I was under the false impression that this product was a moisturizer (not the brand's fault; it's mine for not reading the box properly) so when I first put it on my fingers, I wasn't sure how it would go on my skin. It felt slippery but not oily, and gel-like without being sticky. When I finally picked up the box and read it thoroughly, I realized that this was a skin protector and not a moisturizer. It creates a barrier between your skin and outside factors, keeping sensitive skin safe from environmental pollutants and stops further damage of already sensitized skin.
Photo courtesy of Dermalogica
I put it on after my usual moisturizer to "seal" it in. For a new user, it will feel a little strange at first, like a texture you've never felt before. This is because it contains no water so it actually feels like fluid that sits atop your skin instead of it being absorbed. Once it is applied though, it leaves a velvety film on your face, almost like a primer, and it's how I've been using this product.
Dermalogica Barrier Repair is recommended for people with sensitized skin. This may be caused by chemical treatments such as peels which make skin very red and prone to reactions, or because of sun damage and other environmental factors. The product acts as a block which allows skin to heal faster and without disturbance. You need to remember to apply only a very thin layer on your face as too much can cause pores to clog. It's made with no artificial fragrances or colors so it's great not just for healing skin but for sensitive skin in general. My skin is pretty normal for the most part and I am not prone to allergies, but this product is great for me to use after too much time under the sun or after facial treatments.
Have you tried the Barrier Repair? Would love to know your thoughts!
Dermalogica Barrier Repair is available at Rustan's Department Stores nationwide.