FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Whether it's a celebrity walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes or a patient leaving Shino Bay on Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, the beauty secret they share is a new line of makeup called Oxygenetix.
Oxygenetix, created by Hollywood make-up artist Barry Knapp, is the first breathable makeup that allows the skin to breathe at 85 percent. Most makeup foundations and moisturizers only allow the skin to breathe 5-8 percent. Knapp designed Oxygenetix using a GORE-TEX-like technology that allows the skin to breathe under the coverage of makeup and moisturizer.
"It's occlusive oils and chemical preservatives in beauty products that suppress oxygen flow to the skin and can directly contribute to aging and skin problems," says Knapp. "You can use Oxygenetix immediately after a chemical peel, directly on burns or over a terrible case of acne; not only will you camouflage the skin but you'll speed up the healing process because Oxygenetix attracts oxygen to the skin."
Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera, world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist and founder of Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology Plastic Surgery and Laser Institute, has been using Oxygenetix on his patients in his two practices at Las Olas Boulevard and Palm Beach Island for the past year.
"I was skeptical at first because we don't recommend that patients wear any makeup post-procedure, because of the risk of infection," says Dr. Aguilera. "I'm most impressed that Oxygenetix keeps the skin sterile and actually speeds the healing process for a faster recovery. My patients love it because they can walk out our door without any downtime."
With awards season in full swing, Knapp is in charge of making sure Hollywood's A-listers look their best on the red carpet, including Mario Lopez whose complexion was golden at the Golden Globes thanks to Oxygenetix. Knapp says Oxygenetix is the reason why many entertainment reporters are now asking celebrities, "What are you wearing, on your face."
Oxygenetix foundations come in all skin tones and only require one application per day. It doesn't rub off on clothing and can withstand the scrutiny of high definition television. Oxygenetix is sold exclusively through dermatology centers, including Shino Bay (www.shinobayderm.com). To learn more about Oxygenetix, visit: www.oxygenetix.com.