The barrier cream was created with a very special technology that was eight years in the making and three years in the testing. It was important that we had a cream that would not penetrate in the eyelid skin, no Creasy film when wiped away, but leaving a protection behind that would hydrate, nourish and protect the delicate eye area ,no fragrance, something that would not interfere with retention of eyelash extensions, that would stay on the surface to protect the eyelid catching all the bad molecules that might cause sensitivity why protecting the eyelid skin . With this special technology and we are able to wipe away the Lashologist choice barrier cream taking with it the molecules that have settled on top of the barrier cream. Leaving a film of zinc oxide and lashologist Choice OVH (a special proprietary ingredient blend) for further protection. The science is simple the molecular structure of the ingredients the molecules are too big to penetrate into the skin so therefore they stay on top of the skin catching all the molecules that could cause somebody to be sensitive from. Anyone can make an eye cream to say it protects but does it . We are proud of our research and our chemist for making all our possibilities a reality. For NALA recognizing Lashologist Choice Barrier Cream for the most innovative product of the year 2018.