Cold weather is in full swing this time of year, and that means a constant battle between dry heat inside met with frosty cold outside. Our skin is under attack by the environment. And that’s not to mention the onslaught of handwashing as we attempt to stay clear of seasonal viruses floating around the office and our kids’ elementary schools. On the daily, our skin bears the brunt of the attacks as the first line of defense against the environment, and often it’s only when our knuckles begin cracking that we notice it’s time to give something back. So let this be your wake-up call to take care of the skin that’s taking care of you with the best lotion on the market.
Champion Among Lotions
Melaleuca: The Wellness Company has been developing top-of-the-line health and wellness products since 1985. The creation of and innovation behind Melaleuca products have been driven by a commitment to their customers to provide tremendous value in every product offered. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to their jaw-dropper skin-therapy lotion, Renew.
Scientists pushed the boundaries of traditional lotion formulas to combine high amounts of powerful moisturizers in precise ratios to create a light, nongreasy daily lotion. With daily use of Renew Lotion, many users quickly see their dry, cracked skin become soft and smooth. Melaleuca says that Renew Lotion is one of the company's most popular products with shoppers. In fact, Melaleuca has sold more than 129 million bottles since it created this product over 15 years ago.
How Melaleuca Renew Lotion Continues to Be the Best Intensive Skin Therapy
Since 1985, Melaleuca has operated on its founding axiom: exceptional products at reasonable prices. Because Melaleuca’s business model is built on word-of-mouth marketing and sold directly to the end user from Melaleuca’s own distribution locations, Melaleuca can operate their overhead costs quite a bit differently than, for example, Johnson & Johnson or Procter & Gamble. Rather than spending their money on costly advertising and shelving costs, Melaleuca invests in their formulas. Every ingredient they add is sourced to provide the highest quality and is always included at levels that provide the optimal benefits.
While working in the skin care divisions of large, publicly held companies, a member of Melaleuca’s team of scientists discovered key insights that he believed could help them develop a daily lotion unlike anything currently on the market. But the big companies weren’t interested in taking those costly ideas into development. Getting all the right ingredients in amounts high enough to truly moisturize dry skin would be too expensive for their desired profit margins. But at Melaleuca, this scientist, along with the support of other Melaleuca scientists, had full support to develop the ultimate moisturizer, regardless of the cost.
The Ultimate Trio of Moisturizers
Since the beginning of their research, Melaleuca scientists knew that only the best ingredients at precise ratios could provide long-lasting, fast-absorbing moisture to dry skin in a lotion light and gentle enough for daily use. Renew uses high amounts of three powerful moisturizers to help skin retain moisture and continually renew itself.
Plant-based glycerin pulls moisture from the air and, unlike other moisturizers, draws it deep into the skin, helping skin renew and restore itself.
USP-grade petrolatum and natural allantoin lock in the moisture by creating a moisture barrier that lasts for days! Because it repels water, it stays longer on the skin.
Allantoin hydrates skin, soothes irritation, and promotes healing. It’s also the key ingredient that helps prevent petrolatum and glycerin from separating in the Renew formula.
What is USP-Grade Petrolatum?
You might know petrolatum by other names, such as petroleum jelly, white petrolatum, and soft paraffin. With a long history of safe use, this light, gel-like, and odorless ingredient has valuable skin benefits, including creating a protective barrier on the skin to seal in moisture and keep out environmental impurities. USP-grade petrolatum — the highest grade of petrolatum — meets stringent requirements for refinement and purification and is recognized as safe by the FDA for use in cosmetics and skin care products.
Outlasts and Outperforms Eucerin
When Melaleuca scientists saw what they had created, they knew Renew Lotion was unlike anything else on the market. They saw how Renew restored, replenished, and rejuvenated dry skin. But they wanted to confirm the remarkable results of their formula with clinical testing. In 2005, Renew was tested against market leader Eucerin in an independent, double-blind study in the harsh winter conditions of Winnipeg, Canada. Researchers tested these two lotions head-to-head for their ability to improve skin health, hydration, softness, and smoothness. Renew beat Eucerin in every measurement!
By 2019, Eucerin revised their formula, so Melaleuca decided to test it against Renew again. In a second double-blind study, researchers measured results in three important areas: restoring skin’s protective moisture barrier, providing intense therapy for dry skin, and delivering immediate and long-lasting moisture.
In two clinical studies, Renew outperformed, outlasted, and flat-out beat Eucerin Original in every aspect. Here are some of those results:
Moisture Retention: 17x better than Eucerin in moister barrier improvement after 14 days.
Skin Hydration: 10x better than Eucerin after 14 days.
Smoother Skin: 47% improvement in skin texture/roughness vs. 31% Eucerin after seven days without lotion.
Softer Skin: 88% improvement in visual dryness vs. 74% Eucerin after 24 hours.
Proven effective in two clinical studies.
The Only Dry Skin Therapy You’ll Ever Need
Formulated with an incredible trio of moisturizers and backed by two clinical studies, it’s no wonder that millions of families love Renew Lotion. It’s truly an incredible solution for dry skin sufferers everywhere.
Photography by: Courtesy of Melaleuca