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Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

NZD $50.00


Fortify is a breakthrough moisture complex designed to address a dry, inflamed, combination skin type derived from 90% natural ingredients.

It contains a unique blend of 2% Ceramides, 4% Cholesterol, and 2% Lipids, the exact ratio found in your skin. Fortify replenishes the natural compounds found in healthy skin, replacing what your skin has lost over time, supporting natural self-repair of the barrier function.

Critical Vitamins, Omegas 3, 6, & 9, and Pohutukawa extract deeply nourish. New Zealand native cold-pressed Avocado and Macadamia oils leave your skin silky soft, and protected for an obsession-worthy glow.

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

Skin Concerns: Dry/Mature Skin.

NZ Pohutakawa & Ceramides  60mL (2.0 fl oz)

We believe good skin health begins with a healthy moisture barrier – the protective wall – it locks moisture in and keeps irritants out, keeping your skin healthy.

Sadly over time, environmental stressors, age, harsh products and inappropriate treatments can undermine essential ingredients in your skin, breaking down the barrier function. As much as 50% of Lipids can be lost from your skin, damaging this protective barrier. Therefore, the more variety of Lipids you have, the better your barrier will defend against many skin conditions ranging from premature ageing to severe dryness, breakouts or inflammation.

You can think of your protective barrier as the brick-and-mortar structure of your skin, containing “bricks” of Corneocytes or skin cells. Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Fatty Acids are the “mortar” that holds these bricks together whilst preventing irritants and harmful bacteria from entering.

Fortify contains ingredients that mimic the composition and structure of your skin. It has the perfect ratio of skin-identical ingredients that infuse your skin’s structure, allowing it to integrate into the cells perfectly and the spaces between them to relieve dry, fragile, inflamed skin.

These ingredients are the science behind restoring and maintaining your barrier’s health – the armour which will ultimately keep your skin healthy. When functioning correctly, the acid mantle’s delicate microflora is balanced, the protective barrier function is intact, and your skin is youthful.

FREE FROM: Silicones, synthetic fragrance, parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, silicones, lanolin, petrolatum, propylene glycol, PEGs, and more.

Skin Health Benefits

  • balances a combination skin type
  • replenishing with skin-identical ingredients
  • restores the acid mantle that keeps your skin healthy
  • ceramide-rich formula reinforces  your skin’s barrier function
  • offers in-depth moisturisation; relieving dry and sensitive skin conditions


Ceramides: They have a protective role on your skin, helping to support cell rejuvenation. They are incredibly healing, helping to reinforce your skin’s barrier function.
Pohutukawa: Your skin fully recognises these deeply conditioning botanical extracts as identical to the nutritional building blocks of its structure, greatly enhancing its ability to strengthen and repair itself.
4% Lipid complex: All cells have a membrane made of essential Lipid structures that regulate optimal cellular activity. Our complex mimics these Lipids integrating with the cell membranes, nourishing them and restoring the barrier function.
Macadamia Nut Oil: This skin-identical oil is rich in Oleic (Omega 9) and Linoleic (Omega 6) acids, which repair and help reduce water loss from your skin’s surface. Palmitoleic (Omega 7) acid is an active antimicrobial that helps to keep skin healthy.
Cholesterol: Around 25% of Cholesterol makes up your extracellular matrix which plays a vital role in maintaining the barrier function. Cholesterol depletes with age and trauma, so topically replenishing with Cholesterol.

Aqua – Water
Macadamia ternifolia – Macadamia nut oil
Phytosteryl macadamiate – Macadamia oil esters
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Cholesterol – Plant-derived lipid
Phospholipid – Natural lipid
Ceramide Np, AP, EOP, phytosphingosine
Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate – Olive emulsifier
Cetyl alcohol – Naturally derived thickener
Sodium levulinate & sodium anisate – Naturally derived preservative
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Sclerocarya birrea – Marula fruit oil
Squalane – Olive derived lipid
– Vitamin E


19 reviews for Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

  1. Toby

    I will never not use this cream, nothing compares to it. It is rich and healing without being greasy or heavy.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Toby Fortify is extremely unique in composition, almost skin-identical in its composition, which is why you are getting the wonderful healing benefits. thankyou so much for this review.

  2. elishabeplay

    My skin was damaged after several treatments of micro needling and retina. I live in the USA but found one of the Naked Chemist articles online. It saved me from going through with the laser and peel treatment the dermatologist recommended. These products are the only ones that do not irritate my skin and it is slowly healing!! I am also grateful for Samantha who personally recommended the right products for me to use!! She definitely is passionate about helping others with their skincare needs.

    • Samantha Miller


      Please only ever resort to using occasional gentle lactic mild peels. You have a skin barrier and delicate microflora that makes up the acid mantle on your skin and it must remain intact to keep inflammation out. You don’t need these invasive therapies and we see laser burning deep into the dermis and doing further damage. However we appreciate it’s a vicious circle when treating your skin after a bad microneedling treatment but sometimes, a gentle natural approach is best to restore the health of your skin. it certainly is a calling, and os very glad we can help return your skin to health.

