Oxygen therapy for anti-ageing is Hollywood’s best-kept secret with stars inhaling pure Oxygen to promote youthful skin.
I must admit, this is a totally new concept for me, and to be honest I was a little cautious about trying it to begin with, I mean it’s just oxygen with essential oils but still, something feels inherently wrong about inhaling from a canister. With that in mind I handed it to my husband and told him to go first. He survived, so I went ahead and tried it myself.
We could all do with keeping our oxygen levels up with a bit of extra help from Boost Oxygen. Enhancing the available oxygen to the skin and assisting in the repair and regeneration of collagen and elastin tissue. Our skin is under attack daily from air pollutions, stress, lack of sleep and poor diet choices, all of which can accelerate the ageing process by depleting oxygen reserves.
As we age, oxygen levels in the skin decrease resulting in a loss of elasticity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
I’m all for anything anti-ageing so I was intrigued by this product and wanted to know more before trying it. I headed straight to the Boost Oxygen website and had a look around and I was pleasantly surprised. Loved by celebrities including Chloe Kardashian, and featured in many a glossy magazine, including January’s Vogue. no less. Since there’s a fair bit of hype around these cans of air I thought it would be fun to give it a go. There are five to choose from in the range – I have the cellular renewal “Beauty” version. Of course.
However, more recently Boost Oxygen have very kindly allowed me to test out another of their aromas – Peppermint. This one is aimed at those needing a boost after physical exercise as the aroma promises to help improve strength and endurance. Not only that, peppermint is said to help lift your mood and increase mental alertness. If you’re looking to lose weight it might be worth trying Boost Oxygen peppermint as it’s also known for its appetite suppressing properties. As with the beauty aroma I just pick this one up throughout the day and I find it really does lift my mood. In fact, if I feel down or grumpy this really helps give me a sense of well-being.
Oxygen directly fuels 90% of all body and mind functions. The average oxygen level in the air is 21%. Boost Oxygen is 95% pure.
The canister is weightless as you might expect and the funnel has been designed to fit comfortably over your mouth. To use, hold down the trigger, administer the oxygen into your mouth and inhale. The first few attempts I missed my mouth and the flow of air hit my chin, but I think this was mainly because I was using it tentatively to begin with but I soon got used to it.
There’s been only one occasion where I took in a good lungful and felt a little woozy for a moment (I’ve not done that again). Boost Oxygen recommend three to five inhalations in the morning and then again in the evening; if you feel the need for more throughout the day then you’re free to go ahead.
I’ve kept the canister in my kitchen and just pick it up a few times a day, inhaling two to three shorts breaths each time as I found this works best for me. I tend to be quite energetic generally so I wasn’t overwhelmed by the difference physically, that said, I do find myself reaching for it at times when I feel lethargic and it literally does give a little pick-me-up. In terms of a change in my skin, again, results were subtle, my skin is generally pretty good and I don’t have a specific issue apart from dehydration so it’s hard to tell if this actually helped. However, topping up my oxygen works at a cellular level so I’m pretty sure it’s doing me more good than harm.
With recommended use, you should have enough in the canister for around 150 uses which will keep you going for a while. There are five in the range, including smaller sizes for up to 50 inhalations at a more affordable £14.99. There’s also one particularly aimed at hangover recovery. Get yours here.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this, is it something you would try?
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