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XCELL Barrier Repair (Formerly Bio lipid)

$ 27.71

  • NZD: NZD 45.00
  • AUD: AUD$ 41.82
  • GBP: £ 21.80
  • EUR: € 25.23
  • SGD: S$ 36.85
  • MYR: RM 128.81


Bring dry, sensitive skin back into balance with this Ceramide rich barrier repair oil, which mimics the composition and structure of your skin’s lipid layers, replenishing the protective barrier.

The skin-identical ingredients – Ceramides, Lipids, Squalane, Omegas 3,6 and 9 and natural Vitamin A and E from Sea Buckthorn- integrate naturally with your skin cells to calm, soothe, and rejuvenate scarring and ward off premature ageing.

New Zealand Pohutakawa deeply nourishes, so your skin is more moisturised, with less inflammation, irritation, and dryness.

Daily Ritual: Apply 3-5 drops in the evening over your face, neck, and décolleté before moisturising.

Skin Concerns: Dry, flaky patches, inflammation, impaired barrier, superficial scars, premature ageing, fine lines, and over-exfoliated.

NZ Pohutukawa & Lipids 30mL 1.0 fl oz

Your skin health begins with rebuilding the natural barrier function and eliminating inflammation.

A layer of lipids covers the surface of your skin, playing an integral role in skin health maintaining the balance of sebum (oil) on the surface whilst creating a protective moisture barrier that keeps microbes out.

Stress, UV, and pollutants can knock these components out of balance, impairing your skin’s barrier function. Water escapes from your skin without this invisible shield, causing dehydration and initiating an immune response that can lead to redness and inflammation; additionally, elevated oil levels may occur – a significant factor in acne’s pathophysiology.

After years of research on the protective role of the barrier function, we created this unique barrier repair oil to bridge this gap, bring sebaceous secretions into balance, and tackle the underlying causes of inflammation.

The precise, proportionate blend of Lipids identical to those found in your skin keeps the protective barrier functioning normally as underlying tissues become less reactive, and skin correction becomes easier.

Many clients suffer from eczema and inflamed breakouts, including dryness, inflammation, and premature ageing. They have reported improved symptoms in as little as 12 weeks with regular application.

Tip: For best results, replenish with Bio Lipid, which contains Ceramides and Sebaceous Lipids found naturally in your skin, including Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Squalene, which fill the spaces between your skins cells like mortar or cement, replenishing and repairing your barrier function.

The next layer is Fortify Barrier Repair Cream, containing Epidermal Lipids, Cholesterol, Fatty Acids, and Ceramides to improve sensitive, dry skin, locking those all-important lipids against your skin.

Skin Health Benefits

  • skin-identical ingredients bring instant relief to dry, depleted skin
  • optimises the synthesis of filaggrin – an essential protein in the barrier function
  • comforts and calms sensitive skin; reducing inflammation and irritation
  • boosts your skin’s ceramide and lipid production; improving structural integrity, rebuilding an impaired barrier
  • natural antioxidants create the bright orange hue that neutralises the free radicals, warding off premature ageing


Ceramides: Naturally present in your skin, they help to support cellular rejuvenation, whilst reinforcing your natural barrier function, to keep healthy skin.
Phospholipids Lipid molecules are the key components of the epidermis; they are fully compatible with the skin, supporting cellular rejuvenation and reinforcing your protective barrier.
Pohutukawa: Your skin recognises this deeply conditioning botanical extract as identical to the nutritive building blocks of its structure, greatly enhancing its ability to strengthen, replenish and repair.
Macadamia oil: With a chemical profile similar to sebum and the highest content of Palmitoleic and Linoleic acid – essential Fatty acids that deplete with age, the regular application ensures your skin stays soft and supple.
Safflower Oil: Containing as much as 70% Omega-6, an essential Fatty acid that your body cannot synthesise independently, Omega-6 helps to rebalance your skin’s Lipid levels, encouraging healthy skin.
Vitamin E: Essential in your body for cell protection; Vitamin E is an oil-soluble antioxidant that protects the cell wall’s from damaging free radicals that can lead to premature ageing.

