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Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer

Don't just repair, prepare. Replenish hydration and help support improved skin health and appearance with this clinically-tested formula.... Read More

Don't just repair, prepare.

Replenish hydration and help support improved skin health and appearance with this clinically-tested formula. Developed in collaboration with skin health professionals, Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, support and balance the microbiome, and refine texture with an expertly formulated, patent-pending ingredient blend, resulting in a more plumped, vibrant, healthy, and youthful appearance.

Bring back a better barrier. Step back from the reactive cycle of damage and repair and evolve to maintain barrier health every day with Colorescience Barrier Pro™ collection. Our Essential Moisturizer goes beyond hydration and provides complementary barrier health by supporting the skin's microbiome balance, replenishing skin, and preparing it to better defend itself with improved response to environmental aggressors. The result is plumper, smoother, stronger, and healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Suitable for all skin types. 

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bring back a better barrier

Maximum Skin Health. Rejuvenated Appearance.

Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer begins with barrier strength, and goes beyond moisturization for well-rounded, all-in-one benefits to promote skin health.

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replenish

provides intensive, deeply replenishing hydration that permeates into skin to provide multi-layer hydration and help improve skin's ability to attract and retain moisture over time

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rebalance

promotes skin's integrity and quality by supporting good bacteria for a stable, balanced microbiome and improved appearance of smooth and supple skin

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renew & respond

calming botanicals soothe skin while advanced antioxidants neutralize free radical damage and improve skin's resilience to prepare for exposure to environmental aggressors, including Blue (HEV) light

HOW TO USE COLORESCIENCE BARRIER PRO™ ESSENTIAL MOISTURIZER

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Barrier Health for All Skin Types

Skin starts and ends healthier each day with the Colorescience Barrier Pro™ collection of products.

1-Step Cleanser

1-Step Cleanser

Daily AM + PM usage

+ Lightweight gel texture lightly lathers and rinses clean to gently and effectively remove mineral sunscreen, makeup, excess oil, and impurities without leaving skin feeling tight or stripped

+ Skin is hydrated, feels soft, and is prepared for application of skincare treatments

+ Probiotic-like benefits help promote a balanced skin microbiome to support a healthy skin barrier

+ Suitable for all skin types (including oily or acneic)

Essential Moisturizer

Essential Moisturizer

Daily AM + PM usage

+ Emollient cream melts into skin with a lightweight, velvety finish that boosts overall skin health for consistently healthier, more resilient, and smoother skin

+ Proactive barrier support optimizes consistent health and balance

+ Immediately envelops and nourishes skin with soothing, lasting hydration

+ Prepares skin for optimal sunscreen application

+ Suitable for all skin types (including oily or acneic)

Immediately upon application of Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer

100% AGREED SKIN LOOKED AND FELT MORE PLUMP

Immediately upon application of Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer

96% AGREED SKIN LOOKED MORE RADIANT AND HEALTHIER

After 4 weeks of using Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer

92% agreed skin was improved, noting smoother, healthier, nourished, and more hydrated

Data on file, Colorescience. *Clinical Study conducted by Essex Testing Clinic, Verona, NJ. N=24

The barrier health dream duo

PROven

Carefully selected ingredients with proven efficacy

Consumer and third-party tested formula

PROactive

Evolve from the reactive cycle of damage and repair to maintain barrier health every day

PROmote

Promotes overall skin health day in and day out for skin that looks and feels healthier, stronger, and at its best

PROtective

Barrier health combines with photo protective benefits to increase skin’s resilience

Thoughtful formulation provides HEV (blue) light defense

Improved skin texture optimizes sunscreen application

PROfessional

Developed in collaboration with skin health professionals

how to use Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer

HOW TO USE

APPLY 1-2 PUMPS TWICE DAILY TO THE FACE, NECK, & DÉCOLLETÉ AM + PM

TREAT & HYDRATE:

Apply after treatment products, including Even Up® Multi-Correction Serum, All Calm® Multi-Correction Serum, and Pep Up® Collagen Boost Face & Neck Serum

DISPENSE & DOT:

Dispense two pumps of Colorescience Barrier Pro Essential Moisturizer and apply small dots to the face, neck, and décolleté – don't forget 1 pump for the back of hands!

MASSAGE & TAP:

Use light, quick, upward strokes to massage Colorescience Barrier Pro Essential Moisturizer into your skin.

Formulated Beyond Moisturization

More than a moisturizer. Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer nurtures healthy, youthful, and resilient skin to support your first line of defense, the barrier.

A combination of three different molecular weight fractions of natural hyaluronic acid produced through fermentation. Multiple molecule weights enable penetration at various layers of the skin, providing hydration on the surface and into the layers of the epidermis.

Rich in antioxidants (flavonoids), polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals which help to soothe, hydrate and protect sensitive skin.

A humectant that provides emollient moisturization to soften skin and hydrate to support skin barrier health.

Also known also as Silver Ear Mushroom Extract.
Significantly more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. Proven to provide immediate hydration and improve skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also provides antioxidant support to defend against premature skin aging.

Powerful antioxidant rich in phytonutrients, vitamins & trace minerals and composed of complex peptidoglycans (PGNs) that acts as a prebiotic by feeding the good bacteria.

Probiotic-like ferment created from probiotic bacteria, lactobacillus plantarum. Favors the beneficial bacteria while discouraging harmful bacteria. Under patented technology, rich in peptidoglycans (PGNs) and lipotechoic acid (LTA) which induce beta-defensins.

