Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 1027 reviews

OG Great Barrier Relief

Reparative, skin-soothing serum

$19.60(45ml / 1.52 Fl oz)

Price listed reflects 30% discount. Final sale.

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  • Ingredients
  • How to Pair
  • Recycling Guide

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: #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.

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

Materials Used
Bottle: PET (1) / Polyethylene Terephthalate
Cap: PP (5) / Polypropylene
Box: PAP (21) / Paper, Mixed paper, Cardboard

Real Customers, Honest Words

average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 1027 reviews
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1027 Reviews
Reviewed by COURTNEY Y.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Concern
  • Acne
  • Aging
  • Oiliness
  • Redness & Inflammation
  • Sensitivity
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

MY HOLY GRAIL MOISTURIZER

IF YOU ARE USING RETINOIDS YOU MUST BUY THIS! IT HELPS TREMENDOUSLY TO CALM SKIN.

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Reviewed by Kati B.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Concern
  • Acne
  • Dryness
  • Redness & Inflammation
  • Sensitivity
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

AMAZING

This is a repurchase, I love Great Barrier Relief serum to help my stressed skin recover, and specifically after chemical exfoliator

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Reviewed by Ben S.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Soothing

I ordered this in anticipation of winter, because I struggle a bit with dryness and redness this time of year. Using this a few nights a week leaves my skin more even and soft, and even a little brighter when I wake up.

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Reviewed by Eileen B.
Verified Buyer
I don't recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Skin Concern
  • Acne
  • Dark Spots
  • Oiliness
  • Redness & Inflammation
  • Uneven Texture
Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

Maybe not for me?

I've been using GBR on and off for well over a year now (since July 2020) and recently purchased two new bottles as I was excited about the repackaging. During that time I've had quite a skin journey including various prescriptions, and had previously found GBR helpful in tolerating and healing from strong actives. I found it cosmetically elegant and very much enjoyed using it. However, as of my most recent October repurchase I'm feeling disenchanted. I finally found my keys to happy, clear skin (steady tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide use), and found myself clogging up immediately after incorporating GBR again. Especially in my t zone which had been well controlled by the actives. When I took a break from GBR, I cleared up. Unfortunately I don't think GBR has a place in my personal routine anymore. I guess skin changes and everybody is different but I'm so sad to say goodbye :(

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Reviewed by MONA
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Skin Concern
  • Dullness
  • Aging
  • Dryness
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

like texture and moisture, not smell

Good+ product. Goes well with my sunscreen.

Smell is not pleasant but disapate quickly

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