Review: HylaSponge System from 3Rx Skin Therapy
by Wendy Travis
For some, dry skin becomes more than merely a cosmetic problem. Those going through cancer treatment or dealing with a host of skin issues may experience dryness that is itchy and painful. To help combat this condition, 3Rx Skin Therapy has created a new line of skin care with a patented technology known as the HylaSponge system. HealthySkinPortal will take a closer look at these formulas to determine whether they really can have a positive impact on extremely dry skin.
What is the HylaSponge System?
The HylaSponge System utilizes the healing and hydrating powers of hyaluronan. This substance is naturally found in the connective tissues below the surface of the skin. However, processes like cancer treatment or the normal aging process can reduce the production of hyaluronan, leaving skin dry and producing fine lines and wrinkles that make the complexion look much older.
The HylaSponge System takes the process of using hyaluronan to hydrate the skin a step further, by acting as a "second skin" that continues the hyrdration benefits well beyond the initial application of the product. The hyaluronan molecules used in this formula literally act as a sponge, absorbing up to 100 times its weight in water. The delivery system continues to provide both the outer and inner layers of the skin with necessary moisture, protecting the skin and keeping it soft and supple for a longer period of time.
Does it Work?
Hyaluronic acid has been used in skin care products for some time, for the purpose of hydrating the skin and creating a younger appearance. The trick with this substance has historically been with the penetration process, since the deeper it penetrates, the more effective the hydration effect. The HylaSponge System goes beneath the surface of the epidermis, providing much needed water to the deeper layers of the skin. The product was specifically created to provide much needed moisture to cancer patients who must deal with extraordinarily dry skin as a side effect of their treatment. However, it is equally effective on others with conditions that lead to excess dryness and discomfort.
What Products are Included in the Line?
The initial launch of the HylaSponge System will include the following three products:
- Gentle Foaming Cleanser – This formula eliminates impurities from the skin without excessive drying or irritation. In addition to the HylaSponge System, this cleanser contains a complex of hibiscus flowers, Asia foetida root, pear fruit and green tea.
- Targeted Serum – The serum works on damaged skin to restore firmness and suppleness with intense hydration. Ingredients in this formula work to reverse damage while adding antioxidant protection that prevents further damage from environmental free radicals.
- Daily Body Repair Cream – The repair cream is used twice daily to give skin a luxurious dose of moisturizing treatment. The product is specially formulated to restore the skin's metabolic function for a smoother, more youthful complexion.
Because the line is schedule to launch at the beginning of 2011, 3Rx Skin Therapy is currently offering free samples of the products through their website. Once the products are available for sale, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the 3Rx Foundation, which will distribute the monies to various cancer research programs. While the full effects of this new technology on the general public remain to be seen, initial reports suggest that the HylaSponge System will have hydrating abilities rarely seen in a topical skin care regimen.
To learn more about new skin care treatments or to schedule a free consultation with a local skin care provider, contact us today!
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