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Get oxygenated like Madonna and Jessica Stam

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When temperatures start to fall, we often don’t notice our skin is in need of extra moisture until it’s severely depleted. Add the stress of impending holiday-dom and the bummer of shorter daylight hours, and some pampering is warranted. So why not prep for winter and start your skin off on a hydrated path by booking nourishing skin treatments now? Australia’s Intraceuticals, a celeb-loved line of deeply nourishing products, is now available at Toronto’s Gee Beauty.

The Intraceuticals Infusion oxygen facial (from $150) delivers therapeutic-grade oxygen and concentrated serums into layers of the skin using pressurized oxygen. It feels like a cool mist is being sprayed, but underneath it all low molecular-weight hyraloronic acid and antioxidants penetrate deep to combat the effects of aging and environmental abuse. This highly relaxing facial wakes up your skin with no extraction or abrasion. Compared to other oxygen facials, the difference I noticed with Intraceuticals was how much lifting and plumping it achieved. My skin felt nourished and the infusion of moisture helped it feel less drawn and saggy.

The list of bold names who talk Intraceuticals up includes Bar Refaeli, Jessica Stam, Channing Tatum, Victoria Beckham, and Madonna, the last of who is perhaps the most dedicated devotee. Her makeup artist Gina Brooks is a brand ambassador for Intraceuticals and travels with the device whenever she’s working with clients—you would have recently seen her handiwork at TIFF where she prepped Madonna for the W.E. red carpet.

As the looming holiday season requires our own red carpet–worthy looks, the Infusion oxygen facial is a rather convenient step, especially since it gives the best results day-of. In other words: no need to calculate what recovery time might be. And because it’s recommended to do a course of six facials over six weeks, it’s perfect for party season. (Or does it just feel like it lasts that long?)

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