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XCELL Barrier Repair (Formerly Bio lipid)

$ 27.69

  • NZD: NZD 45.00
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  • EUR: € 25.41
  • SGD: S$ 37.00
  • MYR: RM 129.06


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. Jasmine

    Skin love is the only way I can describe this oil, especially when combined with Fortify the unique skin identical formulas really do replenish with missing ingredients or certainly that is how ithey feel on my skin! Super impressed with your products when it comes to my skin healing.

    • Samantha Miller

      Thanks, jasmine appreciates you taking the time to review. It’s always good to know when our clients have great results.

  2. Jess green

    My skin was really sensitive and dry to the point of being painful. After I reached out to the Naked chemist team they recommended this wonderful formula. I used this for 4 weeks and my skin has never felt and looked so healthy.

    • Samantha Miller

      Jess, we have worked with your skin for the last few months and know what you have been through with your impaired barrier function. Thank you for this review and the feedback on Facebook; we could not be happier for you.

  3. elishabeplay

    My skin barrier was completely destroyed after microneddling. I read several of the Naked Chemist blogs along with ordering all the products recommended and my skin is healing! My skin is now sensitive but these products do not irritate my skin at all. I live in the USA and these products arrive faster than locally ordered items.

    • Samantha Miller

      Elisha this is really wonderful news that you have had great results on your skin healing journey, the core of our brand is about healing skin concerns and returning back to health, so this is a wonderful result. In these challenging times it is important that our customers orders arrive promptly and effortlessly, so glad we can help. Samantha

  4. Kassi

    I tried this for the first time last night and I LOVED it. It actually absorbs into your skin unlike some products that just sit on top. Samantha has been a huge help throughout this entire process and customizing my skincare!!!

    • Samantha Miller

      Kasia, as long as we can help you get back to skin health then that is our main focus, so glad you are having positive results.

  5. Heather Ann

    I am recovering from an extreme reaction to 1 round of IPL. I use the lipid shot every night and then the Fortify cream. My skin continues to improve and I am so thankful for Samantha.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi, Heather really we are so very pleased to hear that, this is what the Naked chemist is all about – skin health, so we are extremely pleased you are getting great results.

  6. Sarah

    I use this product every night after cleansing and toning my face. I apply several drops to my face and then apply the immortelle cream. My skin has improved 50% in only 3 weeks. I normally forget to use products but I never forget these products because they actually work and feel good on my skin.

    • Samantha Miller

      Sarah thank you for this feedback, so very pleased you are getting the results you require with Bio lipid skin shot it’s so very healing and a bit of a hero product here. samantha

  7. Paul Janes

    Love this product my barrier function was completely compromised and this was the one product that really helped to turn my skin around.

    • Samantha Miller

      Paul so glad that you are getting results with our products.

  8. Caitlin McCaffery

    This is a wonderful and healing product which works with your skin . I have been so impressed with bio lipid . I have been using it for 6 weeks and can see the benefits . Thank you Samantha .

    • Samantha Miller

      Caitlin wonderful feedback we really appreciate it, a hero product within the range Bio lipid keeps getting amazing results for our clients, we are so glad it is helping return your skin to health. Samantha

  9. Angela Pollard

    I have been using Bio Lipid skin shots on my skin for around 2yrs now, When I started using this product I had very bad ezcema all over me. I was very sceptical at first to try it but I had used Samantha’s balms before & they are amazing so I thought I would give the Bio Lipid a go. 2 years later & I am still using it most days on my face with no issues, in fact I always have compliments about my skin. I have no more ezcema on my skin due to The Naked Chemists good skin care range & a good diet of course with lots of prayer 😁. I highly recommend these products.
    Angela xoxo Australia 🇦🇺

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Angela

      Thank you so much for your review I am so happy that you enjoy using the Bio lipid and it has helped with your skin, really appreciate this feedback thankyou. samantha

  10. Ambrozia Kaczynski

    This product made my skin glow! I was worried about using it at first because I have acne prone skin, but it did not break me out. I really hope they do not change the formula, I want to use this forever! I only use two items in my skincare routine, and this is definitely a keeper. I had tons of different products and did a lot of research, I recommend this one highly!!

    • Samantha Miller

      We are really so happy you like Bio lipid, this is one formula we have continually tweaked until we got the exact ingredient ratio in place, that really replenishes and heals your skin whilst giving you that lit from within look. thank you for the review. Samantha

  11. Kylie Chivers

    Great product.. love using it!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Kylie

      Thank you so much for your review so happy you enjoyed it and that it is helping with your skin.

  12. Clare L

    Cutting a very long story short but all I can say is I am so thankful I came across Samantha and The Naked Chemist. I just wish I had found it before I ventured into the world of microneedling!!! The procedure I feel damaged my skin and thought I had no hope at all. It not only damaged my skin but my self confidence too sending me into a downward slope!!! I contacted Samantha who advised me to use certain products. I use Bio Oil in the evening followed by fortify. My skin is not back to how it was before the treatment but is much better and my self confidence is coming back too. I had permanent red areas on my cheeks which have improved massively. The product soaks into my skin straight away and feels so soothing. I know there is no quick fix but these products are the best. Samantha is fantastic too always there to answer any questions you may have. Don’t let the fact the Naked Chemist is based in New Zealand delivery is great with DHL. Thank you.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Clare

      So relieved to hear that you are having a good result with your skin and the products and that your confidence is coming back as a result. Essentially skin health is what the products are all about and that you are achieving this with Bio and Fortify is wonderful to hear.

  13. Fiona Nigra

    Really enjoying this product can’t actually believe the amazing difference in my skin after using this, thank you the Naked Chemist for your wonderful range.

    • Samantha Miller

      Fiona thank you for this feedback, it’s comments like this that really help us to keep being committed to skin health. samantha

  14. Sue Cole

    I stumbled across this site when looking for products with the correct ration of ceramides and cholesterol to repair my barrier. I have been using Bio lipid in combination with Fortify for 6 months and it is remarkable the difference in my skin. I for one could not be more grateful thank you for the work you do in trying to help people with their skin health. Sue

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Sue
      Really pleased that you have found this combination of products to be helpful and that your skin has improved, thank you for the feedback.

  15. Christine o

    I had horrible damage from microneedling and I have tried everything and gave up hope and I found this website and product. I’ve only been using for a week and already see incredible healing in my skin. I want to cry tears of joy. Thank you!!!

    • Samantha Miller

      Christine, I am so glad that I can be of service and that together we can put a routine in place that will slowly heal your skin. Thank you so much for this invaluable feedback. samantha

  16. Sam

    I love all the products I’m using after one session of microneedling almost a year ago my perfect skin has not been the same. Inflamed skin, never before breakouts, enlarged pores. It has been a devastating year and samantha and her products have been helpful and hopeful. I started w bio and fortify but I was still inflamed so I’ve been using SOS and bio at night which so far has not irritated my skin. During the day I’m using DNA and glow before I moisturize. I will update after further use. Samantha has been so helpful and a real resource for skin and also one of the only sites that has spoken out about the real damage microneedling can do. I’m very grateful and hopeful that my skin will be on the road to better health.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Sam. This is really valuable and honest feedback thankyou so much for the review. I just wanted to point out that A+ and Glo are quite active, so a good option is to alternate with your other products, especially if your skin is very thin and barrier impaired – remember less is best especially after damage from micro needling. Good luck I really hope you get some good results. Yours in skin health Samantha

  17. Clara

    This product should be winning awards. It is that good!

    This product made it feel like my skin actually produced oil (it doesn’t) and it gave me that beautiful, plump, moist skin that you only see on people with oilier skins – without looking or feeling oily.

    I’ve found Samantha’s products not only offer fantastic skin benefits, but an amazing sensory experience as well. I couldn’t stop patting my skin after I applied this. It really felt too good to be true.

    • Samantha Miller

      This is a hero product in the clinic and for good reason, replenishing many of the missing ingredients that becomes depleted from the skin with age, thank you for this review great feedback.

  18. Melinda

    I am very thankful for these products! I’ve been dealing with skin issues for quite some time (rosacea, PoD) but early this year, I had an acute flare on my entire face with redness, burning, painful pustules, itching etc. All attempts to calm and cure this just worsened the situation. By the time I saw a dermatologist, I was diagnosed with an impaired skin barrier. I believe this was really the underlying problem all along, however, due to multiple sensitivities with many ingredients, I was left with very little options to nourish my skin, and my skin was depleted for years. I was delighted to find Samantha’s articles on barrier repair and even more elated to see that she was using natural ingredients in her products. I am extremely careful about what I use on my skin and because of sensitivities to even some natural ingredients, it’s wonderful that Samantha will customize orders. I haven’t had to customize yet, as the H20, Lipid Complex and Fortify have been healing my skin nicely. My skin actually feels soft like skin again instead of sandpaper. Samantha is very knowledgeable about what the skin needs and more importantly has crafted skin nourishing products with natural ingredients! Additionally, she is very thoughtful and sincere in communicating with and helping her clients find the best products for individual concerns. Truly a gem!

    • Samantha Miller

      Dear Melinda
      I really appreciate your feedback and I am truly so happy that my skin care products are restoring your barrier and returning your skin to health, which is essentially is what my skincare journey is all about and that is very fulfilling to me, so thank you for your wonderful comment and I truly hope your skin fully recovers. Yours in skin health Samantha

  19. Cheryl

    UPDATE: In the short while I have been using the skin shots (H2O, BIO, ACE) and Fortify cream, I can definitely tell an improvement in my skin. My face had become dry and rough from years of sun exposure and effects from aging. And now, my face feels softer and smoother!

    Also, Samantha goes ‘above and beyond’ in providing excellent customer service. She works hard to ensure clients get the right skin treatment for their specific needs, including creating customized treatments for special conditions. I am extremely pleased with the quality of products and services of The Naked Chemist!

    • Samantha Miller

      Cheryl thank you so much for this lovely review it means a lot. I do really try to cut through the noise about skin care and treat my clients on a one on one basis, as we are all so metabolically different, I am so glad that the products are proving beneficial and you are getting great results. Yours in skin health Samantha

  20. cheryl

    I just finished a round of ‘chemical’ treatment for an area on my nose to treat potential Actinic Keratosis. The treatment left a very small area looking as if it had incurred a bad sunburn. Post the treatment, I have been saturating it with the liquid shots (H2O, Bio, ACE) and Fortify cream, which seems to really be helping with the recovery.

    • Samantha Miller

      Dear Cheryl
      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, i recommend to keep layering and locking H20 the humectants against your skin with lots of lovely lipids found in Bio lipid or fortify, good luck with everything and i look forward to the results -Samantha

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