Today I’m sharing a brand with you that until recently was entirely new to me. The Good Molecules team over at Beautylish contacted me about trying some of their products and after doing a little bit of research I absolutely had to say yes!
Good Molecules & Beautylish sent over four products from their skincare range in exchange for my honest opinion. None of my links are affiliated, I’m just excited to share these products with you! This is not a review. I will be testing all four of these products over the next month and a half to give you my thorough review. I don’t believe in quick skincare reviews, it takes time to see results and changes in your skin.
About Good Molecules
The idea behind Good Molecules is simple: skincare that works at a fair price. Founded by a team of beauty industry veterans, Good Molecules creates skincare solutions with best-in-class ingredients, backed by research and formulated for effectiveness. By working directly with top labs, Good Molecules offers products that target skin issues—like acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation—without the traditional retail markup. See a difference in your skin, starting at just $6
I don’t work with a lot of brands on my blog. Many of the requests I get are for products that retail upwards of $100, and I don’t feel good about sharing products I myself would never buy.
Good molecules on the other hand is incredibly affordable! I was shocked actually when I saw that their prices range from $6 – $15USD. How is that even possible!? The core value of Good Molecules is skincare that works at a fair price. Amen to that!
Their product range includes facial oils, serums, a toner and a cleansing balm. It’s really condensed so you don’t need to spend hours searching through scientific jargon. What I’m getting from the website is an idea similar to Deciem’s The Ordinary, but without the need for a chemistry background to understand what each product does.
I was sent four different products: The Instant Cleansing Balm, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Ultra Hydrating Facial Oil, and Squalane Oil.
Formulated with sea buckthorn oil, camellia oil, and shea butter, this cleansing balm melts on contact with skin to dissolve makeup, dirt, environmental pollutants, and other impurities. Instant Cleansing Balm rinses away with just water, leaving skin comfortably clean—not tight, dry, or stripped.
I will level wth you, cleansing balms are not my usual cup of tea. They work really well for melting off makeup but I always find when I use them near my eyes my eyesight gets blurry, and it’s hard to get balms out of your eyes!
I’ll strive to be objective. This cleansing balm retails for $15 and comes with a little plastic spatula. It’s also the most expensive product in Good Molecules’ range. How crazy is it that $15 is as high as it gets!? Seriously, wow.
I’ve used the Clinique Take The Day off balm ($30) and Farmacy Green Clean ($38) in the past and so far I’m finding that this one works much like the other two. Based on first impressions alone if I was looking for a cleansing balm I would choose the Good Molecules balm over the other two. It’s literally half the price and works just as well in my experience.
Replenish your skin’s moisture content with Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Good Molecules. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this water-light serum draws moisture to the skin for long-lasting hydration. With just one use, skin appears smooth, supple, and well-hydrated.
Hyaluronic acid is my favourite skincare ingredient. It really helps with dry skin in the winter, so I’m always looking for products that contain HA.
The Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum retails for $6 (omg) and comes in a gorgeous frosted glass bottle with a dropper. It includes 1fl oz of product. I’ve only used it a few times so far, and I will need to test it further.
If I’m layering skin concoctions I like to apply my serums from thinnest to thickest. This HA is definitely on the thicker side. I have noticed that there are a few skincare products which seem to pill when used with this serum. Specifically my Vitamin C from The Ordinary, but that one also has a weird grainy formula so I’m testing out other combinations to see if I have the same problem.
Regardless of the pilling issue I haven’t had issues with wearing it under my makeup or daily moisturizer. My skin is getting drier now that it’s below 0 outside so I’ll let you know if this HA helps with the dryness!
Treat dry, dehydrated skin to a boost of weightless moisture. Good Molecules Squalane Oil is made with 100% plant-derived squalane to soften and seal in moisture for a healthy, hydrated complexion.
I’ve been wanting to try squalane in my skincare routine for a long time! According to Good Molecules “Squalane is an emollient found naturally in healthy skin” meaning it should be excellent for keeping things nourished & hydrated.
This bottle contains 0.44fl oz of product and retails for $8USD. The bottle is tinted brown and features a small dropper.
I’m hoping that this oil will be a game changer in fighting dry winter temperatures this year.
Hydrate, nourish, and protect your skin with Ultra-Hydrating Facial Oil from Good Molecules. Formulated for all skin types, this lightweight blend of camellia oil and sea buckthorn oil relieves dryness and dehydration, leaving you with a smooth, dewy glow.
The Ultra-Hydrating Facial Oil from Good Molecules retails for $10USD and contains 0.44fl oz of product. This oil feels extra luxurious on my skin, and unlike other oils I’ve tested recently it actually absorbs into my skin quickly without leaving my face feeling extra oily.
The Sea Buckthorn Oil in this oil has a yellow tint so it’s recommended that it’s only used at night. I usually only use face oils at night anyways so it’s not a problem for me.
The Camelia Oil in this oil is anti-oxidant rich to protect against free radical damage. So far I’m a fan!
Have you heard of Good Molecules?
I’ll be testing out these products over the next month and a bit and will share a full review with you guys once I’ve had time to see how my skin is adjusting to new products. These products are targeted towards dry skin, but Good Molecules also has products which are meant for oiler skin types.
So far I love the brand aesthetic and the focus on affordable prices that don’t compromise on quality! Good skincare is hard to find at a low price these days and it’s amazing to me that Good Molecules has kept their prices so low. Let me know if you’ve tried Good Molecules and which products you’re the most interested in.
Thanks for reading!