Your Good Skin – what a great name for a skincare brand ‘eh. Yes I do want good skin thank you, give me the magic now. Your Good Skin is a budget skincare range (starting from £3.99) with proven skincare actives in moderate, everyday use concentrations.
Best bit – the formulas are whole, aka you have many actives in 1 product making you a very yummy chocolate cake rather than just the sprinkles, or just the filling, or just the cakey bit.
…which is where Your Good Skin wins out over other budget skincare brands like The Ordinary.
Each product is rounded and can be used daily, without worry about over-dosing your skin.
Ideal for you skin savvies who want consistently good skin without a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows.
Today my friend, I’m taking you through the 5 standout skincare products from the Your Good Skin range, plus a quick and super-understandable overview of the active, aka this works (!) ingredients you’ll find in each formula. Come find out all my friend…
Your Good Skin Review: The What, Why & Who
Launched in 2017, Your Good Skin is the brain child of UK based drugstore brand Boots – you can see the full range here or here if you live in the US. And it’s a brand which fits like a Tetris cube into a hard to find skincare need – skincare that does great things for your skin on an everyday basis – and that you can use as a staple of your routine, without worrying about using too many active ingredients, or your skin going from oily to dry or dry to oily or normal to sensitive and red – yeeek.
For this reason Your Good Skin make a fantastic skincare brand if you;
- Want a fantastic, skin sensitive cleanser
- Want 1 serum which can help give you healthy-looking skin in 28 days
- Are seeking no-brainer everyday moisturising solutions with a bit of everything
Your Good Skin products are like the reliable staples of your wardrobe, the favourite pair of jeans you know do all the right things for you, the white-tee which goes with anything, the failsafe jacket that goes from spring to summer.
While they’re not going to wow you with over-night sequins and sparkles, they are going to make your skin feel great in a way you’ll definitely know about.
Aka Your Good Skin skincare products, especially the Your Good Skin Concentrate are going to help you improve 5 key signs of healthy looking skin;
- Skin tone evenness
- Moisture levels
- Skin texture
Who needs sequins and sparkles when you have good skin always ‘eh.
Your Good Skin Review: The Ingredients
Choose any skincare pick from the Your Good Skin range and your skin’s going to enjoy a core of active ingredients, think of these like the Your Good Skin signature – even the Your Good Skin lip balm contains them.
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Green tea extract
- Panthenol aka pro vitamin B5
The Your Good Skin famous 5, here’s what they do;
Vitamin E – skin-identical antioxidant, helps protects your skin against ageing.
Vitamin C – antioxidant, collagen boosting, brightening, skin tone improving, works in synergy with vitamin E aka vitamin C+ E do not equal 1+1=2, instead they equal 1+1=10 – pretty great stuff ‘eh – this works because vitamins C + E create a network antioxidant defence which can regenerate itself, so long as both vitamins are present.
Panthenol aka pro vitamin B5 – skin metabolism-regulating, hydrating, anti-inflammatory, promotes healing, conditioning.
Bisabolol – found naturally in chamomile – extremely effective at soothing, anti-inflammatory, healing.
Dear friend these are fantastic ingredients for everyday upkeep of your skin. The Your Good Skin famous 5 will help protect, nurture and rebuild you great skin health. Big ticks from me.
Your Good Skin Review
Now what about the 23 product Your Good Skin line up – which you can see in full here. Are they all pearls of greatness or are there some shiny on the outside but hollow on the inside skincare duds?
My friend, the next 5 products are the Your Good Skin crowning jewels – greatness first.
1. Your Good Skin Comforting Gel Cleanser Review
Yes. Yes, Yes. A cleanser at a won’t-break-the-bank price of £5.99 which is free from too strong for skin-irritating surfactants like sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and free from fragrance – fab for sensitive skin types and the all round great skin health of all other skin types – proof is in the pudding ‘eh.
