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Rest Day Barrier Repair Balm

Rest Day Barrier Repair Balm

Intensive Barrier & Microbiome Support

Regular price $102.00
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With Colloidal Oats, Lupin Seed, Amino Acids, Probiotics, Ceramides & Pro-Vitamin D3.

A rich, protective, multi-purpose balm designed for dry, damaged or stressed skin, providing instant protection, comfort and restorative nourishment.  Non-greasy and enriched with soothing Colloidal Oats, Micro-Algae, Lupin Seed Extract and our Bio-Mimetic Nutri-Barrier Complex to protect and support the skin’s vital barrier function and microbiome, encouraging skin to repair, rest and recuperate. 

Best for

Dry, sensitised skin.

Key benefits

Contains OSKIA's Bio-Mimetic Nutri-Barrier Complex - a synergistic blend of Ceramides, Amino Acids, Vitamins and bio-mimetic actives to protect and support the skin’s vital barrier function and microbiome, encouraging skin to repair, rest and recuperate.

Soothes the symptoms of dry, weak, damaged skin and supports barrier function to prevent water loss. Provides an instant protective barrier and replenishes skin's microbiome.

  • Provides an instant protective barrier.
  • Replenishes skin's microbiome.
  • Hydrates and supports skin health.

Key actives

Our Bio-Mimetic Nutri-Barrier Complex, a synergistic blend of Amino Acids, Fermented Minerals, Pro-Vitamins D3 & B5, together with Polyglutamic & Hyaluronic Acids, hydrate and support skin health.

Colloidal Oats, Echium, Allantoin, Spilanthol, Horse Chestnut, Bisabolol & MSM soothe.

Oat Ceramides, Lupin Seed, Probiotics, oils of Evening Primrose & Calendula combine to soothe the symptoms of dry, weak skin and support barrier function to prevent water loss and promote a healthy skin microbiome.

Gardenia & Vitamin E provide anti-oxidant protection.

Smell and feel

An oaty smell and a lightweight, slightly balm-like texture.

How to use

Apply a small amount to clean damp skin as and where required. For best results either use alone after misting to lock in moisture or on top of a serum or moisturiser as the last layer in your routine.

Equally effective on face and body, especially dry patches such as elbows and knees. This balm will leave a protective barrier on skin's surface.

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

CAUTION: Avoid direct eye contact. If contact occurs rinse with water. Do not use on broken skin

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Myristyl Myrisytate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Polyglutamic Acid, 7-Dehydrocholesterol (Provitamin D3), Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Spilanthes Acmella (Paracress) Flower Extract, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Extract, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora (Peony) Root Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces Copper/Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Sodium PCA, PCA, Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCL, Threonine, Arginine, Proline, Ascorbyl (Vitamin C) Palmitate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Sodium Lactate, Maltodextrin, Rosa Damascena (Rose Damask) Extract, Agar, Citric Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*

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Intentional Nutrients

  • Betaine

    A key amino acid, and known for its role in aiding digestion and supporting liver function. Topically, Betaine is a wonderful moisturizer, hydrator and soothing nutrient. It is also known to reinforce the skin's natural barrier function, helping to prevent water loss and protect against environmental stressors.

  • Bisabolol

    Bisabolol

    A natural compound derived from chamomile plants, renowned for its soothing and calming properties. Reduces skin irritation, redness, and inflammation making it suitable for sensitive and reactive skin. Also supports the skin's natural healing processes, making it effective in post-treatment or post-sun exposure skincare.

  • Colloidal Oats

    Colloidal Oats

    Used for their soothing, skin-nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties, they can help alleviate itching, redness, and discomfort associated with conditions like eczema or sunburn. Can be used as a gentle cleanser or exfoliant, helping to remove impurities and dead skin cells without stripping the skin's natural oils.

  • Glutamic Acid

    Glutamic Acid

    An amino acid that promotes hydration, supports the skin's natural moisture barrier, and enhances overall skin texture. It’s a component of the skin's natural moisturising factors and helps bind water to the skin, improving hydration and maintaining a smooth appearance. Contributes to a healthy moisture balance, crucial for preventing dryness and maintaining the skin's suppleness.

  • Horse Chestnut

    Horse Chestnut

    Extracted from a very British native tree, Horse Chestnut extract provides fantastic anti-inflammatory and cell protective benefits. Its main compound is escin, which helps strengthen capillary walls, promotes cell renewal and micro-circulation.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

    Used for its exceptional ability to retain moisture, holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which keeps the skin well-hydrated and plump. Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion.

  • Collageneer® (Lupinus Albus Seed Extract)

    A patented active ingredient derived from White Lupin seed coatings that has the ability not only to increase the synthesis of Type I collagen (the most abundant collagen, which diminishes with age), but also to promote production of a high quality collagen that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity.

  • MSM

    Our founding mineral and the most bio-available form of sulphur, it is used in over 140 components in the body, including collagen, keratin, glutathione production and is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. Proven reduction of fine lines, helps conditions from acne and eczema to leaky gut syndrome, damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and psoriasis.

