If you have severely cracked, dry skin on your hands, elbows, and feet, then look no further than the super-intensive new AminoGenesis HEFF MAN – Hands, Elbows and Feet Formula. This premier formula contains 17 amino acids, hydrators and skin protectants that shield skin and help the appearance of dry, cracked hands, elbows and feet. This formula is so effective that it has been used and approved by the United States military special forces tactical unit!
One Secret to HEFF MAN: Amino Acids
As it turns out, amino acids aren’t acids at all.
Instead, amino acids are the building blocks of the skin. Think of amino acids like Lego blocks. Each block is necessary for building something greater. Similarly, you need amino acids to make proteins — everything from collagen to elastin to glycosaminoglycans, keeping the skin firm and hydrated.
Without Lego blocks, you can’t make Lego buildings. And without amino acids, your skin cannot properly make proteins that keep it beautiful and strong and youthful. When I first came across amino acids over twenty years ago, I was astonished at how a blend of 17 amino acids could make the skin look and feel completely different. My skin was smoother, firmer, and more hydrated.
We highly recommend using amino acids on your skin!
Amazing Hydrator #1: Dimethicone
Dimethicone is FDA-approved for the hydration of the skin.
Chemically speaking, dimethicone has a large size and significant spacing between each molecule that enable it to form a molecular lattice on the skin.
This lattice will allow for dimethicone to sit on the surface of your skin and act as a moisturizer and conditioner, while enabling ingredients like antioxidants, AHAs, fatty acids, and plant extracts to reach the surface of your skin. While beneficial ingredients will eventually traverse through heavier products, like marula oil, it is a shorter process with dimethicone, so the effects happen faster, and with less occlusion (suffocating) of the skin.
On the other hand, beneficial ingredients reach the skin even faster when they are embedded in a solvent like alcohol, but low-molecular weight alcohols do not have hydrating properties for the skin. So silicones can provide a happy medium that is suitable for just about all skin types.
Amazing Hydrator #2: Glycerin
Glycerin is commonly found in AminoGenesis skin care products, and for good reason!
Glycerin is a natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that is naturally found within the skin. As you age, your natural production and retention of glycerin slows. It has been shown that supplementing the skin with topical glycerin allows for the skin to look and feel more moisturized. This is because topically-applied glycerin acts as a humectant, binding with several times its weight in water from the environment (Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D.).
Glycerin also may help to protect the skin. It has been shown in studies that glycerin prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL) (Treatment of Dry Skin Syndrome: The Art and Science of Moisturizers).
It has been proposed that glycerin may benefit the skin in the long-term by potentially speeding up skin’s natural rates of exfoliation (International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2003).
Overall, glycerin is a huge win in AminoGenesis HEFF — Hands, Elbows and Feet Formula, retaining moisture and building it within the skin.
How to Use HEFF MAN
Apply twice daily to hands, elbows and feet as necessary. For best results, apply to clean, dry skin.
The new AminoGenesis HEFF MAN – Hands, Elbows and Feet Formula is a fantastic formula designed to help aid the appearance of dry, cracked hands, elbows and feet. It works extremely well, and we are ecstatic to be offering it to our audience!