Intense Barrier Cream

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New! A super rich barrier cream skin moisturizer for face and neck.
Discover the power of our super rich, fragrance-free facial moisturizer, specifically designed for extremely dry skin. Providing intense protection, it helps reduce transepidermal water loss and soothes dry, sensitive skin for a hydrated, supple complexion.
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Intense Barrier Cream is a fragrance-free, super rich moisturizer.

What it Does:
Maintains and protects the skin's physical barrier, keeps skin hydrated, and reduces the appearance of fine lines without feeling greasy​.

Key Benefits:

  • Reduces irritation and retains moisture
  • Reduces the appearance of redness
  • Prevents skin from losing moisture
  • Protects skin from environmental aggressors
  • Soothes and calms skin
  • Keeps skin healthy and hydrated throughout the day​​

Special Features: Petroleum-free, paraben free, fragrance-free.

Made in Japan
We never test on animals

  • You have persistently dry skin.
  • You're battling dehydrated skin symptoms.
  • You're facing the challenges of transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
  • You desire deep hydration without a greasy residue.
  • You prioritize skincare free from harmful additives.
  • You're seeking the perfect hydrating base for makeup.
  • You live in a dry climate and crave extra skin protection.
  • You have excessively oily skin that doesn't require intense hydration.
  • You're allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients listed.
  • You prefer skincare products with fragrances or added perfumes.
  • You're looking for a lightweight, barely-there moisturizer.
  • You seek a product with SPF or sun protection.
  • You're in search of a product specifically for acne-prone skin.
  • You want a targeted treatment for hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration.

    If this describes you, try Water Balm instead.


  • Cleanse your skin with Japanese Cleansing Oil
  • Apply Water Elixir to skin
  • Apply Water Oil (if needed)
  • Take a small amount of Intense Barrier Cream and warm it between your fingertips
  • Gently press the cream onto your face, applying it evenly
  • Massage the cream into your skin using upward, circular motions
  • Allow the cream to absorb for a few minutes
  • Use it as the final step in your skin prep routine at night
  • For severely dehydrated or dry skin, apply Water Balm on top for day and night
  • Consider using our recommended Skin Care Brush for a precise, waste free application
  • Perform a patch test or discontinue if any adverse reactions occur

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Niacinamide,Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Betaine,Pentylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NG, Sodium Hyaluronate, Urea, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium PCA, Phytosterols, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Beeswax, Polyglycerin-3, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol.





Mineral Oil



Mineral Oil

Petrolatum and Paraffin

Phenoxyethanol above 1%

Plastic Microbeads

Mercury & Mercury Compounds

Water: The most common solvent in skincare. It's primarily used to dissolve many of the ingredients that impart skin benefits.

Glycerin: A powerful humectant, glycerin draws moisture into the skin, improving hydration and providing a plumping effect.

Butylene Glycol: An organic alcohol that helps other active ingredients penetrate the skin. It also has moisture-binding properties to help keep skin hydrated.

Squalane: Mimics the skin's natural oils, enhancing hydration, and barrier protection. It is also a natural antioxidant that can fight skin damage.

Dimethicone: A form of silicone that gives a smooth feel to skincare products and helps to form a protective barrier on the skin, sealing in moisture and preventing transepidermal water loss.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Offers intense moisturization and is rich in antioxidants. It helps smooth the skin and can soothe irritation.

Niacinamide: A form of vitamin B3, it helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fade discoloration, and strengthen the skin's natural barrier function.

Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride: A mixture of fatty acids that works as an emollient, helping to replenish and prevent moisture loss from the skin's surface.

Octyldodecyl Myristate: A skin-conditioning agent that softens and smooths the skin.

Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate: A plant-derived skin-softening ingredient that helps to moisturize and replenish skin.

Betaine: An amino acid derived from sugar beet. It protects skin cells from environmental stressors like temperature changes, reducing the chance of irritation.

Pentylene Glycol: A humectant and solvent that helps to hydrate the skin and enhance the penetration of other ingredients.

Hydrogenated Lecithin: Enhances the delivery of other ingredients into the skin. It also helps to hydrate and replenish the skin.

Ceramide NG: A type of lipid that naturally occurs in the skin, helping to maintain the strength of the skin's barrier and keep the skin hydrated.

Sodium Hyaluronate: A form of hyaluronic acid that hydrates the skin, providing a plumping effect and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Urea: A component of the skin's natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that can help exfoliate dead skin cells, whilst also maintaining hydration.

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate: An ingredient derived from licorice root. It has soothing properties and can help to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation.

Disodium EDTA: Used to enhance the stability of the product and prevent ingredients from binding with trace elements, which can cause changes in product texture or color.

Sodium PCA: A naturally occurring component of skin's NMF, it helps to retain moisture, improving skin hydration.

Phytosterols: Plant-derived compounds that can help to soothe the skin and protect the skin's barrier function.

