The Good Molecules Skincare brand is one of the newest in the affordable skincare category. Featuring prices as low as 6 USD and single-ingredient items such as the squalene oil, I have four products to share with you:
Niacinamide Brightening Toner
Ultra-Hydrating Facial Oil
Good Molecules Skincare springs from online beauty retailer beautylish.com. Beautylish carries a number of well-known makeup and skincare brands plus they’re one of the few online retailers to offer makeup brush sets from some of the best makers, including Japanese brands.
Good Molecules Skincare was created on the premise of ‘skincare that works at a fair price’.
One of the current rallying cries among skincare enthusiasts is the desire for brighter skin, #sorelatable. So this is where the Niacinamide Brightening Toner and Niacinamide Serum come in.
The Niacinamide Brightening Toner ingredients include ascorbic acid, arbutin, cocoa seed extract, sodium hyaluronate and liquorice root extract, plus niacinamide.
Texture: Water-like but slightly heavier, plus it’s fast-absorbing and lacks any scent.
It can be used in the morning and at night and the instructions suggest applying it all over the face using a cotton pad. I’ve applied it that way but I also apply it to surgical gauze and pat all over my face in order to maximise the amount of product that actually makes it to my skin.
You needn’t worry if your skin is on the drier side as this is quite hydrating plus it doesn’t sting.
I use it after cleansing and it’s especially helpful to ensure all makeup and grime are removed at day’s end.
Next is the Niacinamide Serum, which I apply right after the toner.
Texture: Ultra-light liquid gel that’s fast-absorbing. Also has no scent.
The Niacinamide Serum formula boasts 10% niacinamide (vitamin B3) and it’s the second ingredient listed, with water as the first.
Some niacinamide skin benefits include reducing oil, softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles, minimising redness and helping to reduce pores. Niacinamide can also help the skin to build keratin which is one of the things that maximises firmness.
After the Niacinamide Serum, your next option is the Ultra Hydrating Facial Oil. This seals in the toner and serum and offers the skin much-needed hydration. Featuring a blend of camellia oil and sea buckthorn oils, this copper coloured oil is especially good to soften the signs of ageing.
There was a time when I swore by camellia seed oil because of how easily it absorbs and because of the hydration it delivered to my dry skin. So this is definitely a good choice if you’re still on the fence about facial oils.
Few skin care products can boast of having a single ingredient and the Squalene Oil is exactly that. With plant-derived squalene, this can be used morning and evening and will never leave a film on your skin. It’s a straightforward product optimised to hydrate your skin at any time of year. Just adjust the amount you apply as needed. If you’re too tired some nights and want to apply just one thing after cleansing, consider this and you’ll be sorted.
Some of the other products in the Good Molecules range include a cleanser, an eye treatment, and a hyaluronic acid serum. Plus, there’s the option to purchase sets which takes the guesswork out of putting together a targeted skincare routine.
Packaging: All the products reviewed come in glass bottles, with the serum and facial oils having droppers to help you measure out the right amount for each application.
As always, if you want more skincare details about what else I’ve had on rotation lately, have a look [by clicking here] and I hope this helps.
*All items in this post are PR samples provided by Beautylish.