Product Review | Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum
Product Review | Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum ($12, Beautylish.com)
Product Details (from Beautylish's website): Target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone with Discoloration Correcting Serum from Good Molecules. Version 1.1 is formulated with an advanced form of tranexamic acid to visibly improve the appearance of dark spots, acne scars, melasma, and sun damage.
Why It’s Special
2% TeraCeutic TXVector™ (cetyl tranexamate mesylate) delivers tranexamic acid deep into the skin to help fade hyperpigmentation
Dual-action formula targets existing dark spots and prevents future hyperpigmentation before it occurs
4% niacinamide works to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture, dullness, and enlarged pores
Review: Affordable skincare items are always welcome here. Enter Good Molecules. I picked this up a while ago from Beautylish but I did a five-week test of this product hence the delay of this review. If you follow me on Instagram, you would've seen in my stories a weekly update for five weeks. These updates are still available on the "Highlights" section under Good Molecules.
The box is a very colorful neon green packaging with blue and magenta typography. It also has a splash of colors printed on the bottom of the box. The same colors and design on the box are to be seen on the glass bottle label as well. This serum comes with a dropper to dispense the product and it is not flimsy; it actually works and it is easy to use. The serum is a milky white lightweight consistency. When applied and blended on the desired area/s or target, it goes on clear and does not leave any white residue. Due to its lightweight consistency, this sinks into the skin nicely but it does need a little bit of time to dry.
I have to say that this serum did lighten up my dark spots (there's two of them). Let me note that these two dark spots are from pimples that never "popped out" leaving those scars (they are flat and smooth). This serum also did not break me out which is a plus. Although I had a different expectation with this product, I was hoping it would erase the discoloration completely. A theory I have to why that might not be the case is I run/jog on a regular basis so I am also under sun (I use sunscreen and other anti-pollutant serums) quite a bit. I also run with my mask on (unless out of breath) so the sweat sometimes get trapped around the area where the discoloration are (although I do wear a breathable mask). Having included other factors that might have affected the progress of treatment, I recommend this product if you are looking to lighten some discoloration and not expecting a complete disappearance. Also, this was tested for five weeks on two different scarring areas which were small. I am not sure how this would work on a larger surface area needing discoloration correction. For $12, it is a good product.
Side Note: I did buy the Clinique Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter to see if it would make the discoloration completely go away.