How Activ O2 Works


Activ O2 is based on a formulation that combines Ozonated Organic plant oils and Organic sulphur.

  • The ozonated organic plant oils in ACTIV O2 help eliminate toxins and bacteria when applied to the skin, then, by releasing oxygen (O2) they activate the multiplication of skin-healing cells (fibroblasts and keratinoblasts) leading to a visible reduction in skin damage (such as scarring and blemishes), calming acne breakouts and other skin conditions quickly and reducing the incidence of breakouts for acne-prone skin.
  • Organic sulphur softens the skin and makes it smoother, more hydrated and “flexible”. It has the unique ability to penetrate several skin layers and therefore provides a better, more deeply hydrating and smoothing effect for longer periods of time. It also helps even skin tone, and diminish hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Ozone (O3) is a naturally occurring gas which, for over a hundred years, has been known as a very powerful natural disinfectant, but has to be used with caution because of its strong oxidizing properties. Oxygen is released from plants on Earth and, because it is lighter than air, it rises into the atmosphere where the sun’s ultraviolet radiation converts it to ozone. This ozone now sinks back to Earth, combining with pollutants and cleansing the air as it falls. If it encounters moisture, it forms hydrogen-peroxide in the raindrops, which is why the air smells so fresh and clean after rain.

Because Ozone is so potent against bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens (causes of infection), it is heavily used in the healthcare field. For example:

  • Decontaminate operating rooms between surgeries in hospitals around the world
  • Disinfect hospital laundry and water
  • Deodorize air and objects (such as after a fire)
  • Kill bacteria on food or contact surfaces
  • Sanitize swimming pools and spas
  • Kill insects in stored grain
  • Scrub yeast and mould spores from the air in food processing plants
  • Chemically attack contaminants in water (iron, arsenic, etc.)
  • Eradicate water-borne parasites in water treatment plants

Only during the last decade, thanks to research at several leading international universities, has it been learned how to tame ozone’s very potent reactivity (oxidizing properties), and what doses are appropriate. Also discovered was how to permanently bind ozone into the fatty acids (triglycerides) of plant oils. This allows ozone-infused plant oils to be mixed into soaps and lotions for the first time.

The appropriate use of ozone-infused soaps or creams eliminates pathogens, and then, by releasing oxygen (O2), activates the proliferation of new growth cells, helping manage multiple skin infections such as acne, necrotic ulcers, and fungi.

The theory is that, when the Ozone comes into contact with the warm fluids from the lesion, it decomposes into different water-soluble peroxides, including hydrogen-peroxide, which explains the prolonged and stimulatory activity leading to new cell growth.

For this reason, ozone preparations are a preferred medium for cleaning and disinfecting cutaneous (skin) and mucosal infections and lesions, regardless of cause (acne, burns, trauma, etc.).

It has recently been observed that ozone-infused olive oil, when applied to all sorts of acute and chronic cutaneous infections, slowly releases O3 which, compared to conventional creams, displays more effective disinfectant and stimulatory activity, leading to faster healing (Valachi et al., 2005)

It has also been demonstrated that the antimicrobial effect is not only attributable to the ozone in the oil, but also to the complex compounds derived from the ozone-mixing process (Menedez et al, 2008) like formaldehyde (Guinesi, 2011)


Dipartmento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Universit’a degli Studi di Siena, Viale Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy

Dipartmento di Scienze Biomediche, Universit’a degli Studi di Siena Viale Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy

Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-761, Republic of Korea

Dipartmento di Fisiologia, Universit’a degli Studi di Siena Viale Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy

The Story of Ozone – Dr. Saul Pressman