Meet Our New Soothing & Barrier Support Serum

September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023

A multi-active, skin support serum
that rebuilds the skin barrier.

Barrier is not a buzzword and skin barrier health is more than a trend.

Soothing & Barrier Support Serum

Your skin barrier is your skin’s shield, protecting your skin from external stressors. Once it’s damaged, your skin can become uncomfortable, irritated, and sensitized. That’s where our latest serum steps in. Allow us to introduce you to the Soothing & Barrier Support Serum.

Our Soothing & Barrier Support Serum is our first formulation specifically designed to protect, soothe, and hydrate your skin while keeping your skin barrier healthy. This multi-ingredient serum contains eight active technologies.

including niacinamide, vitamin B12, a ceramide complex, Centella asiatica bioderivatives, gallic acid derivatives, a soothing complex, bisabolol, and sugar-based hydrators.

These ingredients come together to provide a holistic approach to targeting signs of irritation and discomfort, and help to restore a damaged barrier to protect your skin from external irritants.

Let’s dive into the science behind the formula and take a closer look at the incredible benefits of some of these ingredients.

Soothing & Barrier Support Serum

The Plant-Derived Power of Centella Asiatica

We’re starting off with Centella asiatica, a plant that has quite a few nicknames such as gotu kola, cica, and tiger grass to name a few. For centuries, it has been used in traditional medicine, and more recently, it has been studied for its benefits in skincare.

Centella Asiatica contains many bioactive molecules, and we have chosen three of the most powerful: asiaticoside, madecassic acid, and asiatic acid. Together, these isolated molecules help protect your skin against environmental irritants, and work with other technologies in the formulation to repair your damaged skin barrier.

Quenching Your Skin's Thirst with Sugar-Based Hydrators

Soothing & Barrier Support Serum

Next we’ll take a look at the sugar-based hydrators. Sugar is a humectant, which means it has the ability to hold onto water. This helps to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), a phenomenon where water passively evaporates through the skin and into the air. This is a natural process, but as with anything, if too much moisture is lost then your skin barrier may start to show signs of damage and may contribute to the cycle of irritation.

The Soothing and Barrier Support Serum includes a complex of sugar-based hydrators (xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, and xylitol). These humectant molecules act like little water magnets to attract and hold on to water. When applied to the skin, they can help to strengthen the skin barrier by helping to reduce water loss.

Soothing and Balancing the Skin with Gallic Acid Derivatives and Bisabolol

Gallic acid is an active molecule found in various plant species. The Soothing & Barrier Support Serum contains three gallic acid derivatives: propyl gallate, gallyl glucoside, and epigallocatechin gallyl glucoside (EGCG).

These three activated forms of gallic acid work to help soothe skin discomfort and target the appearance

of redness associated with external irritants, while also helping to reduce water loss.

Additionally, this formulation also includes bisabolol, a molecule known for its ability to reduce the look of skin redness associated with skin discomfort. Together, these skin soothing ingredients help promote a more balanced-looking complexion.

Soothing & Barrier Support Serum

Reducing Visible Redness with Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a well-known essential vitamin that has been widely researched and found to offer various skin benefits to the skin when applied topically.

The Vitamin B12 used in this formulation - a fermentation-derived cyanocobalamin - is the reason for the striking pink colour of the Soothing & Barrier Support Serum.

Vitamin B12 provides extra support to your skin barrier by helping to reduce dryness and the appearance of redness associated with skin discomfort and dry skin.

Soothing & Barrier Support Serum’s Clincally Proven Results

The Soothing & Barrier Support Serum works to repair the skin barrier, soothe skin discomfort, and reduce the appearance of redness.

Once applied, this nourishing serum works to strengthen the skin barrier in 2 hours, while providing an immediate 86% boost in skin hydration that lasts all day. And, with continued use, it works to reduce the appearance of redness associated with irritation and dryness.

With all these different benefits Soothing & Barrier Support Serum is a versatile solution for various skin concerns. It's designed to protect, soothe, and hydrate all skin types while maintaining a healthy skin barrier. If you have sensitive skin or a damaged skin barrier, this serum is perfect for you or if you’re just looking to support your skin barrier and visible skin health the Soothing & Barrier Support Serum is a great addition to your regimen.

Adding Soothing & Barrier Support Serum to your Regimen

Soothing & Barrier Support Serum
When it comes to adding Soothing & Barrier Support Serum to your skin routine, this serum sits in the Treat step of our simple three-step regimen: Prep, Treat, and Seal simple three-step regimen: Prep, Treat, and Seal. Apply after cleansing to dry skin. As the serum is an emulsion it should be applied earlier in your regimen. We recommend applying after other similar water-based serums such as Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, but before oils or creams such as Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. About 2-4 drops is enough for the face and neck, and our Soothing & Barrier Support Serum can be applied in the morning and evening.