Oxygen is one of natures most powerful disinfectants and over 40 years ago, Dr. Herzog, discovered the formula to stabilize oxygen in a cream and changed the face of skincare forever. These formulas are not only beneficial to the health and appearance of the complexion, they also have the added advantage of killing potentially harmful bacteria on the skin. (See below for the Karin Herzog products that are most effective at killing bacteria.)
Dr. Herzog’s miracle formula is the only one in the world with stabilized active oxygen. The oxygen is released when it comes into contact with the skin, powering all its benefits directly to the oxygen starved skin cells in the epidermis. The miracle oxygen technology also works as a delivery mechanism for the other skin healing and anti-aging ingredients in the creams.
Most believed it was impossible to stabilize active oxygen a cream because it is very volatile: each oxygen atom strives to join another one to form O2. However, Dr. Herzog believed differently and worked tirelessly to develop a formula, which essentially creates small barriers around each oxygen atom so they can’t join with another one. When the cream comes into contact with the skin, the catalase enzyme on the skin destroys these barriers to free the atoms. The oxygen atoms join to create O2 molecules, which creates a mini explosion and release H2O (water). The resulting pressure propels the oxygen, water and other active ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol and AHA under the skin, directly into the epidermis, where it is needed to optimize skin functions.
Dr. Herzog’s goal was to create a hypoallergenic oxygen cream for use as a medical treatment to repair the skin of burns victims. It was his wife, Karin, who convinced him of the benefits of his discovery for the world of skincare. The rest, as they say, is history.