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Wash Away The Day : Good Molecules Clarify and Cleanse Bar

Looking for something different to wash away the day? Something easy and non-stripping that also doesn’t add lots of bottles to your bathroom? This Good Molcules product might be the one for you.
I’ve been using the new Good Molcules Clarify and Cleanse Bar* for a good few weeks now and I’m finally ready to talk about it (I need to stop saying that like I’ve been pressured for weeks to post about it...). It’s honestly a product that I wasn’t that excited about when I received it. It didn’t seem like something that would really suit my skin tone or that I would just enjoy using. It has surprised me.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Good Molecules before, they are a new brand founded through Beautylish. The idea behind Good Molecules is simple: skincare that works at a fair price. 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 prices of their products start at $6USD.

The Clarify and Cleanse Bar is one of their newest releases. It is designed to make you forget everything you thought you knew about cleansing bars. It’s an ultra-gentle, soap free bar that clarifies and detoxifies without stripping the skin. It contains salicylic acid and tea tree oil to help prevent blemishes, Kaolin clay to help balance excess sebum while cocoa (rich in antioxidants) helps to reduce inflammation and redness. It also contains rosehip (one of my favourite oils) and grape seed oil to nourish and help maintain a healthy moisture balance. It’s a really interesting selection of ingredients, because you get the best of blemish and pore cleaning, while helping to replenish lost moisture and keep your skin balance and happy. 

The best part of the cleansing bar is how easy to use. I leave it sitting on the sink, like I would a bar of soap, and simply pick it up and run it under some warm water when I’m ready to use. Then I put it back down, massage my hands together to get a slight foam to it, before massaging into the skin. Then just rinse thoroughly with a warm cloth. 

I have used it both as my first cleanse and my second cleanse and have been impressed for how it works for both. The instructions do say to avoid the eye area and I would highly encourage that - the couple of times I have gone to remove my eye make up using it as well, it is a bit uncomfortable and stings. So if you are using it for a make up remover, have a second product to remove eye make up. 

I can’t say I’ve noticed drastic changes in my skin, in regards to blemishes or clarifying, but I don’t tend to see drastic changes from just using a cleanser. You wash the cleanser off, so you aren’t really getting any lasting benefits from it. HOWEVER, for the price point and what it is, I am really impressed. It is a super easy way to cleanse the skin or remove make up. I do wish it didn’t come in plastic, inside a box, instead just coming in the box, because then it would be a great plastic free alternative to your usual cleanser. For an $8USD cleanser, it is fantastic! 

If you are curious about my thoughts on other Good Molecules products make sure you click here to read my other review on a range of different products I had been using.

And as always, if you enjoyed this post, make sure you leave me a comment below letting me know!

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


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