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As we transition into spring, our skin can become more prone to irritation. Seasonal changes can cause skin to break out or be drier than usual. To ensure a smooth transition from winter to spring, it’s important to build a routine that includes products that strengthen and protect the skin barrier.
One way to do that is to use a moisturizer packed with repairing ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid or squalane. Here’s a list of barrier creams ideally suited for taking extra care of the skin barrier in the warmer days ahead:
The Centella Calming Barrier Cream from Barr is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin as it’s formulated with centella asiatica extract to soothe skin. Other key ingredients include panthenol, jojoba seed oil and squalane, which all keep skin nourished while repairing the skin barrier. It’s light enough to use during the day but also hydrating enough to use at night.
Ever heard of tamanu oil? This ingredient is rich in fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties. If your skin tends to get dry when switching seasons, give Bellflower’s Tamanu Oil Barrier Relief Cream a go. The cream is packed with tamanu oil and niacinamide to nourish dry skin. It also boosts skin cell turnover, making it perfect for those looking to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re looking for a non-comedogenic cream, Korean skin care brand CLEADERM has you covered with the Dr Lacto Barrier Cream. Containing ceramides and centella asiatica extract, the cream will keep your skin protected from breakouts or irritation caused by weather changes. It’s also formulated with the brand’s patented ANTIOXELL technology, which protects skin from free radicals.
For those with sensitive skin, it’s best to start incorporating a barrier cream before spring arrives to give time for your skin to adjust. ROVECTIN’s Anti-Irritant Barrier Repair Ultra Lotion works well in strengthening your skin’s barrier while keeping skin deeply hydrated, thanks to the brand’s exclusive Skin Barrier Recovery Formula made of plant-based ingredients.
To keep dry or flaky patches at bay, add Real Barrier’s Intense Moisture Cream to your skin care shelf. With soothing and hydrating ingredients including madecassoside, panthenol, allantoin and hyaluronic acid, the cream restores moisture to dry and dehydrated skin. Use day and night to keep the hydration locked in.
Another great moisturizer for sensitive skin is Pyunkang Yul’s Calming Moisture Barrier Cream. Formulated with EWG-verified ingredients including cica, tea tree and honeysuckle flower extracts, the cream fortifies the skin barrier and calms any redness or irritation. If you’re dealing with new blemishes caused by weather changes, Calming Moisture Barrier Cream can help soothe those spots.
Searching for a cream that not only strengthens the skin barrier but also offers anti-aging benefits? SKINRx LAB’s MadeCera Cream feeds the skin with ceramides and madecassoside. To achieve a healthy and youthful glow, this is the cream to use once spring is in full bloom. If you have an oilier complexion and need a moisturizer that isn’t as rich as the MadeCera Cream, try the MadeCera Cream Aqua Barrier Gel instead.