Helianthus annuus – Sunflower seed oil
Macadamia ternifolia – Macadamia nut oil
Ceramide Np, AP, EOP, phytosphingosine
Sesamum indicum – Sesame seed oil
Carthamus tinctorius – Safflower seed oil
Calendula officinalis – Calendula flower oil
Hippophae rhamnoides – Sea buckthorn seed oil
Daucus carota sativa – Carrot seed oil
Simmondsia chinensis – Jojoba seed oil
Squalane – Olive-derived oil.
Sclerocarya birrea – Marula seed oil
Tocopherol – Natural vitamin E
Phospholipid – Natural lipids
Metrosideros excels – Pohutukawa bark extract

Please refer to this article for the reason behind the inclusion of ingredients.

37 reviews for XCELL Barrier Repair (Formerly Bio lipid)

  1. Ashley

    Love this unique oil so much it really helped with my acne scarring super impressed.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Ashley we have been with you on your skin healing journey and could not be happier for you.

  2. Libby James

    I bought one for myself and my daughter along with the Fortify product. loved the combination of ceramides and lipids and cholesterol in the formulas. We are both very impressed with the product seeing really great results with our skin. Just placed another order thankyou

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Libby really great that you are enjoying this very unique oil our formulations take a lot of testing to come to the end result so really glad your having success with this product.

  3. Petra

    My skin is dry especially when my rosacea flares up and Bio lipid has really helped to turn my skin around it’s truly wonderful oil thank you naked chemist ❤️

    • Samantha Miller

      Thankyou for this lovely review Petra and so pleased you are experiencing skin health

  4. Tres

    Organic goodness in a jar my skin is in love with this earthy jar of goodness skin thanks you

    • Samantha Miller

      And we thankyou Tres for the feedback

  5. Mary

    This barrir repair duo has made my skin incredibly soft I layer it over H20 and honestly skin feels super hydrated and moisturised.

  6. Petra

    I’m a real dry skin sufferer and a sun worshipper so my skin is excessively dry I d tried a lot of product but this is the ultimate is skin nourishment I really love it and wonderful customer service🙌

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Petra love this review and so glad we have been able to help your dry skin

  7. Sam jenkin

    I love everything about this oil from the nourishment in provides along with the glow it imparts 10 out of 10

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Sam its a hero product in our clinic and this confirmation is why thanks you for the review.

  8. Katie

    I rarely review but I have eczema and purchased Bio lipid as part of the dry skin kit and wow what a difference the eczema on my legs is gone only on my ankle now

    • Samantha Miller

      Katie so pleased your eczema is healing, its what we stand for as a brand and why our founder created the company in the first place to heal her own eczema and psoriasis.

  9. Paul jones

    A wonderful healing oil for my rosacea prone skin that has calmed and soothed my fragile skin

  10. Tessag

    I’m obsessed with this healing oil I have eczema and it has really helped to heal my skin wonderful products excellent customer service and help so grateful to you Samantha

    • Samantha Miller

      Thankyou so much glad you are seeing results

    • Samantha Miller

      Bio lipid is a hero product of ours, and so glad you are seeing such wonderful results Tess

  11. Harriet

    My daughter and I have been using Bio for six months now and what a difference we see in our skin. We use it as a night oil and then layer with fortify and can’t believe the difference.

  12. Alison

    I’m not sure where I’d be without your lovely products having such a bad experience with laser treatment they have really helped to heal my skin. I especially love Bio lipid Thankyou so much!

  13. Patricia

    I have been using bio lipid for around 5 months and seeing such great results on my skin. My skin is less dry and dehydrated and even the dark spots seem to be getting lighter🙌


    Bio lipid has really helped to balance my skin out I could not be happier with the results. Great product

  15. Tim Granger

    I have been using Bio layered under fortify and my skin is so moisturised and plump. It’s been a winning combination for my very dry winter skin.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Tim, that is the perfect combination for impaired skin or poor barrier function. Glad you found this to be a winning combination

  16. Verity James

    I read the review from the lady in Switzerland I agree I’m in Canada and my skin can get really dry with weather extremes I have never found such a nourishing and skin healing product as this Thankyou.

    • Samantha Miller

      Environment can be a big factor in causing dryness, Verity. This little is unique in as much that it contains skin identical ingredients that really replenish.

  17. Rea armin

    I live in Switzerland and the air is incredibly dry This oil has really helped me battle the dryness, my skin feels like it’s been turned around. Next order I’m going to add Immortelle which sounds interesting.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Rea, this is invaluable feedback for us. We appreciate you posting that Bio lipid is helping your skin in a tricky climate just proves that the hours spent over getting the formula just right are paying off.

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