  • Omegas 3, 6 & 9

    Essential Fatty Acids that boost lipid content and aid repair of the skin’s barrier function, protecting delicate skin and increasing hydration to increase softness and elasticity.

  • OSKIA's BIO-MIMETIC NUTRI-BARRIER COMPLEX

    A synergistic blend of amino acids and vitamins, together with calming Allantoin, Blue Microalgae complex, Bisabolol & MSM to support and restore the skin's natural barrier function.

  • OSKIA AMINO ACID BLEND

    Our bespoke blend of healthy-boosting amino acids helps support barrier function for super smooth, hydrated and healthy skin. It contains Alanine, Arginine, Betaine, Glycine, Lysine, Proline, Serine & Threonine.

  • Polyglutamic Acid

    Polyglutamic Acid

    A naturally occurring biopolymer peptide (a chain of glutamic amino acids) derived from fermented soybeans. It has exceptional water-binding properties holding 5,000 times its weight in water, better than Hyaluronic Acid (HA), making it a potent moisturising ingredient. However, unlike HA, PGA also has antioxidant properties, inhibits the production of melanin and potentially prevents hyaluronidase, which is the enzyme that breaks down the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin. Overall it strengthens the barrier function, improves texture, boosts skin hydration and plumps.

  • Pro-Vitamin D3

    (7-dehydrocholesterol) is a naturally-occurring active essential for the synthesis of Vitamin D which plays a crucial role in skin health. It is the precursor to Vitamin D to which it converts in the skin. This vitamin helps regulate cell growth and differentiation, contributing to a smoother and healthier complexion. It also supports the skin's natural defence mechanisms, reducing the risk of infections and inflammation. Furthermore, Vitamin D3 aids in the synthesis of collagen, promoting skin elasticity and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Adequate Pro-Vitamin D3 levels are essential for maintaining overall skin vitality and a youthful, radiant appearance. Extracted from lanolin (from sheep wool).

  • Red Algae

    Red Algae

    Also known as Rhodophyta, has hydrating, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and antimicrobial properties. Also promotes collagen production and contribute to a more even skin tone by reducing the appearance of pigmentation irregularities.

  • Vitamin E

    With anti-oxidant and calming properties, Vitamin E is beneficial in helping prevent the signs of premature ageing through protecting the skin from environmental pollution, protecting against UV radiation and powerful anti-inflammatory action.

  • Alanine

    One of the amino-acids used by OSKIA with wonderful calming properties to sooth irritated skin.

  • Allantoin

    Naturally found in comfrey, sugar beet, chamomile & wheat sprouts, Allantoin is used to calm and repair damaged skin. Ideal active for sensitive or inflamed skin and heal scars. It stimulates the fibroblasts (cells that produce collagen) and boosts extracellular matrix synthesis to firm, reduce wrinkles and scaring.

  • Arginine

    An amino acids that helps improve skin hydration by enhancing the skin's natural moisture-retaining abilities. It can also support the skin's natural repair processes and improve overall skin health.

  • Balloon Vine Extract

    A climbing plant from the tropics, contains high proportions of phytosteroles and triterpens which offer excellent anti-inflammatory & soothing properties. Hugely beneficial for conditions like eczema or dermatitis, it also supports the skin's natural barrier function, helping to maintain moisture and protect against external stressors. Also known as Cardiospermum Halicacabum.

  • Copper

    A trace element recognised for its excellent wound healing capability, enhancing action of antioxidants and stimulating collagen production, contributing to skin firmness and elasticity. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe irritated or inflamed skin.

  • Gardenia Flower Extract

    Gardenia extract is rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which help protect the skin from free radical damage and promote a more youthful complexion. Reduces the appearance of dark spots and promotes a more even skin tone. It also has soothing properties, helping to alleviate irritation or redness.

  • Gluconolactone

    Gluconolactone

    Stimulates the production of Hyaluronic acid. Also a PHA (poly-hydroxy acids) often used instead of an AHA as an effective chemical exfoliator. The significant difference between them and AHAs is that gluconolactone has a larger molecular structure, which limits their ability to penetrate into the skin (6% reduction in skin penetration in comparison to glycolic acid), resulting in less irritating side-effects.

  • Glycine

    Glycine

    An amino acid involved in collagen production, essential for wound healing and maintaining skin's elasticity. Including glycine in skincare products can support the skin's ability to repair itself. Also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and calm irritated skin, potentially reducing redness and discomfort.

  • Iron

    An essential mineral involved in the production of collagen and important for wound healing. By boosting collagen production, Iron can help to improve skin elasticity and firmness whilst improving skin texture. It’s also a powerful antioxidant which can help protect the skin from free radical damage and promotes a healthy glow.

