Finding affordable beauty that actually works is extremely difficult. When it comes to skincare it really is a case of “you get what you pay for” in most cases. Even myself (who has had the privilege of trying many brands) gravitates towards the higher end bougie brands because I know their quality and ingredients are going to be trustworthy.
When Good Molecules reached out to me, I was dubious. They are affordable which usually means there is going to be something missing. Well there is, but it’s not the quality of their products or their effectiveness that is lacking, instead it’s their low cost marketing. They do not hire expensive celebrities or fork out on costly PR stunts like all expense paid PR trips to LA, The Alps of the French Riveria to market their products and new releases, instead they send thoughtful packages which includes their latest releases to micro influencers just like myself. No strings attached, we are not held under any contract or obliged to write about them. This allows for the brand to keep their products affordable for their consumers and to get the word out about their latest achievements.
I myself like to write about brands and products worth featuring which is why I am here today shouting out Good Molecules.
The brand was founded by a team of individuals that have had long standing beauty professions. They took their knowledge to the labs to create a brand that was to target skin concerns such as acne, hyper - pigmentation and redness. The branding has a fun and colourful look with a twist of science.
Good Molecules have great ethics :-
• Cruelty Free.
• Recyclable Packaging.
• Vegan Friendly.
I of course have some favourites that I have tried and tested.
Niacinamide Toner – For a brighter, even skin tone with minimised pores suitable for AM & PM use. Toners are one of my favourite skincare steps. They are important and aid other steps in your routine. I loved the texture of this it was quite thick for a toner. I used by dispensing on a reusable pad and sweeping over the skin after all cleansing steps and before moisturiser.
The product acts to :-
• Promote the production of collagen and protect the skin from free radicals with Vitamin C.
• Make pores less visible with key ingredient Niacinamide.
• Liquorice root extract soothes inflammation. Great for irritated or acne prone skin.
Niacinamide Serum – Refines skin texture and minimises pores. I use Niacinamide in my evening routine and it has become a staple. As an oily skinned girl I find this ingredient to be effective and helps prevent unwanted breakouts. Why do I only use in the PM you may ask? Well I have Vitamin C in my AM routine and the two ingredients cancel one another making them less effective so I separate. I apply after I have cleansed and toned and before oils & creams.
What does it do?
• Minimises the appearance of pores.
• Improves the skins brightness.
• Reduces moisture loss keeping the skin hydrated.
• Easily layered with other products, fast absorbing and no pilling.
Another thing I love about this is that it’s less that £6.00 and so effective. Like I can’t be without it or I start to break out. A ride or die product.
Pineapple Exfoliating Powder – This is brand new to the Good Molecules family. A gentle exfoliate that when mixed with a drop of water turns into a liquid paste. Most exfoliates are only suitable for use 1 to 2 times a week. This is so gentle you can use daily if desired.
What do you use it for ?
• Removal of dead skin cells making the skin look energised.
Key Ingredients :-
• Silk Powder & Natural Rich Starch gently exfoliate.
• Calamine Powder calms irritation making it gentle to use.
• The fruit cocktail of Pineapple, Kiwi and Papaya make a tropical Enzyme Rich concoction that lifts the dead skin cells.
I find this product a delight and look forward to using in my routines.
Clarify and Cleanse Bar – Brands are moving onto cleansing bars as a way of saving the environment with unnecessary packaging. This cleansing bar is perfect for oily/ acne prone skin types. The ingredients within help to keep the skin clear and calm.
• Salicylic Acid unclogs pores preventing bacteria build up which can lead to breakouts.
• Tea Tree Oil has antiseptic powers.
• Kaolin Clay balances sebum production for oily skin types.
• Rosehip Oil adds hydration and keeps the skin well moisturised.
• Cocoa powder detoxifies, improves elasticity helping with scarring and appearance of wrinkles.
As you can see there are so many fab products and all cheap AF! I rarely rave about a brand so affordable but these guys get top marks.
You can find Good Molecules at Beautylish who ship to the UK.
I would love to hear your thoughts on affordable beauty. What brands do you recommend. Leave your comments below.
March 29, 2020