barrier repair

shielding, protective moisturizer

Velvety moisturizer helps fortify sensitized skin with a damaged barrier. Use this unique anhydrous (waterless) moisturizer after toning to help shield against environmental and internal triggers that cause skin stress, and minimize discomfort, burning and itching.Learn More

Velvety moisturizer helps fortify sensitized skin with a damaged barrier.Learn More

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barrier repair

Velvety moisturizer helps fortify sensitized skin with a damaged barrier. Use this unique anhydrous (waterless) moisturizer after toning to help shield against environmental and internal triggers that cause skin stress. Our exclusive UltraCalming Complex contains Oat and botanical actives that work below the surface to interrupt inflammatory triggers that lead to sensitization, while helping to minimize discomfort, burning and itching. Help restore a healthy barrier function with Oil of Evening Primrose, Borage Seed Oil and silicones as vitamins C and E help combat free radicals that can lead to inflamed and irritated skin.
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 skin's lipid barrier layer.
  • Creates a shield against environmental assault.
  • Creates a smooth, even base on skin, making it a great make-up prep.

how to use

Apply a small amount evenly over face and throat with light, upward strokes. Best used following UltraCalming Mist and UltraCalming Serum Concentrate. Use twice daily, morning and night.

quick tip

Makes a great make-up prep by providing a smooth, even base.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat), Kernel Oil, Butylene Glycol, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Oenothera Biennis,(Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Safflower Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Water/Aqua/Eau.

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.

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I use this product both morning and night as recommended as the last step in my skin care routine. I love the velvet feel finish it makes me really feel like its locking in all the skin care I use for my face. I also have sensitive skin so I love that this product, along with the similar sensitive skin line, to help keep redness down and lock in moisture.

Bonita Springs, FL


Amazing product! Feels like a second skin


Makes my skin feel so protected!



Brilliant for sensitive skin


Bought this after approaching Dermalogica in store regarding my nose, which was often very red, itchy and would go through periods of producing spots. Barrier repair is just wonderful. My nose is no longer red, and when it begins to itch during the day, i reapply barrier repair and the itch disappears. I also think it has worked wonders in reducing the oil that my nose has been producing, thus helping to prevent spots. I recommend applying it once your moisturiser has had time to set. For me, it provides an immediate matte effect. It is quite expensive, but it is worth the money and a little goes a long way!



Not as effective as I'd have hoped


I have sensitive skin with hormonal acne that is prone to redness and dehydration during the colder months. I find that this product calms my skin some, but the effect doesn't last long nor does it hydrate as well as I'd hope (the Skin Hydrating Booster is great for this). It also leaves an oily sheen on my face throughout the course of the day.


A light, comforting gel for delicate skin


The light velvety gel texture makes it the perfect makeup primer.



Transforms an irritated face


I have ridiculously sensitive skin. Developed rosacea in my thirties and would flare up with external temperature changes, eating gluten, drinking wine, etc etc. Went to Dermalogica for a skin mapping and just general HELP and they got me on the Ultra-Calming line. I use the products religiously and honestly do not get nearly as many flare ups. If I know I am going to be outside in the cold for an extended period, I will put barrier repair on as a preventative and then after. I am a professional makeup artist and I use Barrier Repair on my actors as well. When doing live theater there can be a lot of on and off with makeup changes and that can really irritate skin. Barrier Repair is my go to to make sure actors' skin can handle the stresses we place on their skin.

Bergenfield, NJ


Continuously impressed by this product


I originally bought this product after my first facial with my esthetician recommended it. That was over a year ago and I can tell you I am so happy with this product. It makes my skin feel velvety smooth and is the perfect finisher for my daily routine. Since beginning to use dermalogica products I have become obsessed and can't recommend the products enough. I always had troubled, acne pron, sensitive skin and have previously tried other companies, none have helped nearly as much as dermalogica.

Bethany Beach, DE


Buyers regret :-(


I bought this as I thought it was a moisturiser (I.e it's recommended use after cleanse, toner, serum...) but it is awful! I also purchased this as I am pregnant and wanted to use sensitive skincare and I live in a cold dry climate. It's like a silicon barrier that sits on the skin but doesn't moisturise or get into the skin, I'm actually not sure what it does or meant to do but I'm pretty sure it's not doing anything but being a waste of money. Normally after moisturiser my skin feels soft, fresh and glows but this doesn't look like I've done anything and feels awful. DO NOT BUY!!!





This stuff makes your skin feel great




I like this product after the ultra calming serum. They make an excellent and effective pair. I would not use one without the other. Allow a minute or two between application of the two products.




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What other skin care ingredients should not be paired with Barrier Repair? Could I mix this with niacinamide, peptides or hyaluronic acid? Thanks!


There is not a list of ingredients that cannot be paired with Barrier Repair. You will apply product to address your skin's concerns and then layer Barrier Repair in order to lock in ingredients and moisture and lock out irritants.


Hello, Would I use this product before or after my phyto replenish oil? And does it replace the calm water gel? Thank you!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Barrier Repair is a moisturizer, so you would use it after a serum step (like Phyto Replenish Oil). Calm Water Gel is a moisturizer, so you would you use Calm Water Gel or Barrier Repair. Not both. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can you explain for me the difference between barrier repair, barrier defense booster, and clam water gel? Can they all rheee be used at the same time or are some interchangeable? Would I put my c serum under all of these? I also already use a moisturizer with spf, so would these go between the serum and moisturizer or would they be used in place of a serum or moisturizer?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel is a hydrating, light weight moisturizer. It's great for daily use/maintenance. Barrier Repair is a waterless moisturizer that acts like a synthetic barrier on the skin to protect it. It is great for after peels, or harsh weather, to treat chapped skin. Barrier Defense Booster is a serum. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Years ago i was on strong medication for im 32 and suffer from a few breakouts when stressed. Is the barrier repair good for my entire face since it contain oils? Or will it cause breakouts?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Special Cleansing Gel, Multi Active Toner and Calm Water Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Which is better for very sensitive skin prone to redness/rosacea - the barrier repair or the barrier defence booster?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. They are both very soothing to the skin. It ultimately is your preference. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product safe to try for eczema?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It can soothe the symptoms associated with eczema, but please confirm with your doctor. Kind Regards, Bernadette


How can I incorporate this product with the ultra calming kit?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Barrier Repair is a moisturizer. The Ultra Calming Kit has the moisturizer, Calm Water Gel. Using two moisturizers would not be necessary. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is the barrier repair used before or after daily moisturizer with spf?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Barrier Repair under Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this suitable for people with acne or would it make things worse?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you have acne, you may prefer Calm Water Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I work in construction and am constantly exposed to the elements as well several types of pollutants. Will this product help protect me skin ? I have reactive skin. Also what would be a good type of moisturizer to pair with this. I am 48yrs old so aging skin is a concern but many products I have tried have irritation. I am new to the dermalogica line and since it is not cheap its hard to experiment with finding the right [products. Thank you Karen


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Antioxidant Hydramist as an antioxidant shield. Seal it in with Barrier Repair. At night, double cleanse with Precleanse and Ultra Calming Cleanser to deep clean. Follow with Daily Superfoliant as an antipollution exfoliant. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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