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Top 10 Products for Skin Barrier Repair

My top 10 picks for skin barrier repair, damaged skin and skin health. These products helped me survive my horrible cystic acne days then helped me recover post-Accutane. I still have sensitive skin so I reach for most of these on the regular!

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Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion

My #1 product for skin health and skin barrier. The brand was originally delevoped for cancer patients so this formula is so hydrating and nonirritating. Truly a holy grail for me

Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion product review
Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion product review
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YuWy


Oily/Resilient

Pure hydration in a bottle. If you’re always looking for more hydrated (ie healthy) skin or lookong for a way to add just a little more hydration to your routine, I’d highly reccommend this. I use it as a toner after my cleansing and my skin feels instabtly hydrated. It has a thick jelly texture that I really like and a little goes a long way. This will be on my shelf forever.

Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion

Rovectin
Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion

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Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule

My MVP for skin barrier maintenance

Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule product review
Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule product review
Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule product review
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Jdariyskin


Dry/Resilient

After using it for a few months, it really help enhance the strength of my skin barrier, protecting it from external aggressors that often causes sensitivity issues such as redness and inflammation while soothing existing irritation❤️This ampoule allows excellent delivery of moisture allowing it to penetrate every layer of the skin, for that bouncy and hydrated skin🤗

Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule

manyo
Bifida Biome Complex Ampoule

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4.6

(64)

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179

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Great Barrier Relief

I used this way back in my pre-Accutane days and it was one of the only things that didn’t irritate me.

Great Barrier Relief product review
Great Barrier Relief product review
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bubblyvivi


Oily/Resilient

I can assure you that this Great Barrier Relief has not only fixed and restored my skin, but most importantly, it has returned me my confidence. 😭😭😭

Great Barrier Relief

Krave Beauty
Great Barrier Relief

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4.6

(369)

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1426

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SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

My favorite nonirritating moisturizer. Perfect for use day and night whether you’re irritated or not

SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream product review
SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream product review
SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream product review
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xoxlood21


Dry/Sensitive

-This is a good basic moisturizer if you want something simple. - suitable for all skin types - spreads easily

SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

ETUDE
SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

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4.5

(299)

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966

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Calm + Restore Oat Gel Facial Cleanser

Literally the most gentle cleanser

Calm + Restore Oat Gel Facial Cleanser product review
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cariadsbeauty


Dry/Resilient

Aveeno Calm + Restore The Aveeno Calm + Restore is dermatologically tested its for all skin as its so gentle, but aimed at sensitive skin. It has prebiotic oat and calming feverfew in it. Fragrance Free Non Foaming Non Comedogenic Hypo Formulated To Minimise Any Risks Of Allergies. Review My mum has amazing taste I absolutely love this cleanser I was so shocked at how well I and my skin took too it. I use it twice a day with the toner and moisturiser from the same range as well as one other product and my skin is in heaven I'm absolutely delighted with the results I'd go too say that it's the best I've ever tried.

Calm + Restore Oat Gel Facial Cleanser

Aveeno
Calm + Restore Oat Gel Facial Cleanser

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4.7

(122)

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382

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Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum

Great for redness

Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum product review
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YuWy


Oily/Resilient

It’s not bad by any means. It’s decently hyrdating and it’s calmed my skin a bit. The texture and smell are both plesant as well. EDIT: I came back to this product and have had better luck with a longer use period. A trial size isn’t really adequate to get the full benefit of this serum. I have noticed more improvements in my residual redness with this than with any other serum.

Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum

Glow Recipe
Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum

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4.4

(97)

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269

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MEDIHEAL D.N.A Hydrating Protein Sheet Mask

Super silky hydrating face masks with very gentle ingredients

MEDIHEAL D.N.A Hydrating Protein Sheet Mask product review
MEDIHEAL D.N.A Hydrating Protein Sheet Mask product review
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CindyCuidaTuPiel


Oily/Resilient

This sheet mask cover the upper lip which it is super weird but my upper lip felt very hydrated I really enjoyed this one a lot. The mask was very soft on my skin

MEDIHEAL D.N.A Hydrating Protein Sheet Mask

MEDIHEAL
MEDIHEAL D.N.A Hydrating Protein Sheet Mask

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4.6

(20)

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17

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Lite Lotion

Hands down my favorite drugstore skin care product

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GlowyMeg


Dry/Resilient

This is the perfect ‘no frills’ moisturizer. I use this in my AM routine. It wears well under makeup and plays well with the rest of my skincare products. It has not scent and does not irritate my sensitive skin. It is a great hydrator.

Lite Lotion

Vanicream
Lite Lotion

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4.3

(11)

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28

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Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

A new addition to my cabinet but I’ve been loving this moisturizer for nighttime use on days where my skin is feeling a bit irritated

Deep Sea Pure Water Cream product review
Deep Sea Pure Water Cream product review
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YuWy


Oily/Resilient

This moisturizer has a gorgeous silky texture and it immediately feels very hydrating without the clogged up sensation some other heavier moisturizers give. I’d say it’s a medium-heavy weight. It mattes down quicker than some of my other moisturizers of a similar weight which I’m really a fan of since I love heavier moisturizers but prefer to leave the house not looking completely damp.

Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

PURITO
Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

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4.6

(376)

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743

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Nature Mucin Serum

A gentler, vegan alternative to snail mucin. I highly recommend if you want to use snail mucin for all its skin health benefits, but have had issues with irritation

Nature Mucin Serum product review
Nature Mucin Serum product review
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YuWy


Oily/Resilient

It’s a solid hydrating serum. Very mild on the skin with a texture that isn’t too thick or too runny. It makes my skin feel very dewy and bouncy. Initially, i didn’t think it was doing too much for me, but I found myself continuing to reach for it.

Nature Mucin Serum

VEGREEN
Nature Mucin Serum

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4.7

(137)

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Oily/Resilient

This is a great list everyone should have handy.
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YuWy

Oily/Sensitive

Thank you! Everyone’s skin barrier deserves some love for sure 😊
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nairo

Oily/Resilient

Love this list, great job
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riannaberri

Oily/Sensitive

The mediheal masks are so great!
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