Karin Herzog treatments with active oxygen must be applied without massaging, with a brush.
Why should I use a brush to apply Karin Herzog treatments?
The active oxygen is associated with a particular mode of application:
Apply in fine layer to allow the oxygen to release itself directly under the skin. As the oxygen gas is released into the skin. it creates a micro-massage effect, flushing out built up debris and toxins. The active oxygen gets a sensation of freshness and can sometimes make feel some itches, proof which it changes state and acts on the skin.
Use Karin Herzog's small brush for the face and large brush for the body.
Which Vita-A-Kombi (VAK) should I use?
Everyone should start with Vita-A-Kombi 1. After using a full jar of VAK 1, consult with your esthetician about the possibility of moving up to Vita-A-Kombi 2. If you have a challenging skin condition, VAK 2 will accelerate the results. For most clients, it is not necessary to go any higher than VAK 1. Vita-A-Kombi 3 should only be used to spot treat acne breakouts, blemishes and hyper-pigmentation (dark spots). VAK 3 should not be used on the entire face but it may be used for treating wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation on the chest if applied locally.
When I started using the products, I actually noticed an increase in breakouts. Is this normal?
Yes. While many conventional products appear to clear the skin they actually push debris deeper, Karin Herzog products work the opposite way: the active oxygen penetrates deep into the skin and kills acne causing bacteria, while at the same time pushing out other toxins and debris that clog pores. Therefore, although pimples or blemishes may initially appear they will quickly disappear, with the continued use of oxygen products. Another option is to ease into use of oxygen products by applying the cream every other day for one to two weeks, then once a day for the next two weeks, gradually advancing to twice a day.
Why does my skin sometimes feel too greasy after using the creams?
If your skin is feeling too greasy, you are probably using too much cream. This is not a product where "if a little is good, a lot is better". You only need is a very small amount of cream; less than one level scoop (enclosed with your product) for your entire face. In addition, using the KH brush to apply the product to your face will help with overall coverage while at the same time sparing eyebrows and lashes.
Why does my skin feel tight and dry after applying the oxygen products?
The skin needs time to adjust to the oxygen therapy until all skin functions are normalized. For very dry skin, either use the Vita-A-Kombi Oil prior to the application of the oxygen cream to slow the rate of absorption or use an additional comfort cream after the application of the oxygen cream. With the comfort cream, depending on the degree of skin dryness and the external climate, we recommend you use either Additional Sweet or Vitamin H. Day Protection is an ideal day cream, as it contains SPF 10.
I have sensitive skin, can I still use Karin Herzog products?
All Karin Herzog products are paraben and preservative free and many do not even use any additional fragrances (check detailed ingredients). If your skin is sensitive, start using the products gradually. Apply Vita-A-Kombi 1 every other night for two weeks, then increase to every night. Monitor the effect on your skin and possibly increase to using morning and night.
Why does the Professional Cleansing gel feel thick and slightly greasy?
The Professional Cleansing gel may be different to what you have used before as it is a professional grade product. It is powerful enough to remove even waterproof makeup efficiently, while at the same time being mild, enough to provide a pleasant experience. For correct use, apply to your dry fingertips. Rub them together to warm the product, then apply to the face by gently massaging all over. If deemed necessary, add a splash of water to emulsify the gel even further. After cleansing your face, remember to use a wet washcloth or sponge to remove the cleansing cream. This is not a "splash off" product.
It is my first week using the oxygen products, why does my skin tingle when I apply the cream?
Mild tingling and a slight reddening, especially when you begin using VITA-A- KOMBI, Oxygen Face or Oxygen Body 3% is not unusual. This sensation occurs as the oxygen reacts on the skin and starts to deeply penetrate the epidermis. In most cases, the tingling sensation is not uncomfortable and can be minimized through the application of a Karin Herzog comfort cream. With the body products, customers have reported feeling positive about the tingling as it gives them the sensation that the product is working. Please note that this does not mean that if you don't experience the tingling, the product is not working.
Will the mineral oil (petrolatum) in some of the products clog my pores?
No. The mineral oil used in Karin Herzog products is of pharmaceutical grade. It is the highest quality available and does not clog pores, cause acne or increase sebum production in oily skin.