4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
1,477 Reviews

Great Barrier Relief

Reparative, skin-soothing serum

$28 (45 ml / 1.52 fl oz)

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A creamy, nourishing serum that calms signs of sensitivity caused by a broken skin barrier. A blend of nourishing oils and rebalancing actives restore damaged skin to clear breakouts and soothe irritation. Skin looks clear, feels calm, and probably sounds amazing.

A Calming Hand

Our skin and the environment don’t always get along. Whether it’s because you’re a city dweller or got too pump-happy with the retinol, your skin needs some back up. Great Barrier Relief is there to lend a hand, no bat symbol required. GBR works by repairing damage in the skin barrier—the skin’s invisible shield. It helps repair tears and strengthen the barrier wall to kick environmental aggressors to the curb. It may be green, but it’s got a black belt in kicking ass.

PETA-certified vegan and cruelty-free.

Tamanu Oil: Soothes irritation and calms redness without greasiness.
Niacinamide: Helps clear spots, fades discoloration, and brightens skin.
Ceramides: Essential to skin health—helps replenish fatty building blocks of the skin barrier.

The color and texture of Great Barrier Relief may naturally vary slightly from batch to batch. No worries! This is a normal occurrence when using naturally-derived ingredients and it does not impact the efficacy of the formula.

NOTE: Great Barrier Relief does contain 10% Tamanu Oil, which is derived from Tamanu nuts. Though most people don’t have issues using this ingredient, people with nut allergies could have a potential reaction. If you think your skin will react, we recommend performing a 24-hour patch test on your wrist and neck first and slowly integrating GBR into your routine thereafter. If you do experience an allergic reaction, stop using the product immediately and seek medical attention if needed.


Pair with Oat So Simple Water Cream
When you’re craving: Extra moisture
Why it works: Water-based cream to hydrate, oil-based serum to seal it in.
How to use: Can be mixed together or applied in any order.
Extra tip: Apply moisturizer liberally but apply serum in layers to prevent greasiness.

Step 1: Clean and separate! Before recycling, make sure your bottle is rinsed and free of product. It is important to separate the pump + cap and silicone insert from the bottle. The pump itself needs to be taken apart into its components: plastic pump, plastic straw, and spring.

Step 2: Investigate! The silicone insert, plastic straw, and spring are not recyclable and need to be thrown away. The remaining pump + cap are made from PP [5] which is accepted by some curbside recycling programs. The bottle is made from 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) PET [1], which is completely recyclable. We recommend checking with your local recycling to see which materials can be recycled in your area.

Step 3: Recycle! If type 1 and type 5 plastics are both recyclable in your area, we recommend leaving the cap on. The labels or glue can be recycled too, so no need to remove those.

Materials Used
Bottle: 100% PCR PET [1]
Pump, cap: PP [5]
Box: FSC paper and soy based inks

Mighty Morphing Power Changer

Great Barrier Relief is a natural shapeshifter. You can use it as a daily serum, substitute it for your moisturizer or as an acne treatment to transform a spot into a not.

Mighty Morphing Power Changer

Great Barrier Relief is a natural shapeshifter. You can use it as a daily serum, substitute it for your moisturizer or as an acne treatment to transform a spot into a not.

The Best Things Come in 3's

GBR is loaded with Tamanu Oil, a breakout-clearing, texture-smoothing, manicure-giving (beta) active that replenishes skin. Paired with Safflower and Rosehip oil, this trio visibly calms redness and nourishes dry skin from the first swipe.

Millennial Parent Vibes

Niacinamide a.k.a. the soccer parent of skincare ingredients is a master multitasker. It helps prevent breakouts and fades the look of dark spots for radiant, even skin. That’s good parenting.

New Look, Same Old Fave

GBR’s glowed up. Our OG tried-and-true serum is now in an airless pump that pushes out every bit of product, so you don’t need to break it open. Don’t do it, bestie... Just trust us.

SKINSTRUCTIONS

How to Use Your Serum

Apply 1-2 pumps on clean, dry skin. Use a little extra for dry skin and a little less for oily skin. Gently massage into the skin until fully absorbed. If using as a sensitive spot treatment, use light pats or apply with a q-tip.

Exhibits A Through You

Sunny

Skin Concern: dark spots, dryness, irritation

Age: 25-34

“Not only does Great Barrier Relief reinforce my skin barrier, at the same time, it also helps fade dark spots. Its hero ingredient is tamanu oil, which gives it this sage green color and its earthy smell. Thanks to me, this is also my mother's favorite skincare product. She's gone through more bottles than I have.”

