Here at Repêchage, we truly believe that water (particularly sea water) is the basis of all life. We drink it, we bathe in it, the rejuvenating and hydrating powers of water for the body and the skin are undeniable. A common misconception however, is that drinking water will mend dry skin. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. However, every day, every minute, the water in your skin is evaporating and leaving your skin. Poof! It disappears into thin air! Simply put, dry skin no longer has its guard up. In healthy skin with natural lipids and natural moisturizing factors (NMFs), foreign substances are kept out of cells and water is kept inside them for as long as possible. Whether the body is no longer effectively producing enough moisturizers, or the hydro-lipid system has been compromised by environmental factors such as cold weather, air conditioning, pollution, the barrier of dry skin is no longer intact so the skin suffers from constant moisture loss and is open to an invasion of irritants leaving your skin dry, itchy and irritated. It is essential to create a barrier to help lock moisture in while feeding your skin it’s essential nutrients! Think of the water in your skin like steam. In a pot of boiling water, the steam is free to leave, put a lid on the pot and the steam stays in the pot. The Repêchage Hydra Dew® Moisturizing Day Cream acts as a barrier or a “lid” on your skin. Repêchage utilizes Codium Tomentosum Seaweed which known to help increase moisture by 50% long term. Sunflower Seeds and sesame seed oil, high is essential fatty acids, also helps to create a strong barrier to keep the skin hydrated. Your skin’s moisture barrier is repaired; water loss is regulated; and bacteria or other irritants can no longer enter the cells causing redness and inflammation. And don’t forget to hydrate at night! The Repêchage Hydra Dew® Nourishing GelCream is an all night, moisture replenishing treatment for the face and eye contour area. This rich, moisture replenishing cream has the fast penetrating action of a gel! This GelCream creates a moisture barrier while water lily and the amino acid proline help to reduce redness and irritation while helping the skin to repair itself while you sleep. You will wake up with dewy, hydrated, glowing skin! Do you have dry skin? Tell us in the comments below!