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Intraceuticals Infusion Oxygen Facial Experience With Gina Brooke At mySpa

May 5, 2010

Recently, I was invited to meet with Madonna’s makeup artist, Gina Brooke, to get pampered Hollywood style with the famous Intraceuticals Infusion Oxygen Treatmentthe best facial I ever had!

Oxygen Facial

Originating from Australia, the Intraceuticals Infusion Oxygen Facial boasts a long line of celebrity fans including Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Eva Longoria and even Justin Timberlake. It uses hyperbaric oxygen (which is basically pressurized oxygen) along with Hyaluronic Acid to deliver specially formulated serums deep into the skin’s structural layers so skin becomeJs instantly brighter, firmer and younger.

There are 3 types of serums to choose from, which can be used alone or in conjunction. Rejuvenate targets fine lines and wrinkles by promoting natural collagen and elastin production; Atoxelene, aka the Botox alternative, works by filling in fine lines, under the eye and lips; and Opulence, which helps to brighten, reduce hyper pigmentation and lighten scars.

Since I have dehydrated combo skin, Intraceuticals’ very own specialist, Rich Campbell (♥ him!), gave me both the Rejuvenate and Atoxelene treatments.

When I saw the results, my jaw literally dropped! My face looked visibly and instantly plumper and any tightness that I had on my forehead, cheeks and chin was completely gone. Even my uber chapped lips felt a bazillion times smoother, which is a miracle for me.

Another thing I loved about the facial was how painless it felt. From my past experience, facials usually come with extractions, exfoliations and all kinds of procedures that left my sensitive skin red and irritated. With the Intraceuticals, all I felt was a cool, tingly sensation. Discomfort, redness and irritation? I walked out with none of that. And to top if off, you can apply makeup right after the treatment, which is why Gina always uses it on her clients before red carpet events.

But wait, the magic of the oxygen facial does not end there. According to Gina and Rich, results only get better with time and can last up to a few weeks if followed with Intraceuticals’ take-home products. My skin glowed for days after the treatment and no other product/facial has ever done that. Now that is what I call the Creme de la Mer of facials!

Thanks everyone at Intraceuticals and mySpa for making my first oxygen facial such a pleasant and memorable experience! I am officially a fan and will definitely be coming back for more.

Stay tuned for part 2 on beauty tips and my mini makeover from Gina!

makeup artist Gina Brooke and Phyllis Li

The Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial is available at mySpa at Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park. Prices range from $85 to $450 for a 30 minute to a 2 hour session. For spas and clinics that carry the treatment outside of the Chicago area, please refer to

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  • Reply Angelina May 6, 2010 at 1:25 am

    sounds amazing!

  • Reply ponikuta May 6, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I did the exact facial here in Melbourne and it was amazing. It is so relaxing and felt like nothing had been done but the results proves you wrong; my skin glowed for days.

  • Reply Serena May 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

    wow im so jealous. the facial sounds amazing! hows gina in person? <3 her work!

  • Reply kate May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I really want to try this now!

  • Reply TomPier May 6, 2010 at 11:05 am

    great post as usual!

  • Reply Skeptic May 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    The whole point of Antioxidants in all those fancy creams (and in what we eat) to keep oxygen off your skin and prevent damage. This makes no sense and is all marketing hype.

  • Reply Phyllis May 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm


    Gina was SUPER nice and even stayed behind to give me a mini makeover. I’ll post all about it later this week =)

  • Reply Yvette May 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    aw i want my face to glow! lol. must be an amazing facial

  • Reply Phyllis May 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm


    I’m afraid you are seriously misinformed. Oxygen itself is NOT bad for the body and skin. If anything, it helps the body regenerate, which is why it is often used to treat burns and wounds.

    Antioxidants also do NOT work by keeping oxygen off your skin. They help by fighting free radicals, which is a by-product of the oxidation process caused by numerous factors like pollution, UV radiation, smoking, alcohol and even metabolism.

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