Like most people since the start of the mask mandate due to the pandemic, I also had a problem with maskne. I was breaking out so bad. So what I did is follow the advice of a dermatologist and created a skincare routine that is hydrating, soothing, and prevented those maskne. I will share all those products starting with this Good Molecules BHA Clarify Gel Cream review.
But first, what is the brand Good Molecules?
It is a brand founded by a team of beauty industry veterans, Good Molecules creates skincare solutions with best-in-class ingredients, backed by research and formulated for effectiveness. By working directly with top labs, Good Molecules offers products that target skin issues—like acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation—without the traditional retail markup. The idea behind Good Molecules is simple: skincare that works at a fair price. And take note, they never test on animals.
After a month of using this product, I did notice that my face is less irritated and I don't break out anymore after using a mask. And after 6 months, I'm free of my acne breakout.
It's hard to squeeze out the product from the tube.
Not that moisturizing
WHAT IS IT?
Good Molecules BHA Clarify Gel claims to soothe irritated blemish-prone skin with the help of this weightless gel-cream. This cream is formulated with a blend of salicylic acid to fight breakouts, green tea and Centella Asiatica extracts to calm, and pomegranate and grapeseed oils to hydrate without clogging pores.
Salicylic acid to fight breakouts. As mentioned in my previous post about maskne, Dermatologists recommends using products with this ingredient.
Green teaand Centella Asiatica extracts to calm irritation
Pomegranate and grape seed oils to hydrate without clogging pores
You can read its full ingredient analysis in Incoder.
APPLICATION: Apply all over cleansed skin after toner and serums. Follow up with a moisturizer. It is recommended to wear SPF while using this product during the daytime.
PACKAGING: It comes with an aluminum-type tube so it is hard to squeeze out the products especially when you want to empty them.
FORMULA & TEXTURE: As stated in the product name, it is a gel-cream type. It is lightweight and suitable for all skin types especially those with oily skin.
At my very first application, it feels a bit tacky but it absorbs fast into the skin. But take note that this is not a moisturizer. This is more like treatment or serum so you will still need a moisturizer after.
After a month of using this product, I did notice that my face is less irritated and I don’t break out anymore after using a mask. And after 6 months, although I have dark marks, I’m free of my acne breakout. I only get acne or two during my period but sometimes I do not. I also noticed that I have fewer blackheads even though I haven’t got a proper facial treatment since 2020. It truly targets breakouts, irritation, and congestion. Best of all, it’s affordable compared to many BHA treatments in the market.