Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
1,549 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

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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.


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


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 1,549 reviews
87%would recommend this product
Total 5 star reviews: 1.2k Total 4 star reviews: 125 Total 3 star reviews: 56 Total 2 star reviews: 71 Total 1 star reviews: 72
1,549 reviews
  • K
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    What is your skin type? Combination
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    Bad/overwhelming smell, made my face super red & just wasn't for me.

    I'm starting to think a lot of the Krave products are a bit overhyped. I've seen so many great things said about Great Barrier Relief but it was NOT for me! The smell (what I'm assuming is the Tamanu Oil) was so overly sweet and when I put it on my face, my skin immediately turned red & splotchy, and I had to wash it off right away. I'm also just so surprised that none of the reviews mentioned how sweet smelling this was, it was very overbearing.

    K Profile picture for KraveBeauty
    2 days ago

    Hi Kelsie, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

    We’re so sorry to hear that our Great Barrier Relief did not work out for you. You were definitely correct when you mentioned the pungency of the product. The inclusion of Tamanu oil as one of the key ingredients has created a natural scent that does not fit everyone's preference. Based on what you shared, we believe that the skin reaction the product gave you 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!
  • MM
    Masuka M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Skin Concern Dullness, Dryness, Uneven Texture, Redness & Inflammation
    What is your skin type? Dry
    What did you like about this product? Nourishing, Hydrating, Layers Easily, Non-sticky
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Great Barrier serum

    Love the way it goes on my skin. Plays well with other products. Is also soothing. I'm not bothered by the scent it has.

  • KS Profile picture for Kimberly S.
    Kimberly S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Skin Concern Aging, Dark Spots, Dullness, Dryness, Redness & Inflammation
    What is your skin type? Combination
    What did you like about this product? Nourishing, Noticeable Results, Gentle, Hydrating
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Get Over the Scent and Embrace the Beauty

    If you can get over the scent (nutty, earthy, primal, maybe bits of sulphur - which is great for the skin!)…

    You’re in for quite the treat…! In just a couple uses, my face skin feels significantly stronger. As for the body, I think it will take a bit longer to see results.

    This is a really good dupe for another face lotion I use that’s about 3-5 times the price of these products.

  • E
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Acne, Redness & Inflammation, Sensitivity
    What is your skin type? Sensitive
    What did you like about this product? Gentle, Nourishing, Noticeable Results, Layers Easily
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Popular For A Reason

    How can I ever go back to living without this? Answer? I cannot.

  • EA
    Elizabeth A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    Skin Concern Aging, Dark Spots, Dullness, Dryness, Redness & Inflammation
    What is your skin type? Normal
    What did you like about this product? Nourishing, Hydrating, Noticeable Results, Lightweight, Works Under Makeup
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Love this!

    Love Great Barrier Relief. My skin was dry and peeling from using retinol and this helped within three days! I’m using it every day now, one pump in the morning and two at night. I probably will never stop using this!

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