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barrier defense booster

concentrated oil booster

Concentrated oil booster soothes, nourishes and moisturizes to restore balance to sensitive skin. Triple Defense Complex nourishes the skin, relieves dryness and reinforces barrier integrity against future irritation.Learn More

Concentrated oil booster soothes, nourishes and moisturizes to restore balance to sensitive skin.Learn More

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barrier defense booster

Concentrated oil booster soothes, nourishes 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.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Reinforces the skin’s naturally-protective barrier against environmental assault.
  • Nourishes and soothes irritated skin.
  • Helps prevent skin irritation before it starts.

how to use

Press bottom of bottle to release a stream of product. Dispense 6-10 drops into palm and rub hands together. Pat gently over face, neck and chest. Or, mix with your moisturizer, then apply. Use twice a day for continuous relief.

quick tip

Use in conjunction with Calm Water Gel to restore moisture and prevent dehydration.


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, Juglans Regia (Walnut) 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.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of ultracalming product system

Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state. The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.

how it works

UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.

Love this product


Really hydrating! Makes my skin look smooth!

Hingham, MA


It was good


I received this product complimentary from Influenster and was pleasantly surprised. It is a little overwhelming with the amount of ingredients and Fragrance but it was still well Tolerated by my skin

Phila, pa




I have been using this product for over a month and I am completely obsessed. It leaves my skin feeling AMAZING!! It does every thing that you want, nourishes my skin all day. I can tell a huge difference in the time that I've been using this product. I received this product completely free from Influenster for product testing but I will definitely be buying in the future!

South Carolina


Feels light on the skin


I received this to test for free from influenster. I have used it through the cold winter months, and taken it on a trip to Florida to test it in warmer weather. I love the way it goes on, it is light and absorbs quickly. I have extremely dry skin so will reapply throughout the day to keep my skin moisturized, but his is a common issue I have with most moisturizers. I have also been pairing it with dermalogica's Ultra Calming Water Gel. It has been my go to though since receiving it to test out.

Nyack, NY




I have sensitive skin, especially after a facial or microderm treatment. I'm really loving the 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 to add those benefits on the daily. Received complimentary for testing purposes.

Orlando, FL


Great for rebalancing skin moisture


This product worked great on helping to balance out my skin moisture level. I have a few dry patches that showed very quick improvement after using this product. Great in combinatiom with the water gel. I received this free to try from Influenster. All opinions are my own.

Winston-Salem, NC


Left my skin oily


I really wanted to like this product but it was just too much oil for my skin. It didn't absorb well into my skin and I ended up breaking out because of it. I received this product free for testing.

San Diego, CA


Pleasantly surprised


I use the product like the directions say in the morning and then in the evening. I really like how it makes my skin look & feel!

Valley Alabama


Good product!


Tgis product helped calm down and protect my sensitive skin making it look healthy. Id definitely buy it again! *I received this product for free from Influenster to review, however all opinions are my own .

Chanute, KS


Multi-use product for the dewiest looking skin!


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 from Influenster and Dermalogica to test and write an honest review. So here it is 😘

Santa Cruz, CA



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Hi, I am currently using the barrier repair moisturizer. Can I use the barrier defense booster along with it? If yes, which one should I apply first?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Barrier Defense Booster as a serum and Barrier Repair as a moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

My skin type is combination to oily. But it is also sensitive. I have redness around my nose. Can I use barrier defense booster? If yes how?


Hi there, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you are oily, you may prefer Calm Water Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

If I use barrier defense booster and calm water gel together, which do I apply first?


it should be apple the barrier defense booster first, after then use the calm water gel on top.


Hi Bee, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Calm Water Gel first and follow with Barrier Defense Booster. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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