4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2,044 Reviews

Great Barrier Relief

Reparative, skin-soothing serum

$28 (45 ml / 1.52 fl oz)

Now available in Jumbo - 2.2x size!

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A creamy, nourishing serum that calms signs of sensitivity caused by a compromised skin barrier. With its blend of nourishing oils + rebalancing actives, Great Barrier Relief helps by gently hydrating the skin, soothing irritation, and strengthening the barrier wall to replenish dry skin and kick redness to the curb. Whether you’ve over-exfoliated or got too pump-happy with retinol, GBR is here to lend a calming hand, no bat symbol required.

  • What does it do: Soothes sensitivity, redness + irritation so skin looks and feels calm.
  • Why is it different: Restores and gently moisturizes over-sensitized skin without leaving a greasy after-feel. 
  • Helps with: Repairing and strengthening your skin barrier so it can protect you from environmental aggressors and eczema flare-ups.
  • Made for: All skin types but especially sensitive, eczema-prone skin.
  • Bonus: Our packaging allows you to use up every last drop!

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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 out of 5 stars
Based on 2,044 reviews
72%would recommend these products
Total 5 star reviews: 1.6k Total 4 star reviews: 151 Total 3 star reviews: 75 Total 2 star reviews: 92 Total 1 star reviews: 107
2,044 reviews
  • EV
    Esther V.
    Verified Buyer
    Great Barrier Relief
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    Great Barrier Relief
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 18 - 24
    Skin Concern Acne, Redness & Inflammation, Dark Spots
    What is your skin type? Combination
    What did you like about this product? Nourishing, Gentle
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Loved! Helped Restore Skin Barrier

    I love this product!

    I completely wrecked my skin barrier after incorrect use of tretinoin, and I had ordered this to help heal my skin barrier and it did NOT disappoint. I definitely feel that after continued nightly use for a month, my skin barrier feels a lot better.

    I have super red, inflamed, papular pustule acne, and even though the redness is still there, I think it's less "angry" and the texture of my skin has improved too. My post-acne dark spots are also starting to fade.

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    Huong V.
    Verified Reviewer
    Great Barrier Relief
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    Great Barrier Relief
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Dryness, Redness & Inflammation
    What is your skin type? Dry
    What did you like about this product? Nourishing, Hydrating, Gentle, Noticeable Results, Lightweight
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 days ago
    Holy Grail Product...Until my boyfriend opened the cap

    I've started using tretinoin since December last year and my skin has been incredible dry. This serum and the Cold-Pressed tamanu oil are the only things that stopped my skin from flaking and I've been loving them so much. However the other day my boyfriend was looking at the serum bottle and he OPENED the CAP :(. I was able to salvage a little bit of the product, however, and I look forward to repurchasing this serum very soon.

  • VS
    Visalina S.
    Verified Buyer
    Great Barrier Relief
    Reviewing
    Great Barrier Relief
    Age Range 18 - 24
    Skin Concern Dullness, Sensitivity
    What is your skin type? Combination
    What did you like about this product? Hydrating, Nourishing
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Great Moisturizer, but bottle size is misleading

    I’ve been using Great Barrier Relief for awhile, and it keeps my skin moisturized and soft. One thing I did notice, it that the size of the bottle compared to what’s actually inside-is very misleading. I couldn’t understand why I ran out so quickly until I checked the bottle.

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    KraveBeauty
    6 days ago

    Hi Visalina, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!

    Although the silicone insert may look like it is holding less product, it was designed to contain 45 mL (1.52 fl. oz.) of our Great Barrier Relief formula, 5 mL more than our old packaging. As the silicone insert is airless, it will shrink as more product is pushed out until there is nothing left.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at hello@kravebeauty.com!

  • JK
    Jessica K.
    Verified Buyer
    Jumbo Great Barrier Relief
    Reviewing
    Jumbo Great Barrier Relief
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Uneven Texture, Sensitivity, Acne
    What is your skin type? Combination
    What did you like about this product? Nourishing, Hydrating, Noticeable Results, Layers Easily, Lightweight
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Fixing my skin

    Over the last few months, I had a serious reaction to using too many products (or maybe just one or two that irritated my skin), and I was dealing with tons of comedones and flareups across my forehead. I was using my GBR religiously, and while I was finally starting to see results of my skin calming down, I ran out! Getting the jumbo GBR has been such a lifesaver. I finally feel like my skin has turned a corner and getting back to its best self, and I am absolutely sure GBR, and having tons of it, has been instrumental to getting over the hill.

  • K
    Krista
    Great Barrier Relief
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    Great Barrier Relief
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    5 Stars

    This product is amazing especially during the summer after a day outside. It relieves any slight irritation all the way to a more severe sun burn. The smell is a bit odd but doesn’t take away from the product.

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