Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream Review
Skinfix has been one of my favorite skincare brands since at least 2014, which is the earliest mention of the brand on this blog. I like that the line is always curated with products that address specific skin concerns instead of just chasing popular trends and hyped-up ingredients in a fast fashion manner. One of the brand’s latest releases – a barrier cream – is a great example of a product that targets a very specific concern for a narrow range of skin types.
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ($50) was formulated with dry and dehydrated skin in mind. It contains a triple lipid complex that acts as a barrier between your skin and the elements, nourishing and protecting from moisture loss. Skin relies heavily on water to stay healthy, so a protective moisturizer is especially important for those whose skin is prone to dehydration. For instance, my skin is normally combination to oily, but it tends to lose moisture rapidly when it’s exposed to constant indoor heat and cold wind in the winter. Usually, I switch between lighter gel-cream formulas for spring and summer, and thicker barrier creams and balms for the cold months, if that makes sense.
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream also boasts a nutripeptide blend and antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, including Lily Root Extract that is said to have skin tightening properties.
The cream comes in an airless push-pump jar, which is ideal for thicker formulations that can’t be put in a regular pump bottle. It’s one of the most hygienic ways to package products and helps preserve freshness and protect the formula from oxidation and contaminants.
The texture is very thick and rich and feels extremely nourishing from the get-go. If your skin is feeling dry and thirsty, it will feel massive relief upon initial application, and even better as the day goes by. But if you have oily or combination skin and it’s not feeling dehydrated, this cream will be suffocating and may even cause breakouts. Why? Because the formula is meant to help restore a weak lipid barrier – the oil barrier – so adding an extra layer to an already existing healthy barrier when you don’t need it will just make things worse.
You will LOVE it if:
- You have dry or dehydrated skin that rapidly loses moisture.
- You prefer the airless pump packaging.
- You avoid fragrance in skincare.
- You avoid parabens and artificial colorants in skincare.
- You support CF brands.
- You prefer vegan skincare.
- You avoid gluten in skincare.
SKIP it if:
- You have combination, oily, or acne-prone skin. Seriously, skip it, even if you think it sounds good!
- You need a product with added SPF.
- You want your beauty products to have a pleasant fragrance.
- You are looking for strong anti-aging actives in your moisturizer.
- You are on a budget. There are more affordable barrier creams & balms on the market.
- You are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Olus Oil (Vegetable Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Cetyl Lactate, Propanediol, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, C12-16 Alcohols, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Squalene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum.
Do you switch to richer products in the winter? Do you have a go-to barrier moisturizer for your skin type? Have you tried Skinfix skincare? Share in the comments below!