A nourishing & intensely hydrating, yet lightweight moisturizer that focuses on maintaining a happy and healthy skin barrier. Its formula contains 7% Squalane to lock in moisture and to make the skin soft & smooth, plus a 3% skin-identical lipid mixture that works in synergy with 0.1% pure Ceramide 2 for a strong & healthy skin barrier.
Happier Barrier also contains a high-quality, standardised polyphenol-rich Green Tea Extract that gives the formula its light peachy color and added antioxidant & skin-soothing properties. This is further enhanced by a good dose of two classic calming ingredients, Allantoin and Bisabolol.
Who is it for?
how to use it?
Apply after serums in the AM and/or PM. Use as much or as little as your skin needs.
Shelf life: 1 year from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)
Ingredients & Research
Squalane – A super nice and stable oily liquid that occurs naturally in the sebum of the human skin. It's a superb moisturizer making the skin silky smooth, without being heavy or greasy. It's pretty much compatible with all skin types and skin conditions, incl. acne-prone skin.
Lipids (Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Squalene) – Jojoba, macadamia and olive oil-derived, patented lipid mixture that mimics the surface lipid composition of healthy, young adult skin. Used at 3%, it is clinically proven to help barrier repair and skin hydration. It works in synergy with Ceramide 2.
Ceramide 2 – Also known as Ceramide NG, is one of the 9 types of ceramides that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. Ceramides are super important molecules in keeping the barrier healthy and the skin hydrated.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (standardised to 90% polyphenols) - Green tea polyphenols are one of the most researched natural ingredients proven to have potent antioxidant, UV protecting and soothing properties.
Bisabolol + Allantoin - Two classic skincare ingredients known for their skin soothing abilities.
full inci list:
Water, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Ceramide NG, Squalene, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
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It worked great for my sensitive combo skin. No irritation, enough nourishment/hydration (it might not be enough for very dry skin).
Damn, G&G really doesn't disappoint. I have never came across a brand before where I genuinely loved so many products of theirs. This Moisturizer isn't a exception. It's lighter than I expected and might not be enough for folks with really dry skin, but for my combination skin it works perfectly. It's magic, really.
Milujem tento krém, splnil moje očakávanie, na zimu je však pre moju pokožku (suchá) nedostačujúci, musím kombinovať s iným krémom a bohužiaľ balenie 50 ml je nešťastná voľba. Bolo by dobré ju predávať v dvoch verziach veľkosti balenia. 50 ml a napr. 100 ml.
I actually bought this moisturiser for my 10 y/o daughter who has dry skin. It’s not hydrating enough for her. I have combination acne prone and it’s hydrating for me so I am using after A game 10 at night in the winter month.
Overall I still prefer the hydration station, but will repurchase this just for the winter month. But for dry skin I don’t think this is hydrating enough.
I havent figured out which ingredient it is, but most moisturizers give me little whiteheads on my forehead and make my skin look bumpy and uneven. Unfortunately, so does this one.
I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin and this was not moisturizing enough for me. What I liked about it though is that it absorbed very well and had a matte look.