Fortify Barrier Repair Cream



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 supercharged with Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Lipids, that penetrate beyond the surface to address chronic dryness and delicate, impaired skin.

New Zealand natives cold-pressed Avocado and Macadamia deeply nourish, critical vitamins and, omegas 3, 6, & 9, 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
is intelligent ingredients that mimic the composition and structure of the skin

I believe good skin health begins with a healthy moisture barrier, the protective wall locking moisture in and keeping irritants out. Dry and damaged skin is not an easy thing to treat, simply because there are so many factors that may be contributing to its impairment. It may be oil-dry; that is, lacking important lipids, or it may be dehydrated, water-dry 

Your skin is naturally made up of ceramides, triglycerides, squalene, cholesterol, fatty acids, magnesium, hyaluronic acid, lipids and more, but ageing, environmental stresses, inappropriate treatments, and products all undermine the integrity of the skin.

The barrier function has a brick-and-mortar like structure; the “bricks” are skin cells called Corneocytes and the “mortar” is a fatty mixture containing 25% Cholesterol, 25% Fatty Acids, and 50% Ceramides, and all types of lipids.  If the skin’s sebaceous glands are less active, lipid production slows down and barrier function is inhibited.

Fortify contains the perfect ratio of vital skin-identical ingredients, one that completely mimics the composition and structure of the skin, so that it integrates perfectly into the phospholipid of the cell membrane and extracellular spaces between the cell wall, in order to strengthen and replenish the natural barrier, bringing that much-needed relief to dry, fragile, inflamed and depleted skin. 

These ingredients are the skin science behind restoring and maintaining the health of the barrier. When this is functioning effectively, the delicate micro-flora that makes up the acid mantle is also healthy and balanced, thus correcting problematic skin conditions comes 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


Ceramides: Key components of the top layer of skin that are fully compatible with the ones already found within our own cell membranes. Their protective role supports cellular rejuvenation, whilst reinforcing the natural barrier function.
Phospholipids: Our cells are surrounded by a membrane, made up of essential lipids structures – the optimal activity of our cells is regulated by this membrane fluidity. Due to their structure, phospholipids are able to penetrate the cellular membrane and nourish it, making them highly efficient ,when it comes to restoring and protecting the barrier.
Macadamia Nut Oil: A skin identical oil rich in Omegas including moisturising Oleic acid (9) Linoleic Acid (6) restores the barrier function and reduces water loss. Palmitoleic Acid (7) an active anti-microbial, helps to ward off premature ageing.
Cholesterol: An important lipid found naturally in the outer layer of the skin. which depletes with age or trauma. 25% is found between our skin cells, so it play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the barrier and rebuilding the skin.
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 emulsifier
Panthenol –
Vitamin B5
Sclerocarya birrea – Marula oil
Adansonia digitata – Baobab seed oil
Squalane – Olive derived lipid
 – Vitamin E
Cholesterol –
Plant derived lipid
Sodium hyaluronate – 
Hyaluronic acid
Magnesium chloride –
Magnesium chloride
Sodium levulinate & sodium anisate – 
Naturally derived preservative

5 reviews for Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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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