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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 359 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes (305)
  • Softens skin (277)
  • Soothes skin (263)
  • Lightweight (237)
  • Smells great (164)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (289)
  • Sensitive skin (232)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (136)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (64)
  • Uneven skin tone (61)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (169), Beauty expert (99), Survivalist / minimalist (58), Skin care professional (16)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (190), Dry (88), Normal (34), Oily (32)

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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
             
            5.0

            Great defense against these cold Winter & Spring Months

            By Mis MiK

            from Syracuse, NY

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

              I found this booster to be my saving grace during these cold months that keep lingering on and on. It's April and still 30 degrees out in Upstate NY and my face needs all the nourishment it can get. My skin was left feeling hydrated and less irritated when I added the booster to my skincare regime and over the course of a few weeks I definitely noticed around my nose and mouth there werent any dry patches of skin or irritation from the brisk, harsh winds. Fun Pro tip: use morning and night to ensure maxium hydration & press the product into your skin with your fingertips as opposed to rubbing it around like moisturizer. I received this product for free for testing.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              4.0

              Ok, few drawbacks

              By Jill

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Moisturizes
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

                I enjoy this product, however it's a little too much for my acne prone skin. I find it very soothing, but don't like the essential oils included. I only need a small bit mixed with moisturizer. I received this for free to review.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                4.0

                Worth a Try

                By AshBo

                from Atlanta, Georgia

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Moisturizes
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Greasy

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster:

                This product is definitely worth trying. I have noticed a little change in my skin. I feel like it has added a nice glow. A little goes a long way with this product. I received this product free for testing.

                • 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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