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The Compromised Barrier concept was developed with the understanding that a healthy barrier is the first line of defense when it comes to skin wellness.

The barrier function is the skin’s First Line of Defense! Understanding what causes a breakdown in the barrier function and how to help heal and strengthen the skin is why we developed the CBR - Compromised Barrier - Signature Concept.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and a healthy, functioning barrier should always be the first priority when it comes to treating the skin. Typically, the main cause of an unhealthy barrier is over exfoliation from aesthetic procedures, at home exfoliants, or overuse of prescription strength topicals. While increasing cellular turnover is important, if the barrier function is disrupted, the skin is more susceptible to bacteria and the elements, and ultimately becomes depleted of resources. This results in a “compromised barrier”.

These skins become highly sensitive and quickly react to inferior products containing dyes, preservatives, and fragrance. Compromised Barrier is frequently mistaken for Rosacea because it leads to increased redness & inflammation, but the treatment plan is slightly different.

With a Compromised Barrier Skin we want to give the skin special attention by repairing from the inside out and focusing on epidermal health. Our philosophy is gentle yet effective and can take compromised skin to a healthy normal place:

  • Strengthen Dermis
  • Rebuild Epidermis
  • Restore Lipids & Hydration

Strengthen Dermis

The dermal layer of the skin is the precursor to a strong epidermal layer and a properly functioning barrier. The dermis requires resources to provide healthy collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and blood vessels for the epidermis. With the application of encapsulated retinaldehyde, stem cells, and pyruvic acid, we can restore and fortify the dermis while optimizing cellular energy and cellular function.

Rebuild Epidermis

Repairing and rebuilding the epidermal layer relies on an abundance of resources, including those received from the dermis and topical vitamins and antioxidants. Vitamins A, C, and E offer both vitamin and antioxidant properties. In addition, they can thicken the dermal layer, defend against free radical damage, and heal weakened barriers.

Restore Lipids and Hydration

Compromised barriers also suffer from trans-epidermal water loss, which can be remedied with specialized hydration and lipid support. Various humectants, organic oils, and omegas bind and seal moisture into depleted skin, increasing hydration levels, improving overall barrier function, and reducing irritations and reactiveness.

Explore more in-depth with our Corrective Facial, Peel and Home Care options.


Click here to download protocols:

CB Facial Protocol

CB Peel Protocol


RA’s Compromised Barrier Signature Facial and Peel are designed to strengthen the skin and assist in restoring the barrier function to its normal performance, reducing inflammation and irritation. A great choice for those with dehydrated, eczema-prone, sensitive, reactive, rosacea-prone skins or those who have over-used AHA’s or prescription-strength topicals and are in need of repair.

    • Strengthen the Dermis
    • Rebuild the Epidermis
    • Restore Lipids and Hydration

In addition, Rhonda Allison has created a special powdered blend of pure liposome aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to bump-up the power of your treatments. Our 50+ AHP Booster resuscitates compromised barriers to reduce inflammation and irritation and increase hydration levels to the epidermal cells. You just need a “smidgen” or two to see great results!

Retail Recommendations for Compromised Barrier

CLEANSERS
SOOTHING CREAM CLEANSE - Nourishing Milk Protein
SOOTHING GEL CLEANSE - Purify + Balance

REJUVENATORS & CORRECTIVES
MANDELIC REPAIR SERUM – Healing Rejuvenation
RETINAL REPAIR – "A" Vital Nutrient

BUILDING & STRENGTHENING
SENSITIVE SKIN COMPLEX SERUM - Strengthen + Restore
C-REPAIR COMPLEX - Stem Cell Restore
VITAMIN COMPLEX - Restorative Nutrition
ANTIOXIDANT INFUSION - Vital Defense Complex
DNA PROTECT
- Heal + Repair
GRAPE SEED REPLENISH
- Organic Hydration

HYDRATORS & MOISTURIZORS
HYDRA SOOTHE SPRITZ - Cucumber + HA
PURE HYDRATION - Hyaluronic Acid Serum
CELL RENEWAL SERUM
- Vital Growth Factor Therapy
HA HYDRATION CREAM
- Hyaluronic Infused
HOLISTIC HYDRATION
- Anti-Inflammatory Cream
NUTRA EGF EMULSION
- Therapeutic Growth Factor
OMEGA HYDRATION
- Soothe + Protect
VITAL REPLENISH SERUM
- Superior Lipid Hydration

MASKS
MILK MASK
- Soothe + Nourish
ANTIOX HYDRATION MASK
- Grape Seed Nourishment

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