Excel Therapy O2 1st Essence Skin Defences Activator

Anti-Pollution Pre-Serum


Excel Therapy O2 1st Essence Skin Defences Activator

Anti-Pollution Pre-Serum


This intelligent pre-serum provides an invisible shield to protect the skin from air, domestic and UV pollution – preventing early signs of ageing whilst brightening the complexion. 1st Essence also strengthens the skin’s immune defences and enhances the effects of products applied afterwards. 

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  • An invisible shield to stop toxic particles entering the skin
  • Protects against air, domestic & UV pollution
  • Strengthens the skin’s defence systems
  • Increases effects of other products used
  • 82% reported the skin was strengthened against environmental aggression*
Excel Therapy O2 1st Essence Skin Defences Activator

An invisible shield to prevent damage caused by pollution


How it works


External protection: Triple Anti-pollution Shielding provides an invisible protective shield that prevents harmful, toxic particles from the air, UV light (including HEV light from electronic screens) and domestic products from penetrating into the skin.

Internal protection: A Probiotic Complex enhances the skins protective function while Niacinamide repairs the skin barrier to reinforce its immune system.

Product enhancer: 1st Essence can be used as a serum (for younger skin) OR pre-serum (for maturer skin) to enhance the effects of any products applied afterwards. It works to ‘trap’ the active ingredients, therefore, increasing their performance by maximising their adsorption.

Proven Results


82% noticed that the skin was strengthened against stress and environmental aggression**

77% noticed an enhancement of the results of the other products after using 1st Essence*

79% noticed an improvement in the skin’s quality.*

*Self-assessment test carried out on 100 volunteers between 29 and 69 years of age. **Self-assessment test carried out on 62 volunteers. *

Germaine de Capuccini

How to use

Morning & evening, gently massage a small amount into the face, neck and décolletage. Avoid the eye area.

Tip: 1st Essence can be used as a pre-serum for maturer skin or as a stand-alone serum for younger skin. Apply before your moisturiser and serum if using one.

Key Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Niacinamide, Pseudozyma Epicola/Apricot Kernel Oil/Olive Fruit Oil/Sweet Almond Oil/Sunflower Oil/Licorice Root Extract Ferment Extract Filtrate, Glycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lactose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Mannosylerythritol Lipid, Lactis Proteinum (Milk
Protein), Biosaccharide Gum-4, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Limonene,
Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

6 Reviews

Trusted Customer
1st Feb 2019
Love this! I use after toner. It makes my skin young again! Love the o2 range!
Michelle Mckay, Worcestershire
28th Jan 2018
This is a new product for me, although I’ve used Germaine de Cappucini products for years. I’ve been using this every day for a week and can see and feel the difference - excellent!
Christina Dickson
13th Jan 2018
Comes in a pipette style so really easy to use and has a really lovely light smell to it. I use this underneath my moisturiser, my skin has felt so much more hydrated recently - great to use in the winter!
Mireya Harris
12th Jan 2018
I like the Essence a lot. I have been using it underneath my moisturiser and it seems to be doing exactly what it says on the tin. Perfect for me packed full of antioxidant protection as I work a lot in the city.
Renna, Rickmansworth
12th Jan 2018
This is a great product. Firstly the packaging is funky and different. I love the mirrored box, perfect for those moments where you cant find your mirror in your handbag!! This is a serum to protect your skin from the outside elements and air pollution. It works on the outer layers of your skin to keep it looking radiant and natural. It feels so smooth on the skin, no sticky or slimy. They call it liquid silk .... I agree. It also takes away extra shine from your skin and makes a great base for makeup too. It smells lush too, very natural perfume. It has different nut and fruit oils in it. I love it and use it daily and I take it with me in a handbag just incase I need a mid day boost. I highly recommend this product.
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Colleen Berrie, Balloch, West of Scotland
10th Jan 2018
Very silky serum that has speed absorption which was enough to hydrate my skin. Lovely smell of this serum and felt after a few days of using it my skin was very hydrated. Also noticed the redness on my cheeks reduced dramatically.

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