Sodium Hydroxide: Often used to balance the pH of skincare products to ensure they are suitable for skin application.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E): An antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, whilst also providing moisturizing benefits.

1,2-Hexanediol: Functions as a humectant to improve skin hydration, whilst also acting as a preservative.

Beeswax: A natural ingredient that can help to seal moisture into the skin and form a protective barrier.

Polyglycerin-3: A humectant and emollient that helps to maintain skin hydration and softness.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer: A texture-enhancer that helps to create a pleasing texture in skincare products and also has emulsifying properties.

Carbomer: A thickener that helps to create desirable texture.

Xanthan Gum: Used as a texture enhancer and to stabilize the product's formulation.

Phenoxyethanol: A preservative used to prevent microbial growth, ensuring they remain safe to use.

Shipping Cut-Off:
Orders placed before 12 noon EST usually ship the same day, otherwise next business day (up to 2 days in some cases).

Weekend/Holiday Shipping:
No shipping on weekends or holidays; resumes next business day.

Order Cancellation:
We may cancel suspicious/fraudulent orders for security.

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Size: 1.76 oz (50 g)

Why We Don't Make "Travel Sizes"
At Sonia Roselli Beauty, we're committed to both your skincare needs and the well-being of our planet.

All of our products, except Sexapeel, are under 3 ounces, making them perfectly travel-friendly.

However, we've chosen not to produce sample sizes to avoid contributing to landfill waste.

We appreciate your understanding and support in our eco-conscious decision.

Jar: Recyclable glass jar, with plastic screw cap lid, box with small plastic spatula.

Follow these steps to recycle:

  1. Rinse the jar thoroughly.
  2. Take off the cap.
  3. Place both the jar and cap in your recycle bin.
  4. Place box in recycle bin as well.
  • 24 months unopened
  • 12 months after opening

Keep out of direct sunlight.
Don't store above 84 degrees or below 42 degrees Fahrenheit.

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To Extremely Dry, Sensitive Skin

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Hydration Maintenance: For your extremely dry or dehydrated skin, Intense Barrier Cream locks in moisture and prevent water loss, restoring hydration and enhancing skin health.

Reduce Redness: Intense Barrier Cream provides relief and protection for sensitive skin or conditions like mild eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.

Environmental Defense: Intense Barrier Cream shields skin from harsh environmental elements like wind, cold, sun, or pollution, preventing skin damage and dryness.



And I get it. I created this for us, the ones with skin that's, well, a bit moody. Any treatment or exfoliation, and our skin's like, "oh no you didn't!"

Picture this: my skin, going rogue after a micro-needling treatment. Not fun. But, the Barrier Repair Trio was a game-changer. Six weeks of this, and my skin started playing nice again.

The best part? After those six weeks, I switched back to my regular skincare routine with the Healthy Glow Kitand a jar of Intense Barrier Cream and it was smooth sailing. It's not just skincare - it's a peace treaty with our skin with a believable, youthful glow.

Ready to join me?

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Intense Barrier Cream is fragrance-free, making it suitable even for those sensitive to fragrances.

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Formulated to provide deep hydration and making your skin feeling fresh & comfortable.

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No need for extra products. Intense Barrier Cream does it all.

See Our Happy Customers

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My Skin's BFF

Intense Barrier Cream has been the answer to my dry skin. I love the rich, yet non-greasy feel of the cream, and my skin just drinks it up.

I've noticed a significant reduction in dryness and my skin looks healthier and more vibrant.


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Feels like heaven on my skin!

The Intense Barrier Cream feels like nothing I've every tried on my skin.

I was initially skeptical, but it exceeded all my expectations. My skin is glowing, the redness is gone, and I've received so many compliments!


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Miracle Worker

I can't recommend Intense Barrier Cream enough! I've tried numerous products for my dry skin, but this is the first one that has truly made a difference.

My skin feels hydrated throughout the day and the texture has improved drastically. I've finally found my holy grail skincare product.


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Intense Barrier Cream

Our Intense Barrier Cream is easy to use.

Warm a small amount between your fingertips and gently press into the skin as the final step in your skincare routine.

For best results, apply with our Skin Prep Brush for a waste-free precise application.

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Skin Prep Brush

Regular price$ 52.00

The Skin Prep Brush is your ultimate solution for sensitive skin.