  3. norma7garcia

    I LOVE all of these products! My face was severely damaged by microneedling 😔 as I researched and tried different products I came across a very educational article by Samantha explaining how micro-needling can damage our skin. I wish I would have never done that to my face. Finding Samantha’s products has really given me hope. I have been using these products for about 5 months and my face feels and looks better. I see that my face has been healing slowly but surely. Thank you Samantha!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Norma we know it’s been a journey for you, but so glad that the products are really helping to reverse some of the damage done by microneedling. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you require further help. Yours in skin health samantha

  4. Jade Crawford

    Fortify has been an absolute life saver for me! I have had eczema my whole life, but after recently having a baby, I started getting terrible flares on my face and neck. My skin became so sensitised and would tolerate very few products. After lots of research about skin barrier repair, I came across Samantha’s products. I was thrilled to see there were no awful preservatives and fragrances in the products, and Fortify is also without essential oils, which is perfect for sensitive/ eczema prone skin. Samantha’s customer service was absolutely outstanding and she answered all of my many questions so promptly. Fortify has kept my rashes at bay and quickly calms any patches of redness that come up. My skin was incredibly dry, but now feels hydrated and so much healthier in general. I can also tolerate a sunscreen again and make up when needed. Thanks for all your help Samantha, it has been greatly appreciated.

    • Samantha Miller

      Jade, I’m so glad that Fortify with all its skin-identical ingredients and no nasties came to the rescue. And that the advice has helped you on your way to skin health. Thankyou for this review Samantha

  5. Heather Ann Bennett

    Fortify is a light and wonderful cream. It has a nice cooling feel on the skin as well. Samantha is wonderful and will answer your questions, which is extremely helpful.

    • Samantha Miller

      HI Heather thank you for your review, so glad that Fortify is working for you, hopefully, the customised products sent will also deliver great results. Good luck Samanthas

  6. Antoine Scicluna

    When my combination skin is dry, I turn to this moisturiser because it does its job without causing acne. I use Miracle Cleanse because it doesn’t make the skin dry and then apply Fortify if my face needs extra moisturising.

    • Samantha Miller

      Antoine from our conversations we know this is the one product that has helped you the most and we are so happy you are finally getting the wonderful results that you were desperately looking for with this product, so this is a real bonus for us as a company when it comes to helping restore your skin back to its healthy state.

  7. Pamela Vendetti

    Fortify Barrier Repair Cream is a treasure for the skin’s barrier. It has the exact composition of ingredients to restore the barrier. It feels light and nourishing on the skin and sunscreen and/or makeup go on beautifully after you apply it. It is super dry where I live so I’ve been using it on top of Quench after I layer my serums. It has a lovely soft finish on the skin. My rosacea prone skin loves Fortify and if you are at all sensitive to scents in products, Fortify has no scent. Perfect for an impaired barrier and those with sensitive skin. Barrier creams have always felt heavy and greasy to me and not great for regular wear. This cream is lightweight, absorbs fully and keeps you hydrated throughout the day or night. Thank you for creating such an excellent product that so many people need for their best skin!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Pamela. This formula was the most challenging for us, we wanted once to mimic the composition of the skin whilst still having a wonderful skin feel and not being to occlusive for the day, and in Fortify we really feel we have this. What is more, the results we are getting from clients who sensitive skin and impaired barriers that are being restored back to health is really encouraging. We have deliberately kept scents out of this formula to help those suffering from sensitive prone skin, so we really appreciate this feedback from someone who is sensitised and getting results. Samantha


    NC products saved my weak skin barrier after 8 months usage of cortisone cream 1 year plus ago. I had a sudden flare up 1 month skin was suddenly dehydrated, itchy and whatever I applied makes my skin turns red. Due to urgency, I spent almost RM5000 (equivalent to NZD1800) in salon products to fix my skin but the result was extremely slow…my skin was still red and barrier was still weak. I finally contacted Samantha again and after some advice, Samantha was kind to reformulate for me their old version of barrier cream which was the yellow fortify which worked wonderfully and saved my skin barrier last time. So glad the chemist still have the formula recorded. I am forever grateful for her kindness. Just 1 week applications of Bio Lipid and Fortify day and night added with DNA in the morning…i woke up with skin where 80% of redness gone, skin is smoother and more plumped. Even my pores are smaller.

    Again NC products has saved my skin this 2nd time. This proves that NC products are far more superior in repairing weak skin barrier than any salon products as NC uses the correct formulation and simple approach. Eventhough I have yet to try all the other skin shots but I will once my skin is back on track again. NC will continue to have my support for life as my skin can’t live without the 2 main products now which is Bio Oil and Fortify.

    Thank you Samantha and your chemist…you are my life savior when it comes to my skin.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Chelaine
      We are really so pleased that you are having these positive results with your skin and that your barrier function has seen a great improvement, we spend a lot of time painstakingly putting out formulas together, so really glad that they are helping strengthen and return your skin to health. thank you once again for this review. Samanthas

  9. Sophie Matthews

    This feels absolutely beautiful when I put it on. I have been using it for just over a month and my skin is looking much finer, feels much softer and looks much healthier too. Thank you!

    • Samantha Miller

      Sophie what wonderful feedback, really glad that you are seeing visible results with your skin. Samantha

  10. Lynette Ooi

    Congratulations for such a great product. After visiting my Doctor to be told the dry patch on my cheek could be the precursor for a skin cancer, I started using Fortify Barrier Repair cream. I love that the container gives you exactly what you need for an application but best of all by mixing it with B+skin shots I was able to customise my own moisturizer to my needs…….6 months later and the skin lesion was almost gone…a visit to the doc confirmed it was improved and just a little liquid nitrogen burn and it’s completely gone. No need for skin biopsy and no more worry about what it might turn into.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Lynette

      Thank you so much for this review. Formulated with skin-identical ingredients Fortify is a considered very replenishing and nourishing, but these results certainly do take it to the next level. So pleased then, that this combined with multi-tasking B+ complex has really helped reverse the skin cancer, this is truly valuable feedback for us and our clients…Samantha

  11. Melinda

    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

  12. Jay

    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

  13. 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.

  14. Eddie Delgado

    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

  15. karen cox

    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.

  16. Clara

    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

  17. Beatris Quintero

    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

  18. Debbie

    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

  19. 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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