4.6
Rated 4.6 stars
1,259 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. Always free of fragrances, essential oils, dyes, and colorants.

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.

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

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

4.6
Rated 4.6 stars
Based on 1,259 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1k Total 4 star reviews: 100 Total 3 star reviews: 44 Total 2 star reviews: 55 Total 1 star reviews: 42
1,259 reviews
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    iz
    I recommend this product
    Age Range Under 18
    Skin Concern Acne, Dark Spots, Redness & Inflammation, Dryness
    Rated 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Teen acne??? gone!!!

    I normally don’t write reviews but this product is amazing😍. During the end of May i started to breakout really bad so i decided to buy Krave Beauty. It made me breakout at first so I stopped using it for a few days I then researched and found out it was just my skin purging and adjusting to the product. I also recommend using the great barrier relief with their the Kale-Lalu-yAHA and the inkey list niacinimide serum. (the photos are 3 weeks apart)

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    Emma
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Skin Concern Aging, Uneven Texture, Sensitivity, Redness & Inflammation, Oiliness
    Rated 5 stars
    3 days ago
    My fave Krave product

    I love this little serum (especially now the packaging has improved 1000%). I have very oily skin that is prone to dehydration and sensitivity since I started using Tret. This serum calms my skin down. It sinks in nicely and doesn’t leave a greasy layer. I use two pumps in the morning under moisturiser and tinted sunscreen and three pumps at night under my night cream.

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    Shusmita D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 18 - 24
    Skin Concern Dark Spots, Acne, Sensitivity, Dryness, Uneven Texture
    Rated 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Holy F*n Grail!

    Beautiful, wonderful, perfection of a product. No exaggeration, just try it out yourself! I swear by this. I order 5-6 at a time to avoid multiple shipping and avoid running out of it. I just keep it unopened and keep using up every ounce of the currently using one. No regrets. Worth every penny!

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    Leah
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 18 - 24
    Skin Concern Pores, Acne, Dullness
    Rated 4 stars
    5 days ago
    This stuff is great! Just wish it was packaged differently

    The product alone is amazing. My skin glows and all that good stuff. I just hate that I have to fish a q-tip inside to get the last of the product out. I had the clear bottle which made it easier to see, but now it’ll be harder to get all the product out, now that the bottle is green. Maybe in the future it can be a squeeze out or a tub? :)

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    Kimberley
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Skin Concern Aging, Dullness, Dryness, Sensitivity, Uneven Texture
    Rated 5 stars
    6 days ago
    My skin never looked better

    Love it. I don’t think I’ll ever stop wearing it now. My skin never l looked better! I mean I look good or whateva

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