Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

NZD $50.00


Fortify is a breakthrough moisture complex, designed to replace what your skin has lost over time and speed up the recovery of your skin’s barrier function by supporting natural self-repair mechanisms.

A deeply moisturising cream that replenishes natural compounds found in healthy skin; containing a unique blend of 2% Ceramides, 4% Cholesterol, and 2% Lipids – the exact ratio found in your skin. Fortify penetrates beyond the surface to address chronic dryness and delicate, impaired skin,

Critical Vitamins, Omegas 3, 6, & 9, and Pohutukawa Extract deeply nourish, and the addition of New Zealand native cold-pressed Avocado and Macadamia Oils leave skin silky soft and protected for an obsession-worthy glow.

Daily Ritual: Morning and night, gently massage into your face, neck, and décolleté.

Skin Concerns: Dry/Mature Skin.


The principle behind the Naked Chemist range is using intelligent ingredients that mimic the composition and structure of the skin. Our skin is naturally made up of lipids, triglycerides, fatty acids, and more; however, environmental stressors, age, and inappropriate treatments undermine the integrity of the skin.

I believe good skin health begins with a healthy moisture barrier; the protective ‘wall’ that locks moisture in and keeps irritants out. Its brick-and-mortar like structure contains “bricks” of Corneocytes (skin cells), with a “mortar” made of 25% Cholesterol, 25% Fatty Acids, 50% Ceramides, and many different lipids. If the production of any of these components is inhibited, the barrier function breaks down.

Fortify contains the perfect ratio of vital skin-identical ingredients that infuse with the structure of the skin; allowing it to perfectly integrate into the cells and the spaces between them to bring much-needed relief to dry, fragile, inflamed, or depleted skin. These ingredients are the science behind restoring and maintaining the health of the barrier – when it is functioning effectively, the delicate microflora of the acid mantle is also balanced, correcting problematic skin naturally.

Skin Health Benefits

  • replenishing, with skin-identical ingredients
  • restores the acid mantle that keeps skin healthy
  • ceramide-rich formula reinforces the skin’s barrier
  • offers IN-depth moisturisation; relieving dry skin conditions


Pohutukawa: Your skin fully recognises this deeply conditioning botanical extract as being identical to the nutritive building blocks of its own structure; greatly enhancing its ability to strengthen and repair itself.
Ceramides: Fully compatible with the ones already found within our own cell membranes, these key components have a protective role; supporting cellular rejuvenation and reinforcing the natural barrier function.
Phospholipids: All cells have a membrane made of essential lipid structures and optimal cellular activity is regulated by this. Due to their structure, phospholipids are able to integrate with the cell membrane; nourishing it and providing efficient restoration to the barrier function.
Macadamia Nut Oil: This skin-identical oil is rich in Oleic (Omega 9) and Linoleic (Omega 6) acids; restoring the barrier structure and reducing water loss. Palmitoleic (Omega 7) acid is an active antimicrobial and helps ward off premature ageing.
Cholesterol: This important lipid is found naturally in the outer layer of the skin but depletes with age or trauma. The extracellular matrix of our skin contains 25% cholesterol, so it plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the barrier.
Magnesium Chloride: Alleviates inflammation and dryness in magnesium-deficient skin by increasing elasticity and moisture.

Aqua – Water
Persea gratissima – Avocado fruit oil
Macadamia ternifolia – Macadamia nut oil
Phytosteryl macadamiate – Macadamia oil esters
Phytosterols – Plant-derived sterols
Caprylic triglycerides – Naturally derived emollient
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Phospholipid – Lecithin vegetable derived
Ceramide NP – Stearoyl phytosphingosine
Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate – Olive emulsifer
Cetyl alcohol – Naturally derived thickener
Panthenol –
Vitamin B5
Sclerocarya birrea – Marula oil
Adansonia digitata – Baobab seed oil
Squalane – Olive derived lipid
– Vitamin E
Sodium levulinate & sodium anisate –
Naturally derived preservative
Cholesterol – Plant-derived lipid
Metrosideros excels –
Pohutukawa bark extract
Magnesium chloride –
Magnesium chloride

9 reviews for Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

  1. Melinda (verified owner)

    I have been using Fortify Barrier Repair Cream for almost a year and a half now. While searching for barrier repair cream during a skin crisis (a completely damaged skin barrier), I came across The Naked Chemist. It was the only product that took into consideration using real natural, clean ingredients while being mindful of safe preservatives. The information provided on the site is top notch and Samantha is not only extremely knowledgeable, she is compassionate and goes over the top in her customer service! I began using Fortify, H2O and Biolipid skin shot and was extremely pleased. As my skin has healed, I have incorporated DNA and recently Quench and Revital Eyes. I trust her products and know without a doubt they are nourishing my skin daily!!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Melinda

      Thank you so much for your review, I’m just so pleased that your damaged barrier has had such wonderful healing from the products, this outcome is what really inspires me to continue with my journey into helping people heal their skin.Samantha

  2. Jay (verified owner)

    Samantha is great! The cream is great! It lasted me one month (two pumps a day – one in morning, and one at night). I definitely recommed it. At the end of this month, my skin is better for it. If you are ordering from overseas, I’d stock up to save on shipping, which is incredibly fast.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Jay
      So pleased you are getting the results from this treatment your skin needs to return it back to health. thank you for the review. Samantha

  3. Jessie james

    A few months ago I was struggling severely with compromised skin barrier from using too many products from the ordinary. My skin was burning and red no matter what I put on it. I was pretty desperate and I bought Cera ve, aspect cream, la roche posay products all that were meant to heal the skin barrier and whilst they calmed it they also broke me out like crazy.
    I was desperately searching online and came across the Naked Chemist and saw how much knowledge and thought went into the products and all without the nasties! Clean formulated products and so I emailed Samantha and she recommended some things for me. And I have to say I LOVE the fortify cream soooo much!! It helped heal and calm my skin (samantha suggested I don’t use any actives for a while so I didn’t for 2 months) all I used was avene extremely gentle cleanser and fortify day and night and my skin is nearly back to normal! It’s definitely healed and so much more plump and hydrated even without using many products!
    I am about to order 2 more tubs to make sure I don’t run out next time! 🙂

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Jessie I am really pleased that you have had great results with this unique cream, when it comes down to it we are all about returning our customer’s skin back to optimum health so this is a truly great outcome. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. has helped your skin out.

  4. Eddie Delgado (verified owner)

    Eddie Delgado says:
    I just want to say thank you Samantha for your amazing products! I’m a 37 year old male in the USA that has been suffering from Rosacea since my early 20’s and have gone to numerous Dermatologist & spas who would prescribe all kind of different steroid creams which would leave my face oily and wouldn’t address the redness and after time was thinning my skin. A month into trying your fortify cream along with your miracle cleanser face wash and your H2O skin shot my face has improved 100 % ! I’ve had people literally tell me my skin looks great, which has never happened before so thank you so much and I’m so happy I finally found your natural products which don’t irritate my skin like all the others did in the past. I will be trying two more of your products this week which are your SOS skin shot & DNA . Thank you again and you have a life customer here.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi, Eddie thank you for this review, Fortify with its skin-identical ingredients replenish the barrier, repairing issues with sensitivity. So I am really pleased that you are seeing a return to skin health. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Samantha

  5. karen cox (verified owner)

    I am 58 years old and I have dry, wrinkled, discolored skin with pores that look larger in my old age. I found Naked Chemist online several months ago when I was researching skin damage from Microneedling. I had paid a lot of money to have micro-needling four different times during the past year and my skin looked terrible. I found an article on the Naked Chemist website about the effects of micro-needling. It was after reading this article that I checked out Samantha’s products. I ordered Barrier Repair Cream along with Vitamin A, and Vitamin C shots. So far I have been using the products for over two months and I am extremely pleased with how healthy my skin looks. I have since placed two more orders for other products. They are amazing! I must admit, at first, I was skeptical since the products contained oils. I had disappointing past experiences with oils because they never soaked into my skin. However, these “skin-shots”, that contain oils, all soak into my skin as opposed to simply laying on the top layer. Afterward, I apply the Fortify Barrier Repair Cream and my skin looks and feels soft and smooth. The skin around my cheeks had pores that looked elongated; the skin looked dry and was sagging. My skin now looks more subtle and I dare say plump. Yes, plump as in healthy-looking all the time. Along with that, my skin no longer looks or feels dry and inflamed. I wanted to share with other people how wonderful these products are. I’ve used many different products over my lifetime, some of which were very expensive, and none of them compare to Naked Chemist. If you’re looking for healthy skin give these products a try.
    Thank you, Samantha!

    • Samantha Miller

      Karen I’m really hoping that this review will also benefit my readers, if only to bring awareness to the downside of undertaking micro-needling treatment, it is not for everyone! As for Fortify it’s the skin identical ingredients such as ceramides, lipids, and magnesium that are replenishing the skin helping to lose what is lost over time. Thank you again for this fabulous review.

  6. Clara (verified owner)

    I found the Naked Chemist website about 3 months ago when I was looking for something to help my skin. It had become extremely sensitive to everything and had developed ugly itchy red, flaky patches. The information on the website was fantastic and made a lot of sense so I followed the recommendations and purchased Fortify, Bio Lipid and H2O. Three months down the track, my skin has recovered beautifully, the peeling and redness has disappeared and my skin has de-sensitised to the point where I have successfully tried some of Samantha’s other amazing products (Glo and Ceramide Repair Balm).

    I also didn’t fully understand the skin shot approach when I first got the products until I read the blog and reviews and realised I should be combining the shots with Fortify to find the best mix for my skin. I now also add some squalane to this mix as I prefer a richer moisturiser.

    I have to add that I’ve become addicted to the luxurious smell and feel of the products I’ve tried to date. For me, they’ve made me love being in my skin again. Thanks Samantha!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hello Clara I am very appreciative of this feedback and that your skin is on the road to recovery, essentially all of my products are there to help restore the barrier and aid you on the road back to skin health, the very fact you are getting great results is really rewarding for us as a company. Good luck and thank you Samantha

  7. Beatris Quintero (verified owner)

    I love this product! I had a microneedling treatment that left my sensitive skin severely dry and dull. I tried the Fortify cream along with a shot of the Bio Lipid Complex and my face is soo soft now. Her products are amazing. I just ordered another round of the Fortify cream and some of her other products which Im excited to try! Samantha is also very nice and helpful.

    • Samantha Miller

      Dear Beatrix
      Thank you so much for this feedback, I couldn’t be more happy to hear that my products have helped your skin – which I hope will go some way to help others to heal their skin who have had poorly performed micro needling treatment. I wish you all the best with your skin for the future Samantha

  8. Debbie (verified owner)

    I have been using Fortify and H2O now for about 9 months I have been using Tretinoin and was struggling with dry irritated skin at times after researching damaged skin barrier I came across the Nakia chemist products and website and was encouraged to try the fortify cream and the H2O hyaluronic acid I can honestly say I have seen a massive improvement in my skin texture and very rarely get dry days Evan though I have continued with tretinoin I am 58 years old and believe in credible skin products rather than paying for a brand with good advertising hype All I can say is that these products are lovely to use and have helped my skin enormously many thanks Samantha

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Debbie really pleased that my formulas are helping you with your skin on the road to recovery, and thank you for the great feedback. Samantha

  9. Nancy

    I was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis 1 year ago. Since then, I have changed all my skincare, makeup, shampoo and toothpaste to natural alternatives. Along with changing my diet, I’ve tried many products over the past year and it has gradually gotten more stable. But it would still occasionally flare up when triggered by environmental factors or certain foods.
    I felt that the skin barrier around my lip must be compromised for it to be so prone to flaring up. I came across The Naked Chemist when I was researching for skincare to help strengthen the skin barrier. I was impressed with the insightful information their website provided about their products and skin health.
    I purchased the Fortify Barrier Repair Cream and the Bio Lipid Complex. I layer the Fortify Cream on top of The Bio Lipid Complex. After using them for about 2 weeks, the skin barrier my lips got much stronger as it hardly gets triggered now.
    My brother who has been suffering from eczema and psoriasis on his face and body for the past 3 months, also uses Fortify and he feels it helps strengthen his skin and calms down the redness and irritation. We are very greatful to Samantha for her amazing products and advice. I have been recommending her products to my friends and family who also suffers from similar skin conditions.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Nancy
      Everything I do when it comes to my skincare is about putting peoples skin first and helping their skin return to health, so I am really happy that I was able to help your condition and your brothers skin, any skincare questions, requests or special customisation please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you so much for this lovely review I am really grateful. Samantha

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