Thursday, 15 September 2011

Review - Good Things 'Miracle Mattifier'

After being on holiday and recently using Panoxyl (which does not seem to agree with my skin at all) i have been dealing with a skin nightmare. Think horror scene nightmare repeating itself over and over again!
 I usually have normal to combination skin but at the moment it's taking the term combination to an extreme! My chin is as dry as the Sahara desert yet my forehead resembles an oil slick, mmm any girls dream. After throwing my Nivea 'Daily essentials' moisturiser quite literally out the window in a rage of pain from it stinging my dry skin so badly a new moisturiser was in desperate need. This is where Good Things 'Miracle Mattifier' moisturiser comes in. Originally I was looking for a couple of products from the Superdrug 'Vitamin E' range but then this caught my eye. Having only every heard good things from friends, blogs& YouTube videos AND it being on special offer it had to be worth a try right?

The 'Miracle Mattifier' is from the 'Anti blemish' range of the Good Things products. Alice Hart-Davis a British beauty journalist and author developed the products with the help of a technical side to make the most out of young skin. She described the 'Anti blemish' range as "When puberty hits, your hormones go haywire and you need extra help from your skincare to keep oiliness and spots under control. The anti-blemish range gently helps clear excess oil without stripping your skin of all moisture, while anti-bacterial superfruit extracts reduce inflammation and tackle spots head-on".

What really stood out to me about this moisturiser apart from being aimed at young skin is that its free from all bad chemicals, parabens, animal ingredients and artificial oils. Having never tried a product without all the rubbish they put in most products I wanted to see if I'd be able to see a noticeable difference whether it be in texture or appearance. I wouldn't say theres a noticeable difference in appearance since Ive been using it but it defiantly feels a lot more soft so must be doing some good. The most noticeable difference it has made to me is balancing my skin goodbye combination and hello normal. Being a matte moisturiser it unsurprisingly leaves a matte finish on the skin perfect for using underneath my foundation as a base. Especially on days I fancy wearing my Estee Laudee 'Double Wear' which as many of you who use it will know is not the easiest of foundations to blend.

The moisturiser comes in a pretty simple flip-open lid and squeezey tube bottle holding 100ml. The tube itself its looks white at first glance but is more an extremely pale bluey purple. I like the simple brand logo which although its aimed at young skin isn't overly young looking which none of us really want lets be honest. It sits subtly in my bathroom without looking garish& in your face like some product packages.

I much prefer the smell of this to any moisturisers I have previously tried. It's not over powering like some but it defiantly has a scent which personally I don't think lingers for very long especially if your putting make up over the top which I prefer. I don't particularly like my face smelling of anything, I like to leave that to my hair! The moisturiser contains 'Blackcurrant' and 'Goji Berry' and having never heard of goji berry I couldn't tell you if it smelt like it but blackcurrant I have smelt and that is defiantly a noticeable note. Fresh and fruity sums this up well.

You can pick Good Things products up here at their website or from most drugstores.
'Miracle Mattifier' retails for £7.99 but I picked mine up on special off at Superdrug recently so have a look out for any offers!

-Hannah Kimberley



  1. This sounds good, i may just have to pick this up! Thanks :) xx

  2. I've heard some good things (haha) about this range, especially the Face mask. The Boots Witch hazel and tea tree skin care stuff isn't really working for me/my nose. I'll be buying this range, especially if it's on offer!

    ~Hannah xx