Barrier Boosting Oil-Gel
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Buffer Jelly

Big results in a microdose. Buffer Jelly is a daily "micro-slugging" oil-gel that coats your skin in a light layer of barrier boosting protection. 3% petrolatum works synergistically with 0.5% ceramide NP, free fatty acids, and acai sterols to target multiple pathways of barrier repair for serious results in a deliciously lightweight formula, suitable for any skin type. This hybrid oil-meets-gel is clinically proven to help strengthen your skin barrier, calm irritation, and smooth rough, dry skin.
  • Barrier Supporting
  • Replenishing
  • Soothing
  • Petrolatum
  • Ceramide NP
  • Oat Oil
  • Panthenyl Triacetate
  • Squalane
  • Micro-slug

    Apply a thin layer to your face as the last step in your routine to semi-occlude your skin.


    Mix 1-2 drops into your favorite moisturizer as a barrier booster.

    Super Jelly

    Fun fact: you can mix Super Saturated and Buffer Jelly together to create a custom moisturizer perfectly tailored for your skin. Oily? Use more Super Saturated. Dry? Use more Buffer Jelly. 


    This gold standard occlusive - and dermatologist favorite - forms a barrier on the surface of the skin, immediately preventing moisture loss and locking juicy hydration in. We’re using it in a semi-occlusive “microdose”, making it appropriate for daily use, for any skin type. 


    Ceramide NP, Free Fatty Acids, and Acai Sterols are blended to mimic the golden ratio found in your skin, which has been clinically proven to help accelerate barrier recovery. While petrolatum works immediately, this complex works overtime to repair the skin barrier long term. 


    A blend of non-comedogenic oils (Jojoba Oil, Squalane, Safflower Oil) mimic the natural triglycerides, squalane, wax esters, and free fatty acids found in the sebum.


    A comforting combo of oat oil, panthenyl triacetate, and green tea wax that reduces redness and irritation for skin that not only feels better, but also heals better.

    This product is vegan and does not contain any animal derived ingredients.

    In a study of 33 people, Buffer Jelly was a clinically proven barrier breakthrough.


    42% reduction in skin dryness


    Note: product was not applied day of testing– these results are allll you.

    — 12% reduction in TEWL

    — 63% reduction in skin dryness

    — 38% reduction in overall skin roughness

    — 31% increase in facial radiance


    — 91% said skin felt softer and smoother after first application

    — 82% said skin felt calm and soothed after first application

    — 85% said skin felt moisturized all day and night after two weeks

    Every purchase of Buffer Jelly generates 54% LESS WASTE and 67% LESS EMISSIONS when compared to a typical face oil.

    How we achieved this:

    — 50% recycled plastic content in our packaging– we’ll avoid using the equivalent of 28,000 virgin plastic water bottles this year.*

    — The lightweight product design avoids up to 54% of waste and 67% of emissions compared to a typical facial oil.

    Is this product lightweight?

    The best way to describe the texture of Buffer Jelly is between a facial oil and a balm… but we not-so-secretly think it’s a little jelly-like. So it’s going to feel a teeny bit heavier than a traditional oil, but much lighter than a balm! Plus, the finish is soft, emollient, and glowy, without feeling greasy, sticky, or thick like traditional slugging ointments.

    Is it suitable for oily, acne-prone skin? How about on top of my acne treatments?

    Buffer Jelly was created specifically to relieve dry, sensitive, compromised skin, but we kept all skin types in mind when formulating. All ingredients were screened for comedogenicity, but it’s always safe to patch test if you’re unsure! 

    Because Buffer Jelly is semi-occlusive, it doesn’t completely ‘trap’ actives and enhance penetration/irritation like pure petrolatum. However, everyone’s skin is different so again, we recommend patch testing if you have particularly sensitive skin.

    Do I need to use a moisturizer with Buffer Jelly?

    Nope! Buffer Jelly can be used directly after application of toners/serums. But you can also DIY a custom moisturizer by mixing it into your fave hydrating serum, like Super Saturated. So experiment freely and get your goo on!


    Using petrolatum to seal in your skin’s moisture, aka “slugging”, has been a cult classic practice for centuries for good reason– it works! But it isn’t exactly for everyone… so we invented “micro-slugging”! A “microdose of petrolatum in a barrier boosting product to semi-occlude your skin, lightly sealing in moisture. It’s a daily ritual for better barrier repair that keeps the heft and mess of traditional slugging off your pillowcase and out of your hair.

    After 2 weeks of using Buffer Jelly:

    REPLENISH: 63% reduction in skin dryness

    SMOOTH: 38% reduction in skin roughness

    GLOW: 31% increase in skin radiance

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    Hydration Who?? 👀 Holy grail for barrier repair Amazing!!!! Great for sensitive skin that needs hydration Trust me, buy it
  • Justina S

    • Skin Type Combo
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    This a beautifully performing...oil....

    15 Days Ago

    This a beautifully performing...oil. This product definitely feels and performs more like an oil than a gel. A thick oil to be sure, but an oil nonetheless. I was hoping for a combination of a humectant and an occlusive (not even sure if that is possible). Either way, my skin is definitely happy when I use this product even if it's less yummy and innovated than I expected.

  • Kiersten L

    • Skin Type Combo
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    Incredible product

    24 Days Ago

    My face has never felt smoother! Buy this now!

  • lola null

    • Skin Type Combo + Acne Prone


    50 Days Ago

    I was expecting a novel, gel like texture and tbh it just reads as oil. It's nice but not for the price, there are so many other occlusives and most of my skin care already has ceramides and I definitely need a moisturizer under as the super serum and this combo was not hydrating and moisturizing enough.