Daily Brightening Serum$8
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About Good Molecules Daily Brightening Serum
Maintain a bright, even-toned complexion with this Daily Brightening Serum from Good Molecules. Beta arbutin and hyaluronic acid go to work to gently brighten and promote a healthy, youthful complexion without irritation.
Why It’s Special
- Gently brighten and target dullness with beta arbutin, which works to inhibit excess melanin production for clear, even skin
- Hyaluronic acid binds to moisture and draws it into the skin to maintain a healthy moisture balance and protect from dehydration
- The lightweight, water-based formula layers seamlessly under skincare and makeup, making it ideal for daily use
How to Use
Apply a few drops in the morning and at night before oils and moisturizers. Let absorb for 30 seconds. Suitable for daily use. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
- Size: 30 ml / 1 oz
- pH: 5.32
- Never tested on animals
Water, Arbutin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol
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ReviewsTeamLixia L. Jul 24, 2019
Gentle Yet Effective Brightener
Beta arbutin is the active ingredient in this serum that provides an overall brightening effect to the skin. This ingredient is derived from bearberry plants and has the effect of blocking the melanin development in the skin. I enjoy using beta arbutin along with other skin brighteners such as the niacinamide found in the Discoloration Correcting Serum and the Vitamin C Booster Powder. The reason why this serum works well with other skin brighteners is due to beta arbutin being released at a slow rate, making it less irritating to the skin. Beta arbutin is very gentle and does not generally having any sensitizing effects on the skin. If you happen to have very sensitive skin, a patch test is always recommended but this ingredient is overall very well tolerated.
There is a good amount of the active ingredient in this formulation to make it effective but like I mentioned, the mechanism in which beta arbutin works still makes it gentle. I have seen that this product works to bolster the brightening effects of the other actives I also use. I appreciate that there are three types of hyaluronic acid in the base of this product in order to give a plumping effect to the skin. I like to mix the Vitamin C Booster Powder into this serum as the first step of my morning routine and follow up with the Discoloration Correcting Serum. I cannot wait to see the results with continued use as there have been vast improvements with hyper-pigmentation in my skin.75 found this helpful.Lynn M. Dec 22, 2019
Slow + Steady Wins the Race, But It DOES Work!
I initially purchased the Brighten, Correct, & Boost set along with the Super Seven + Instant Cleansing Balm, and the Niacinamide Brightening Toner, all as my first experience using Good Molecules 4 months ago. I reviewed the BC&B set two months later in October and mentioned then that I was super happy with + had been starting to see good results with almost everything in the set, after the first week I'd decided to discontinue using the Daily Brightening Serum after doing some research, plus I felt like I didn't really need everything I was using at the time. I put the bottle in a drawer after the first week and left it at that.
A couple of weeks after I left that review and getting to the point of running low on some GM products + needing to make some decisions about which products I was going to reorder, I changed my regimen up and started using the Daily Brightening Serum again. I decided to discontinue the Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid serums from my initial Super Seven purchase, and instead use the Daily Brightening Serum (since it contains hyaluronic acid as well as the tranexamic acid) and the Discoloration Correcting Serum (since it contains niacinamide) instead, as it'd seemed like overkill to try and fit everything I was trying to fit into my routine. As I said in a recent review of the Discoloration Correcting Serum, I feel like continuing to use these two along with the Super Peptide Serum, the Niacinamide Toner, and a few times weekly with the Vitamin C Booster Powder is addressing all of my concerns and will give me continued good results without the overkill of using too many serums.
After passing 50, I've had some patchy darkening on my face as well as some probably somewhat hereditary dark circles under my eyes, and these are really helping. I was definitely seeing results in the first and second weeks of using all of the GM brightening/discoloration products.
A little over 2 months later I can definitely see even stronger results - my skin looks & feels better than it ever has, my fine lines are still there but very much reduced, and while my face still shows some light darkened patches, it has definitely improved from what it was!
Besides all of the abovementioned products and the Instant Cleansing Balm, I'm also currently trying out GM's new moisturizer. With the serums and all GM products, they all layer very well, layer well under makeup, absorb nicely and there's never any pilling.
I wish I'd realized when I placed my first GM order that I really didn't need everything I ordered the first time, but you never really know until you try! Anyone fighting dark patches/other discoloration problems and that really needs brightening help I feel will likely be best suited using the products in the Brighten, Correct & Boost set + the Super Peptide Serum and the toner. If you don't really have those problems and don't need brightening help, then the serums in the Super Seven should suit you just fine.
In any case, I certainly recommend the Daily Brightening Serum and the Discoloration Correcting Serum (and the Vitamin C powder, I love that stuff!) + the Niacinamide Toner for anyone else with some of the patchy issues I have had, whether you're over 50 or not - it's definitely worth a try. and I'm definitely seeing results40 found this helpful.Lisa K. May 23, 2019
Noticeably helped my acne scars after just one use!
My skin is super acne prone and sensitive, and this didn’t break me out at all! I used a few drops and the next morning, my pores looked noticeably smaller and my acne scars a bit smoother. I’m happy I tried this out before splurging on Drunk Elephant or Sunday Riley.28 found this helpful.Fiona G. Oct 03, 2019
real results for my dry sensitive skin
I’ve been using this for two months and am about to repurchase. I have noticed a marked difference in my sun spots and redness! I am still red and I still have sun spots but generally my skin tone is evening out and my sun spots are fading. The hyaluronic acid in this serum is lovely! It gives me a much needed boost of hydration while not irritating my reactive skin. I always follow up with a good simple face moisturizer.10 found this helpful.J s K. Aug 19, 2019
This is so far my favourite product of the Good Molecules line. A lot of serums end up being too heavy for my combination skin, but this is the perfect consistency with fabulous results. I use it as part of the trio with the discolouration serum, but even when I don't use that, this is a must for me in the morning and evening. I have re-purchased once already, and can't wait to try the peptides and squalene oil when I re-order it again!7 found this helpful.Nadia G. Aug 20, 2020
Be careful, sensitive skin peeps!
I LOVE this product! Although, if you have sensitive skin like me, I cannot use this for more than 3 consecutive days. I'll have to take a break here and there to make sure my skin doesn't have a bad reaction. Otherwise, it truly does brighten my skin SO MUCH BETTER than Vit C! I LOVE IT.6 found this helpful.Andrea B. Aug 11, 2020
does not work. Horrible texxture and a waste of money
FIrst off i do not like the texture of this on my skin. I follow a Korean skincare routine and I use this after my hydrating facial essence and this product feel tacky/sticky on the skin. I HATE that texture on my skin. It also takes a long time to absorb. Lastly, I have not see ANY results. I would return it but i dont feel like it as that it was cheap. I will instead just give it away to a friend or relative6 found this helpful.