The key to healthy, glowing skin is to maintain a healthy skin barrier.
The skin barriers job is to repel water and lock in moisture, keeping the skin soft and hydrated. It also protects against external damaging factors, like climate and pollution, UV rays, physical stressors, and chemicals.
One of the most common issues we face with our skin has to do with our skin barrier. Many products on the market attack the skin rather than heal it. There are many signs of a compromised skin barrier, including redness and rashes, dryness and dehydration, uneven texture, sensitive itchy skin, and prolonged wound healing.
Some factors that can contribute to or cause the skin barrier to become compromised are harsh or abrasive topical products, as well as the environment (think UV exposure and pollutants and dry, cold weather). Poor sleep habits, smoking, and an un-balanced die can also be contributing factors.
The best way to start healing your skin barrier is to remove all abrasive products from your regular routine, including any acids. This gives the skin a chance to repair itself without being attacked by harsh products. It's also important to incorporate products that will aid in the healing process. We've created a list of our favourite nutritive, healing, and soothing products that will help you repair a damaged skin barrier.
Sheald Recovery Balm is a moisture-rich formula that dramatically replenishes hydration to dry, sensitive or compromised skin. It encourages skin's natural healing process, soothes inflammation, and restores pH levels.
This pre and post procedure spray soothes and supports your skin’s natural defences — good for all skin types, and face & body! Helps to reduce inflammation, redness, and sterilizes the skin.
Crème Masque Vernix helps recondition the epidermis so it feels practically “born again”. This product revitalizes, regenerates and protects the skin.
This innovative blend of oils calms even the most irritated complexions with its unique blend of vitamin and nutrient rich oils. Like a multivitamin for your skin, Gold works to repair broken-down skin tissue and calm any type of damage, whether it's sun exposure, irritation, dryness, redness, or puffy skin. This serum soothes, hydrates, repairs, and nourishes the skin barrier.
This lightweight, moisturizing cream cleanser is powerful, yet gentle enough to be used on dry, hypersensitive skin. Skin is left feeling refreshed, hydrated and clean.
Highly soothing, Toleskin reduces skin sensitivity, itching sensations and discomfort. It also helps to restore and strengthen the skin barrier, leaving the skin more tolerant and soothed.
Toleskin masque provides the skin with the fatty acids required to limit water loss and truly strengthen the skin barrier. It immediately calms redness, providing a comforting and soothing effect. The skin is left healthier and stronger, able to protect itself against the external aggressions of everyday life.
This redness-reducing serum is a part of Biologique Recherche’s line of products designed exclusively for sensitive and easily irritated skin. With active ingredients that soothe and smooth the complexion while actively diminishing signs of irritation and redness, Serum Biosensible is an essential part of any sensitive skincare routine. Reduces redness, balances the skin, and provides an instant sense of relief from the first application.
Masque Biosensible significantly reduces skin sensitivity and brings instant relief and comfort to delicate skin. Its soothing and protective active ingredients alleviate the appearance of skin irritations and help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. It calms and relieves sensations of tightness, flushing and itching. Skin is left moisturized, soothed and less reactive to environmental damage.
Biologique Recherche Emulsion Gel Biosensible calms and alleviates skin discomfort thanks to its soothing and hydrating active ingredients. This gel brings immediate relief to fragile or weakened skin, restoring a radiant complexion.
Highly recommended for those with sensitive and dehydrated skin types, this emulsion skincare solution soothes and calms skin, immediately alleviating tightness, redness, and subdue emerging blemishes. restore the skin’s natural hydrolipidic film restructure its ability to heal, leaving you with fresh, radiant skin.
This powerful formulation significantly increases antioxidant protection while helping improve the appearance of compromised, blemish-prone, and aging skin.
For blemish or rosacea-prone skin with aging concerns. It contains vitamins C, E, and A for healing, calming, and rejuvenating the skin.
Seabuckthorn sends its lipids deep into the skin, diminishing imbalances from the inside out. Packed with omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7, and 9; seabuckthorn is incredibly regenerative and complexion clearing - relaxing redness and paring puffiness. An excellent addition to cleansers for acne.
Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is an all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer that can be used all over the face & body.
If you think your skin barrier is compromised, our best advice is to stop using all abrasive products (including physical and chemical exfoliators, scrubs, peels, and retinol), and seek professional advice. Book in for a skin consult or custom facial - remember that estheticians are trained to recognize these issues and are here to help you!