capacity : 120ml
The soap-free and sulfate-free formula actively repairs the skin barrier and replenishes the topical microbiome by using prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics to leave your skin balanced, smooth and nourished.
Over 90% of skin conditions can be traced back to an impaired skin barrier, the skin’s natural immune system responsible for defending against pollution, UV light, infection and locking in hydration.
Barrier Culture Cleanser is designed to protect and repair your skin’s natural barrier function, as well as replenish your topical microbiome. Your skin is home to trillions of microbes (bacteria) which perform a symbiotic function on our skin barrier, helping to maintain pH balance and protect the skin. Of the trillions of bacteria making up your microbiome it’s estimated that 26% of that is found in your gut, while 21% is found on your skin.
Much like our gut, everyday stressors actively impair our skin’s microbiome and barrier. This includes pollution, stress and over washing, with the main culprit being the overloading of active ingredients on the skin.
Most cleansers are too harsh for the skin as they use surfactants (foaming agents) to strip the oil from the skin, leaving it tight, dehydrated and imbalanced. Our skin is naturally slightly acidic (around pH 4.5) but foaming cleansers are usually very alkaline (around pH 7 or 8) which creates a breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria, upsetting our topical microbiome.
Barrier Culture Cleanser uses sulfate- and soap-free, gentle and biodegradable cleansing agents derived from apples to clean the skin without stripping or irritating it. The formula actively repairs the skin barrier and replenishes the topical microbiome using our proprietary blend of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics.
Prebiotics feed the good bacteria on the skin.
Probiotics help to repopulate levels of good bacteria on the skin.
Postbiotics treat the skin, actively calming and conditioning.
The probiotic in Barrier Culture Cleanser is a patented format developed in one of the leading probiotic research centers globally. Unlike living bacteria which is hard to stabilize or maintain or pasteurized bacteria that doesn’t perform any action on the skin, the format we use is both viable and stable. Our Lactobacillus Plantarum extract is the first processed probiotic with an intact cell wall, allowing it to deliver the full specific properties of the live bacteria though it is technically inert.
The patented technology in Barrier Culture Cleanser is clinically proven to reduce particulate matter (pollution) induced skin barrier damage by 45% in three days (ex vivo) and improve skin moisturisation by visibly reducing skin dryness and decreasing TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) by 6.5% in 42 days (in vivo).
After six weeks of using Barrier Culture Cleanser and Moisturizer exclusively:
82% of testers said their skin texture and tone was improved*.
82% of testers reported improved skin hydration*.
70% of testers said their skin was less reactive and sensitive*.
*45 male and female testers aged between 21-56 years old, tested Barrier Culture Cleanser and Barrier Culture Moisturizer exclusively for six weeks.
Skin Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, Breakout-prone.
Texture: A velvety gel that transforms into a light, milky foam.
Deep Cleaning, Not Stripping
Thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping natural oils or disrupting the pH balance. The sulfate-free formula melts away makeup, dirt and pollution and leaves the skin feeling comfortable and soft.
Repopulates The Microbiome
The proprietary blend of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics rebuilds the skin's microbiome, keeping pollution and stressors out, and moisture in.
The low pH cleanser (pH 5) matches the naturally slightly acidic pH of healthy skin (around pH 4.5-5). Unlike most foaming or wash-off cleansers, it doesn’t push the skin into an alkaline state which can cause breakouts, sensitivity and irritation.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Maltodextrin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid
Use in the PM to remove daily grime, makeup and pollution from the skin.
Apply 1-2 pumps to damp skin, massage in and then rinse clean with warm water. Pat skin dry. Follow with Barrier Culture Moisturizer and The Pill.
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