These past few months Good Molecules has been sending me some products from their line. One of those products they sent over was their new Priming Moisturizer. This moisturizer is silicone free that is perfect for daily use. I started using it as my night time moisturizer as I found it a touch too rich for my morning routine. This is the full review.
Review: Good Molecules Priming Moisturizer
Good Molecules is a US skincare brand that is available from Beautylish. This particular moisturizer retails for $14 which is not a lot of money for a good moisturizer. Good Molecules is a brand with clever marketing and quite similar to brands like The Ordinary, trying to get good skincare without the fuss for an affordable price point. This moisturizer is silicone free, fragrance free, alcohol free and mineral oil free. The brand does not test on animals and this particular items is also vegan.
What does this moisturizer promise to do?
Skincare always comes with promises: claims that the product should deliver on. Nine out of ten times those claims are bogus, but not with Good Molecules. This moisturizer should smooth and hydrate your skin. It can be used day or night on a day to day basis. It should protect your skin from environmental damage but what makes this product even more special is the fact that it should create a good base for makeup. Hence the name: priming moisturizer.
How to apply this moisturizer?
It is recommended to use a pea sized amount and to gently massage it into the skin. I like how this comes with a pump. Moisturizers with pumps are so much more hygienic in their use than moisturizers in pumps. Why? Because it protects the product from air and therefore it keeps well for longer. Air holds bacteria and that could potentially mess with the texture and workings of a skincare product. So whenever a skincare product comes in a pump or a tube, it immediately scores points in my book.
What are the ingredients of this moisturizer?
The one thing I like about Good Molecules is the fact that their ingredient lists are not super long. This particular moisturizer boasts containing shea butter, macadamia seed oil and vitamin E. It contains a plant-derived silicone substitute and fatty acids to help nourish the skin. There is still some abracadabra on this ingredient list, but I think that for the most part this looks like a good ingredient list with ingredients that get the job done.
My final thoughts
Overall this moisturizer is a nice one. I can see why they promote this as a good one for under makeup. If indeed you only use a pea sized amount you can make it work. For my dehydrated skin, I found it wasn’t doing enough. So I decided to use it as a night time moisturizer and use a few extra pumps. In general, I use 4 – 5 pumps every time. It does mean I am going through this much more quickly, but it does work well. This moisturizer sinks is super quickly and I feel I can use it by itself and I don’t need a ton of other products. It’s been great as a one-stop before bed time shop and I have been loving that about it.
Would I recommend the Good Molecules Priming Moisturizer?
This is not the best moisturizer I ever tried. If you have a dry/ dehydrated skin type like mine, this will not give you the nourishment you need if you use it as recommended. I can still make it work, but that does mean I have to use a lot more product. So I wouldn’t recommend this if you are looking for a hyper moisturizing product. However, if you have normal to oily skin and you are looking for a super basic, every day moisturizer this can work quite well for you and it might mean you can forego the step of adding a primer to your makeup routine as well. Because that priming element definitely does work, but for me I need a bit more from a skincare item.