Article | Category: Glossary Terms

Oxygen facials are said to combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin. They address the deficiency by delivering highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis.

A stream of high-pressurized oxygen infused with botanical, vitamin, mineral, and nutrient extracts is applied to the face and neck. The oxygen absorbs the moisturizing agents into the skin for a smoother, plumper look, providing a healthy glow.




Definition of Offering

The Oxygen Facial is designed to hydrate the skin by using pressurized oxygen to allow a serum to penetrate deeper into the skin.


Description of Offering

This fast-acting facial replenishes the levels of oxygen in your skin, eliminates wrinkles and blemishes, and restores a youthful appearance to your skin.


This offering is a modern creation (originated after 1800).


Creator of Offering (Nationality)

Intraceuticals (Australian)


Brief History of the Offering

This company founded the oxygen facial after thorough research on oxygen applications. At first in Australia, this similar system was used to deliver chemotherapy to skin cancer patients. An oxygen facial machine was created by using pressurized oxygen to help absorb serums into the skin.


Fun Fact

The oxygen facial machine releases 90-95% of pressurized oxygen.




Primary Benefit Received

Improve Appearance


Other Benefits

Body Maintenance, Stress Reduction, Hydrate the Skin


Primary Findings of Research

No independent research is currently available related to oxygen facials or oxygen facial equipment.






Typical Length of Offering

45 - 60 minutes


The offering is most often provided one guest at a time.


Offering is primarily suited for:

Day Spa (beauty focus), Resort/Hotel/Cruise Ship Spa, Medical Clinic/Spa.


How many treatment providers are needed to produce the offering?



Common License/Certification or Training necessary to provide the offering:

Esthetician (skin care specialist)


Information about the most often used offering protocol

O2 Oxygen Rejuvenating Facial

Sarah Reedy

American Spa (2005), Pg. 84


Comments about Offering Protocol

This article gave a step by step procedure of how a oxygen facial works.


Type of space/facility most often used for the offering:

Private Dry Treatment Room


Type of space/facility that can be use for the offering:

Salon Station (nail, hair, make up, etc.)


How many towels are used?

1 - 2


Does the guest generally use a robe and/or a wrap for the offering?

Yes, wrap only.


How many sheets are used?

1 - 2


Does the offering require the use of products (i.e. lotions, lacquers, scrubs, cleansers, etc.)?



How many different products are used?



Approximate product cost per treatment:

$12 USD


Products used:

Gel Cleanser, Hyaluronic acid-based serum, Eye Gel, Hydration gel, Moisture Binding Cream.


Does the offering require the use of disposable supplies (i.e. cotton squares, balls and swabs, lancets, etc.)?



Equipment and supplies needed to provide the offering:

Raised Massage-style Table, Magnifying Lamp, Water Source (sink or shower), Technician Chair, Blanket(s), Oxygen Facial Machine.


Beyond labor, linens, disposable supplies and products, please list any other direct costs associated with the offering?



Including only the following items (products, disposable items, linen laundry, and other direct costs---not labor), what is the typical cost of the offering?

$10 - $20 USD


Comments about offering costs.

Mainly products and laundering linen.


Typical single session price of the offering.

$140 - $250 USD




Publication used to prepare this submission.

American Spa

Sarah Reedy

O2 Oxygen Rejuvenating Facial (2005), Pg. 84


Beauty Editor

Michelle Villett

Do Oxygen Facials Really Work? (2013)


Udemy Blog

Matthew Johnson

Oxygen Facial: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2014)


Author Information

Jennifer Quinn

Florida Gulf Coast University


Author Biography

Jennifer Quinn is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University studying Resort and Hospitality Management with hopes to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.


Editor Information:

Mary Wisnom

Professor, School of Resort & Hospitality Management, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA