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BALANCING ACT: Lightweight Moisturizer for face and body

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New bottle, improved formulation. Formerly our Lightweight Moisturizer with pH/LOCK™

We created BALANCING ACT specifically for those with sensitive skin (including those with eczema), to help moisturize, heal and restore the perfect pH balance for 12+ hours without redness or irritation. Find sweet relief with this lightweight formula.

      BALANCING ACT: Lightweight Moisturizer for face and body


      A note on keeping your Soteri products pHresh

      Extra chemicals can make sensitive skin pretty upset.That’s why BALANCING ACT is free of traditional preservatives, which can be irritating. Instead, the product is self-preserving due to the low pH and airtight bottle. Want to prolong the shelf life? Don’t open it until you’re ready to use it. For maximum freshness and efficacy, use the product by the stated expiration date.

      How To Use and What To Expect (Hint: Better Skin)


      Apply in daily, in the mornings, after any topical medications but before makeup or heavy moisturizers.

      Reapply each time you wash the area of application (ie washing your hands with soap and water, taking a shower)

      While many users see results within the first 1-2 weeks, this depends on the state of your skin barrier. Soteri works best with long term, regular use.

      Skin irritation and stinging

      Depending on how irritated your skin is, skin may sting upon initial application. However, the ingredients in our formulation are safe to use, and the stinging should be temporary and harmless. As your skin heals, the sensation should fade. Stick with it! Good things come to those who wait.

      Explore Our Ingredients

      Carefully sourced and backed by science

      We use only the best ingredients, and we’ve honed down our formula to the absolute essentials. In other words, we don’t use extra stuff your skin doesn’t like (like added fragrances), and only use ingredients skin loves.


      pH/LOCK™ not an individual ingredient. Rather, it is a combination of the ingredients such as hydroxy acids, fatty acids, amino acids, and carbohydrates carefully formulated to provide strong pH buffering capacity at the optimal skin surface pH (pH 4.7). pH/LOCK™ locks in your skin surface pH at the optimal level throughout the day. You can read more about pH/LOCK™ [here].

      Skin Barrier Renewal

      Skin-mimicking ceramide complex that includes: ceramides (Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP), Cholesterol, and free fatty acids (Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate hydrolyzes on your skin to free fatty acid and lactic acid, which is AHA)

      Niacinamide - Also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide it stimulates cell turnover

      Phytosphingosine - It is a precursor to ceramides. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties

      Citric Acid - It is alpha hydroxy acid or AHA that lowers your skin pH and stimulates barrier renewal. It also attracts water molecules and provides moisturizing benefits. Lastly, and most importantly, citric acid has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on eczema and skin barrier functioning because it can inhibit the bacterial enzymes that break down ceramides and weaken the skin barrier.

      Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Microbial:

      Sunflower Seed Oil (Organic Helianthus Annuus Oil) - Virgin sunflower seed oil contains a high concentration of linoleic acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity. It has also been shown to enhance skin cell proliferation.

      Coconut Oil (Organic Cocos Nucifera Oil) - Virgin coconut oil contains a high concentration of lauric acid and monolaurin; both are known for their antimicrobial benefits.

      Shea butter (Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter) - In addition to its emollient properties, shea butter contains many antioxidants (triterpenes, tocopherol (Vit E), phenols, and sterols) which have anti-inflammatory effects.

      Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour) - Colloidal oatmeal has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions such as rashes, erythema, burns, itching, and eczema. It has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 


      Hyaluronic Acid (HA) - It is a polysaccharide that attracts and binds water molecules, keeping your skin hydrated. 

      Amino Acids - Like hyaluronic acid, attract and bind water molecules to keep your skin hydrated. These are smaller molecules that penetrate deeper and enhance your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) for serious hydration that mimics what your skin would naturally produce!

      Glycerin - A small molecule that binds water and further helps with hydration. 

      Xanthan Gum - Similar to HA, Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide. It attracts water molecules and hydrates your skin. It is also a stabilizing agent that stabilizes the formulation.

      Emollients and Emulsifiers

      Cetearyl Alcohol: Safe and widely used emulsifier to keep the formulation stable. 

      Ceteareth-20: Safe and widely used emulsifier to keep the formulation stable. 

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 11 reviews
      Susan Yu
      This really helps my eczema

      Soteri Skin has become part of my routine before I use steroids. I love it because it stops the itchiness within seconds of being applied and aids in reducing the rashes that I get when I have a flareup.

      Tessa Chu
      Skin feels softer

      I used Soteri on a patch of eczema near my elbow as it flared up during the change from fall to winter. Went from being raised bumps to softer and smoother skin, less itchy over the course of 7-10 days with 2x a day application. I like having an alternative to use besides triamcinolone ointment, which could lead to skin thinning. And although the bumps haven’t disappeared altogether, the itchiness has subsided so I scratch it less. Will definitely continue to use this product and see what the longer term results are in the future!

      Pamela Iluore

      Love this used it for my baby! Helped so much

      Rosario C.
      Great cream for extremely dry skin

      I have Sjogren syndrome, and my skin used to be very dry. So creams are sometimes greasy, and other times they don't make any difference.
      Starting to use Lightweight Moisturizer with pHrotect I feel a difference when applying it and during the day. Just starting to use it, but I can see the change already. I am delighted with the cream.

      Morgan T
      Makes a Difference

      In the last 10 months I've developed eczema on my hand that nothing has helped except ridiculously high doses of oral steroids (which obviously isn't a long term solution). Previously I'd have flares lasting about 20 days and never completely going away in between. After only three weeks using the Soteri moisturizer, the flares have shortened to about 5 days and I'm having clear skin between flares! I feel such a huge relief using Soteri after nothing else worked and will definitely keep using this product!


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