Natural skincare that’s driven by science
If you’re a “clean” skincare person, you likely know it can be hard to find products that incorporate potent ingredients and the science necessary to get the results you’re looking for. This is one of the main reasons I’ve held off on banning non-natural products from my regimen—and why I’m super-choosy when going the “green” route. I’m obviously not the only one who thinks like this, and several skincare brands are listening. The “natural” beauty space is dramatically different than it was just five years ago—and Good Science Beauty is one of the few brands that has managed to meld ingredients we can feel good about using with the latest skincare technology.
Founded by Dr. Suzanne Saffie-Siebert, Ph.D., Good Science Beauty has two main tenets. First, the ingredients in each product are paired in a way that they help each other work better. Second, Dr. Saffie-Siebert created a patented technology called Good Silicon+, which protects active ingredients as they are delivered into the skin, and ensures they are released over time.
Being somewhat of a geek, I love how this tightly-edited brand is structured. With three numbers followed by an abbreviation that explains what the product is designed to do), Good Science Beauty makes it easy to find the right products for your skin. (I also love the Pantone-esque packaging outer packaging.)
I have totally fallen for the 002-Re Skin Renewing Polishing Powder (with bentonite clay and silicon powder) as I’ve found this type of adjustable exfoliation works wonders for my skin. If my skin is acting up, I use the 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream and 001-Pu Purifying Face Mask (with willow bark and amino acids) until my complexion is in the clear. The 003-Hy Hydrating Face Cream (with hyaluronic acid and omega-3s) is perfect for a little plumping (and moisture in the morning) and I really enjoy the 005-Fi Skin Firming Cream (with barley extract and the antioxidant poria cocos) at night. I’ve also been using the 004-Br Skin Brightening Cream (with antioxidant-rich glutathione and melatonin) mid-day after working out.
The beauty of this line is that you can easily switch up your routine to give your skin what it needs at any given time—and how chic the dark glass bottles look on the countertop next to my sink. And BTW, this isn’t just for aesthetics, as this hefty packaging helps protect the products from degradation caused by exposure to air and light. From shelf appeal to delivering on its product claims, Good Science Beauty meets all of my natural skincare expectations, and is slowly but surely helping me eliminate questionable ingredients from my daily routine.