Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

(37 customer reviews)

$ 30.48

  • NZD: NZD 50.00
  • AUD: AUD$ 45.66
  • GBP: £ 23.95
  • EUR: € 28.06
  • SGD: S$ 41.03
  • MYR: RM 143.11


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

New Zealand natives, organic macadamia and pohutukawa infuse the skin with moisture-enhancing plumpness, protecting against environmental stressors that contribute to premature ageing.

Skin Concerns: Dry/Mature/ Sensitive/Combination skin

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

Clinical advice

As a clinical esthetician, I believe skin health hinges on a robust moisture barrier—the protective layer that seals in moisture and safeguards against irritants.

However, environmental stressors, ageing, harsh products, and invasive treatments can disrupt this protective barrier, potentially causing the skin to lose up to 50% of its lipids over time.

This loss disturbs the skin’s pH balance, contributing to premature ageing, severe dryness, breakouts, and inflammation.

Imagine the protective barrier as the foundational structure of your skin, where “bricks” represent skin cells, and ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids (lipids) act as the crucial “mortar,” preventing the entry of irritants and harmful bacteria.

These lipids are integral to skin health, forming the key to a well-functioning barrier system—a scientifically proven (1) essential armour that preserves your skin. Therefore, lipid replacement is at the core of effective skin moisturisation, and Fortify excels.

Crafted with the perfect ratio of skin-identical ingredients, it seamlessly integrates into your skin’s structure, alleviating dry, fragile, and inflamed skin and building a more resilient barrier.

These ingredients are the science behind restoring and maintaining your barrier’s health—the armour that safeguards your 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

Apply over your serums morning and night. Gently massage 2 – 3 pumps onto your face, neck, and décolleté. 

Enhance your results by layering Xcell Barrier repair oil enriched with epidermal lipids, fatty acids, and ceramides under Fortify.

Key Ingredients

Ceramides: These lipid molecules help create the skin’s protective barrier, which seals in moisture and guards against environmental stressors. When the barrier is impaired, ceramide levels deplete, resulting in dryness, inflammation, and heightened sensitivity. Therefore, replenishing ceramide levels will fortify the barrier, encouraging hydration, smoothness, and resilience.

Pohutukawa: Your skin recognises this botanical extract as deeply conditioning. It mirrors the nutritional building blocks of the skin’s structure and significantly enhances its ability to strengthen and self-repair.

Cholesterol: A vital lipid comprising up to 25% of your skin, cholesterol is a significant structural component and a crucial regulator of cellular processes. Its presence ensures correct hydration in the skin, and it also helps to synthesise essential skin proteins whilst also contributing to overall resilience and health of the skin barrier function,

Fatty acids: These ingredients are vital for maintaining skin suppleness and for attaining healthy, plump, youthful-looking skin.

Macadamia: A powerful conditioning lipid-rich oil, macadamia floods the skin with moisture, enhancing the natural lipid barrier and 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

The seven skin sins: Alcohol, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), formaldehyde, triclosan, and petrolatum. Follow the link to find out more.

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

Reviews (37)

37 reviews for Fortify Barrier Repair Cream

  1. 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.

  2. Ashley

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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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