Brand spotlight: Good Molecules

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.

Good Molecules Brand Spotlight

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.

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm Packaging

The Products

I was sent four different products: The Instant Cleansing Balm, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Ultra Hydrating Facial Oil, and Squalane Oil.

Instant Cleansing Balm

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.

Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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!

Good Molecules Squalane Oil

Good Molecules Squalane

Squalane Oil

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.

Ultra Hydrating Facial Oil

Ultra-Hydrating Facial Oil

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!

Good Molecules Brand Spotlight

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!

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19 Comments

  1. November 4, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    I have never heard of this brand but am interested in trying them out. I love how you aren’t rushing your reviews either. I feel the same way about skincare. It takes time to figure out if a product is really gonna work, or is just not for me. <3

  2. October 31, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand. Amazing how affordable they are! Congratulations on receiving these free products! Everything sounds pretty great so far & the packaging is adorable. I just got the Farmacy Balm & am a little nervous to use it now that you said it makes your eyes blurry though!

    • November 2, 2019 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks Hunida! So far I’m pretty impressed. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy them as much as I have been 😊
      It does wash off so I’d you get it in your eyes it’s only temporary. It’s pretty disorienting though πŸ˜„

  3. October 25, 2019 / 10:19 am

    I’m usually not one to be like “omg the packaging” straight away but omg the packaging! Kinda cute. Love that everything is so affordable. I would be interested in the cleansing balm and the serum the most but would to try them all as well lol. I will look into this brand and see what other products they have, hopefully they’re CF.

    • October 25, 2019 / 8:21 pm

      The packaging is really elevated from what I would expect with the pricing! I can’t believe how affordable everything is.
      Oh and I was meaning to update this post, All of their products are vegan and not tested on animals. They are working to achieve cruelty free status at the moment but I confirmed with the brand that no animals are tested on!

      • October 29, 2019 / 9:24 pm

        Do you know if they’re sold in specific stores or online only?
        Ah yay glad to hear they’re CF will definitely check them out

        • November 2, 2019 / 6:21 pm

          I think it’s exclusively at Beautylish. It’s too bad they aren’t in stores!

          • November 5, 2019 / 2:19 am

            awh damn, i hope i’m able to find them on that site then, thanks! xx

          • November 5, 2019 / 3:58 am

            No problem!

  4. October 15, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    Never heard of this brand before, but those prices are amazing! I’m very interested to hear your thoughts after you’ve thoroughly tested them!

    • October 22, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      Aren’t they!? I couldn’t believe it! I’m enjoying testing everything so far 😊

  5. October 14, 2019 / 11:11 am

    These sounds amazing but are they cruelty-free? I’m trying to keep to my cf & or vegan product use as much as possible. πŸ™‚ β™₯

    • October 14, 2019 / 12:45 pm

      I couldn’t find a statement on their website so I will reach out to them and let you know. All four of these products are labeled as vegan but I did come across one product on the website that wasn’t. I’ll let you know what they say! πŸ’•

      • October 14, 2019 / 12:48 pm

        Cool thanks. It can be either or or both really, but I appreciate you finding out. It’ll also be good I think when you do your full review!

        • October 14, 2019 / 12:58 pm

          Yes exactly! I will update this post as well when I know 😊

        • October 18, 2019 / 6:32 pm

          Ok so they got back to me, Good Molecules doesn’t test on animals but they don’t have their cruelty free status certified yet. They’re working on this currently. They also told me that all products are vegan!

          So hopefully they make that CF status available asap! 😊

          • October 20, 2019 / 4:18 am

            Oh nice πŸ‘πŸ» I’ll definitely have to check them out sometime. Thanks for checking 😘✌🏻

          • October 22, 2019 / 11:34 pm

            Of course! I hope you’re having a good week πŸ’•

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