Hydroheel: Behind the Chemistry
So, how does the Hydroheel formula transform skin so quickly?
Simple. The epidermal layer (top layer) of skin regenerates itself every two-three weeks. This amazing and natural process of the human body’s skin regeneration combined with the process of Hydroheel's therapeutic formulas makes it possible for deep cracks to be non-visible within seven days or less - and completely transformed within 30 days!
Hydroheel therapeutic ointments are a solid ointment that turn to liquid on contact with your skin. After melting, the formula flows into the spaces between cells and the gaps in the lipid barrier. Once there, it re-solidifies, locking itself in place, temporarily binding the cracks together, and thus creating a seal. This seal keeps in vitamins and nutrients and protects raw skin from exposure to harmful elements (sun, water, weather, chlorine, bacteria, etc.) It also forms an occlusive barrier to the natural water loss of your skin. So, skin that is dry and chapped is protected from drying elements, enabling skin-softening moisture to build up naturally from inside the skin itself. This allows the skin to naturally heal itself from the inside out, by no longer letting the outside in.
What are the ingredients?
These natural ingredients in the right combination create the perfect formula designed to combat dry, flaky, itchy, odorous skin; while protecting skin from exposure to harmful elements, soothing muscle and irritation, as well as moisturizing, nourishing, and regenerating the skin’s surface.
Essential oils are organic compounds in concentrate, extracted from plants, and contain tremendous healing properties. Each Hydroheel product is tailored with the right essential oils that target healing for specific skin issues and areas of the body. The healing properties for each ingredient are as follows:
What better way to heal your body than straight from the earth itself. Liquid Paraffin is composed of organic compounds that are found in geologic formations beneath the earth's surface. Refined to it's purest form, this earthy oil has such powerful healing properties that it is used to treat eczema, sensitive skin irritations and diaper rash. Not only is it highly effective in skin healing, it is also known as the safest, most non-irritating cosmetics ingredient ever to be found (Cosmetics & Toiletries, January 2001, page 79; Cosmetic Dermatology, September 2000, pages 44–46).
Soft paraffin is in the same family as paraffin wax and liquid paraffin. Discovered in 1859, this white, distilled oil, not only protects and prevents moisture loss of the skin, but it softens nail cuticles. Extracted from the earth into it's purest form, soft paraffin has been used in skin care for over 100 years, and is recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an approved skin protectant. Due to it's powerful healing properties, it remains widely used in cosmetic, skin care, lip, and baby products today.
Known for its regenerative and moisturizing properties, avocado oil is is perfect for rebuilding damaged skin layers, and softening dry cells. Loaded with vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin, these primary skin-feeding nutrients are all easily absorbed through the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) and into the dermis where they provide energy for the growth and health of new skin as well as fortification of existing cells.
Grape Seed Oil
Produced in Europe, this delicious oil heals damaged and stressed tissues by possessing regenerative and restructuring qualities which allow for strong control of skin moisturization. Applied to the skin each morning, grape seed oil clears up many foot problems such as itching, scales, flaking, and odor. Grape Seed oil leaves the skin looking younger while improving the overall appearance.
Grape Seed oil can also offer protection against sun damage, reduce the appearance of age spots, relieve a sunburn, and diminish wrinkles & stretch marks.
Peppermint Essential Oil
This soothing oil derived from the peppermint plant is a common ingredient in over-the-counter topical products used for respiratory congestion, circulation stimulation, headache, and muscle pain - perfect for sore, achy feet. Peppermint essential oil contains antimicrobial properties and has calming effects on skin inflammation.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Not only does it smell good, grapefruit essential oil acts as an antioxidant, disinfectant, antiseptic, stimulant, antidepressant, tonic and fights arthritis. Where skin is concerned, grapefruit essential oil clears the body of toxins, combats cellulite an d contains anti-aging properties - great for tightening fine lines and wrinkles!
Orange Essential Oil
This anti-caner, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, skin cleansing and anti-aging oil not only brightens your mood but does wonders for your body. Because orange oil is such a wonderful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial, it is especially good for the skin. It helps to eradicate bacteria, boosts collagen, decreases skin wrinkles, and protects against UV damage.
Lemon Essential Oil
Citric acid and Vitamin C in lemon essential oil protect skin cells from premature aging by fighting oxygen-stealing free radicals. These free radicals degenerate skin cells by stealing oxygen from them, causing your skin to become dull and lifeless. Lemon essential oil helps skin maintain its youthful appearance. Lemon essential oil also has astringent properties. It tightens and lifts skin, as well as shrinks large pores, thereby controlling excess sebum. Lemon essential oil helps brighten skin by getting rid of blemishes, fading acne scars, fighting acne and balancing the skin’s natural pH.
Lavender Essential Oil
The number one essential oil for healing skin, lavender essential oil induces skin into a healing state and improves cellular communication. Lavender essential oil helps your body produce three of your bodies most powerful antioxidants, glutathione, catalase, and SOD within 22 hours of using the oil. This powerful essential oil not only calms and soothes, it also targets eczema and psoriasis.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
The health benefits of Tea Tree essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, and stimulant. Tea Tree oil also relieves any type of skin inflammation, and is widely used as a natural eczema treatment as well as reducing psoriasis.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory substance, so it helps in removing stiffness of the muscles and joints. It is also recommended for arthritis, and it is known to help in removing headaches that are caused by colds. Though it may sting, it acts as a coagulant and helps to stop excess bleeding. This is great for cracked, bleeding skin. Cinnamon essential oil removes blood impurities and stimulates blood circulation. It also fights parasites, viruses, free radicals, relieves depression, and stimulates the immune system!