In the past year I have been trying some products from Good Molecules. So far I have liked most of the products I have received from the brand. The last product I tried was their Super Peptide serum which I liked just fine. When I received the Discoloration Correcting serum, I wasn’t instantly over the moon though. I was thinking it might be too much for my mostly sensitive skin. I have been using it consistently the past few weeks and can share my thoughts with you.
Review: Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting serum
Let’s talk price point and availability first. The Good Molecules products can be purchased from two different places: Beautylish and their own website. This can make this brand a bit more difficult to get if you are not in the US. While the brand is not expensive, this serum retails for $12, buying this outside of the US, with the addition of shipping costs and potential custom fees could make this much more expensive than some competitors that are readily available in Europe such as Make Up Revolution, The Ordinary and the Inkey List. I would really want this brand to come to a European retailer so that it is easier and less expensive to get.
What does this serum have to offer?
The Discoloration Correcting serum is one that had me a bit nervous. It boasts being able to help with uneven skintone and hyperpigmentation for instance caused by melasma. It features niacinamide as well as one of the top ingredients to help with skin texture and dullness. That is the main reason why I wanted to try this. I have some skin texture issues with milia and some melasma because I have fair skin that is sensitive and is therefore very reactive to sunlight and the changing of the seasons.
What is the ingredient list like?
With skincare products I always like looking at the ingredient list. This the one for this serum. This is called version 1.1 so it seems this product may be updated over time:
- Water – 77.0%
- Butylene Glycol – 5.0%
- Propanediol – 5.0%
- Glycerin – 5.0%
- Niacinamide – 4.0%
- Cetyl Tranexamate Mesylate – 2.0%
- Cetyl Alcohol – 0.8%
- Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum – 0.4%
- Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum – 0.4%
- Phenoxyethanol – 0.2%
- Ethylhexylglycerin – 0.1%
- Caprylyl Glycol – 0.1%
As you can see glycerin and niacinamide are high up the list. However, most of this product (as many skincare products) contains water. I appreciate how transparent Good Molecules is about their ingredient list. Most brands will just list it in order, but GM also includes the percentage of how much is in the product.
How does this serum work on the skin?
This is a product that can be used as a first step in a skincare routine after cleansing. I was afraid it might be too much for my sensitive skin, but I have nearly used this up and it has never caused any irritation in the weeks I have been using this. I also notice it works well to help with my skin’s texture. I tried the Niacinamide Serum as well and liked it, but it glooped up really quickly and became unusable. This does have a smaller percentage of niacinamide but for me it is still effective for what I need it to do.
My final thoughts
Overall this has been my favorite Good Molecules serum so far. The Discoloration Correcting serum does a few things in one go that have really helped my skin. I think I may want to try to find a similar product that is more readily available to me though, as this will just be too expensive to buy from the current retailers. I hope Inkey List or The Ordinary do something similar. If not, I would be interested in potentially repurchasing this once it runs out.
Would I recommend Good Molecules’ Discoloration Correcting serum?
This is a really good one. Since it has a blend of different ingredients that target different skin issues I feel this is more effective than some of the other products I have tried from the brand. My main reason to not run out and buy more is because this is just too difficult for me to buy. I would have to place quite a large order of things to make it worth it. While I have a few products that I like by now, so far it’s not enough to warrant spending and arm and a leg for it.