Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum
- vegan and cruelty-free serum that contains niacinamide.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.
This product was submitted by Genne on October 17, 2020
Ingredient List (13)
Water 77% • Butylene Glycol 5% • Propane 5% • Propanediol 5% • Glycerin 5% • Niacinamide 4% • Cetyl Tranexamate Hcl 2% • Cetyl Alcohol 0.8% • Ceratonia Siliqua Gum 0.4% • Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum 0.4% • Phenoxyethanol 0.2% • Ethylhexylglycerin 0.1% • Caprylyl Glycol 0.1%Jump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Good Molecules's Discoloration Correcting Serum .
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Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum Ingredients Explained
This product contains 13 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
We don't have a description for Propane.
Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.
Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.
It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.
It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.
Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.
Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.
When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.
Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.
We don't have a description for Cetyl Tranexamate Hcl.
Cetyl Alcohol is an a fatty alcohol and not related to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.
Its main roles are:
* Emollient: helping hydrate skin by trapping moisture
* Emulsifer: preventing ingredients from separating
* Thickening: making the product texture thicker
We don't have a description for Ceratonia Siliqua Gum.
We don't have a description for Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.
Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.
This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.