Crafted with your skin's touch sensitivity in mind, this innovative tool revolutionizes your skincare routine and delivers remarkable benefits:

  1. Tailored for Sensitivity: The Skin Prep Brush is meticulously designed to cater to sensitive skin, offering gentle yet effective care that respects your skin's unique needs.
  2. Total Hygiene Assurance: Wave goodbye to worries about cross-contamination from hair products or body lotions. The Skin Prep Brush ensures that only the right skincare products, treated with the utmost care, touch your precious facial skin.
  3. A Tender Embrace: Pamper yourself with an indulgent and soothing skincare ritual. The Skin Prep Brush not only enhances the efficacy of your skincare products but also provides a tender touch that's perfect for your delicate skin.
  4. Precision Perfected: The Skin Prep Brush features fine bristles and an ergonomic design, ensuring optimal coverage while respecting your skin's sensitivity. It reaches every nook and cranny of your face with the utmost gentleness.
  5. Glowing Confidence: Achieve a flawless, glowing complexion that boosts your confidence. The Skin Prep Brush promotes circulation, and even product distribution, unveiling a radiant, healthy-looking complexion that turns heads.
  6. Savings with Skincare: By using the Skin Prep Brush, you'll find yourself using less of your favorite skincare products while still achieving exceptional results. This means your products will last longer, saving you time and money, all while being kind to your sensitive skin.


barrier cream for the face is a specialized skincare product designed to create a protective barrier on the skin's surface. It helps to shield the skin from external irritants, such as pollutants and harsh weather conditions, while locking in moisture.

Intense Barrier Cream works by forming a thin, occlusive layer on the skin's surface. This layer acts as a shield, preventing moisture loss and protecting the skin from environmental stressors.

It also helps to strengthen the skin's natural barrier function, allowing it to retain moisture and stay hydrated.

Using Intense Barrier Cream offers several benefits. It helps to maintain the skin's hydration levels, preventing dryness and reducing moisture loss.

The cream also protects the skin from external irritants, reducing the risk of sensitivity or inflammation.

Additionally, it can provide a smooth base for makeup application and help to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Absolutely! Intense Barrier Cream is particularly beneficial for individuals with dry or sensitive skin. It creates a protective layer that locks in moisture, preventing dryness and soothing any existing skin irritation.

By strengthening the skin's barrier function, it helps to restore and maintain optimal hydration levels.

For best results, it is recommended to apply Intense Barrier Cream to the face twice a day—once in the morning as part of your skincare routine and once at night before bed.

However, you can adjust the frequency based on your skin's specific needs and preferences.

Yes, Intense Barrier Cream is generally suitable for all skin types, including dry, sensitive, normal, and combination skin.

However, individuals with oily or acne-prone skin may prefer a lighter formulation like Water Balm for barrier protection.

Yes, Intense Barrier Cream helps to shield the skin from environmental pollutants. Its protective layer acts as a barrier, reducing the contact of pollutants with the skin and minimizing their potential negative effects.

Intense Barrier Cream is not a sunscreen, but it does wear nicely under a sunscreen.

For adequate sun protection, it is advisable to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a suitable SPF in addition to Intense Barrier Cream.

Not all barrier creams can, but Intense Barrier Cream can be used as a primer before applying makeup.

Its smooth texture helps to create an even canvas for makeup application, providing a moisturized and protected base for long-lasting makeup wear.

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Shelia C.
United States United States

These products make my skin glow!!


Sonia Roselli Beauty

Hi Sheila, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you love your Intense Barrier Cream, and that your skin is looking great! xo, Sonia

Kara M.
United States United States

The Goldilocks of night creams! Just right!

This was the first product in the line that I tried after hearing a recommendation from Michelle Spieler. I liked it so much that that I ordered the rest of the line. Goes on silky smooth, provides juicy hydration, but not too heavy. My 58 year old skin loves it!


Sonia Roselli Beauty

Hi Kara, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I am so thrilled to know that you love your Intense Barrier Cream - and appreciate your support so much! xo, Sonia

Blair G.
United States United States


I’ve been using waterbalm since the day it was birthed and dropped off by the UPS stork and I’ll never change that, but I added the Intense Barrier Cream to my regimen for this Winter and it’s a GAME CHANGER! My face feels soooo hydrated and comfortable when I use this! It is heavier for night, but I’ve even laid down a thin layer under silicone based foundation and it played well. You’re going to love it!


Sonia Roselli Beauty

Hi Blair, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I truly appreciate your support and loyalty, and I'm so thrilled to hear that you love your Intense Barrier Cream! xo, Sonia

Cindy D.
United States United States

Love the Intense Barrier Cream

Nice rich cream that is hydrating, but not overly heavy. It doesn’t seem to aggravate my Rosacea. Some very heavy creams seem to give me the small red bumps, but this one does not!


Sonia Roselli Beauty

Hi Cindy, Thanks so much for your review. I am so happy to hear that you are having success with your Intense Barrier Cream, and that your skin is responding well! I know what it's like to have rosacea and I personally tested this product on myself when I was developing it. I hope you continue to experience great results! xo, Sonia

Jennifer M.
United States United States

Nice Occlusive!

This barrier cream is the best barrier cream I have ever used. Implementing this with the whole Sonia Roselli skincare line has been a game changer for my skin! I love the feeling of the products while I use them and love my skin when I am finished! I absolutely love this line!


Sonia Roselli Beauty

Hi Jennifer, Thanks so much for your review! I am so happy to know that you are loving your Intense Barrier Cream, my newest product, and that your skin is feeling great! Thanks for your support. xo, Sonia