A Simple Explanation of AURA
Research's Oxygen Based Products
by Ted Kalli
Oxygen based products are
very simple products. Only the technology applied in making them is
difficult. The following definitions will be helpful in understanding
the products and how they work.
Oxygen (O2): a
colorless, odorless, tasteless, gaseous chemical element that occurs in
the atmosphere, forming 1/5 of its volume. It combines with nearly all
other elements; is the most common element in the earth's crust, and is
essential to life processes.
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2):
a colorless, syrupy liquid and in its pure form and at a low pH, it is a
relatively stable compound. Hydrogen peroxide is manufactured from
hydrogen gas and atmospheric oxygen. In aqueous form, it is commonly
used as a bleaching agent. Hydrogen peroxide will bleach hair, but not
chemically a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. It contains one less
oxygen molecule than hydrogen peroxide.
Catalase: a red crystalline
enzyme that consists of a protein complex with hematin groups and
assists the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. It
is found in the skin.
Beta-Carotene: The precursor
to vitamin A. Beta-carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A. The
body only converts enough beta-carotene to meet its needs. the rest is
When hydrogen peroxide
contacts the skin, it ALWAYS breaks down into water and oxygen due to
the presence of the enzyme, catalase. Instead of the oxygen being
released on the surface of the skin and escaping to the atmosphere, as
with aqueous hydrogen peroxide, oxygen penetrates the skin. This is due
to the oil phase of the emulsion which creates a barrier to the oxygen.
The skin becomes the path of least resistance. When hydrogen peroxide
changes from a liquid to a gas (which is instantaneously), it increases
in volume 22.4 times. This increase in volume is what causes the
pressure and why it penetrates the skin. We use plastic wrap during the
salon treatment to maximize the pressure and to keep the emulsion moist.
The oxygen is a gas only
during this instantaneous reaction. When it penetrates the skin, it is
dissolved in the extracellular water and in the capillary plasma. When
oxygen penetrates the skin, it acts as a vehicle and takes the water and
other ingredients with it. The presence of the oxygen in the plasma of
the blood can be measured using medical monitoring equipment.
There are no blood vessels
in the outer layers of the skin. Capillaries are responsible for
supplying the skin cells with nutrients. Circulation in the capillaries
is at best, not very good. As we age, the capillaries become less
permeable and let little or no oxygen and nutrients pass to the
extracellular fluid, which surrounds the cells. The lymph drainage
system is responsible for removing the wastes of the cells. To have
healthy skin, the skin must be properly balanced with oxygen, water,
nutrients, good capillary circulation and good lymph drainage. The
ability of skin to repair itself after injury lies in the ability to
grow new vessels from the capillaries.
We cannot get enough oxygen
to the cells by inhalation. There is also the problem of dehydration of
the skin. When the skin is not balanced and healthy, the skin glands do
not function properly. The results are the skin problems estheticians
must face each day.
Normally, the skin renews
itself about every twenty eight days. To properly reproduce, the cells
must have the necessary elements. Oxygen based products can assist in
locally supplying these elements.
The original idea of a
massage was to stimulate the blood circulation and thereby increasing
the supply of nutrients. But the massage cannot supply the nutrients for
a healthy skin. The oxygen based products can....
Why Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide has been
around for over one hundred years. Almost every home has a bottle of 3%
aqueous hydrogen peroxide in the medicine cabinet. It has been used to
disinfect cuts and scraps; bleach hair; launch rockets into space; to
preserve milk; and many other uses, including medical. By medical, I
mean used as a treatment for medical disorders. There are over 4,000
published papers on the use of "oxygen therapy'' and most of this
therapy is based on the use of hydrogen peroxide. It is even found
naturally in the body, in small amounts.
Hydrogen peroxide treatments
are used in many countries. It is taken orally and some doctors even
inject it as a treatment for many disorders. This practice is frowned
upon in the United States, but accepted in other countries.
