Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

(39 customer reviews)

$ 30.59

  • NZD: NZD 50.00
  • AUD: AUD$ 46.21
  • GBP: £ 24.06
  • EUR: € 28.29
  • SGD: S$ 41.28
  • MYR: RM 143.70


Skin-loving moisture magnets—2% ceramides, 2% lipids, and 4% cholesterol—mirror the exact ratio found in healthy skin and seamlessly melt to support barrier repair, deeply moisturise chronically dry skin, and replenish what’s lost over time.

New Zealand natives, organic Macadamia and Pohutukawa infuse the skin with moisture-enhancing plumpness while shielding against environmental stressors that accelerate premature ageing. Leaving your skin calm, nourished and hydrated.

Skin Concerns: Dry/Mature/ Sensitive/Combination skin

NZ Pohutakawa & Ceramides: 50mL (1.75 fl oz)

Clinical advice

As a clinical esthetician, I always emphasise the critical role of a robust moisture barrier in maintaining skin health—the protective shield that seals in moisture and defends against irritants.

Environmental stressors, ageing, harsh products, and aggressive treatments can disrupt this barrier, gradually causing up to 50% of essential lipids to be lost over time. This disruption affects the skin’s pH balance and accelerates premature ageing, severe dryness, breakouts, and inflammation.

Visualise the protective barrier as the foundational structure of the skin, where skin cells act as “bricks,” and ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids (lipids) serve as crucial “mortar.” Together, these lipids prevent irritants and harmful bacteria from penetrating.

Maintaining optimal lipid levels is essential for skin health and effective moisturisation. That’s why we created Fortify, a precise blend of skin-identical ingredients that seamlessly integrate into your skin’s structure, that helps alleviate dryness, strengthen fragile skin, and reduce inflammation, ultimately building a resilient barrier

These ingredients constitute the scientific foundation for restoring and maintaining the health of the skin barrier—the armour that protects the skin’s well-being.


  • shields sensitive skin from inflammation
  • replenishes and nourishes dry skin
  • minimises fine lines and smoothes uneven texture
  • a unique Tri-Ceramide complex restores an impaired barrier

How to use

At sunrise and sunset, gently massage 2 – 3 pumps onto your face, neck, and décolleté. 

Pro Tip: Layer Fortify over H20 skin shot to create an occlusive, breathable barrier that locks in hydrating humectants, maximising their effectiveness and ensuring long-lasting hydration throughout the day.

Key Ingredients

Ceramides: These lipid molecules help form the skin’s protective barrier, sealing in moisture and shielding against environmental stressors. When the barrier is compromised, ceramide levels diminish, leading to dryness, inflammation, and increased sensitivity. Therefore, replenishing ceramide levels strengthens the barrier, promoting hydration, smoothness, and resilience.

Pohutukawa: The skin recognises this botanical extract for its deep conditioning properties. It mimics the skin’s nutritional building blocks, significantly enhancing its ability to reinforce and self-repair.

Cholesterol: Constituting up to 25% of the skin, cholesterol is a vital lipid and a key structural component for regulating cellular processes. It maintains proper skin hydration and supports the synthesis of essential skin proteins, contributing to overall resilience and the health of the skin barrier function.

Fatty acids: Essential for maintaining skin suppleness and achieving healthy, plump, youthful-looking skin.

Macadamia: A potent, lipid-rich oil that deeply conditions the skin, providing intense moisture to enhance the natural lipid barrier, keeping it plump, dewy, and supple.

Squalane: A naturally occurring lipid that seamlessly integrates into the skin upon application, restoring impaired barrier function and regulating sebum production without clogging pores.


Aqua** – Water
Macadamia ternifolia* – Macadamia nut oil
Phytosterol macadamia** – Macadamia oil esters
Glycerine** – Plant-based humectant
Cholesterol** – Plant-based Lipid
Phospholipid** – Plant-based lipid
Ceramide NP, ceramide AP, ceramide EOP
Cholesterol** – Plant-based
Cetearyl olivate & sorbitan olivate** – Olive-derived emulsifier
Cetyl alcohol** – Plant-based thickener
Sodium levulinate & sodium anisate** – Natural preservative
Panthenol** – Plant-based vitamin B5
Sclerocarya birrea** – Marula fruit oil
Squalane** – Olive-derived lipid
Tocopherol** – Natural vitamin E
Metrosideros excelsas*** – Pohutukawa extact

* Natural
** Wildcrafted
The ingredients may change on rare occasions. For the most accurate information, please refer to the website before use. 

Free from

We’ve identified seven skin sins commonly associated with skin conditions, all of which you won’t find in our products: Alcohol, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), formaldehyde, triclosan, and petrolatum. Our intention isn’t to scare you but to educate you on these potential culprits. Follow the link to learn more.

Good to know: Cruelty-free, vegan, fragrance-free, gluten-free, safe for pregnancy, New Zealand-made.

Reviews (39)

39 reviews for Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

  1. Susan Agar

    I have struggled with premature ageing for a while now and having been through so many brands so I was skeptical to say the least. However I am so impressed by this the quality of this companies products I am using Reset and Fortify and DNA. I have seen such a turn around in my fine lines and wrinkles and my skin is so much more moisturised. Lovely products.

  2. Janet Andie

    I used to use a Triple lipid cream with ceramides until I found this products and wow so much more repairing and no irritating fragrance. I’m in love with Fortify thank you for creating such a well thought out product.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Janet like you we love ceramides and cholesterol for skin healing and repairing. Thank you for reviewing us.

  3. Sarah Charr

    I wanted to post a review to say I have been using this along with Xcell and have seen my sensitive skin really improveThank you for all your advice and integrity it’s clearly paying off. Wonderful products and company.

  4. Ashley

    I dont usually do reviews but I am loving this formula as part of barrier repair duo.

  5. Emma

    Truly such a skin saviour! The cream has done wonders for my skin, it is radiant, moisturised, and clear. It is wonderful and so soothing to know that when I put it on I know its ingredients are essential and exactly what my skin is looking for! Samantha and her team at the Naked Chemist provides the most superb and compassionate customer service I have ever experienced – this brand’s philosophy is wonderful 🙂 thank you!!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Emma thankyou so much for this wonderful review we really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us.

    • Samantha Miller

      Dear Emma thank ou so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad you are seeing some skin healing with Fortify.

  6. Dee andrrsin

    This is my go to moisturiser unlike many commercial products it really does help to keep my skin healthy and nourished especially when layered with DNA thank you Samantha

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Dee we really appreciate your long standing loyalty with the company so glad you are enjoying the products.

  7. Rebecca Greer

    Been using this product for two months now and honestly so pleasantly surprised by the results it’s an anti ageing miracle cure I layer it over H20 and then DNA and wow what a difference

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Rebecca thank you for this lovely feedback. We are so pleased you are getting great results with the products.

  8. Libby James

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

    • Samantha Miller

      Lovely review so pleased you are both getting great results

  9. Britta

    Even though Quench is my new go to moisturizer for my dehydrated combination skin, I wanted something richer for night time or when my skin feels a bit compromised. Fortify’s texture is light and absorbs quickly, the scent reminds me of dark chocolate. It feels very nourishing and calming, but not heavy at all. I catch myself stroking my cheek at night, because my skin feels so smooth and soft, haha. I would totally recommend Fortify to anyone who feels their skin needs a little pick me up or barrier support. Every product I’ve tried so far has been a winner, and this is no exception.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Britta apologies we over looked this earlier but really love this review thank you so much it means so much. we will post it instagram. Ultimately we are just so pleased you are getting results with our products it means a lot this feedback really does.

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