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FormulaRx Barrier Relief Lightweight Moisturizer Review

Last Updated on April 2, 2024

When it comes to barrier relief products, FormulaRx moisturizers are perhaps the most popular option in the market today. I tried out the Barrier Relief Lightweight Moisturizer, the first mositurizer launched by the FormulaRx and an instant hit within the Instagram skincare community.

I found that certain areas of my skin have a weakened barrier so I decided to use this mositurizer in my daily routine. And with winter coming around, it was the perfect time to switch to cream-based moisturizers as well.

 Product Claims:

This extremely lightweight, oil-free gel cream absorbs instantly and disappears into the skin, leaving the skin feeling nourished and comfortable all day long. The moisturizer features ceramide complex, cholesterol, free fatty acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and colloidal oatmeal that will hydrate, and calm the skin while helping to restore the skin’s natural barrier.

MRP: Rs.699 for 50g

Shelf Life: 24 months

About the Product:

The mositurizer come in an aluminum tube with all the details mentioned on the cardboard carton. The moisturizer is white in color with a light lotion-like consistency and has no fragrance.


Water, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Panthenol, Allantoin, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Linolenic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Directions to Use:

Apply on cleansed skin twice a day.

Also Read: Juicy Chemistry Pr-Biotic Barrier Serum Review

My Experience Using FormulaRx Barrier Relief Lightweight Mositurizer:

True to its name, this moisturizer is very lightweight despite being cream-based. It spreads easily into the skin and gets absorbed quickly. There is no shine or greasiness but leaves a dewy finish on the skin.

I started using this during winter when my skin starts getting drier. But the consistency is light enough to suit oily skin types as well. It does a wonderful job moisturizing the skin and should suit most skint incusing sensitive skin.

formularx barrier relief moisturizer review

I use it twice every day and need just a small quantity to cover my face and neck. So the tube should last a good 2-3 months with daily use.

Coming to its barrier repair claim, the moisturizer does help soothe and strengthen the skin barrier. I had a severely dry, scaly patch on my arms that was itching. Using this moisturizer twice a day for about a week helped in moisturizing the skin and control itchiness.

formularx barrier relief moisturizer review

This is a great barrier-strengthening moisturizer if you are using actives like AHA/BHA or retinol in your routine. It will also help repair damaged barriers but keep in mind it will sting for a few seconds when you apply it on damaged skin(it’s your skin, not the moisturizer).

Overall, I am quite happy with this Barrier Relief mositurizer from Formula Rx and would definitely repurchase it as well.

Also Read: 8 Ingredients to Repair Damaged Skin Barrier


  • Made with clean ingredients
  • No added fragrance
  • Lightweight texture
  • Moisturizes skin well
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Doesn’t feel heavy or shiny
  • Affordable
  • Vegan and cruelty-free


  • None

Final Thoughts on FormulaRx Barrier Relief Lightweight Moisturizer:

This is a great moisturizer for daily use to hydrate and strengthen the skin barrier and will work well for most skin types. Pick this up if you want a light mositurizer to go with your skincare actives.

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Rutu Desai is a seasoned beauty writer and expert with over five years of experience working with beauty brands across the globe. With an aim to help people look and feel confident, Rutu shares her expert insights and tips to achieve healthy skin and hair.

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