Trying to find non-toxic and natural skincare products that support healthy and vibrant-looking skin is often very challenging. There have been times when I’ve “almost” decided to use chemical-laden skincare — except for two critical factors. I know that every 35 days, the skin replaces itself, and the body makes these new cells from the food we eat. So consuming a plant-based diet is the best way to make these new cells healthy and vibrant. But, while what we put into our body reflects on our skin, what we put on our skin is also very important. The use of chemically-based skincare products puts a band-aid on many of the skin issues you may be trying to heal. Choosing to use natural, organic, plant-based products on your face, such as ozonated olive oil, can help heal and replenish your skin by stimulating the cells. When combining a healthy diet and healthy skincare products, we are on our way to healthy and younger-looking skin.
Every 35 days, your skin replaces itself, and your body makes these new cells from the food you eat.
Olive Oil and Ozone in Topical Applications
“The therapeutic and health properties of olive oil have been known for at least a thousand years, so much so that Hippocrates advised using fresh olive juice to cure mental illness and in wraps to heal ulcers. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, olive oil was used to cure gynecological infections and was considered useful in treating heart disease, fever, and hypertension. From a dermatological point of view, olive oil has also proven to have antimicrobial activity in infections of burnt skin against Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative bacteria, and various species of fungi, including Candida spp. In fact, these properties make olive oil an important component of some topical formulations that are used in the treatment of inflammatory and mycotic skin diseases. However, it has been demonstrated that it is possible to further enhance the properties of oils by adding ozone. Indeed, ozone (O3) has been recognized as one of the best bactericidal, antiviral, and antifungal agents and has been used empirically as a clinical therapeutic agent. The mechanisms behind this activity are based on the greater oxidizing properties of ozone, which induce the destruction of bacterial cell walls and the cytoplasmic membrane. The result is an increase in permeability and the entry of ozone into bacterial cells. Moreover, ozone is also able to stimulate the innate immune system to contrast microorganisms. In fact, in the presence of ozone, microorganism lipoproteins produce LOP (products of lipid oxidation) that can induce higher amounts of H2O2 by phagocytes, resulting in better bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity. To improve the short half-life of oxygenated agents (ozone water, ozone dimethylsulphoxide, etc.), gaseous ozone has been used in chemical reactions with unsaturated substrates, producing ozonated derivatives, particularly oils and butter of vegetable or animal origin. While Fenaroli reported the first description of the chemical reaction in 1906, the antifungal properties and properties as healing and soothing remedies for skin with olive-oil-derived ozonides were described in the 1930s. Ozonated vegetable oils have since been evaluated for their antibacterial and antifungal activity, their use in topical skin treatments (dermatology), and particular efficacy in the healing of cutaneous wounds, and these studies have increased in number in recent years. Consequently, the number of articles and patents on the improved behavior of ozonated oils using delivery approaches means that they are more frequently being suggested as promising materials for cosmetics and pharmaceutical therapies.” Excerpt from: Ozonated Oils as Antimicrobial Systems in Topical Applications. Their Characterization, Current Applications, and Advances in Improved Delivery Techniques.
What is Ozonated Olive Oil?
A natural part of the Earth’s atmosphere, activated oxygen (ozone), is known worldwide for its ability to destroy pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and free radicals. It is widely used in the bottled water and the organic food industry for purification. When ozone is bubbled through olive oil, it is captured and preserved, forming a skin-friendly product that can be used to moisturize and improve the appearance of your skin.
Ozone is created naturally when oxygen comes in contact with ultraviolet rays from the sun. Since ozone is heavier than oxygen, it falls and attaches to pollutants and cleans the air we breathe. The safety of ozone is proven by its use worldwide in operating rooms, the organic food industry, municipal water systems, swimming pools, etc. The advantage of ozone is that it creates sparkling fresh water and a pathogen-free environment, with the only byproduct being pure oxygen.
The best and most effective ozonated olive oil for purity and enhanced quality is made with organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed olive oil and a cold plasma ozone generator that creates pure ozone. Many manufacturers choose to use a cheap corona discharge ozone generator, leading to contamination of the oil. Ozone is a reactive gas that is difficult to stabilize. However, by passing the ozone through the oil, held in an ozone-resistant container, the ozone gas begins to stabilize within the oil. As it is continually processed, the ozone slowly begins to turn the liquid form of the olive oil into an off-white colored balm.
