Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 921 reviews

Great Barrier Relief

Reparative, skin-soothing serum

$28 (1.52 oz / 45 ml)
Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 921 reviews
$28 (1.52 oz / 45 ml)
  • Details
  • How to Pair
  • Ingredients
  • Recycling Guide

Details

A creamy, nourishing serum that calms signs of sensitivity and evens out skin without the greasy after feeling. A blend of conditioning oils fight irritation, discoloration and breakouts caused by a damaged skin barrier. Skin looks clear, feels calm, and probably sounds amazing.

A Calming Hand

Our skin and the environment don’t always get along. So when you need help fighting off environmental aggressors, Great Barrier Relief is there to lend a hand. It works by repairing damage in the skin barrier—the skin’s invisible shield. Great Barrier Relief helps “glue” together tears in the barrier to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. Let your skin sigh a great breath of relief.

Deep Moisture, Hold the Grease:

Oat So Simple Water Cream + Great Barrier Relief = YES. Mix it up however you like: a dollop of each, one in the AM + one in the PM, or on different parts of the face.

Beef Up Your Barrier:

Keep your skin barrier strong with the nourishing duo of Great Barrier Relief plus Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser and turn your bathroom into an at-home skin gym.

Always vegan, cruelty-free and free of fragrances, essential oils, and colorants.

The color and texture of Great Barrier Relief may naturally vary slightly from batch to batch. No worries! This 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.

Water, Propanediol, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (10%), Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Polysorbate 60, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Serine, Acetyl Glutamine, Glycine, Ceramide NP, Oleic Acid, Sodium PCA, Glycosyl Trehalose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Saccharide Isomerate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Lactic Acid, Xanthan gum, Urea, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Magnesium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA

Step 1: #SkincareCommitment: Once you’ve used it up, time to recycle. Make sure you rinse out all leftover product before you start.

Step 2: Get the deets: Great Barrier Relief is 100% recyclable, but we recommend a quick Google search to check what can be recycled in your city. If it can’t be recycled near you, consider using TerraCycle. It’s a mail-in service that will recycle your beauty products for free!

Step 3: Chuck it in the (recycling) bin. No need to remove the labels or glue, they can be recycled too.

FYI, here are all the materials used to create Great Barrier Relief. Each number is a resin identification code, which recycling plants use to identify the types of plastic and how they should be processed.

Cap: PP (5) / Polypropylene

Bottle: PET (1) / Polyethylene Terephthalate

Box: PAP (21) / Paper, Mixed paper, Cardboard

Product Focus

Product Focus

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.

Triple play

GBR is loaded with Tamanu Oil, a breakout-clearing, texture-smoothing, manicure-giving (beta) active that helps revive skin. Paired with Safflower and Rosehip oil, this trio of oils—a troil, if you will—calms redness, soothes irritation and nourishes dryness without a greasy feel.

She can do it all

Niacinamide a.k.a. the soccer mom 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.

From your nose to your toes

Don’t let your face hog all the skin-loving goodness. Great Barrier Relief can calm your neck, body, hands, or your fire sign friends.
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Testimonials

Yuri
Shannon
Alex
Lauren
Sable
Juan
Leah

Testimonials

Yuri
Shannon
Alex
Lauren
Sable
Juan
Leah

Yuri

dewiestglow

Skin Concern: dehydration, hyperpigmentation
Age: 18-24

“This is a serum that I reach for morning and night. As someone who has experienced a lot of hyperpigmentation prior to using this, it has completely killed all of the dark spots and all the small little dark marks that I used to have on my skin. It does a really amazing job at calming my skin if I have over-exfoliated...gotten too much sun...have a really bad pimple that is upsetting me because I ate too much tiramisu... This does an amazing job at calming your skin barrier with ceramides, vitamin B3, and tamanu oil. If you have issues with a compromised skin barrier, or if you have issues with irritation, hyperpigmentation, or inflamed skin and you have been wondering if GBR was right for you... This is a sign letting you know that it is. And you're ready.”

How to Use

How to Use

Step 1

Start with clean, dry skin.

Step 2

Apply 1–2 pumps of GBR onto your skin. Feeling dry? Add an extra pump. If you’re oily, keep it light.

Step 3

Layer on your favorite moisturizer (subtle Oat So Simple plug) and SPF in the mornings.

Free Tip

If you’re feeling sensitive, avoid rubbing! Use a clean q-tip instead to apply a thin layer on redness or irritation.

The Origin Story

The Great Barrier Relief Story

Great Barrier Relief

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 921 reviews
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Based on 921 reviews
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921 Reviews
Reviewed by Val M.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
55 - 64
Skin Concern
  • Dullness
  • Dryness
  • Aging
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great product

I love the way it plumps my skin, and seals moisture in. I have never found a product that I love as much as this.

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Reviewed by Shayna S.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Concern
  • Aging
  • Dullness
  • Dryness
  • Oiliness
  • Pores
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Skin bliss

10/10. Never have I bought the same face cream/routine/etc twice and planned to stay with it in the future. This is a gem of a product. The entire line is. Get it. Don't hesitate. Do it.

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Reviewed by Lauren R.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Skin Concern
  • Sensitivity
  • Redness & Inflammation
  • Uneven Texture
  • Pores
  • Dryness
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

buy it

literally incredible this is my second time buying it i absolutely love it. it does exactly what it says it does and it’s incredible for sensitive skin too. will literally be purchasing until i die

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Reviewed by Cassandra R.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Skin Concern
  • Redness & Inflammation
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Saved. My. Skin.

Around high school, i started getting some redness on my cheeks and chin and never did anything about it. I finally decided at 23 to get a skin care routine that worked and this was the best part of it! I put it on in place of moisturizer morning and night and my face has cleared up so much not only from acne but redness.

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Reviewed by Jay
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Concern
  • Redness & Inflammation
  • Sensitivity
  • Uneven Texture
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Soothing

The GBR serum is calming. It gives my skin what it needs with calming effects. Definitely a “go to” product.

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