We’ve all been there. You’ve spent a little too much time in the pool. You forgot your sunscreen at the big game. You didn’t even notice your time in the sun until later when the redness starts to appear and your skin is so dry, it feels like it’s going to crack apart. It’s the dreaded sunburn.
Dehydrated, you then seek out whatever goops, lotions and topicals you can find to quench your skin’s thirst and give you some relief to sleep through the night or just to be touched by a feather without flinching in pain.
But relief and rehydration for our skin is only a spray away without the messy or painful applications, thanks to the late Helen Fernandez, a local swim instructor and avid outdoorswoman, who created CMS Collagen Moisturizer Spray – a proprietary formula to help people recover from dry irritated skin after swimming and prolonged sun exposure.
The story of CMS goes back well over 40 years. Like most good ideas in business, Helen identified a need and created a solution. Suffering from dry skin after spending years in the pool as a swimming instructor, Helen worked with a chemist to develop the all-natural CMS spray. Today, Helen’s legacy is carried forward by her three daughters and granddaughter.
CMS is a patented hospital tested formula of water with concentrated, natural, soluble marine collagen. The marine collagen acts as a binding agent, trapping moisture against the skin’s cells, helping to keep the skin moist. Allantoin in the spray provides a natural pain reliever that reduces swelling while stimulating tissue growth.
The CMS product has gained a following amongst quite a diverse group of consumers including snowboarders, volleyball players, flight attendants, and women who use the spray as a “secret weapon” in their beauty arsenal and daily skin care regimen.
CMS has also broken barriers beyond the typical after-sun and swim applications, and is now a favorite for pre- and post-treatment for tattoos. Said Kristine Lauritson, managing partner, “Who knew this niche group would be so encouraging toward CMS.”
One of the reasons tattoo artists like to use Collagen Moisturizer Spray is that it reduces risk of contamination and prevents bacteria from coming into contact with the area since the product is sprayed directly onto the surface of the skin without having to touch the tattoo with your hands. “I like it. It’s soothing. It’s easy to use and, since you can spray it on, it relieves the skin without increasing the risk of infection,” said tattoo artist, Tom Haubrick.
Helen’s vision of providing comfort to swimmers and sun bathers lives on and her legacy is supported by her loving family to help people of all ages maintain healthy skin integrity with “a refreshing drink of water for your skin.”
CMS is a family-owned business based in Hermosa Beach, California. Collagen Moisturizer Spray can be found online at the company website: collagenmoisturizerspray.com, at Amazon.com and on store shelves in Whole Foods throughout Southern California. For more information visit http://www.collagenmoisturizerspray.com