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BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER

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Meet your skincare shield: BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER. A lightweight pre-, pro- and postbiotic formula with ceramides, peptides, niacinamide and squalane that’s engineered to protect the skin barrier, replenish the microbiome, lock in moisture and smooth skin texture. Supporting long-term skin health without overloading the complexion with too many active ingredients.

Hydrates

Hydrates

Supports Skin Barrier

Supports Skin Barrier

Balances Skin

Balances Skin

BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER single The Nue Co. 50ml
BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER single The Nue Co.
BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER single The Nue Co.
BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER single The Nue Co.

Soothing pre- and probiotic moisturiser with niacinamide and squalane.

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

Apply 4 pumps to just-cleansed skin in the AM and PM. For tighter, brighter, dewier skin, layer with THE PILL to complete the routine.

  • Pre-, pro- and postbiotics: Replenish good bacteria on the skin’s microbiome
  • Ceramides: Act as the “glue” between skin cells, forming a protective barrier
  • Peptides: Amino acids that act as building blocks of essential proteins like collagen and elastin, keeping skin firm
  • Squalane: Mimics the skin’s natural oils to deeply moisturise the complexion
  • Niacinamide: A form of Vitamin B3 that builds proteins in the skin, smoothing lines and protecting the skin barrier
  • Cica Extract: Stimulates collagen synthesis to improve skin firmness and elasticity
Full ingredients list: Aqua (Water), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Inulin, Creatine, Niacinamide, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Maltodextrin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Xanthan Gum, Ceramide NG, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Phytate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5

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 for more information.

Hydrates

Hydrates

Supports Skin Barrier

Supports Skin Barrier

Balances Skin

Balances Skin

Meet your skincare shield: BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER. A lightweight pre-, pro- and postbiotic formula with ceramides, peptides, niacinamide and squalane that’s engineered to protect the skin barrier, replenish the microbiome, lock in moisture and smooth skin texture. Supporting long-term skin health without overloading the complexion with too many active ingredients.

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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 MOISTURISER is designed to protect and repair your skin’s natural barrier function.

When the skin barrier is impaired, it becomes more susceptible to pollution and further damage from external aggressors, including oxidative stress and skin inflammation. Natural ceramides in the skin act as the “glue” between cells, keeping the protective barrier active like a shield. BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER contains ceramides to help repair the barrier and protect from the effects of pollution.

Your skin is home to billions of microbes (bacteria) which perform a synbiotic function to our skin barrier. With up to 21% of the body’s microbiome found on our skin, pre-, pro- and postbiotics in BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER replenish the good bacteria, balancing pH levels and protecting skin. It locks in moisture without overloading active ingredients and stripping the topical microbiome.

Overly complex beauty routines are doing 2 things; driving over 95 billion units of packaging to landfills each year, while also destroying our skin barrier. Our collection of topical supplements focuses 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.

Pre-, pro- and postbiotics

Support skin’s microbiome

Ceramides

Protect the skin barrier

Peptides

Strengthen and firm the skin

Squalane

Deeply moisturises skin

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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 MOISTURISER is clinically proven to reduce TEWL (trans epidermal water loss) by 28.53%* over 24 hours. After 6 weeks of using BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER and MOISTURISER exclusively, participants said:

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 single The Nue Co. 120ml
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BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER

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

THE PILL single The Nue Co. 30ml
Award winning

THE PILL

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

BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER single The Nue Co. 50ml

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 MOISTURISER replenishes your topical microbiome with pre-, pro- and postbiotics, while active ingredients like squalane and ceramides moisturise, protect and rebuild the skin barrier, without overloading the skin.

PEOPLE

Every ingredient in BARRIER CULTURE MOISTURISER has been sourced ethically and sustainably, and is manufactured in GMP and NFP certified laboratories. 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 MOISTURISER 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

FAQs

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 MOISTURISER 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.

It really depends on your skin – everyone is different. Some people see results start to appear within a week, while others may take longer. It takes around 40-50 days for a full skin cell turnover cycle, so we’d recommend testing for at least 6 weeks before assessing results.