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Zerafite was created by top skin barrier scientists and dermatologists from S. Korea and the USA who worked together to bring the latest technologies from both countries. These barrier repair moisturizers are very advanced. Watch the video to learn more about the maltese cross pattern and see below how it is used to test the strength of barrier repair moisturizers in the market.

Zerafite products were developed by an expert in skin barrier repair and specifically designed to match the skin's natural protective lipid barrier.


Moisturizers that mimic the skin's natural barrier show a maltese cross pattern when viewed under a cross polarized microscope.

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Zerafite has superior repair technology as evidenced by the maltese cross pattern which can be seen when viewed with a cross polarized microscope.

  • Zerafite Wrinkle Defense Barrier Cream

    Under Cross Polarized Microscope

  • Zerafite Skin Brightening Barrier Cream 

    Under Cross Polarized Microscope


The maltese cross pattern seen in other moisturizers is not as strong as the one seen in Zerafite.

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

    The Maltese cross pattern is weak and irregular which is not ideal to protect the skin from dehydration and irritation.

  • Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore

    There is no maltese cross pattern at all which is not surprising because this cream does not use the optimal 1:1:1 ratio of lipids.

  • La mer Creme de la Mer 

    There is no maltese cross pattern and there is some crystallization of ingredients that can interfere with the natural skin barrier

  • La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream

    There is no maltese cross patten. It looks like there is precipitation of some of the ingredients that would interfere with the skin barrier.

  • Drunk Elephant Wonderwild Miracle Butter  

    This is a gel formulation and does not display a maltese cross pattern. Some recrystallization of ingredients can be seen which can injure the skin barrier.

  • Medature PSL Repair Moisturizer

    A small maltese cross pattern is seen which will help protect the skin barrier.