The skin is the body’s first line of defense, protecting our vital tissues and organs from the elements and from water loss and harmful pathogens. Dry skin often feels tight and itchy and may sting or burn. Dryness that results in cracks or breaks in the skin is not only uncomfortable, but can also lead to infections. This is why moisture is such an essential component of healthy, protected skin.

What causes dry skin?

There are many causes of dry skin including climate, skin care regimens, overall health and specific skin conditions that cause drying, such as eczema, rosacea and atopic dermatitis. These and other conditions disrupt the skin barrier function and can cause rough, patchy or cracked skin.

Additional causes of dry skin include:


Dry skin is uncomfortable, unsightly and sometimes painful. Signs and symptoms of dry skin can include:

  • A feeling of tightness in the skin
  • Skin that looks and feels rough
  • Itching, both mild and intense
  • Dehydrated skin that may have a shrunken appearance
  • Redness (erythema)
  • Cracked skin, including deep cracks in the skin that may bleed

Traditional Treatments

Avoidance of the more obvious causes of dry skin, including hot showers and irritating products, is essential in combatting dry skin. Everyday dry skin is generally treated with over-the-counter (OTC) topical agents like heavy moisturizing creams and lotions, but these treatments often address only one or two elements of dry skin, such as rough patches and tightness. The accompanying redness, inflammatory lesions and scaly patches from conditions like eczema and rosacea require more powerful, targeted treatment.

The PyratineXR® Difference

PyratineXR® is the only treatment available clinically proven to treat redness, inflammatory lesions and spider veins while providing deep moisturization and repairing the skin barrier function, the latter being of primary importance for those individuals with dry skin. Left untreated, dry, patchy skin often times turns to rough skin. Although many OTC products claim to improve skin moisture by 80 to 90 percent, these results are almost never verified using proper instrumentation and thus are difficult to quantify.

In a published clinical study, skin moisture content improved by 35 percent after 8 weeks and 41 percent after 12 weeks of using PyratineXR®-statistically significant results. Further, PyratineXR® was shown to rapidly soothe skin, improving skin texture in just days.

PyratineXR® is perhaps the most powerful moisturizer available and utilizes an advanced cytokinin-based technology, naturally derived from plants. Cytokinins have been proven to slow the aging process in plants; they have been shown to minimize free radicals and delay the aging process in human cells as well.


PyratineXR® is a potent moisturizer, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent (effectively reduces redness) and anti-aging agent, all in a single product. PyratineXR® effectively restores essential moisture to the skin without leaving an oily or greasy feel and is an effective treatment for rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions. Most importantly, it can be used long-term with virtually no side effects.

PyratineXR® is the skin care line to end all lines.