I bought this little bottle a while ago as a morning cleanser, as I have a gel cleanser which I use at night. It has 200ml of product, and costs £4.99 in Boots. I normally don’t like to use a liquid cleanser that I can’t wash off, however I decided to this would be post-sleep cleanser if my skin gets oily over-night. Then my gel cleanser would be my stronger cleanser to clean off all of the stress of the day at the end of the day. Hopefully that made sense?
The cleanser aims to make the skin more radiant and work towards clearing skin. It claims to be able to do this through the use of strawberry, willow bark and liquorice extract. Strawberry extract “for radiant skin” and willow bark and liquorice to “help keep bacteria at bay” and this cleanser included. On the topic of ingredients, Good Things as a brand consistently claims their products are free from “parabens. mineral oils, sodium laureth sulphate, animal ingredients: just good things”. If you read my OXY Seaweed Exfoliator review, you’ll know that I’ve recently started looking for products which do not contain sodium laureth sulphate, as studies suggest that it’s not very good for skin in the long term (I’ve listed my wider reading in the OXY review if you’re interested in reading them).
The lotion itself is a liquid based cleanser. I’ve tried a liquid based cleanser before, but it didn’t work as well with my skin as I hoped, so I avoided water based cleansers for a little while before I eventually picked this up. It was a random purchase on my part, as I wasn’t sure if it would upset my skin. However, a uni friend of mine suggested the brand to me after I bought this cleanser, and knowing my friend has sensitive skin (more sensitive than mine), it reassured me that Good Things is a brand that my skin will probably work well with.
As you can see from the photo, there’s very little left in the bottle. I’ve been using this cleanser for around three months, and I’m nearly finished. And what’s left is now in a travel bottle as I write this review from my family home instead of my flat where I live for uni. I use the cleanser by pouring several drops on a cotton pad and gently wiping it over my face in gentle upward motions. I haven’t had any irritation from this cleanser which is very reassuring as my hay fever has left my skin feeling slightly more sensitive than usual (does anyone else find their hay fever makes their skin more easily upset? Or is it just me?) I can’t say I’ve noticed a huge difference in the texture of my skin, as I haven’t had trouble with too many spots recently, and they’ve healed reasonably well so I haven’t had any dry patches or bad scarring. That said, although I haven’t noticed a huge positive result, I haven’t noticed any negative results either.
Over all, this is a nice simple cleanser, which has been a nice addition to my skin care routine. It’s affordable for a student budget, and lasts quite a while. It hasn’t caused any obvious damage to my skin, and feels very refreshing, especially now that the UK is actually experiencing some pleasant, warm weather. I would definitely purchase this again, and highly suggest this cleanser if you’re just starting out in making your own skin care routine.