Quick History of Ozonated Oils
Discovered by accident in the early 1900s, when breathing ozone through oil was used to treat tuberculosis, ozonated olive oil came on the scene for skin health and other health issues. Nikola Tesla, an inventor, marketed it first, and by 1904 ozonated olive oil was being sold in pharmacies all over the country under the name Glycozone.
Ozone therapy and ozone oils were flourishing in the United States in the early to mid-1900s. Still, like many natural remedies of the time, its chemical competitors tried to discredit it. With the rise of antibiotics and new drug therapies, pharmaceutical salespeople pushed their drugs as the new way to treat diseases.
Currently, ozone therapy is making a huge comeback. So much so that ozone is now used in over 20 countries in hospitals and clinics, and ozonated oils are becoming a popular skincare treatment worldwide.
Best Skin Benefits and Uses of High-Quality Ozonated Olive Oil
Ozonated Olive Oil provides an assortment of natural health benefits; however, it is most frequently used for skin conditions; in the same manner, one would use a therapeutic salve or cream. When used as a massage balm, the ozonide acts as an antioxidant, allowing lactic acid and toxins to be freed from the skin’s pores. More benefits include:
- Excellent as a facial and skin moisturizer. Olive oil penetrates the skin to provide moisture that helps keep skin supple and smooth.
- Natural antibacterial properties. In lab studies, olive oil proved to eliminate 99.9% of E.coli.
- Free radical scavenger. Olive oil contains Vitamin E, shown in a 2007 issue of The Journal of Pathology to fight photo-aging, damage, and free radicals successfully.
- Combats itchy, dry skin. Olive oil can help relieve inflamed, itchy skin from too much cold weather, psoriasis, or eczema.
- Reduces redness and swelling.
- Stimulate the growth of skin cells.
- Acts as a high-end oxygen facial.
What is the Difference Between Liquid Ozonated Olive Oil and Ozonated Olive Oil Balm?
The main difference between the liquid ozonated olive oil and the ozonated olive oil balm form is the amount of saturated oxygen and ozone. Creating the balm version requires a much more extensive process, and the quantity of both the oxygen and ozone saturation level is much greater than any liquid oil product available.
The ratio of O2/O3 in liquid ozonated olive oil formulas can only contain up to a percentage of roughly 10%. Compare this to the balance of O2/O3 in ozonated olive oil balm, which is up to 50% saturated oxygen/ozone, by volume. Another thing to consider is that liquid ozonated olive oil does not have the long time release which an ozonated olive oil balm does — when applied to the skin, this time-release can last up to 12 hours.
What are Other Ozonated Olive Oil Skin Benefits?
Ozonated olive oil is a balm that can last for eight to ten years when kept refrigerated or about one year at room temperature. It destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, some parasites, venoms, and poisons through oxidation and helps stimulate new cell production through oxygenation. Doctors agree that ozonated oil speeds the postoperative healing process by improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, preventing infection, and reducing pain.
Ozonated olive oil balm has been used for over 100 years to help with the following:
|Acne||Athlete’s Foot||Bacterial Infections|
|Face moisturizer||Cold Sores||Cuts and Wounds|
|Diaper Rash||Fungal Infections||Impetigo|
|Herpes Simplex||Hemorrhoids||Leg Ulcers|
|Spider Bites||Burns||Skin Yeast|
How Is The Best Ozonated Olive Oil Made?
A cold plasma, high-output ozone generator creates the purest ozonated olive oil and allows the oil’s integrity to stay intact, making for a much higher quality product. It is also important to use medical oxygen, a pure oxygen source, in the production process — eliminating the chance of harmful nitric oxides entering the oil. Once the olive oil is fully saturated with ozone, it is quickly placed into dark glass jars, sealed, and stored in a refrigerator. This method provides the freshest, purest, fully ozonated oil on the market.
One More Thing…
The smell might make you pause when first using ozonated olive oil balm. Because our sense of smell is subjective, some people find the ozone scent pleasant, while others find it very strong. The good news is that most people who are a bit sensitive to it quickly become accustomed, and it no longer bothers them. We find that using the product for five to seven days is a good indication for most people. Because of its many skin benefits, it is their go-to for a night-time moisturizer and weekly oxygen-facial. I’ve been using what I believe to be the best ozonated olive oil on the market for almost twenty years. OxyBalm exceeds all the qualifications mentioned in this article, is easy to use, and provides an excellent oxygen facial — a facial that is exactly the same as the oxygen-facials offered in the high-end European and American spas! In fact, our OxyBalm is sold to and used by several high-end skincare spas in America. If you are looking for an excellent oxygen facial, try OxyBalm.
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