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BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER

Using too many skincare products causes stress to our skin and also the environment. BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER strips back your routine without stripping your skin. This soap-free, sulfate-free foaming gel lifts away makeup, impurities and pollution in 1 step. Balancing pH levels, retaining moisture, repopulating the topical microbiome and protecting the barrier for a clean, healthy complexion. No double cleanse needed.

Supports Skin Barrier

Supports Skin Barrier

Balances Skin

Balances Skin

Invigorates

Nourishes

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Double cleanses in one non-stripping gel formula. A pre-, pro- and postbiotic face wash.

  • All skin types: from sensitive to breakout-prone, oily to dry
  • All age groups
  • All genders

Use in the AM and PM to refresh skin. Apply 2-3 pumps to wet palms, work into a lather and massage over skin, including makeup. Rinse clean with water and pat face dry. Follow with THE PILL and BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER.

  • Prebiotics: Feeds the good bacteria on your skin for a healthy microbiome
  • Probiotics: Repopulates levels of good bacteria to strengthen the skin barrier
  • Postbiotics: Actively treats and conditions the skin
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Holds up to x1000 its weight in water to deeply hydrate
  • Chamomile:A natural anti-inflammatory, calms and reduces redness
  • Calendula: Full of antioxidants to protect from free radicals
Full ingredients list: 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

Our products are meant to be taken long-term in order to get the full benefits. Which is why we offer subscriptions at up to 25% off. Choose a Monthly Rolling Subscription to receive a 30 day supply every month at 10% off, or a Monthly Plan Subscription to receive 3-6 months’ supply in 1 bulk order, at 20% off for 3 months and 25% off for 6 months. Head to the Subscriptions page

Supports Skin Barrier

Supports Skin Barrier

Balances Skin

Balances Skin

Invigorates

Nourishes

Using too many skincare products causes stress to our skin and also the environment. BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER strips back your routine without stripping your skin. This soap-free, sulfate-free foaming gel lifts away makeup, impurities and pollution in 1 step. Balancing pH levels, retaining moisture, repopulating the topical microbiome and protecting the barrier for a clean, healthy complexion. No double cleanse needed.

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Clinically Studied

Clinically Studied

Fragrance-Free

Fragrance-Free

Fragrance-Free

Paraben-Free

Fragrance-Free

Non-Toxic

How it works

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.

Much like our gut, everyday stressors actively impair our skin’s microbiome and barrier. This includes pollution, stress, over-washing and overloading the skin with too many active ingredients. BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER contains patented technology that is clinically proven to down-regulate redness signals induced by stressors.

Most cleansers are too harsh for the skin as they use surfactants (foaming agents) that 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 mimics the natural acidic state of our skin, whilst using hyaluronic acid and calendula to hydrate and soothe.

Overly complex beauty routines are doing 2 things: driving over 95 billion units of packaging to landfill each year, while also destroying our skin barrier. Our collection of topical supplements focus on a less is more approach to skin health by preserving the skin barrier, reducing the amount of steps in our routines and, as a result, sending less waste out into the environment.

Ingredients

All of our ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced, ensuring that each ingredient is clean, potent and proven.

Prebiotics

Feed good bacteria

Probiotics

Strengthen the skin barrier

Postbiotics

Condition the skin

Apple Amino Acids

Balance pH levels

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Living bacteria is hard to use in skincare, as the cell is fragile. We use a processing technique to make it stable, so our skin recognises the bacteria as "live".

This mimics natural probiotic pathways to restore the skin’s defences. Up-regulating anti-microbial peptides and filaggrin, proteins that bind the skin barrier.

TRIED & TESTED

The patented technology in BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER is clinically proven to reduce pollution-induced skin barrier damage by 45% in 3 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 6 weeks of using BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER and MOISTURISER exclusively, participants said:

  • 82%* said their skin texture and tone was improved.
  • 82%* reported improved skin hydration.
  • 70%* said their skin was less reactive and sensitive.
*In an independent consumer trial conducted by The Nue Co. with 45 respondents.

THE HEALTHY SKIN ROUTINE

All of our products are designed to work together to preserve the health of your skin long-term.

BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER

BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER

Double cleanses in one non-stripping gel formula. A pre-, pro- and postbiotic face wash.

THE PILL

THE PILL

Skincare layering, bottled: a topical supplement with AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER

BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER

Soothing pre- and probiotic moisturiser with niacinamide and squalane.

BODY

Your skin is the body’s largest organ, a signaller for changes inside and outside of the body. Known as “the mirror to the gut”, it’s also a reflection of your internal health, and of the trillions of bacteria that make up your body’s microbiome, 26% live in the gut, while 21% live on your skin. BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER deeply cleanses without disrupting the skin’s pH levels or stripping the external barrier, all while replenishing your topical microbiome to keep the balance.

PEOPLE

Every ingredient in BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER has been sourced ethically and sustainably, and is produced by GMP certified manufacturers. Wherever possible we use organic ingredients, not only because organic foods are proven to be more nutrient-rich, but also because we want to support sustainable farming and clean soil worldwide. 1% of each sale is donated to charity: water, providing safe drinking water to communities around the world through 1% for the Planet.

PLANET

Multi-step skincare routines contribute to 95 billion units of cosmetic packaging. Using too many products can cause stress to the skin and create waste for the environment. We wanted to rethink our routine by leading with a universal, preventative approach, rather than a symptom-lead one. BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER helps cut down on skincare steps to benefit us and the planet. It’s housed in an infinitely recyclable glass bottle, is printed with non-toxic, organic ceramic ink and comes in a paper box, which is Green Seal Certified, FSC Certified and manufactured with 100% renewable energy.

Customer Reviews

FAQ's

No, the probiotic technology we use in this formula is room temperature and shelf stable. It has undergone a processed technique which stabilises the microbe without splitting its cell wall so, most importantly, your skin recognises it as “live” bacteria.

Yes, this formula is safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

We focus on making products that do not harm people or the planet – for us, that means working with safe and clean ingredients sourced sustainably from around the world. There are no definitions of the words “clean” or “natural” in cosmetics, so we have created our own clean standard, which all of our formulas adhere to. You will never find any of the following ingredients in our formulas:

  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • Artificial Fragrance
  • Aluminium Compounds
  • Aminomethyl Propanol
  • Animal Fat and Musk
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Butoxyethanol
  • Ethanolamines
  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydroquinone
  • Methyl Cellosolve
  • Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Mineral Oil
  • Nanoparticles
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP, DMP, and Others)
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG Compounds)
  • Polysorbates (Polysorbate –20, -40, -60, -80)
  • Resorcinol
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Synthetic Flavor or Fragrance
  • Toluene
  • Triclosan and Triclocarban

Absolutely, we believe the best approach comes from addressing a concern internally and externally, which is why we create topical and ingestible supplements. SKIN FILTER and SKIN HYDRATOR are great pairings for these formulas.

Yes, BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER works really well with THE PILL, the formulas are designed to be used together. We’d recommend using THE PILL after cleansing and before your BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER either morning or evening, depending on your routine.

Dermatologists and skin specialists agree that nearly all issues they see are linked to an impaired skin barrier, including breakouts and blemishes. Supporting the health of your skin through repairing your skin barrier function will reduce the symptoms of an impaired skin barrier - i.e. breakouts, dryness, redness and sensitivity. In fact, in our consumer trial over 6 weeks, 58% of people reported a reduction in breakouts.

Some of our testers reported results after a week of use, however, everyone’s skin is different, and so the time frame in which you see results may vary. It takes around 40-50 days for a full skin cell turnover cycle, so we recommend testing the product for at least 6 weeks before assessing results.