researchers in europe came up with a product that claims to repair the lipid barrier. it's called PHYSIOGEL.
check it out:
and here's the link to the actual study:
the generic name for physiogel in north america is IMPRUV.
i looked for this because i have allergic skin, maybe not even EC. but my poor lips get the brunt of it -- weeping, peeling, cracking, horrible stuff. same crap as you all. i suspect it's because i have a severely damaged stratum corneum from all those allergens i wasn't aware i was slathering on myself. also, i have autoimmune disorder, so that could play a part in it. can't be sure. but wouldn't it be nice to be able to repair my lipid barrier, at least, rather than to have to keep slathering moisturizers to "manage" my problem. apparently, these moisturizers aren't doing us any good anyway.
montreal, check it out! it should be available at shoppers at a pretty low price, about 15 bucks. i have a friend who's going to toronto soon, and i requested a little tube to try.