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Barrier Defense Booster

Dermalogica

Barrier Defense Booster

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Barrier Defense Booster by Dermalogica is a concentrated oil booster that soothes and moisturizes to restore balance to sensitive skin. Triple defense complex nourishes the skin, relieves dryness and reinforces barrier integrity against future irritation. Squalane locks in moisture while soothing oat oil helps combat sensitivity and support healthy-looking skin. Use prior to, or mix with, your moisturizer for UltraCalming benefits.

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Dispense a small amount into palm and rub hands together. Pat gently over face and neck. Or, mix with your moisturizer, then apply. Use twice a day for continuous relief.
Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Squalane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil Phytosterol Esters, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Hexyldecanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Brassica Campestris Sterols, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Stearic Acid, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Lavandula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Linalool,* Limonene.*

*Linalool and Limonene have not been added to the formula, but are natural components of the Lavender essential oil in the formula.

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DermalogicaBarrier Defense Booster
 
4.5

(based on 362 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes (308)
  • Softens skin (280)
  • Soothes skin (266)
  • Lightweight (238)
  • Smells great (167)

Cons

  • Greasy (84)
  • Heavy (26)
  • Bad smell (12)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Irritates skin (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (291)
  • Sensitive skin (232)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (137)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (64)
  • Uneven skin tone (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (170), Beauty expert (100), Survivalist / minimalist (59), Skin care professional (16)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (193), Dry (88), Normal (34), Oily (32)

Reviewed by 362 customers

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4.0

I would buy this

By Missy

from New York

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

    I really liked this product. When I got it I was a little skeptical but it made my skin nice a smooth. I received this product free for testing.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    Great additive for moisturizer

    By Lizzie

    from New Orleans

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

        I add this to my regular moisturizer as a boost when I need extra moisture. I find that it help everything sink in. I don't use it every day but as it causes my skin to get too oily..

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Would buy

        By The mom

        from Valley, AL

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

          This is skincare you put on after cleaning. I really liked how it made my skin feel & look! I used it morning and evening.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          Love

          By Kels

          from South Carolina

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

            This product is the best! I have been using for about a month and I can tell the biggest different in my skin. It has never felt more hydrated! I could literally use this and not wear makeup, I can't say that about any other products. I received this completely free for product testing but I will definitely be buying in the future!

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Awesome base product

            By Lauren3208

            from Winston-Salem, NC

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

              This product was great to pair with the water gel. It did a great job of providing a base layer of protection on my face. It also seemed to help balance the overall texture/dryness. I recieved a free sample of this product to try and all opinions are my own.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              Love

              By Ednyr Marie

              from Orlando, Fl

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

              • Greasy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

              I have sensitive skin, especially after a facial or Microderm treatment. I'm really loving this dermalogica ultra calming line to help treat multiple triggers behind inflammation. It really helps soothe my skin after a treatment. The calm water gel and barrier defense booster are a must! I add the barrier defense booster to my moisturizer for added benefits on the daily. Receive complimentary for testing purposes.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              4.0

              Super moisturizing

              By Sarahrj

              from Waynesville, MO

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

                Love this stuff! I got it free to review and it's sooo nice!! A lot of oils I've tried are just too greasy for me but this is not at all! I also love the bottle, it's so cool how you press the bottom for it to come out! I

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily
                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                3.0

                Oily Skin

                By Mary

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Greasy
                • Heavy
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

                  I really wanted to like this product but the oil was too much for my combination skin. It left my skin feeling very oily and the product didn't absorb all the way into my skin. I ended up breaking out after using it. I received this product free for testing.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product.

                  By Amanda F

                  from Chanute, KS

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

                    This product helped calm down and protect my sensitive skin making it look healthy. I'd definitely buy it again! *I received this product for free from to review, however all opinions are my own .

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Dry
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    4.0

                    Love the different ways to use this product!

                    By Jillian

                    from Santa Cruz, CA

                    About Me Beauty Expert

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturizes
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                    • Greasy

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

                    So, I used this product a handful of ways. Alone, mixed in to my moisturizer and, my favorite, mixed in with my makeup. That's where this product shines, in my opinion. Endlessly on the hunt for makeup that looks like skin, this product add an extra boost of moisture and sheers foundation out to flow perfection. I used it both on myself and clients with great results. I'm rating the product as a 4 because I agree with other reviewers regarding packaging issues. It leaked in my bag and continues to feel like it's leaking even when it's not in my kit. I received this product complimentary to test and write an honest review. So here it is

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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                    • Q:

                      Does it heal chemical burn damaged area that never heals? It seems like it is just for a dry skin peoples's thing that's it? Which between soothing booster and this or the ultra calm concentrate serum would treat and repair/recover and heal to get the normal skin texture and the condition I used to have before the damaged happened? Just important infos: I've been pretty much been able to use pure/organic and super gentle products.
                      Asked on 4/2/2018 by Sukipoo from La Mesa,CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Barrier Defense Booster will heal and soothing inflamed irritated skin that is also dry. Each one of these products have great benefits for different types of skin.

                        Answered on 4/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      I use the dermalogica age smart overnight serum in my morning and night routine. Can this be used in conjunction with the overnight serum?
                      Asked on 3/28/2018 by Maam from Wisconsin

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Barrier Defense Booster can be layered underneath Overnight Repair Serum if you wish to use both or you can alternate morning and night with these products.

                        Answered on 3/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      If I use this with the ultracalming serum, the barrier repair and the calm water gel, what order should I apply them in?
                      Asked on 1/30/2018 by Kim from Arlington, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        These products work best when layered. First apply Barrier Defense Booster, Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate, Calm Water Gel and finally Barrier Repair.

                        Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Does this help with redness and/or uneven skin tone? I get redness around and on my nose and cheeks, sometimes chin area too.
                      Asked on 1/30/2018 by BeautyJunkie20 from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Barrier Defense Booster will help to reduce redness, calm and sooth your skin. This is an oil based serum to help restore moisture levels and can be used as a spot treatment or all over for normal to dry skin.

                        Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      How is this product different from the UltraCalming Barrier Repair, the UltraCalming Serum Concentrate, and the Hydrating Booster? I have dry skin that's cracking/peeling a bit on my nose and chin - even though I'm moisturizing with moisturizing cream (not lotion) 2x daily. I exfoliate regularity and also have a Mia 2 I use with the LUXE brush. It's just the dry air and freezing MN winters. I already have uneven skin tone and redness; but it's more so right now with the below zero temps. I haven't had super great luck with the UltraCalming line in the past, but the 2 new products are intriguing. Any help and suggestions are appreciated! :)
                      Asked on 1/8/2018 by Courtney from MN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        From what you have told us, Barrier Defense Booster would be the best option for your skin. We recommend using Barrier Defense Booster under your moisturizer. morning and night. You can even use it as a spot treatment as needed for problem dry area. For extreme conditions we suggest applying Barrier Repair as a last step before going outside.

                        Answered on 1/12/2018 by Anonymous
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