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Does Oxygen Facial Really Work? L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa


Luxury Swiss Skincare Brand, L.RAPHAEL presents Beauty Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York

Marking its US debut, L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa opened at Four Seasons Hotel New York, the world-class skincare brand’s first location in North America.  Transitioning the management from Four Seasons Hotel to L.RAPHAEL, the newly designed space officially opened their doors in April 2014. A luxury destination for city dwellers and hotel guests alike, the location offers the most effective proprietary treatments and breakthrough technologies that have catapulted L.RAPHAEL to the forefront of anti-aging skincare.

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L.RAPHAEL is a pioneer in oxygen, ultrasound and ultra-gravity therapies, truly revolutionizing the science of skincare with its patented LEC 40 lipid complex. The L.RAPHAEL philosophy is based on its 7 Foundations of Beauty – a personalized multi-dimensional approach to beauty that incorporates medicine, nutrition, fitness, aesthetics, age management, stress management and leisure.  Each L.RAPHAEL treatment is uniquely developed to reinvigorate the senses, restore peace of mind and deliver scientifically advanced, long-lasting skincare benefits.

Glowing skin is an outward reflection of your inner health and to help you achieve this, L. RAPHAEL’s facials do more than just treat the surface.

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So does the oxygen facial actually work? Well, speaking from our own experience, the short-term proof is in the mirror. QMIN Magazine team has tried the Oxy-Peel Treatment, the results were instant and noticeable. You really do glow when you walk out of the Spa. This anti-aging facial channels ingredients effectively and intensively into the skin using customized anti-aging complex – oxygen energy applicator. It encourages circulation and stimulates a regenerative process, providing visible results.

Oxygen Facial Benefits

Unlike microdermabrasion and other methods of smoothing out the skin for a more even tone, an oxygen facial does not usually cause any side effects, such as stinging, itching, or burning. The method of delivery used in order to pump oxygen into the skin is gentle, which makes the treatment a viable option for those with sensitive skin, and who have difficulties with injections or other harsh treatments to get rid of wrinkles. Those who have an oxygen facial can resume normal activities right away and even apply makeup or lotion without worrying about how the skin will react.

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The infusion of oxygen and vitamins is good for the skin because it encourage the growth of new cells as well as collagen. This treatment may also rejuvenate skin that has been exposed to pollutants, such as tobacco smoke and other toxins that starve cells of their oxygen.This treatment has even been used to get rid of acne scars, as it is believed that the infusion of oxygen helps the skin to create new cells at a faster rate and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

What is the Oxy-Peel treatment?

Using L.RAPHAEL‘s technologically advanced Oxy-Tech II machine, a revolutionary LEC40 anti-aging complex and our own special facial massage, the Oxy-Peel treatment is the optimal treatment for preventing premature aging of the skin, for restoring its quality, texture and appearance and for dramatically improving all the visible signs of aging:

Dryness, wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of shape, roughness, sun spots and age spots.


The multi-step treatment consists of the introduction of oxygen combined with physiological water and the LEC40 complex, as well as a special facial massage using a unique boosting serum.

The big advantage of the Oxy-Tech II machine is its ability to deliver the active ingredients deeper into the skin than any topical application.

LEC40 – a revolutionary compound reverses the aging process

LEC40, L.RAPHAEL’s revolutionary anti-aging compound was developed by the R&D team headed by Prof. Meir Shinitzky. It is a unique compound containing natural vital components (with perfect biological conformity). These components are found in young skin and are (gradually) lacking in adult skin. LEC-40 is an effective carrier that helps the absorption of the active ingredients by the skin cells, and is therefore a rejuvenating and powerful anti-aging agent.


Oxygen and the skin

Oxygen provides the skin with the reservoir of energy it needs for proper cell functioning. Skin cells that do not receive an appropriate quantity of oxygen have shorter life spans; they slow their metabolism, divide less and significantly reduce their functioning level.

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What does the program consist of?

Spraying oxygen combined with microscopic drops of physiological water and the LEC40 complex in a precise, controlled and pleasant operation, by high-speed jet pressure.

The jet pressure slaps the skin and causes a controlled and precise peeling, so as to remove the upper layers of the epidermis.

The jet pressure facilitates the deeper penetration into the skin of the microscopic droplets which are enriched with oxygen and the LEC40 complex. The droplets create readily available oxygen reservoirs for the skin.

In addition the treatment includes our unique facial massages using the exclusive boosting serum.

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L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York is located at 57 East 57th Street

Reservations can be made on-line at http://www.fourseasons.com/newyork/spa/

or by calling 212-350-6420.