REVIEW: Real Barrier Extreme Cream

The Real Barrier Extreme Cream is rich cream with long lasting moisture benefits that are derived from a combination of specialty ingredients to help repair a damaged skin barrier. It also protects the skin from becoming more sensitive while healing it.

Notable Ingredients:
Real Barrier MLE complex (panthenol, allantoin, and madecassoside), spdium hyaluronate, and acetyl dipeptide-1.

Scent:
Fragrance free.

Use:
AM or PM after cleansing. Smooth over entire face and neck in an upward motion.

My Opinion:
This cream is the 2nd generation of this cream. I previously used the 1st generation version and it’s the product that started my love affair with Real Barrier. This new version contains double the amount of MLE complex and helps skin recover faster (about 5 days) when it’s compromised. I loved the first version and this one is just as lovely. It does contain some essential oils such as; lavandula Augustifolia oil (lavender), citrus Aurantium oil(sweet orange), and vetiveria zizanoides root oil (vetiver). These are at the bottom of the incl list so they’re included in small concentrations but if you’re sensitive to EOs you will need to patch test. This is a thick occlusive cream that helps relieve dry patches anywhere on the body.

I love using this cream whenever I use Tretinoin, if I layer it over the retinol my skin doesn’t peel and helps protect it. A little goes a long way and it quickly absorbs into my skin. This is a great cream for people that suffer from extreme dry skin. I only use this at night because it’s a bit heavy for me during the day but it is great during the winter months.

If you’re looking for a cream that can help heal your skin due to a compromised skin barrier or you simply suffer from dry patches, this is the cream for you. There’s no artificial fragrance, colorants, and it is hypoallergenic. I love that the company mentions that the cream can help relieve irritation due to razor burn for men. Men like their skincare too!

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