The role of water in skin care

Any skin type – dry, oily or combination – can be dehydrated sometimes. This is due to the absence of water. Lack of shine, feeling of “stretching”, itching and flaking skin are obvious signs of dehydration.

The skin is made up of 70% water, therefore, it plays an important role in the natural and functional integrity of the skin. Water molecules hydrate and diffuse nutrients into the layers of the skin.

Low and high temperatures, wind and UV radiation are factors that facilitate the removal of water from our skin. The use of inappropriate soaps, taking certain medications as well as some skin diseases, also cause dryness.

MEY of SWITZERLAND has created face creams depending on the skin type for hydration and nourishment:


MEY SPECIAL MULTI-ACTION FACE CREAM is a 24-hour care moisturising cream, for normal/ combination skin, containing hyaluronic acid and a stem cell complex, that inhibit the proliferation of free radicals, panthenol and plant-based vitamins A and E with emollient, anti-inflammatory and toning properties. In addition, it contains antimicrobial agents, which play an important role in bacterial eradication. Its formula protects skin that is exposed to the harmful effects of environmental pollution and sunlight.


MEY Supreme Peptide is an anti-ageing treatment with strong antioxidant and moisturising properties. Provides cell regeneration, hydration and stimulates the mechanisms of repair of the skin barrier. Contains BioNymph Peptide, which reduces free radicals and protects DNA, promotes collagen production, reduces wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. The concentrated mixture of ceramides, fatty acids and oligopeptides works synergistically to repair the damaged skin barrier. Raspberry Stem Cell Extract stimulates the composition of hyaluronic acid, providing the skin with moisturising and antioxidant properties. In addition, Shea Butter promotes cell regeneration while Vitamin E offers radiance and protects the skin from the harmful effects of sunlight.


MEY PROBIOTIC CREAM offers hydration 24 hours a day and is ideal for all skin types. The combination of probiotics (Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus) and prebiotics (a-glucooligosaccharides, β-fructooligosaccharides), as shown by studies, strengthens the normal microbiological barrier of the skin, which is affected daily by environmental pollution and modern lifestyle. Stimulation of the immune system leads to increased production of antimicrobial peptides and protects the skin against pathogenic microorganisms. The combination of Rosmarinic acid, trace elements, rutin and UVA-UVB sunscreens, completes the strengthening of the skin’s defense by neutralising free radicals. At the same time, hyaluronic acid ensures rich hydration, enhancing the natural texture and structure of the skin.



It is an advanced anti-ageing treatment, which rejuvenates the skin, by enhancing the process of DNA repair – the most important component of skin cells – and promotes cell longevity. It is rich in hyaluronic acid, which creates a protective film on the skin and keeps the skin youthful and healthy due to its intense moisturising action. This unique blend of active ingredients significantly reduces the depth of wrinkles, smoothes fine lines and maintains the elasticity and even tone of the skin, offering a velvety and soft look.

MEY of SWITZERLAND has also created body creams for the proper hydration and nourishment of the skin:


Moisturising body balm nourishes sensitive and dry skin types. Its main active ingredient consists of a plant-based complex, which treats and protects irritated skin (Cardiospermum halicacabum extract), offers anti-inflammatory properties and strengthens the skin barrier thanks to stearidonic acid (omega-3 fatty acid) that is present in Echium plantagineum seed oil and nourishes the skin thanks to the phytosterols, tocopherols and squalene present in Helianthus annuus seed oil. Almond oil, shea butter and aloe vera offer rich hydration and calendula extract its soothing properties.


MEY CREAM UREA 15% is the ideal solution to intense dry skin and dehydration caused by exogenous (friction, heating, chemicals, sunlight, etc.) and endogenous (diabetes, poor blood circulation, etc.) factors. Its emollient and moisturising properties make it perfectly tolerated by the skin. It contains 15% Urea, an ingredient known for its highly moisturising properties, which has the ability to retain multiple amounts of its weight in water. The properties of MEY CREAM UREA 15% are supplemented by Lactic acid, an ingredient that fights hyperkeratosis, panthenol, which has moisturising, soothing and protective properties and α-bisabolol, which is the active ingredient of chamomile and offers anti-irritant and soothing properties.