New Skin Barrier Solutions for Dry, Compromised Skin: Repêchage® Hydra Dew Pure™

Now, more than ever, we are looking for solutions to easily but effectively address the problem of over-drying and a compromised skin barrier. Compromised skin occurs from a number of factors: stress, environmental aggressors such as pollution, UV light, and weather conditions, overly-aggressive skin treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, and from medical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy for oncology patients.

When the stratum corneum is intact and healthy, it serves as an effective barrier to inhibit evaporation. If the cells are packed tightly together, Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) cannot occur, but if the cells are loosely packed and flaking, the moisture can easily evaporate.  This evaporation leads to a number of skin concerns, including dryness, irritation—which can lead to the appearance of redness and extremely itchy skin as well as the appearance of  spotted “strawberry skin,”— and even “inflammaging,” a term scientists use to describe human aging as characterized by a chronic, low-grade inflammation.1

“Inflammaging” and compromised skin conditions have become buzz words in the beauty industry, but their implications are much more far-reaching than cosmetic. In fact, the latest research has found that maintaining a proper moisture barrier may have a direct link to maintaining overall health and wellness.  A recent pilot study2 found that treatment with a reparative skin cream lowered cytokine levels— substances, such as interferon, interleukin, and growth factors, which are secreted by certain cells of the immune system and have an effect on other cells—linked to Alzheimer’s, heart disease and diabetes.

Repêchage® Hydra Dew Pure™ Oil and Elixir Balm are a dermatologist-tested, fragrance-free moisturizing oil and balm formulated to help smooth and soften even the driest, most compromised skin while helping to create a powerful barrier to retain moisture.  This new line, recommended by Morag Curran, Founder of Oncology Training International in her new book, Oncology Esthetics®, is suitable for even the most compromised skin conditions. Combining Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract with powerful Mastic Oil from the Aegean island of Chios and other natural ingredients from around the world, Repêchage® Hydra Dew Pure™ skin care helps to soften and smooth the appearance of dry skin for any skin type.

Known as the “Tears of Chios,” Mastic or Mastiha is a precious, ivory-colored resin with a balsam-like scent derived from the mastic tree known scientifically as Pistacia lentiscus. Although cultivated in other areas, it is the mastic trees in the southern tip of this large island in the Aegean that is most legendary.

For skin, this ingredient is known to help strengthen the appearance of the skin barrier, as well as instantly help reduce dryness while helping reduce the appearance of lines and dark spots.3  In clinical studies, it also been found to help reduce the appearance of pores and oil.4

Including rich, nutritive ingredients such as Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, known for its moisturizing properties and used for centuries in Japan, Organic Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, multiple hydrating natural oils and Vitamins E and C, this new Oil and Elixir Balm can soften and nourish even the driest, most compromised skin. 

Hydra Dew Pure™ Oil and Elixir Balm can be used as often as needed and anywhere from head to toe.  The lightweight Hydra Dew Pure™ Oil can be used after cleansing to hydrate face, neck and décolleté, lips and cuticles.  The rich Hydra Dew Pure™ Elixir Balm can be applied as needed to help create a moisture barrier, including on the face and lips, to soothe pre-and-post shaving, to smooth rough elbows, moisturize dry, flaky knees, and to soothe cracked feet and heels.

Powerful Natural Moisturizing Ingredients:

Laminaria Digitata Seaweed Extract

Sustainably harvested off the coast of Maine, USA, this Seaweed extract is a natural source of 12 vitamins including B12, C, E, K and beta-Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements. Essential fatty acids help maintain the skin barrier while Alginic Acid – a polysaccharide – helps to lock moisture into the skin.

Mastic Oil

This ingredient is known to help strengthen the appearance of the skin barrier, reduce dryness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots.

Camellia Japonica Seed Oil

Also known as Tsubaki oil, used for centuries in Japan, this ingredient is known to help strengthen the appearance of the skin barrier while it helps prevent moisture loss.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

This oil derived from the Hemp seed does not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but is rich in nutrients and fatty acids. This extract contains essential fatty acids known to help maintain the skin barrier while moisturizing and helping improve the appearance of the skin.

Sweet Almond Oil

This oil is known as a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and Vitamins E and D.


1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24833586

2. Ye  L, Mauro T.M., Dang  E, Wang  G, Hu  L.Z., Yu  C, Jeong  S,  Feingold  K. Elias  P.M., Lv C.Z., Man M.Q. “Topical applications of an emollient reduce circulating pro‐inflammatory cytokine levels in chronically aged humans: a pilot clinical study,” Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, March 05 2019

3. http://www.mastihashopny.com/files/File/PDF/CHIOS_MASTIHA_GUIDE_TO_BEAUTY_CARE.pdf

4. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/749d/31d63d1efbf6fe698d4656dd042030fb9b86.pdf

About Repêchage®: Since 1980, Repêchage® has created a full range of seaweed-based skincare products featured at top spas and salons globally. Forerunners in sea plant technologies and pioneers in seaweed treatments and cosmetics in the US, Repêchage® researchers seek out specific seaweeds beneficial for a range of skin care concerns. Repêchage® seaweed is sustainably harvested from the coast of Maine, USA, and then processed with a proprietary extraction method at the ISO 9001:2015 certified Repêchage® manufacturing facility, located at the Repêchage® Headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, USA.

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