Bianca

Skin Concern: redness & inflammation, sensitivity

Age: 25-34

“Great Barrier Relief is one of my daily essentials in my morning and nighttime skin care routine. She's formulated with a lot of emollients, which work to nourish, soothe, and hydrate the skin. Within two weeks of using Great Barrier Relief, I was able to see an immediate big difference in skin barrier health, hydration levels, and overall skin radiance.”

Asa

Skin Concern: dryness, redness & inflammation, sensitivity

Age: 25-34

“When I discovered the Great Barrier Relief, this was the game changer for me. I felt like it really was the comforting and soothing product that I was looking for, that didn't create any irritation or inflammation. It's like a best friend that just never lets you down. It's always there for you and it's reliable.”

Nicole

Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, dullness

Age: 18-24

“Using Great Barrier Relief, my skin has had significant improvements. My hyperpigmentation has gone away. I noticed that my itchiness has also reduced, especially around my nose area where I tend to get very red and irritated... It just makes your skin feel so dewy and so luscious.”

Kirk

Skin Concern: dryness, pores, uneven texture

Age: 25-34

“Great Barrier Relief has completely changed my skin... Putting on Great Barrier Relief brings a really cool, soothing rush to my skin. It's drastically reduced my pore size, really helped with redness, and I feel like my scars heal faster than ever before.”

Real Customers, Honest Words

4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
Based on 1,477 reviews
88%would recommend this product
Total 5 star reviews: 1.2k Total 4 star reviews: 119 Total 3 star reviews: 53 Total 2 star reviews: 68 Total 1 star reviews: 60
1,477 reviews
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    T
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Age Range 18 - 24
    Skin Concern Redness & Inflammation, Dryness
    What is your skin type? Normal
    Rated 1 stars
    1 hour ago
    Not for dry skin..

    I wanted to love this product but that just wasn't the case for me. Long story short, my skin only got drier using this. It has amazing key ingredients but the full ingredient list shows that it's full of fillers, which is why I believe I wasn't see the results I expected from the key ingredients they showcase.

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    KraveBeauty
    18 seconds ago

    We're so sorry to hear that the Great Barrier Relief did not work out for you - please be on the lookout for an email from our Customer Care Team!

  • DK
    Diane K.
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Acne, Dryness
    What is your skin type? Dry
    What did you like about this product? Lightweight, Non-sticky, Hydrating
    Rated 2 stars
    Yesterday
    Loved it at first but then it developed a weird rash

    I was so excited to try the Great Barrier Relief out since I absolutely adore the KraveBeauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser. For the first few days, I decided to only use it on my cheeks since they have been feeling really dry. My skin felt moderately moisturized and soft. However, after about 2 weeks of use, I started developing a rash on my cheeks. They itched and turned bright red every time right after I would use this product. So I stopped using it and immediately my face went back to normal. I'm so sad it didn't work out for me because it's not exactly cheap.

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    KraveBeauty
    3 hours ago

    Hi Diane, thanks for letting us know this.

    We're sorry to hear the Great Barrier Relief did not work out for you. Based on what you shared we believe this may be an allergic reaction and recommend discontinuing the use of the product. Please be on the lookout for an email from our Customer Care Team!

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    M M.
    Verified Reviewer
    I do not recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Acne, Pores, Uneven Texture, Dark Spots
    What is your skin type? Combination
    What did you like about this product? Gentle
    Rated 1 stars
    Yesterday
    3 months use - Does nothing, clogs pores, stinks

    This product literally does nothing. It doesn’t help the barrier of the skin, it doesn’t repair acne marks/scaring/discolorations/spots etc

    It also smells like a stock cube / broth.. (and i am not talking about herbal/natural smell… this stuff STINKS!

    Waste of money, i wish i got it back

    K Profile picture for KraveBeauty
    KraveBeauty
    4 hours ago

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback, we appreciate that you're sharing this experience.

    We are sorry to hear that the Great Barrier Relief has not worked out for your skin and that the smell has caused you discomfort - Please be on the lookout for an email from our Customer Care Team!

  • KJ
    Kevin J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    Skin Concern Oiliness
    What is your skin type? Oily
    What did you like about this product? Noticeable Results
    Rated 5 stars
    2 days ago
    Good stuff!!!

    Even though I have oily skin putting this barrier on does not make it even oilier but gives a even tones.

  • EB
    Elizabeth B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Acne, Uneven Texture, Pores, Sensitivity
    What is your skin type? Sensitive
    What did you like about this product? Gentle, Nourishing, Noticeable Results, Hydrating
    Rated 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Helpful

    Good boost for working towards healing your skin. I didn’t experience any negative reaction (new breakouts, redness etc) which is not common for me when I’m trying a product for the first time. I plan on purchasing again.

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