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

Barrier defence AOX serum

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A soothing antioxidant serum featuring encapsulated 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 in kerbside recycling, 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

Apply half to one pump of serum (+barrier support serum together if using) and gently massage onto clean skin. Follow with moisturiser (+ oil if needed). Can be used morning or night, and under the eye area. In the daytime always complete your routine with a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30 to protect your skin.

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 our ingredients and Apothaka's promise

Made in the UK

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  • Standard: FREE (orders over £10) / £2.95 orders under £10 - usually 2-3 working days of order being despatched
  • Express: next day delivery - despatch ONLY on Monday & Thursdays 
  • Local delivery: FREE in Berkhamsted


  • Premium tracked (DHL Connect): 7-10 days from despatch (orders shipped on Mondays currently only)
  • Orders are delivered on a tax paid basis with no further duties or fees to pay. See here for more info. 

Rest of world:

  • Standard: 2-3 weeks of despatch date. **Allow up to 6 weeks during peak periods**
  • 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

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