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pro barrier serum mini | cermide anti ageing serum | 10 ml | Ilana

phyto AHA + creamide restore skin superfood

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A hydrating water based serum that rebuilds your skin barrier and boosts collagen production.


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use me

  • Apply 2-3 drops on cleansed skin in your AM and/or PM routine.
  • Follow up with a moisturiser and SPF in the day.
  • Do not mix with AHAs or BHAs.

pair me with

I work very well with the Good Skin Serum and the Get The Glow for hydrated, glowing skin!

pro tip

Use with the Good Skin Serum to get the most out of both serums! Niacinamide helps your skin synthesise ceramides so it's a win, win!

BARRIER REPAIR SERUM
BOOSTS BARRIER REPAIR

56% increase in skin ceramides

EXFOLIATES GENTLY

AHA/BHAs allow effective product penetration

3X MORE EFFECTIVE SKIN HYDRATION

than hyaluronic acid

REDUCES SKIN SENSITIVITY

reduces redness, itchiness and flaking skin

Drying Alcohols

Skincare formulations consist of good and bad alcohols with regards to their molecular weights. Lower molecular weight alcohols like ethanol, methanol or isopropyl alcohol are drying and sensitizing on the skin. When used as a main ingredient in formulations, it can disrupt the skin’s surface layers. When larger molecular alcohols are used in small percentages in Vitamin C and Retinol formulations, they help the actives penetrate into the skin and can be beneficial.

 

Mineral Oil/Parffin

Produced as a by-product of petroleum, mineral oils or paraffins coat the skin surface and form a layer that is impenetrable. This clogs the pores and causes breakouts as it deters the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins. Using the ingredient over a period of time causes accumulation in the body as the molecules penetrate through broken patches of skin or when used in lip balms.

 

Parabens

Parabens include the following commonly found items on ingredient lists like butylparaben, isobutyl paraben, propylparaben, methylparaben, and ethyl paraben. While they had extensive use in skincare because of its preservative properties, it has received immense flack in recent times because of its health impact. They cause the skin layer to break down in large concentration but aren't necessarily harmful in small percentages and can be used in limited number of products.

 

Synthetic Perfumes

While we make every attempt to refrain from adding synthetic perfumes to our products, we add IFRA certified fragrances where absolutely necessary. In other circumstances, we strive to use essential oils or natural, food fragrances as substitutes.

Talc

Talc or anhydrous magnesium silicate is the main ingredient found in loose and pressed powders. With most talc compounds being contaminated with asbestos that is carcinogenic in nature, it becomes imperative to either ensure that the brand is transparent in its sourcing or uses substitutes like corn starch, rice powder or responsibly mined mica.

Chemical Sunscreen

Chemical Sunscreens contain carbon-based compounds that protect the skin by reacting with UV rays to convert them into heat and release them from the skin barrier. In this context they can be referred to chemical absorbers. In technical terms they are categorised as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene and Homosalate. While a number of brands produce chemical sunscreens, we use natural ingredients like raspberry and carrots that are rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants to provide natural protection from the harmful rays of the sun.

Phthalates

Sulphates

Sulfates fall under surfactants, which attract both oil and water molecules. In skincare they are responsible for drawing oily dirt to one side of the molecule while clinging to water droplets on the other side. Hence they strip the skin and hair off grease and dirt, emulsify it with the water droplets while it goes down the drain. These accumulate in water bodies and cause toxicity while making your hair and skin dry and prone to damage. They are found as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate Sodium Lauroyl Taurate Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate in formulations. Due to all these factors, they are a permanent feature of our No-No list.

first,be kind

The world needs kindness more than ever today. Kindness towards the earth, to people, to animals, to ourselves. It is time to stop promoting impossible and unrealistic visions of beauty; time to stop scaring people into buying things to avert ugliness or to erase the well-earned lines of age and wisdom. Its time to be kind, and we’re there!

to your Skin.,

to the Earth.,

its Creatures.,

to Each Other.,

to Yourself.,

MUSINGS FROM OUR FOUNDER

how, what, why

AHAs BHAs are powerful exfoliators that work by removing dead cells for easier absorption into the living layers below. Adding these with ceramides is great to enjoy maximum results, perfect for smoothing out fine lines. Using a gentle AHA or BHA combination in particular actually improves the effectiveness of the ceramide-enriched product because there won’t be a layer of dead skin keeping vital ingredients from absorbing as they should.

-Nikita Deshpande

FAQ

questions we're frequently asked

16+ ages can use the products.

Yes, it is a unisex product.

Yes, but we would recommend consulting your doctor before you do so.

No, it does not contain any essential oils.

The shelf life is 2 years or 24 months.

The product can be used within 6 months of opening.

Yes, it can be used everyday.

Yes, it is vegan.

With regular use, the product should last you for 2-3 months. 

After cleanser and toner, before moisturiser and sunscreen.

No, we don't recommend it.

Yes, it can be used in the same routine. 

HOW IT WORKED

what our customers are saying

Customer Reviews

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Sanaya Dhondy
Age: 25-34 years
Skin Type: Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Acne Prone
Skin Concern: Dullness , Acne, Dark Spots, Anti-Ageing
Amazing Product

My skin feels so good after using the Pro Barrier serum! It's so light and non-sticky but it gets the job done. I have extremely sensitive, acne prone skin and it didn't break me out and has overall improved the elasticity of my skin. 10/10 reccomend it.

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Pranjal

love this serum!

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Sanaya Dhondy
Age: 25-34 years
Skin Type: Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Acne Prone
Skin Concern: Dullness , Acne, Dark Spots, Anti-Ageing
Amazing Product

My skin feels so good after using the Pro Barrier serum! It's so light and non-sticky but it gets the job done. I have extremely sensitive, acne prone skin and it didn't break me out and has overall improved the elasticity of my skin. 10/10 reccomend it.

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Pranjal

love this serum!