Great Barrier Relief

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Great Barrier Relief

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Community: 8 Ratings • 11 Reviews
combination PIHAcneBlackheads+ 2
My Skin's Savior

I have sensitive, oily, AND acne-prone skin so trying out products is a hassle. I am so glad I found Liah Yoo on YouTube a few years ago before she started her business, Krave Beauty. Her tips and THIS product has transformed my skin. My break outs healed, redness and dryness from other irritants went away. I used this product, Great Barrier Relief, with a layer of Cetaphil on top to seal it in, day and night for almost a month and now my skin is finally hydrated and healthy. Skin soaks this serum up quickly and it's lightweight enough to wear during the day and under other moisturizers, sunscreen, and makeup. Pairs nicely with other moisturizers, especially Cetaphil and CeraVe. Only downside would be the slight nutty or bark scent which is because of the tamanu oil but it hasn't affected my sensitive skin and acne nor does it bother me, you get used to it. And for all the benefits... TOTALLY WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

combination PIHAcneEczema+ 5
Nice scent and texture but broke me out :(

The scent and texture are so nice, I really like using it. One to two pumps were enough for all my face.
Unfortunately, my face skin usually broke out one or two days after applying it, with clogged pores. I then tried to use it on the body to not waste it but same, I got few of very small itchy spots with clear liquid (allergy? fungal acne?) where I put it (arms and legs).

dry PIHAcneEczema+ 5
cant live without it

disclaimer : I have a very dry and sensitive skin.

Price: so expensive for a 40 ml serum but considering the result on my skin, it is worth it.
Texture: thick, more like a light lotion.
What It Claims: "nourishing serum that calms signs of sensitivity and evens out skin without the greasy after feeling."
Result: It helped the eczema on my palm that I had been suffered for almost 3 years! I am glad that it worked on my face too, when it feels so dry because I overexfoliate or whenever my skin needs it, I always use this as my SOS skincare. Its like a must-have on the skincare shelf.

normal RosaceaPoresSensitive+ 2
Smooth skin but beware it cloggs pores!

I use this when needed over night about 2-3 times per month when my skin is sensitized due to adapalene. I tried using daily as an eye cream but was getting tiny whiteheads on my eye area after use so I had to stop. I still enjoy this but could not use daily as it does clog my pores too much for continual use even with the exfoliants in my routine. I have normal to dry, acne prone skin.

combination PoresSensitiveUneven+ 1
Cause me fungal acne :(

I over-exfoliated my face & i was searching for products to repair my skin barrier.
I discover this product thru youtube & i found out that the founder of this brand is a youtuber. i was skeptical at first because this product is soo highly raved on youtube! i was thinking perhaps, this product is recommended just to help their fellow youtuber ( meaning its not that great actually) but i was so hopeless for my skin & decided to try it.

the texture is unlike your usual serum, its more of a liquid-y cream (??) it does smell weird because of the tamanu oil but im totally fine with it ( rather than having fragrance in your skincare)

it does a great job to calm my skin, however, it took a long time to 'repair' my skin ( since its so highly raved, i kinda have high expectation for it :/). the first time i use it, i only notice like a slight fungal acne on my face ( i was thinking maybe it could gone within days) but as time goes by, its spreading on my forehead!!! :((

I have been using it for a week! & my skin does become 'better' in terms of redness sensitivity, however, my problem now is the fungal acne breakout! & it kinda make my face DULL :( [ bcs previously i was using a glycolic acid serum which makes my skin sooo good,supple, radiance, glowing everytime! i dont even have to wear a foundie/concealer to go out :(]

overall, this product DOES calm redness sensitivity. however, if u're not suffering from this problem, i dont recommend it as u can use other serum that might give u more benefit ( vitamin C, glycolic acid, lactic acid). i recently found out that CICA , HONEY & PROPOLIS could calm ur red skin! if u have an oily // combi skin, u could try those instead!

ps : my skin is combination but bcs i over exfoliate, it becomes dry.

combination BlackheadsPoresSensitive+ 2
My Saviour

Got this when i move to another state with a hot and dry weather. My skin was in a terrible condition at that time. Dry patches, oily t zone, fungal acne on mask area, and pores started to become more visible and dirty-looking. This serum really does help keeping my skin at bays and after a month, i can literally see a very good result. My skin started to calm down faster whenever it has breakouts, redness from fungal acnes also quickly disappear and it controls my sebum and oil production. I still have problems with fungal acne but this serum help to at least calm down my skin overnight. Plus, the only reason i got fungal acne is due to our new norm of wearing mask.

The consistency of the serum makes it a suitable replacement of moisturizer too for me. I like to combine this with my Cosrx Centella Blemish spot treatment and it works hella fine together. Honestly, the pricey side of this product was the only thing that hold me back in the first place. So im very glad this serum works on me and I have to say it's worth every penny.

It does have a distinctive smell of oil but i can tolerate that. It also has this sticky finishes that i like, not suffocating but enough as moisturizing layer. U can just control it by the amounts you put on your face. I use this everyday at night time and wake up with a fresh, better looking skin. This serum indeed restore your skin to a healthier level.

dry PIHAnti-AgingPores+ 1
Skin Barrier, Hyperpigmentation Holy Grail

I am a skincare maximalist and skintertainment enthusiast, so I am always trying and testing new products. (Jury's out if my skin loves me or hates me for it... I do get good results but it probably wishes I wasn't adding new products all the time...) However, when I have to pare my routine down, I turn to Great Barrier Relief. The tamanu oil gives the product an earthy smell and is the superstar that helps fade my post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

combination PIHAcneBlackheads+ 4

thida has left a 1 star rating.
combination PIHBlackheadsPores+ 2
Skin Barrier Savior!

I started using this when my skin felt irritated from trying on too many different products and this saved my skin! I have fair skin which is often red and I definitely saw a great reduce in my skin's redness and also noticed that it had lightened some of my hyperpigmentation left over from past acne. This product does seem to leave a bit of an occlusive so I wouldn't recommend applying too much if you have oily skin unless you are planning to just use this product alone after a cleanser. It also made my skin baby smooth, soft, and super glowy!

normal BlackheadsPoresDehydrated+ 2

gracesa has left a 5 star rating.
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