Renew has the perfect product to keep your dry skin looking smooth and hydrated all season long!
Winter is coming. Wait, scratch that, winter is HERE, which means it’s time for colder temps and drier days to wreak havoc on your skin, face, and body. I don’t know about you, but I think dry, itchy skin is one of the most frustrating things that comes with the cold weather. It seems like you can never get enough moisture for your skin despite your efforts, leaving you uncomfortable all season long.
When I say I’ve used just about every lotion and moisturizer on the market, I’m not exaggerating. They all claim to deeply moisturize and correct even the driest skin on your face and body, but do they really work? Sometimes I feel like the only thing that would really help me would be to give my skin a huge drink of water. (And I bet I’m not the only one!)
Enter SkinMedica HA5. I’m not kidding when I say this product is instant hydration for your skin. While it’s specifically marketed and made for your face, I often find myself putting it on my arms and legs and even my lips when they’re feeling dry and cracked.
What makes HA5 so special and different?
The reason HA5 works so well is because it supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) to promote overall skin health, and this product contains a proprietary mix of five HA forms that smooth the skin. (Hello, added benefit of smoothing fine lines!) These five HA forms work together to provide immediate hydration and smoothing of the skin when the product is applied.
HA5 is a hydrator, rather than a moisturizer, which is what makes it different from your run-of-the-mill drugstore moisturizers. While a moisturizer is considered to be a cosmetic cream or lotion that’s made to help prevent dryness and potentially lock in existing moisture (think: Aquaphor), a hydrator is a cosmetic treatment that promotes epidermal health and encourages the body and skin cells to naturally replenish moisture and HA!
Where do I apply the HA5 for some much-needed moisture?
This is a water-loving product, so the recommended practice for applying HA5 to the skin is to lightly wet the fingertips and gently apply to affected areas for maximum efficiency. You can apply this product twice a day, both morning and night. (Pro tip: Here at Renew, it’s a staff favorite to use as a makeup primer!)
I personally love to apply it on my elbows, legs, and under my eyes to help smooth any fine lines or wrinkles. I always feel like my skin there is begging for moisture and every little smile and expression line shows without it. While HA5 is no replacement for Botox or filler when it comes to getting rid of those pesky wrinkles, it certainly provides an immediate softening of the area and helps me to look more awake and refreshed.
I also LOVE to use this on my legs, especially post shaving! My legs tend to be the driest area on my body, and shaving can sometimes exacerbate that. This product provides me instant relief with the added comfort of knowing that its changing those skin cells and helping them learn how to make more of their own HA. Solving the problem immediately as well as creating a long-term solution for it? Sign me up!