Okay, so if there is one thing I have learned blogging about beauty over the past 10 years it’s that you don’t need to break the bank to have great skincare products.
I’ve tried items that are $10 and items that are $300 and truthfully, although the $300 products contain more luxe ingredients, they pretty much all do the trick for me. Over the years there have been so many new brands released which promise amazing skincare without the department store prices and one of these brands is Good Molecules.
Good Molecules is a U.S. skincare brand that is super affordable and contains ingredients that are backed by science. They publish a nothing-to-hide ingredient list on the side of each box so you know exactly how much they use of each ingredient in every product. Oh, and did I mention it’s super affordable too? Their products aren’t sold in any stores here in Canada (and even then, the stores they do sell them in in other countries is super limited), but you can order online through the Good Molecules site.
The brand recently reached out and sent over a box of goodies to try them out and the first thing that struck me was how cute the branding was. I’m a sucker for good packaging and great branding, so I knew automatically that I would love these items.
Starting first with the Niacinamide Brightening Toner ($14 USD), this toner is great for promoting bright, even skin and less visible pores. It’s an alcohol-free formula and contains brightening ingredients to make skin appear healthier, look less dull, fix uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores.
Like the name suggests, it contains niacinamide (also known as Vitamin B3), which targets uneven skin tone, dullness, and pores, as well as strengthens your skins barrier function. It also contains naturally derived arbutin to improve the look of hyperpigmentation, as well as licorice root extract to soothe inflammation. Lastly, it also contains Vitamin C to protect skin against free radical damage and promote collagen production.
Now that your skin is prepped for the rest of your skincare routine, go in with their Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($6 USD). This serum, great for morning and night, is formulated with hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and make it appear more smooth and supple.
This is a great serum to use in your everyday routine (even if you use other serums, this is great to mix in), since it’s very lightweight and will help keep your skin hydrated all season long. I love including hyaluronic acid products into my routine and for only $6, this is something that won’t break the bank.
For nighttime, take a look at their Overnight Exfoliating Treatment ($6 USD). This serum, applied before bed, contains a blend of 10 per cent alpha and beta hydroxy acids to help resurface and renew skin. It’s great for combatting anti-aging, as well as blemishes on the skin.
The formula contains AHAs and BHAs, which are both exfoliating agents. The AHAs work on the surface level of your skin to remove dead skin cells and allow for cell regeneration for smoother and more textured skin. The BHAs (which are also known as salicylic acid) are great for acne and sun damage as it can penetrate deeper in your skin and pores to remove excess sebum and dirt.
Apply this serum at night a few times a week and wake up with more luminous skin.
Lastly, to moisturize, take a look at their Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($12 USD). This moisturizer smoothes, hydrates, and preps your skin for makeup. It contains a blend of macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative to hydrate, strengthen, condition, and protect skin from environmental stress, all whole providing a perfect canvas for your makeup.
I love this moisturizer since it’s very pleasant to apply. It glides on the skin and fills in pores and any lines and wrinkles, making it perfect as your base for the rest of your skin. I also find the formula to be really nourishing and lightweight. I like to apply this in the morning and then wait a few minutes to allow it to absorb into my skin before going in with my sunscreen.
As you can see, the prices for these products really can’t be beat. Even as I was writing this post and looking these items up, I couldn’t get over how affordable everything is. If you spend $35 on the Good Molecules site, the items ship for free as well (not sure about international shipping though). I love how you can get a whole regimen for basically $35, which is not even the price of a serum at Sephora.
I also want to add that the products are cruelty-free and most of them (if not all) are vegan as well.
Have you tried out Good Molecules?
Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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