An Optimum Skin-Barrier-Saving Routine

The skin barrier plays a huge role when it comes to our health. It’s the first line of defense when it comes to keeping pollutants, toxins, and infections out of our system and is crucial in temperature regulation, water retention, and transporting vital nutrients!

When it comes to skincare, there are so many ingredients that can cause a disrupted skin barrier. It’s so easy to over exfoliate or not moisturize properly, and now you’re suddenly inflamed and enraged. That’s why it’s important to choose nourishing, hydrating skincare products that will protect your face from these annoying –  and, sometimes painful, skin conditions.

Here are some amazing choices for a fully stocked skincare routine that focuses on nurturing the skin barrier; featuring new products from RoC Skincare, Bubble, and Elemis!

  1. Pre-Cleanse: Elemis Pro Collagen Green Fig Cleansing Balm

Believe it or not, cleansing is one of the easiest ways to compromise the skin barrier. That’s why I love a rich cleansing balm as that first cleanse to create a pleasant cleansing experience. The Elemis Pro Collagen Green Fig Cleansing Balm is carefully crafted from natural oils such as sweet almond and coconut oil, which glides onto the skin seamlessly. Its 3-in-1 texture stood out to me, as it transforms from balm, to oil, to milk. A key proponent of the double cleanse is to emulsify the balm, which this product excels in. While I prefer unscented skincare products, I don’t mind fragrance in a washoff skincare step – especially one this luxurious. I love its accents of ripe fig, raspberry, and bergamot that are reminiscent of a summer evening in the Mediterranean. It can also double as a face mask – just leave it on for 10 minutes and remove it with the washcloth that comes in the box!

    2. Cleanse: RoC Barrier Renew Gel to Foam Cleanser

As someone with extremely sensitive skin, it’s always a struggle to find a cleanser that will properly cleanse without stripping its natural oils. RoC’s newly released BARRIER RENEW ESSENTIALS line is perfect for us dehydrated, but clogged folks – a problem the Barrier Renew Gel to Foam Cleanser solves. Dermatologist developed, this cleanser is fragrance free, formulated with ceramides and antioxidant green tea to clinically restore and hydrate the skin barrier. This is my new cleanser for the summer, as it perfectly does exactly what my face needs.

    3. Serum: Water Slide Hydration Boosting Serum

The Water Slide Hydration Boosting Serum by Bubble Skincare is amazing when it comes to skin dehydration Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it draws more water into your skin, leaving it plump and protected. Its slightly thicker, more milky texture sets it apart from other HA serums, not to mention is formulated with peptides to improve the skin barrier and reduces the intensity of any active ingredients you layer on top. 



      4. Eye Cream: Bubble Morning Rays Brightening Eye Cream

I don’t know about you, but I’m team eye cream! If your eye area is often dry or irritated like mine is, the Bubble Morning Rays Brightening Eye Cream is a great option. It brightens, de-puffs, and reduces the look of dark circles – a game changer in the morning. I love the light gel formula with vitamin C – a morning lifesaver – and turmeric that sinks into the undereye flawlessly. 


      5. Moisturize: RoC Barrier Renew PM Moisturizer

A nighttime moisturizer is arguably the most important part of this routine. The RoC Barrier Renew PM Moisturizer is a fantastic option for all skin types, also formulated with ceramides and green tea. Proven to improve skin health in 14 nights, the thick yet lightweight formula truly takes care of your skin throughout the night. No need to worry about clogged pores or fragranced irritation – this one will only do your skin the favors it needs. 

     6. Sunscreen: RoC Barrier Renew AM Moisturizer SPF 30

You didn’t think I wouldn’t include sunscreen in this roundup, did you? Luckily for us, the RoC Barrier Renew AM Moisturizer SPF 30 rounds up the skin saving trio. It’s a chemical sunscreen (no white cast!) that strives to calm the skin from any outer damage, and hasn’t irritated my eyes! Leaving a naturally glowy finish, it’s also a great primer for makeup. Formulated with ceramides, SPF 30, and prebiotics, it’s like a protective shield for your skin without compromising elegance. 

You can find the Barrier Renew Collection on RoC’s official website or in stores.

You can find more Bubble products on their official website or in stores.

You can find everything Elemis on their official website or in stores.