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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.
Certified vegan by PETA
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.

This is my go to when my skin is sensitice


I apply the barrier defense booster under my moisturizer or sometimes I mix it with my moisturizer.

Dallas, TX


So smooth and silky!


LOVE this product! I add a couple of drops to my moisturizer and oh what a difference. It also smells great!

Mandeville, La


Amazing addition to moisturizer!


This is a wonderful product to either use alone after toner or with moisturizer. I have done both and it helps keep my face calm and supple from sensativity.



I loved the product but the bottle broke in less than 2 week


I suffer from facial eczema and rosacea and had the product recommended by a therapist. It wasn't cheap but I loved the product. However, after less than 2 weeks the pump broke and all of the fluid was lost out of the bottom. I've not been able to return this for a replacement due to lack of time. But I'm not sure I'd want it unless the packaging is improved.

Newcastle, UK




I got a facial and my aesthetician said my skin was very dehydrated. I knew this because my nose has been so dry that it flakes. After the facial I asked for a recommendation for a product to help the dryness. She recommended the barrier defense booster so I bought it. Right away I could tell a difference! My skin looks and feels so great. At first I was worried it would be greasy but it isn't. It leaves my skin looking hydrated and smooth. I will continue to buy this product!

Bristow, VA


A real winner.


This is very moisturizing but does not feel greasy or appear shiny.

Toney, AL


Would buy again and again


Love this product

Westwego La


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



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Hi,I'm urgently in need of advice.My skin feels dehydrated & wrinkle after I started working,especially the skin beside my nose,my nose is peeling too .I tried to use ultracalming barrier defends booster but does not improve the condition.I also own Phytoreplenish oil .Please advice how I should use this 2 products to help my skin or if I should purchase other products


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try adding Skin Hydrating Booster under Phyto Replenish Oil. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product safe to use during pregnancy? I have read to stay away from essential oils and know there are oils within the formula therefore wanted to check.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is safe during pregnancy due to the formulation but always check with your doctor. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Currently use Barrier Defense Booster. Would like to insorporate Super Rich Repair. Which product should I apply first after cleansing and toning?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Cleanse, tone, apply Barrier Defense Booster and then apply Super Rich Repair. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi I have just started to use the ultra calming range and am loving it so far. Is it better to use the ultracalming serum concentrate or the barrier Defense booster. I am using calm water gel also. Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate or Barrier Defense Booster as a serum step under Calm Water Gel. They both soothe the skin. Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate is like a true serum. Very light weight. Barrier Defense Booster is an oil. It just depends on which texture you prefer. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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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