High purity sugarcane-derived emollient helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines while promoting skin brightness, moisturizing and barrier health. Provides postbiotic benefits to the skin’s microflora by creating an environment to promote diversity.

Time-release bio-harmonical peptide that utilizes lipid carrier technology to exert holistic and optimized activity within the layers of skin to the surface. Increases moisturization and harmonizes skin's maturation and renewal process to smooth and even the skin's surface.
Crystalide™ is a trademark of Sederma.

This bio-available form of vitamin E, combining tocopherol phosphate with disodium lauryliminodipropianate, provides antioxidant support while helping to calm skin both prior to and following UV exposure.
Vital ET™ Trademark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries.

Improves skin's adaptive responses to increase protection from indoor and outdoor light damage.


Net Wt. 1.7 fl. oz. / 50 mL
60-day supply based on 2x daily use

+ Emollient cream melts into skin and immediately envelops and nourishes with soothing moisture
+ Light, velvety finish without the heavy weight
+ Tri-molecular hyaluronic acid provides multi-layer hydration
+ Improves skin’s ability to attract and retain hydration
+ Nourishes dry, patchy, or flaky skin with soothing moisture
+ Prepares skin to respond to exposure to indoor and outdoor light, including UV and HEV (blue) light, and continues to improve resilience and adaptive response over time
+ Prepares skin for optimal sunscreen application
+ Supports good bacteria for a stable, balanced microbiome to promote skin integrity and quality, resulting in improved appearance of smooth and supple skin
+ Soothes skin with calming botanicals
+ Advanced antioxidants neutralize free radicals to prevent from visible skin damage
+ Layers well over treatment products and under sunscreen and makeup
+ Oil-free, non-comedogenic, non-greasy, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, vegan

AM and PM

+ Apply after treatment products, including Even Up® Multi-Correction Serum, All Calm® Multi-Correction Serum, and Pep Up® Collagen Boost Face & Neck Serum.
+ Apply 1-2 pumps to face, neck, and décolleté prior to application of sunscreen. (Don’t forget 1 pump for the back of hands!)

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Squalane, Lactobacillus Ferment, Silica, Propanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lycium Barbarum (Gogi) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Stem Extract, Calcium Gluconate, Gluconolactone, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Mushroom) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-10, Sodium Succinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.

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FAQs

Essential Moisturizer was formulated to be fragrance free, meaning no added natural or synthetic fragrances were added. Therefore, any scent noted is inherently part of the raw materials, specifically the lactobacillus ferment and hydrolyzed pea protein. Most users note that this “base” scent dissipates upon application. This product has been tested for safety, stability and efficacy and is safe for use on the skin. For external use only -- keep out of eyes, nose and mouth.

Use Essential Moisturizer twice daily in the AM and PM. Start with 1-2 pumps for face. Apply 1-2 pumps to face, neck, and décolleté prior to application of sunscreen. (Don’t forget 1 pump for the back of hands!)

AM and PM routine:
1. Cleanse with Colorescience Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser
2. Prescription Products (Consult with your skin health professional if you have any questions)
3. Treatment Products

  • Total Eye®: Concentrate + Firm & Repair Cream
  • Even Up® Multi-Correction Serum or All Calm® Multi-Correction Serum
  • Pep Up® Collagen Boost Face & Neck Serum

4. Colorescience Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer

Continue with the following for your AM routine:
5. Sunscreen:

  • Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50 or All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50, any Total Protection® Face Shield SPF 50 or No-Show™ Mineral SPF 50
  • Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35

6. Colored products, if desired (i.e. Color Balm SPF 50, makeup)
7. Reapply! Sunforgettable® Brush-On Shield SPF 50

Complementary to prescription or other topical treatments.

Improved moisture on the skin will be felt immediately upon application. Other results will vary based on individual skin concerns (acne, rough texture, sensitivity, etc.).


In our clinical study, immediately upon application:
 • 100% of all participants agreed skin looks and feels more plump
 • 95% of participants with sensitive skin felt itchiness was relieved and skin felt more comfortable upon application
 • 92% of participants agreed skin felt firmer, and rough, dry skin was smoothed
 • 90% of participants agreed the appearance of pores was smoothed or minimized


After 4 weeks of use, 92% agreed their skin was more hydrated, felt smoother, healthier, and more nourished.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer can be used wherever you would like to improve moisturization, hydration, and skin barrier health. Keep out of eyes, nose, and mouth.

There are no ingredients that are contraindicated for use in pregnant/nursing women. However, please consult your physician before starting any new treatment.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is designed to be used for all skin types, including men.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer has been tested and is shown to be non-comedogenic.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is gluten free.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is formulated without parabens. In addition, all Colorescience® products are also 100% free from phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is sulfate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is phthalate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is oil free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, there are no animal products or derivatives in Essential Moisturizer. All Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

There are no known allergens in Essential Moisturizer which has been tested and is confirmed to be hypoallergenic. Please note, however, that this product is not allergy-proof and in rare instances cause reaction in select individuals with history of allergies. In very small number of cases (less than one in one thousand), allergic reactions may be significant. If you experience such reaction, please discontinue product use and contact your physician.

Yes, Essential Moisturizer is PEG free. All Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Colorescience® does not conduct any animal testing and we are committed to the highest standards when choosing raw materials for our product formulations. We require non-animal testing statements on all raw materials before final formula approval.

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