Dermalogica • Barrier Repair • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I first started using this about 5 years ago along with other products from the Ultra Calming range. My skin is dehydrated/combination and reactive. I recently changed my moisturiser to something more hydrating (as this is a waterless moisturiser this is good for dry skin but not so much for dehydrated skin). Unfortunately within 1 week I noticed my skin breaking out in hot, red, itchy patches randomly. I couldn't take it anymore and switched back to the Barrier Repair - I instantly noticed the difference in my skin. No more reactions! The redness in my skin calmed down within days and this stuff continues to protect my skin from reactions and redness. If your skin is very dry or dehydrated you will need something else underneath this. I have been using organic rosehip oil underneath this every night to correct the dehydration in my skin and so far they are proving to be the perfect combination for my skin.
If you suffer from sensitive or reactive skin I really recommend you try this at least once, this is so soothing and and gentle! This is expensive, but with a little research you can usually find the salon size bottles online which work out so much cheaper and last forever!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This anhydrous gel moisturizer works like a shield over your skin to protect it from the elements. Not suitable for oily skin types as this is a waterless moisturizer. It makes an excellent makeup primer so it can do the job of both as long as you aren't very dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Last week I finally bought the Barrier Repair after first using the samples that I've got from my beautician. Although this product is definitely not cheap, it's for sure worth it! I have a combination/ oily skin, but sometimes it's gets a little bit dry too. The Barrier Repair is the solution for my dry patches. When I put the barrier repair in the morning, at the end of the day the patches are almost gone! It's amazing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
First things first - this is marketed by Dermalogica as a moisturizer so it's not really fair to call others stupid for expecting it to be moisturizing. Dermalogica should do a better job of managing expectations; it's not the user's fault.
That said, I do find this somewhat moisturizing. It all depends on how well you do with silicone. I have dry, somewhat sensitive skin and this is sort of a jack-of-all-trades product for me. I use it as a primer in the morning and to add a little extra protection if my skin starts to feel dry during the day--I can smooth a bit on without ruining my makeup. I also always take it with me when I travel. I don't know if it's the placebo effect or what, but my skin does feel calmed and protected from the elements when I put it on during a flight or whatever. It kind of feels like you're about to put on a layer of Vaseline, but it absorbs easily and leaves a neutral finish: not matte, not shiny, just smooth.
I love the product, hate the price. I try to find it on eBay for about half of retail. Barring that you can buy online from stores that have 20% off codes and that makes it more reasonable. A little goes a long way so the tube does last a while.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received a generous sample pack of this (enough for two weeks use) in combination with the ultra calming cleanser and serum. This was the best of the sample pack, and I would repurchase this. I recently had a microdermabrasion treatment that left me breaking out with pimples and red irritated skin. I thought it would be a perfect time to try this system. I've reviewed the other two products separately.
I really like the barrier repair. I can see why people think it should be moisturizing, it IS called a moisturizer by Dermalogica and says so right in the product directions etc. Like others, I didn't find it moisturizing or hydrating enough to use on its own. But oh how it soothed my irritated skin :) I love the texture and how it glides on smooth, and almost makes my skin look better instantly. The redness subsides, and it feels velvety soft. I think this would work wonderfully for those undergoing a treatment that may irritate their skin, someone using retinol or in a winter when the cold and wind can chap your skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really love and recommend this product! It's absolutely fantastic for my dry, red and sensitive skin. Since using the barrier rapair as part of my daily Ultra Calming range regime I have had nothing but success. It's NOT a moisturiser (many people who've reviewed it negatively seem to think it is for some strange reason...?!), but is meant to be put on VERY MINIMALLY over the top of your moisturiser. I generally had just been putting it on after using the Ultra Calming Serum, and I adore the silky soft feeling the barrier repair gives my skin. The main reason why I think this is a great product though is because when I had put it on over the top of itchy, red and blotchy patches on my forehead it really helped relieve those areas and clear up the redness, just giving my skin the protection it needed to in order to heal. I really don't have any redness anymore. To me that was just wonderful, as no other product had really made a significant difference in helping my skin heal. During the winter here my skin gets really sensitized and the Barrier Repair is a lifesaver that I don't go without before leaving the house.
I suggest that people try a sample of this from their local Dermalogica salon, or just purchase the travel sized tube, just to see how you like it for yourself. Maybe it's not for everyone. But for people who have really sensitive skin, dryness, itchiness and redness, I really don't think you'll be disappointed in this. It IS expensive, which you come to expect from a quality Dermalogica product, but with the results you get it's got to be worth it. Especially when used in conjuntion with the Ultra Calming range, you will see results.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The WORST product not sold on drugstore or dollar stores ( I never buy from either of these places but I am assuming the bad product quality).
Silicone only made my skin DRier and ugly.
I hate, hate and hate this product
ZERO is the right rating for dermalogica overal products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
This product made the eczema on my face worse! Another thing that I hated about it was that it blocks any moisturiser from hydrating the skin if you put it on first. The consistency is very strange like an oily gluey gel.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This feels absolutely fabulous on my skin. It's as if I have a layer of velvet on top of my face. Although I love the product & how it feels, I'm not sure I can warrant the cost. Very nice product though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Soothes the skin when it's irritated with redness. It makes an excellent primer as well under foundation! This product isn't a moisturizer, its a silicone gel and it has to be used on top of moisturizer in order to make a protection barrier when the skin is very sensitive (after chemical peelings or intensive use of glycolid acid and retin-a).