Friday, 12 October 2012

The Great Thing About Good Things

Two products that I've used religiously since returning from my holiday have been the Deep Pore Anti Blemish Cleanser which is great for those with skin that is oily or prone to break outs and the Ultra Rich Body Butter from Good Things.  This has been the first opportunity I've had to try out products from this brand and I have to say, I am ridiculously impressed, I can't wait to tell you all about them.


All Good Things products are free from a lot of the nasties that you find in other skincare products like parabens, sodium laureth sulphate, animal ingredients (making it suitable for vegetarians and vegans) and mineral oils, so you know you're getting absolute natural goodness that can only be a good thing for your skin when you use these products!
 
Good Things
Deep Pore Anti Blemish Cleanser
 

£4.99 for 200ml from Boots
 
First up is the Good Things Deep Pore Anti Blemish Cleanser which I've been using to cleanse my face in the morning and to remove my makeup at night.  In fact, I tend to double cleanse at night so first I'll use one large cotton pad to take my make up off, which this cleanser does a very thorough job at, and then I'll use another cotton pad to really deeply clean my face.  Rather than washing it off, I just leave it to dry so it really is a simple, no fuss product.  It leaves my skin feeling very clean, without being stripped of natural oils and uncomfortably squeeky.  It feels soft and smooth and ready for a good moisturiser and makeup, for which it provides a lovely base.

The good thing about this product is that it is actually a cleanser and toner together and when I use it I can really feel and see that it has cleaned my skin right down into my pores which in turn has reduced the number of black heads I have and has tightened my enlarged pores particularly those on my cheeks next to my nose.  It removes makeup effortlessly, even my stubborn eye makeup, as well as taking away excess oil and sebum which clog pores and cause spots and blackheads.  My favourite thing about this cleanser, other than the way it performs is actually the fruity scent.  It contains superfruit extracts of fig and wild strawberry and boy can you smell the strawberry in it!  It is gorgeous.  The superfruit extracts have great beneficial properties to help the skin too, like the fig extract is there to soften the skin whilst the wild strawberry extract is what makes the skin look radient after use.  This cleanser is great news for those who suffer from break outs as it contains extracts of licorice and willow bark which are both brilliant at keeping spot causing bacteria at bay!  I really believe that it is the superfruit extract in this cleanser that really does my skin the world of good.  It has kept it clear, soft and smooth, youthful looking and blemish free.  What more can I ask for?
 
Good Things
Ultra Rich Body Butter

£5.99 for 300ml from Boots
I thought I'd keep my favourite product until last, the Good Things Ultra Rich Body Butter which quite frankly, is fantastic.  This is hand on heart THE BEST body butter I've ever used.  Forget The Body Shop famous body butters as this literally laughs in their face.  I first started using this when I got back from Turkey.  My skin was deeply sun skin but drying out, in danger of peeling and in desperate need of a bit of deep moisturising, so I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to try out a body butter claiming to be ultra rich and if I'm honest, I could never have predicted the treat this product had in store for me.  For starters it is so thick, I could literally take the lid off the tub and stand with it upside down above my head for days and the product wouldn't go anywhere.  It is ultra thick, ultra moisturising and ultra luxurious.  The thing I love most about this body butter is the length of time it keeps you moisturised for.  I can apply this, for example, on a Sunday night and by the Monday evening my skin is still feeling ridiculously soft and moisturised and it is directly from this body butter.  I'm finding it quite hard to explain, even though it is something so simple, I guess it's just one of those things that has to be used- and seen- to be believed.  You know that feeling when your skin feels really soft and it's because you have just applied an intense cream, that feeling where you know you have a product on your skin but not in a greasy film leaving way, well it's like that but even more long lasting.  Normally I'll use a body butter, lotion or cream at night and it makes my skin lovely and soft and the next morning I feel pampered but by the evening I'm needing to reapply, well not with this body butter it keeps my skin ridiculously soft and for that reason I can only deduce that it is physically making my skin improve and become softer rather than just adding a softening layer to my skin.

I tend to have a bath or shower every night so I'll apply this all over my body after I've got out and dried off.  Because it is so thick and creamy, it takes a bit of work to get into your skin which is so worth it and I believe this helps to improve your circulation as you're working it into your skin.  The body butter itself leaves my skin intensely hydrated, deeply moisturised, super soft and smooth but also firm.  Like with the Good Things cleanser, the body butter also contains superfruit extracts, this time with mango seed oil and papaya which smell amazing and help to lock in precious moisture into the skin for a (hang on.... I'm just reading the back of the tub now for the first time) 'proven 24-hour moisturising effect'.  Well judging by the paragraph above, I can certainly vouch for that!!

Good Things have a great website where you can read more about the brand and have a look at all of their products.  I've been doing a bit of window shopping on there, taking a mental note of all of the products I'd love to try out when I'm next at the shops.  Speaking of shops, the Good Things range is available to buy in store and online in Boots, Superdrug and Sainsbury's.  Personally, I tend to find that Boots has the biggest range of products, plus they're on 3 for 2 at the moment which for an already affordable skincare brand is brilliant as there are even more savings to be made!

It goes without saying that I would absolutely 100% repurchase the products I have used here and more from the range, I've been recommending them to all of my friends and I'd recommend them to you all too.  Give them a go, you'll not be disappointed, I promise.

2 comments:

  1. This came at just the right time for me. I've just found out SLS comes from palm oil, and to get palm oil vast swathes of forest are destroyed. The orangutan population is being decimated and I want no part of it. I'll be checking out Good Things soon! Great products, great prices and gorgeous packaging. xx

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  2. This is a good brand to try if you are conscious of ingredients but can't afford organic as it is a good comprise, everything smells yummy too! great post!

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