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Barrier Support Serum
Apothaka Barrier Support Serum
What is it? Apothaka Barrier Support Serum is a hydrating barrier repair serum designed to support, protect and replenish the skin barrier, for optimal hydration balance and to keep skin healthy.
Notes from the Curator: A perfect blend of key ingredients to support a healthy skin barrier housed in a lightweight, watery gel serum that feels instantly hydrating – it feels like a drink for the skin!
Let’s Get Nerdy: This has 5% niacinamide, ceramide complex & hyaluronic acid. Niacinamide strengthens barrier function (among a wide variety of other benefits), resulting in better water retaining abilities of the skin. Ceramide complex is the key component of your skin’s natural lipid mix, this skin-identical lipid complex contains 3 different types of ceramides, cholesterol and the ceramide precursor phytosphingosine to help form a protective layer and reduce moisture loss from the skin’s surface. This has hyaluronic acid that instantly hydrates, plumps and smooths the skin.
Skin type: all skin types, including sensitive skin
Skin goal: skin barrier health, healthy ageing, hydration, anti-redness
Key ingredients: niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, ceramide complex (including cholesterol & ceramide precursor)
Size: 30 ml pump dispenser
- ABOUT THE BRAND
Natasha Dauncey, founder of Apothaka® is passionate about creating thoughtful formulations which support a healthy skin barrier through a "less is more" approach to skincare. Where so much of the beauty industry is focused on an unrealistic goal around "perfect" or "flawless" skin, Apothaka® is here to reset the goal to healthy, happy skin (and healthy ageing while we're at it!) for everyone!
Natasha carefully designs her own formulations using the best of what nature & science have to offer (skincare doesn't need to be about one OR the other!). Everything is made in the UK, no pre-made bases are used, giving her full control of the ingredients, which she selects based on their benefits for your skin and their texture. Apothaka® products are about improving the way skin looks and feels but also about enjoying the experience of using them: like bringing a bit of the spa experience at home.
- HOW TO USE
Dispense less than half a pump and apply to damp clean skin. Immediately follow with a moisturiser (+ oil if needed) to seal in moisture. Use morning & night, and under the eye area. Complete your daytime routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.
TIP: If you haven't used niacinamide before, introduce gradually (once every other day) and build up slowly to once or twice daily use. As with all products, patch test first and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
You may notice the serum turns a little white as you apply it - this is perfectly normal (it immediately disappears) and is just the serum emulsifying with the natural oils on your skin surface.
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Once opened use within 12 months.
Aqua, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium hyaluronate, Biosaccharide gum-1, Methylpropanediol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Ceramide 1, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Citric acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethoxydiglycol, Xanthan gum, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Carbomer
Apothaka Barrier Support Serum is a hydrating barrier repair ceramide serum designed to support, protect and replenish the skin barrier, for optimal hydration balance and to keep skin healthy.