As stated in the previous
pages, hydrogen peroxide liberates oxygen and water when it contacts the
skin. The problem has always been being able to harness this chemical
reaction, as hydrogen peroxide is not very stable in the aqueous form.
Oxygen kills anaerobic bacteria, which are generally the harmful
bacteria. Tamed iodine kills bacteria, by poisoning them. Other
disinfectants act the same way. Hexachlorophene kills bacteria, but due
to harmful side effects, it was taken off the market. Most antiseptics
and disinfectants work on the principle of 'poisoning' the bacteria.
Hydrogen peroxide kills the bacteria by high pressures of oxygen. Since
anaerobic bacteria cannot live in an oxygen rich environment, they die.
Propionibacterium Acnes is a
bacteria responsible for many of the acne problems. Many acne treatments
on the market use, benzoyl peroxide. Peroxides releases oxygen in
chemical reactions. Benzoyl peroxide was used, for this purpose, to
liberate oxygen. At the time, it was more stable than hydrogen peroxide
and could be formulated in several forms, for application to the skin.
The discovery of a
stabilized form of hydrogen peroxide, now sheds a different light on
this subject. The following is very basic chemistry, and should make all
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2),
has a molecular weigh of 34.02. It is 94.06% oxygen and 5.94% hydrogen.
Benzoyl Peroxide (C14H1004),
has a molecular weigh of 242.22. It is 69.42% carbon,. 4.16% hydrogen
and 26.42% oxygen.
Based on the percentages of
oxygen available in each of the above, there is no question about which
peroxide can liberate more oxygen. This has been known for a long time.
The problem was, hydrogen peroxide was not available in a form suitable
for use as a skin application.
Hydrogen peroxide has low
toxicity and its decomposition products, water and oxygen, are harmless.
These advantages have led to an increased use of hydrogen peroxide. A
growing environmental awareness in the past few decades has also
contributed to making hydrogen peroxide a very important industrial
AURA Research's stabilized
emulsion of hydrogen peroxide, is now, the product of choice, as it is a
suitable form of hydrogen peroxide for skin application. It has also
been successfully combined with other ingredients that are beneficial to
the skin. New combinations are currently under study and will be
available in the future.
Salicylic acid, one of the
three FDA approved treatments for acne has been combined with the
hydrogen peroxide emulsion. This combination gives you an advantage over
persons not using the oxygen emulsion for their clients with acne.
Salicylic acid is used in many over the counter, acne treatments. It is
also an exfoliant. A small amount of salicylic acid is in all the oxygen
Now, let's get back to basic
skin care. The emulsion supplies the skin cells with water and oxygen,
both of which are necessary for normal cellular functions. Most every
article and advertisement concerning skin, concerns dehydrated skin. Why
is skin dehydrated? Because as we age the epidermis thins out and the
function of the dermis becomes sluggish. Therefore, water is not
retained as efficiently as in younger skin. It is dehydrated due to a
lack of water so "moisturizers" are used to prevent water loss.
The oxygen emulsion products
supply water to the skin cells. They also supply oxygen, which is needed
for normal cellular metabolism. Combined with other ingredients, it is
now possible to supply the skin cells with what they need to function
The main problem, is that
the action of the oxygen emulsion is so simple, people do not believe
it. Well, there is a very simple answer - Try It!
AURA Research's products are
made in an FDA approved laboratory, using only pharmaceutical grade
ingredients. Each batch is checked, sampled and a batch number is on
every container. Extensive testing and quality control procedures,
insure that you are getting the highest quality product, possible.
We listen to our clients. A
few expressed concerns about mineral oil. While I and many other
formulators still believe mineral oil to be an excellent cosmetic
ingredient, we have removed it from our oxygen emulsion products.
Many asked for an effective
sunscreen. We now have a product with an SPF/15. This product was
individually tested according to the FDA guidelines for making a
We back our products with a
money back guarantee. We know they work and if you give them a FAIR
test, you will see that they work. Please feel free to contact the
company, if you want to return any products.