Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1 ($52.00) is a product that boasts 1% of pure oxygen and Vitamin A, which is a patented combination by Dr. Herzog. This cream is meant to be used both morning and night, and it does a whole slew of things. It promotes healing, increases cell regeneration, minimizes pores, detoxifies, hydrates, diminishes lines and wrinkles, and desensitizes sensitive skin.

I was using increased amounts of acne medications, and predictably, they made my skin more sensitive. There were few creams that I could use without feeling like my face was on fire. Vita-A-Kombi 1 was one of them, and even better, it can be used both morning and night. It is a fairly thick cream, and it does take some time (5 to 10 minutes) to sink into your skin. It is best applied with a light layer all over the face, but without rubbing it too much into the skin; instead, just let it absorb naturally. My skin looked refreshed, and it felt so soft.

My only complaint was that every time I used this, my boyfriend told me I smelled like old lady. So I ended up wearing this mostly at night, rather than day, because I didn’t want people thinking I smelled like “old lady.”  Otherwise, the results were right in line with what I expected, and my skin was happy to use it for a few weeks!

The Karin Herzog line was the first to stabilize and deliver pure oxygen in cream form. The brand manufacturers their products in Switzerland, doesn’t conduct animal testing, and products are hypo-allergenic.  Learn more at

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4 thoughts on “Pure Oxygen Skincare: Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1 Review

  1. Faiza

    Christine this sounds really nice. Was there a HUGE difference? Would you use it as one of your staples? Would you recommend it for people who have scars from acne? Sorry for all the questions, but i would like to know more from you to see if its the right product for me. :)

    • Hey Faiza!

      My biggest rave about this product was that it really worked on VERY sensitive skin. Whereas even a cream that normally is fine on sensitive skin, MAC Moisturelush, this was even gentler and resulted in no irritation or slight burning sensation. I feel so hydrated when I use this, and my skin just feels ridiculously soft and smooth. I keep a jar of it by my nightstand now. :) As far as acne scars go, I couldn’t tell you if it’s most effective or not (I don’t have TOO many, and despite scarring easily on my body, my face scars fade fast).

      It’s definitely on my list of go-to-creams (which I consider staples)! :)