  • Lysine

    A key amino acid that plays a role in collagen synthesis, which is crucial for maintaining skin's elasticity and firmness. Can support barrier function, important for maintaining hydration and protecting against external irritants. Also has wound healing, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

  • Oat Ceramides

    Oat Ceramides

    Support the skin’s barrier function by helping to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and dryness, therefore promoting a healthy skin microbiome. Soothing and calming, a great ingredient in formulas for sensitive and compromised skin.

  • Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

    An excellent skin softener and conditioner providing suppleness and hydration to irritated skin or dry hair. Stimulates skin cellular proliferation and help tissue repair. It also protects the skin against sunburn and acts as a humectant, holding water within the product or attracting water from the environment.

  • Probiotics

    Probiotics

    Live bacteria clinically-proven to calm and sooth irritated skin, while maintaining the health of our bacteria to prevent the colonisation of bad bacteria to ward off infections.

  • Proline

    Proline

    A key amino acid and component in collagen production, helps maintain the skin's natural barrier function, essential for retaining moisture and protecting against environmental stressors. Its inclusion in skincare supports collagen synthesis and can also help minimise the appearance of scars by promoting proper tissue regeneration.

  • Sodium Gluconate

    Sodium Gluconate

    The salt form of Gluconic Acid produced from the sugar Glucose. It is used to improve the stability of a formula and can function as a humectant with isotonic functions, meaning it helps skin retain a balanced amount of water inside and outside the cell wall.

  • Sodium Lactate

    Sodium Lactate

    The sodium salt of Lactic Acid, which offers hydration-enhancing benefits when used in skincare. It’s part of our skin’s natural moisturising factor which helps to maintain skin’s hydration. It absorbs moisture from its environment and improves water retention.

  • Sodium PCA (Pyrollidone Carboxylic Acid)

    Occurs naturally in human skin derived from amino acids and is responsible for binding moisture to the cells. It is highly water-absorbent, holding several times its weight in water, which makes it an excellent humectant.

  • Acmella Flower Extract

    Also known as the toothache plant, it's used in skincare for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Contains a compound called spilanthol, which has a natural muscle-relaxing effect when applied topically, this helps to smooth and firm the skin.

  • Threonine

    Threonine

    An amino acid that Contributes to skin health through its involvement in protein synthesis and overall cellular function. Its properties make it an effective ingredient in skincare products for supporting skin barrier function, moisture retention and overall skin vitality.

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Skin Barrier Importance

The barrier comprises of numbers ‘parts’, each of which need to remain intact and healthy. These include the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF), the Microbiome and the Acid Mantle.

NMF

is an expansive group of chemicals and substances including amino acids, lactates, sugars, salts, PCA, urea and peptides that work together to keep the skin’s surface intact, supple and hydrated. As we age, the NMF naturally weakens, and external, environmental factors, such as harsh exfoliation and pollutants, can damage and alter it, leading to dryness, accelerated ageing, sensitivity, skin damage and the ability of pathogens to enter the skin and moisture to escape.

The Acid Mantle

(also called the hydro-lipid film) – is a fine layer on the outer surface of our epidermis that is made of a mixture of dead skin cells, oils (sebum), amino acids and other skin secretions and sweat* – it is the fine protective layer that sits between us and the world. This helps keep one’s skin at an optimal, slightly acidic pH between 4.5- 6.2 which is a protective barrier and the body’s first defence against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. It is also our main protector against Trans epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) which simply means water or hydration escaping from the deeper layers of the skin, in other words, dehydration. *Acid Mantle composition – water (from sweat), lactic acid, urocanic acid, fatty acids, pyrrolidine carboxylic acid, eccrine glands which secrete amino acids.

Skin Microbiome

the ecosystem of millions of micro-organisms that live on the surface of our skin that includes bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is our body’s first line of defence and a vital part of our immune system.

FAQs

Who is this product recommended for?

Anyone with dry, damaged or stressed skin in need of protection and repair - for both face and body. Also great as a protective moisturiser during cold weather and ideal for those that suffer from chapped skin.

Is this product suitable for vegans?

This product is not suitable for vegans

Can I use this balm all over the face or should I use it on certain areas?

This product works best as a targeted treatment for dry and chapped skin, but could be used all over the face as a protective layer.

Does this product contain parabens?

This product and the rest of our range is FREE FROM any artificial chemicals, fragrances, preservative, colorants, petrochemicals, phthalates, DEA, TEA, sulphates or parabens.

Is this product gluten-free?

Yes, this product is free from gluten and all traces of gluten.

Can this product be used during pregnancy?

The entire OSKIA range is suitable to use during pregnancy apart from our Super-R, MSM Bio-Plus, Lactoferrin+ & Vitamin E Bath Oil. OSKIA is a natural skincare range and we use a very small quantity of organic essential oils in our products to give them a very light but lovely fragrance. As the organic essential oils are in very small quantities, they are perfectly safe to use during this very special time. For your peace of mind, if thinking of trying any of our supplements, please do consult your General Practitioner first.

Once I open this product how long can I use it for?

This product can be used for up to 9 months after openin