The Super Powers of the Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask

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OHA’s Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask features many powerful ingredients that revitalize and promote ongoing benefits for your skin lasting several hours after each treatment. We’ve mentioned CO2 extracts in the past, but every time we do research, new information emerges that makes us love this mask even more. It contains a vast array of CO2 extracts not available in any other OHA products. Not only are CO2 extracts considered the most bioactive and clean (residue, allergen, germ and preservative free) extracts available, CO2 extraction is also an eco-friendly extraction method that doesn’t create waste streams. Being a company out of the very green and beautiful city of Seattle, it seemed fitting to feature extracts that are especially kind to the environment. By using CO2 extracts, we’re providing your skin with the cleanest and most potent nutrients available from nature.

 

Because we’re so impressed with CO2 extracts, we believe that every skin type can benefit from using OHA’s Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask. “Every skin type?” Trust me, I know that sounds like a lofty claim. Whenever I read about products for “all skin types”, I doubt that it’s actually the best product for all skins and tend to assume it’s the best compromise for all skin types. This mask, however, really IS the best thing for all skin types, especially those with acne, sun damage, or roseacea. Here’s why:

 

Why it works on acne:

  • Seabuckthorn  and Rosehip CO2  contain high and almost equal amounts of Omega 3 and 6 supporting skin membrane function and elasticity and useful in cases of roseacea, acne and all skin inflammatory issues.
  • Turmeric CO2 contains curcumin which is known for its anti-inflammation and anti-carcinogenic properties that are also highly antibacterial.

Why it works on sun damaged skin:

  • Pomegranate CO2 contains punicic acid, which has been found to promote skin regeneration and decreases the incidence of skin cancer formation.
  • Carrot Seed, Seabuckthorn, Rosehip and Calendula contain high amounts of carotenoids which are also known as Pre-Vitamin A. Carotenoids offer your skin protection from environmental toxins and ultra violet damage. They also assist in wound healing.

Why it works on roseacea:

  • Rosemary is well known for its cell regenerative properties. The rosemarinic acids have been identified for use in eliminating the Demodex mite, thought by many to be a direct cause of roseacea.
  • Seabuckthorn  and Rosehip CO2  contain high and almost equal amounts of Omega 3 and 6 supporting skin membrane function and elasticity and useful in cases of roseacea, acne and all skin inflammatory issues.

Why it works for every skin type:

  • Both the Rosemary and St. Johnswort CO2 have calming and analgesic properties that help us to relax and breath deeper.
  • Another unique ingredient in this mask is unrefined Acai oil. This super food oil is rich in essential amino acids, minerals, vitamin C and E, essential fatty acids and other highly therapeutic nutrients.

The overall ingredient deck of this formula makes it as useful for anti-aging  as it is for acne and roseacea.

Are Natural Ingredients Actually Effective?

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According to a University of Louisville study called Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care, natural ingredients are proven to be effective in topical skin care. Lucky for you, Martha has used the very best natural, organic skin care ingredients to nurture your skin’s natural healing abilities and conquer free radicals that age your skin prematurely.

“Certain ingredients, such as colloidal oatmeal and aloe vera, have been identified as beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, respectively, due to their anti-inflammatory properties”

Martha includes aloe vera in almost every formulation – Cleansing Milk, Hydrating Mist, Facial Sugar Scrub, Daily Moisturizer, Night Cream, Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask, Lip Line Treatment, Under Eye Therapy, Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream, and Shea Body Butter.

 

“For combating acne and rosacea, green tea, niacinamide and feverfew are considered efficacious.”

Acne and rosacea are common symptoms of internal inflammation. If these ingredients appeal to you, check out our Hydrating Mist, Daily Moisturizer, Night Cream, Lip Line Treatment, Under Eye Therapy, Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask, Shea Body Butter, and Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream

“As to hyperpigmentation and antioxidative capabilities, licorice, green tea, arbutin, soy, acai berry, turmeric and pomegranate are among those plants and compounds found to be most beneficial.”

Since this is from a scientific abstract, the writers decided to lump together two distinct ingredient actions : hyperpigmentation correctors and antioxidants. Licorice is a fantastic dark spot remover and is featured in the Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream. The rest of the ingredients listed are potent antioxidants, which you’ll find in high concentrations in the all of Martha’s formulations, but most especially in the Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask.

Are Natural Ingredients Actually Effective?

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According to a University of Louisville study called Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care, natural ingredients are proven to be effective in topical skin care. Lucky for you, Martha has used the very best natural, organic skin care ingredients to nurture your skin’s natural healing abilities and conquer free radicals that age your skin prematurely.

