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Balance Day/Night Cream 50ml

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A phospholipid-based cream to repair and maintain the skin barrier. Contains niacinaminde, N-acetyl-glucosamine, caffeine, zinc, ribose and biomimetic

A phospholipid-based cream to repair and maintain the skin barrier.
Contains niacinaminde, N-acetyl-glucosamine, caffeine, zinc, ribose and biomimetic moisturising factors. 50ml airless bottle

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Sku: BC01
    • OptoDerm Balance forms a lipid bilayer on the skin. This phospholipid bilayer interacts with the lipid bilayers within the stratum corneum to reinforce the skin’s natural b...
    • OptoDerm Balance forms a lipid bilayer on the skin. This phospholipid bilayer interacts with the lipid bilayers within the stratum corneum to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from harmful substances and bacteria and preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) . Phospholipids contain relatively high amounts of linoleic acid, which plays an important role in the skins own synthesis of Ceramide 1, a lipid that is important for intact barrier function.


    • The niacinamide in Balance has an occlusive effect, without being greasy. A published study found that niacinamide was more effective than petrolatum (a common occlusive ingredient in moisturisers) in reducing water loss from the skin and in increasing its moisture levels. Niacinamide is also non-comedogenic (pore clogging), is a potent anti-aging ingredient in its own right and helps to prevent excess sebum production, in acne-prone skins.


    • N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG) & Niacinamide, together, confer multiple skin benefits, including pigmentation reduction, decrease in sallowness and increased skin elasticity and tone. They also synergistically promote natural desquamation of the skin, without the need for exfoliation. They are both effective actives in treating acne-prone skins.


    • Caffeine is a powerful anti-oxidant and also helps prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT, a form of testosterone that leads to increased sebum production and clogged pores, in acne-prone skins. Zinc is a powerful anti-oxidant and also plays a role in inhibiting the production of DHT (see our blog).


    • Balance contains both sodium lactate and sodium PCA, as major NMF factors, as well as urea, glycine, fructose, ribose and inositol. These ingredients give Balance it’s unique biomimetic properties.



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Apply morning and night to face after cleansing and application of serums.

It may take your skin a few days to adjust to a new face cream. This is normal. It takes 5-11 days for the full effect of Balance’s lipid bilayer to become apparent on a dry skin. Use sparingly – a little goes a long way.





Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol (and) Isostearyl Isostearate (and) Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (and) Cetyl Behenate (and) Behenic Acid, PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Caffeine, Zinc Sulphate, Zinc Gluconate, Sodium Acrylates copolymer (AND) Lecithin, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Urea, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Inositol, Ribose, Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance)

In the interests of producing the most effective products and keeping up with new generation actives, formulations and ingredients are subject to change without notice. The ingredients indicated on the product label are accurate as to the content of the product batch referred to.


  1. D.R D’Arcy (verified owner)

    This cream is a winner in most catagories. It simplifies the skin care routine for people who do not want to complicate the process, but it does not compromise on care. Especially applicable to teens and men looking for all the care but none of the drama!

  2. Yaasirah (verified owner)

    Balance cream works great for my skin. It is hydrating without being greasy. It has really made a big difference to my skincare routine.

  3. Hamman (verified owner)

    I have finished one bottle of this moisturizer and I am going to buy a new one. I am happy with the product. My skin feels moisterized without feeling oily. I suffered from acne and my skin is sensitive and dry, but by using this moisturizer my skin doesn’t feel dry anymore. My skin looks healthy now

  4. Yusra (verified owner)

    I have been using this product for 2 years in addition to other products. during my pregnancy most of my facial regimen had to change and my products were left behind. I continued using the oil control toner , which has maintained most of my breakouts during and after my pregnancy to a minimal. One of your key core products for acne prone skin / oily skin types

  5. Yusra (verified owner)

    An elegant / simplistic product .
    Versatile product for all. Completes a basic daily routine , leaving your skin feeling amazing , refreshed and hydrated. Gender neutral product .
    With completely different skin types, mine acne prone and blemish prone with underlying history of atopy and his a very oil based skin type . Both skin types loved this product as it produces an optimal amount of hydration without leaving our skin feeling oily .
    Double usage for day and night made it so convenient (especially for my Husband – some men are lazy when it comes to skin care , some women too)

    Definitely a thumbs up , and a recommended product to start off with

  6. Anneliese De Klerk (verified owner)

    Hydrates well without being greasy. Love this product.

  7. Ilse Venter (verified owner)

    The Balance cream is an amazing cream, that is a lot more cost effective than most other creams and it works just as well. I have a very sensitive, dry skin and this cream effectively moisturised my skin without making it look oily or irritating the skin.

  8. LeoAnn de Lange (verified owner)

    Honestly the best moisturiser. I struggled with a broken skin barrier and this moisturiser is the only thing that helps me maintain my skin. My sun feels smooth and hydrated without feeling sticky or oily afterwards. 100% would recommend.

  9. LeoAnn de Lange (verified owner)

    This cream should come with a warning! It’s amazing… honestly so incredible that you’ll struggle to ever use another moisturizer. Nothing compares.

  10. Michelle Lessing (verified owner)

    I suffer from occasional seborrheic dermatitis and the Balance cream really helps to soothe & heal my skin’s barrier. I have not used cortisone cream in 2 years time thanks to this cream

  11. Stephanie Griffiths (verified owner)

    Love that I can use one cream for day and night. It leaves my skin so smooth and not oily at all.

  12. visserannemart (verified owner)

    A little goes a long way! This product lasts long and keeps my skin feeling soft and protected. Would recommend.

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