Apothaka Barrier defence AOX serum
Apothaka Barrier defence AOX serum
Barrier defence AOX serum texture
Apothaka Barrier defence AOX serum
Apothaka Barrier defence AOX serum
Barrier defence AOX serum texture

Barrier defence AOX serum

3 reviews
£49.00 Sale Save

Only 0 left in stock

A soothing antioxidant serum featuring stabilised Vitamin C derivative (ATIP), astaxanthin & white tea, is designed to protect and defend against damage from free radicals, which leads to skin inflammation and ageing

Skin type:  all skin types (patch test sensitive skin)

Skin goal:   skin barrier defence and health, healthy ageing, soothing

Key ingredients:  encapsulated ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate (stabilised vitamin C derivative), astaxanthin, white tea, tocopherol (vitamin E), CoQ10 and licorice, acai, chia seed extracts

Fragrance/essential oil free

Presentation: 30ml size: opaque black PP airless pump dispenser to protect the formulation from oxidation. Bottle is recyclable, pump unfortunately is not (as is with most closures)

Multiple antioxidants for more comprehensive antioxidant defence including:

Encapsulated ascorbyl tetraiospalmitate (ATIP): a multifunctional lipid-soluble derivative of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) which offers antioxidant, skin brightening and wrinkle reduction benefits. Encapsulated to create extended delivery for continued efficacy and improved stability. Reduced potential for irritation vs ascorbic acid-based formulations as well as better affinity with the skin (being lipid soluble)

Astaxanthin: provides important antioxidant activities through direct free radical scavenging and activating the skin's cellular antioxidant defence system, protecting the skin from damage and inflammation

White tea extract: from the same plant as green tea but made using the tender, new leaves which are rich in polyphenolic flavonoids, typically referred to as catechins. These compounds deliver teas’ potent antioxidant activity, and white tea variety has the highest concentrations of catechins vs green tea

Chia seed extract: soothes the skin and offers anti-inflammatory, hydrating and antioxidant properties, as well as enhancing the texture of the formulation 

Plus: Licorice extract, CoQ10, Acai extract, tocopherol (vitamin E)

pH: 4.5-5.5

Aqua, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ubiquinone, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Pullulan, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Citric Acid, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Astaxanthin 

Vegan friendly. Read more about ingredients here and Apothaka's promise here

Made in the UK

See here for latest delivery & returns info. I ship most orders twice a week (Mondays & Thursdays, EU orders once a week on Mondays). Outside of UK, UK VAT (20%) which is included in product prices shown, is automatically removed at checkout. 


  • Standard: FREE from £60; usually 2-3 working days of order being despatched
  • Express: next day delivery - despatch ONLY on Monday & Thursdays 
  • Local delivery: FREE in Berkhamsted


  • Standard tracked (DHL Connect): 1-2 weeks from despatch date
  • EU VAT will be included at checkout (so delivered tax paid). See here for more info. NB. I'm currently only shipping to EU on Mondays so allow extra time for despatch!

Rest of world:

  • Standard: 2-4 weeks of despatch date. **Allow up to 6 weeks during COVID-19**
  • Express: 2-4 working days from despatch
  • Customers will be responsible for any payment of of any customs duties / taxes / associated fees. See here for more info

Please contact me at hello@apothaka.com if you have any other questions about shipping.

Step in routine


achieve a fresh canvas with our cleansers to remove make-up, sunscreen, grime & impurities


lightweight layers of hydration keep the skin looking and feeling healthy & plump

Treat / Boost

enhance your routine with targeted treatment products or boosters to tackle specific skin concerns


hydrate, replenish the water & lipid content of the skin for healthy, supple & comfortable skin

Sun Protection

a fundamental part of any daily skincare routine with a focus on healthy ageing: protect & prevent


Thoughtful, No nonsense, Enjoyable, Inclusive

What our customers say