“Certain ingredients, such as colloidal oatmeal and aloe vera, have been identified as beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, respectively, due to their anti-inflammatory properties”

Martha includes aloe vera in almost every formulation – Cleansing Milk, Hydrating Mist, Facial Sugar Scrub, Daily Moisturizer, Night Cream, Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask, Lip Line Treatment, Under Eye Therapy, Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream, and Shea Body Butter.

 

“For combating acne and rosacea, green tea, niacinamide and feverfew are considered efficacious.”

Acne and rosacea are common symptoms of internal inflammation. If these ingredients appeal to you, check out our Hydrating Mist, Daily Moisturizer, Night Cream, Lip Line Treatment, Under Eye Therapy, Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask, Shea Body Butter, and Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream

“As to hyperpigmentation and antioxidative capabilities, licorice, green tea, arbutin, soy, acai berry, turmeric and pomegranate are among those plants and compounds found to be most beneficial.”

Since this is from a scientific abstract, the writers decided to lump together two distinct ingredient actions : hyperpigmentation correctors and antioxidants. Licorice is a fantastic dark spot remover and is featured in the Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream. The rest of the ingredients listed are potent antioxidants, which you’ll find in high concentrations in the all of Martha’s formulations, but most especially in the Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask.

Are Natural Ingredients Actually Effective?

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According to a University of Louisville study called Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care, natural ingredients are proven to be effective in topical skin care. Lucky for you, Martha has used the very best natural, organic skin care ingredients to nurture your skin’s natural healing abilities and conquer free radicals that age your skin prematurely.

“Certain ingredients, such as colloidal oatmeal and aloe vera, have been identified as beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, respectively, due to their anti-inflammatory properties”

Martha includes aloe vera in almost every formulation – Cleansing Milk, Hydrating Mist, Facial Sugar Scrub, Daily Moisturizer, Night Cream, Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask, Lip Line Treatment, Under Eye Therapy, Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream, and Shea Body Butter.

 

“For combating acne and rosacea, green tea, niacinamide and feverfew are considered efficacious.”

Acne and rosacea are common symptoms of internal inflammation. If these ingredients appeal to you, check out our Hydrating Mist, Daily Moisturizer, Night Cream, Lip Line Treatment, Under Eye Therapy, Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask, Shea Body Butter, and Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream

“As to hyperpigmentation and antioxidative capabilities, licorice, green tea, arbutin, soy, acai berry, turmeric and pomegranate are among those plants and compounds found to be most beneficial.”

Since this is from a scientific abstract, the writers decided to lump together two distinct ingredient actions : hyperpigmentation correctors and antioxidants. Licorice is a fantastic dark spot remover and is featured in the Vitamin C Infused Hand Cream. The rest of the ingredients listed are potent antioxidants, which you’ll find in high concentrations in the all of Martha’s formulations, but most especially in the Supercritical CO2 Gel Mask.

The CO2 Mask’s Triumphant Return

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I’ve mentioned before that I spent a sizable amount of my adolescence in Martha’s house.  She was always formulating concoctions for everyone in the household to test; “Smell this” frequented casual conversations.  About nine years ago, Martha concocted a handful of face masks. One was a chocolate mask with coffee and one was the CO2 mask. Being a coffee and chocolate freak, the obvious love affair should have started with the coffee chocolate mask. I didn’t know what CO2s were but that CO2 mask, more than anything else I’d ever tried, made my face feel clean without feeling dry, feel glowing without making me feel oily and even healed random zits. I loved it. I loved it so much, that I would awkwardly bring up the CO2 mask in conversations with Martha, hoping she’d offer me a lifetime supply. She’d mentioned that CO2s cost stupid amounts of money but that they were the purest iterations of plants.

Fast forward to Fall of 2010 when Martha, after some nagging, recreated her famous CO2 mask. It’s as fabulous as I remember it and I’m squirmily excited that so many people seem to love it as much as I do. Sheila Hansen, of If a Goddess Wore Makeup said,

“The new mask is awesome. I normally avoid using masks because most of them leave my skin feeling tight and dry, but NOT the new mask by OHA. My skin felt clean, soft and hydrated. LOVE it.”

It’s beautifully healing on tired, dry or panicked skin, which pretty much sums up how my skin feels this time of year. Martha got creative and added acai and pomegranate to give your skin a fantastic nutritional boost. Let us know what you think of this little miracle!

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