Apothaka barrier support serum with niacinamide ceramides hyaluronic acid supersize
Apothaka barrier support serum with niacinamide ceramides hyaluronic acid
Apothaka barrier support serum with niacinamide ceramides hyaluronic acid travel size
Apothaka barrier support serum with niacinamide ceramides texture
Apothaka barrier support serum with niacinamide ceramides texture

BESTSELLER! Barrier support serum with niacinamide & ceramides (fragrance / essential oil free)

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Regular price £19.50 £0.00

With 5% niacinamide, ceramide complex & hyaluronic acid

If your goal is healthy skin then you need to keep your skin barrier in check. The skin barrier is the first line of defence against environmental assaults and unwanted substances so it’s vital to keep it fully functioning and maintain its resilience. A compromised barrier can result in dry, dull, irritated skin and the potential for sensitivity as unwanted substances are more easily able to penetrate the skin.

This clear, hydrating serum is designed to support, protect and replenish the skin barrier, allowing it to maintain its optimal hydration balance and keep skin healthy. Silicone, oil and alcohol free, with a weightless gel texture, this layers perfectly under a moisturiser.

Niacinamide: strengthens barrier function (among a wide variety of other benefits), resulting in better water retaining abilities of the skin

Ceramide complex: key components of your skin’s natural lipid mix, this skin-identical lipid complex contains 3 different types of ceramides, cholesterol and the ceramide precursor phytosphingosine to help form a protective layer and prevent moisture loss from the skin's surface

Hyaluronic acid: instantly hydrates, plumps and smooths the skin

To read more about my serum and its key ingredients, check out my blog post here.

Dispense less than half a pump of serum into the palm of your hand and apply to damp clean skin. Immediately follow with a moisturiser (+ oil if needed) to seal in moisture. Can be used morning & night, and under the eye area. In the daytime, complete your routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.

TIP: If you haven't used niacinamide before, introduce gradually (once every other day) and build up slowly to once or twice daily use. As with all products, discontinue use if irritation occurs.

You may notice the serum turns a little white as you apply it - this is perfectly normal (it immediately disappears) and is just the serum emulsifying with the natural oils on your skin surface.

Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Shelf life unopened is 30 months. Once opened use within 12 months.

Presentation:

Supersize 50ml, standard 30ml or handy 10ml travel / try me size.

Amber UV filtered glass aromatherapy bottle with pump dispenser, the amber colour minimises oxidation of contents. 

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium hyaluronate, Biosaccharide gum-1, Methylpropanediol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Ceramide 1, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Citric acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethoxydiglycol, Xanthan gum, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Carbomer

Vegan friendly. Read more about ingredients here and Apothaka's promise hereFully compliant with EU cosmetic regulation including stability and PET (challenge) testing.

Handmade in the UK

NB. Ceramide 3 is also known as ceramide NP; ceramide 6 II = caproyl sphingosine; ceramide 1 = ceramide EOS

See here for detailed delivery & returns info including latest shipping info during COVID-19. I currently ship orders twice a week (usually Monday & Thursday mornings). If you're in a hurry for your products please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you! For items showing as out of stock, please allow up to 1 week before these are available to ship. 

UK:

Delivery aim: within 2-3 working days of order being despatched (i.e. not from date of order!)

  • 2nd class standard: £3.00 (order value under £25)
  • 2nd class signed: £3.00 (order value £25 - £49.99 or FREE from £50)
  • Special delivery: £7.95 (guaranteed next day delivery after despatch except for orders placed Friday - Sunday)
  • FREE local delivery for customers in Berkhamsted - please contact hello@apothaka.com before ordering if your order is under £50!

Europe:

Delivery aim: usually within 2 weeks of order being despatched (often sooner) - **allow 4-6 weeks during COVID-19 situation**

  • International standard: £5.50 (order value under £20)
  • International standard tracked / signed: £9.95 (order value £20+); FREE over £90 (after discounts applied)
  • International express tracked (1-2 working days of despatch): from £15.00 (a surcharge may be applicable for DHL express shipping to remote destinations in some countries. In this case, I will contact you before your order is processed to confirm if you still wish to proceed

Other countries outside of EU:

  • Outside EU, customers will be responsible for any customs / associated fees. 
  • A tracked & signed service cannot be used for PO boxes or anywhere a signature cannot be taken
  • Shipping times for Royal Mail vary considerably by country and cannot be guaranteed as they are dependent on the destination country's postal services / customs processes. Please allow up to 6 weeks from the shipping date before contacting me in the unlikely event that you haven't received your order (I'm unable to send replacement items out or issue refunds before then).

US:

Delivery aim: 2-3 working days from despatch, subject to customs clearance. Express shipping (DHL express) only is currently available:

  • International express (DHL tracked): £9.95 (subject to minimum order value of £70, otherwise £15.00) - delivery within 2-3 working days of despatch

Rest of world:

Delivery aim: within 2-4 weeks of order being despatched and subject to customs clearance (this is out of my control!). **Allow 6 weeks during COVID-19 situation**

  • International standard: from £6.00 (only available to certain countries)
  • International tracked & signed / tracked / signed: from £11.00 

DHL express may be available to your country - please contact me for a quote.

If you have any questions about shipping, please contact me at hello@apothaka.com


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