composition as phyrosphingosine present in the skin.


Anti-Bacterial Effect of Oxygen

Topically administered oxygen can help eliminate the Straphylococcus bacteria that leads to acne pustules and

eliminates toxins in the skin.


Sphingolipids

Sphingolipids maintain the balance of the skin flora. The skin, with its size of over two square meters per adult, can be considered as the largest organ of the human body. Its structure, with pores and wrinkles and its humidity coupled with the fact it is in constant contact with environmental elements allows the growth of certain micro-organisms. The presence of such is well accepted and of no cause for concern.


Microorganisms that are known to be present on the skin include Bacterias such as Staphylococcus aureus and yeasts such as candida and moulds.


It is of great importance that the micro flora is well balanced. Disturbance of the balance could cause small infections and a delayed healing of fine cracks in the skin resulting in sensitive and less smooth skin. In addition the chance of skin diseases would increase. In addition it is well established that skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis's are related to a high concentration of certain micro-organisms on the skin.


Skin lipids play a crucial role in the maintenance of a well-balanced skin. It is widely known that sphingoid bases show growth inhibitory characteristics against gram positive bacteria's. Sphingoid bases, e.g, Phytosphingosine are present in the stratum corneum in their free form and as a constituent of ceramides (of which are the most abundant lipids) in the Stratum Corneum.


Free Sphingoid bases are known to mediate a wide variety of activities. They can inhibit protein Kinase C and thus play a role in the regulation of cell growth. It has also been shown that sphingoid bases can stimulate the biosynthesis of ceramides in the skin and act as anti-inflammatory agents, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial agents. Sphingoid bases are important ingredients for topical applications which are aimed at restoring the micro flora of the skin.


Sphingoids also provide unique moisturizing properties as they work within the cellular system by providing a restorative effect on a damaged Corneum layer. They form a protective film that strengthens the skins ability to protect against toxins and increase the skins moisture retention ability. Sphingolipids are the vector for the other active ingredients contained within the serum to penetrate the skin along with a pulsejet of oxygen.


Hyaluronate

From a cosmetological stand point, the hydration and regenerative properties of hyaluronic acid are the most decisive

ones. The hydration ability is based on the potential of water binding. This property increases in proportion to the molecular weight of hyaluronic.


Hyaluronic can be present in the form of a surface film on the skin supporting the hydration of the stratum Corneum, or in the layers of the epidermal cells, which leads to an increase of the water content in the skin.


Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid with a molecular size between 100 and 300 penetrates partially to the deeper layers of the epidermis, where it increases hydration through binding of water. The low molecular weight used has a regenerating effect, and unlike high molecular weight hyaluronic it can be transported by liposomes.


Enderline Apple seed Extract 2%

It is known that hormone decline is involved in ageing skin and wrinkle formation. Some hormones involved in skin biology stimulate collagen and fibronectin synthesis, the key molecules for healthy texture of the skin. Enderline apple extract contains Phytostimulines (phytohormones), Ursolic acid (provides a soothing effect), Phytosterols, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and waxes.


• This innovative ingredient substitutes skin age-relatedhormone decline

• Reinforces the collagen network

• Reduces the formation of wrinkles

• Increases the synthesis of collagen 1 (the major collagen of the adult dermis and significantly increases the synthesis of collagen 111, (involved in the skin repair process). Camellina Sativa seed oil 5% and evening Primrose Oil 1%


The bio matrix is made up of both linolic acid and gamma acid, the precious acids that the body either produces or needs supplied.


Both camellina sativa seed oil and evening primrose have a high content of linolic acid, an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that is a precious acid that the skin either produces or needs to have supplied. Evening Primrose Oil 1% has a high content of linolic acid, which provides a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids and also has an inflammatory effect.