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Beauty Reviews Skin Care

Good Things anti-blemish range review

May 3, 2014

Good Things can still count as a ‘new’ brand seeing the range only hits the shelves a couple of years ago. But I’ve somehow given most of the original range a try without jotting my review down on here so it’s about time I change that fact.

Like I said before, skin care lines have totally cottoned on to the benefits of natural ingredients and one of the best has to be Good Things.

Good things

Founded by British beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis, this is a range for young skin so that should immediately let you know if it’s worth trying in the first place.

Good Things is all about simple, effective and affordable skincare with the added benefits of superfruit beauty boosters.

It offers everything that young skin needs. There’s a choice of cleansers and moisturisers, once-a-week treats to exfoliate and deep-cleanse your skin, and problem-solvers, too.’


Stay clear purifying cleanser – This is meant to be for oily skin but I felt it would really be best on combination skin. As with the entire range, it smells divine thanks to the use of superfruits Mango and Blueberry.

The aim of the product is the cleanse the skin of excess sebum but not taking off all the moisture. For my stubborn skin, it didn’t quite manage to strip off the oil it needed to.

I do think the willow-bark extract – which has an anti-microbial effect on skin – did help to lower my breakouts a little bit.

Deep clean blackhead exfoliator – While the products is deliberately gentle and has micro-beads rather than harsh grains, I just felt it was a tad too gentle. It’s a great everyday polish that again would be awesome on combination skin but for oily African girl skin it just wasn’t doing enough to stop my blackheads.

Key active ingredients include Phytoderm complex G, skin soothing licorice and willow bark extracts and papaya extract so you know it’s doing some good when you use it.


Miracle mattifier moisturiser – It’s always a risk to claim to have a ‘miracle’ cream that can reduce shine. While this is a great moisturiser, it couldn’t hold my skin at bay past about 3 hours.

But it smells so good  ( thanks to the blackcurrant and goji berry) and is keeps the skin so soft that it’s definitely worth using anyway. It worked just a well as Clinique on my skin so why not save the money with this product?!

Stop that spot clearing gel – I don’t really get normal white head spots but when I did this was quite nice to apply onto them. I helped to dry it out a bit quicker than normal but I have to admit I still popped them anyway because it never really goes away otherwise.

Again it’s got willow bark, liquorice, papaya and acai which should keep breakouts at bay.

Blemish control gel mask – This is the kind of tingly gel that you can feel working and it leaves your skin feeling so fresh! Good old witch hazel extract and natural salicylic acid are definitely effective in keeping spots at bay.

Total wipe out cleansing wipes – I’ve actually written a full review of this product HERE but in summary, it’s a lovely cleansing towel rather than a drying wipe and I really like it.

Verdict: I can see this range working really well on sensitive and combination teenage skin, but it just didn’t have the added kick that could really tackle my blemishes.

And as always, my oily skin won on the ever-lasting battle against shine. Sigh.

Buy: You can buy the range in the UK (for now) from places like Boots.

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  • Reply sunlightbeauty May 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    never heard of this line, their packaging is cute though

    • Reply Nola Marianna Ojomu May 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Ahh yes, it’s only available in the UK at the moment. It’s a really cute range, just didn’t work for me 🙁

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