Sos: Save Our Skin!

Lips aren't the only area that can become chapped. If you suffer from very dry skin, you know all too well that cracked, irritated skin can occur on elbows, knees, ankles, and even in random patches on your face. Your daily moisturizer isn't cut out for such a (literally) rough situation, so it's time to call in the skincare equivalent of heavy artillery.

REN recently introduced Mayday Mayday Rescue Balm, a natural yet intricate formula with a texture so light, you wouldn't imagine it can heal and hydrate better than its thick, hard-to-spread counterparts-that is until you apply it to extra-dry skin and become an instant believer.

Right off the bat, chamomile and violet sooth irritation. Meanwhile seaweed offers antileukine and prebiotic oligosaccharides to undo inflammation and fight oxidative stress. But what really makes Mayday stand out from other uber-balms is the presence of lactic acid, which rids skin of roughness and peeling. Then, ceramides, phospholipids and essential fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid is super source of omega-3) seal is softness.

In moments, your once-chapped zones are unrecognizably smooth and comfortable. And although it won't jump out of your bag and into your hand if you scream "mayday," keeping it within arm's reach will give you peace of mind... and skin.