Melt away #make-up and banish excess oil with our Comforting Gel Cleanser. Nourish your skin instantly as this gel transforms into a light oil and washes away as a milk. It’s a #skin #transformation too, your face left smooth, supple and moisturised. Available now through the link in our bio. #YourGoodSkin #skincare
A fantastic formula which glides easily over skin, instantly turning into an easy to wash off milky solution when in contact with water. It doesn’t foam and that’s a plus – cleansers which foam are usually not great for your skin.
Contains the Your Good Skin famous 5, sensitive skin friendly cleansing actives and nothing else. Great stuff.
Perfect for: All skin types, especially sensitive and easily irritated.
2. Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser Review
Yes, I am cleansing mad my friend. Cleansing is the most overlooked step of great skin health. Which might be why the Your Good Skin range has a whopping choice of 10 for you to choose from.
Wait can we just stop for a moment to let that sink in. Out of the Your Good Skin 23 product range, almost half are cleansing products.
Cleansing the right way and in my opinion just once per day – read here for the 4 reasons why – can rebuild your skin health like nothing else. Especially if you’ve been using a foaming, high pH, SLS packed – bad for skin cleanser.
At a modest for the ingredients price of £8.99 Your Good Skin’s Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser is a perfect half-the-price dupe for Liz Earle’s iconic Hot Cloth cleanser.
Also contains skin-conditioning shea butter and skin hydrating glycerin aka the water magnet.
Perfect for: All skin types, especially dry.
3. Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate Review
Imagine a chocolate cake without frosting. A house without a roof. A bed without a mattress. This is the exact same way the newly launched Your Good Skin range would be without the Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate.
The heroine and clinically tested Your Good Skin serum will get you noticeably better skin in just 28 days.
At £16.99 it’s the most expensive product in the range, but dear skin savvy, you’re paying for spoonfuls of additional active ingredients and for results which have been clinically tested. Aka Boots haven’t just put ingredients in your bottle, they’ve also tested them on real people to make sure they deliver results.
Here’s what real-life testers say;
- Day 1 – your skin will feel softer and smoother
- Day 14 – your skin will be noticeably brighter
- Day 28 – your very likely to see less visible skin problems and noticeably healthier skin
Which is because Boot’s Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate comes with all these active ingredients in addition to the Your Good Skin famous 5;
- Japanese Lily Turf – star ingredient
- Hyaluronic acid
- Lipochroman (aka Dimethylmethoxy chromanol)
…and here’s what they do;
- Japanese Lily Turf – helps your skin be an effective and better barrier, helps boost your skin’s natural production of moisturising lipids plus natural moisturising factors whilst also strengthening your skin’s top layers.
- Hyaluronic acid – gigantic water magnet, hydrates and plumps.
- Sphinganine – helps equalize your skin’s microflora aka healthy bacteria balance, helps improve skin condition and hydration.
- Lipochroman (aka Dimethylmethoxy chromanol) – powerful free radical scavenger aka antioxidant, helps protect your skin against ageing from nasties like UV light and pollution.
Perfect for you: If you’re in search for an all-round, daily use serum with multiple great skin health benefits. As an oil-free serum it’s fantastic for all skin types – oily, dry, dehydrated, normal.
4. Your Good Skin Blemish Clearing Anti-Blemish Base Lotion Review
No skincare range is complete without acne busting solutions ‘eh. Acne, spots, blemishes and breakouts – they’re the most common worldwide skin complaint… and Your Good Skin has not missed them out.
This dear friend, is the one to pick if you have super spot prone skin.
An alcohol-free, leave-on salicylic acid treatment – aka a solution which will help your skin get rid of acne without drying it out like the desert. A huge thumbs up.
— Cheryl Woodman (@HonestyForSkin) 29 May 2018
Salicylic acid is high up the ingredients list making this very likely to be a 1 to 2% concentration – bear in mind 2% is the strongest leave on concentration of salicylic acid you’ll find in general sales products in the EU. Aka products you’d buy without seeing a specialist.
Salicylic acid packs a punch for acne because it’s anti-inflammatory and acne is inflammatory. Because it’s antibacterial and it’s an overgrowth of a certain strain of bacteria called p.acnes which is linked with causing spots. Because it helps your skin exfoliate more evenly aka stops dead skin getting trapped in your pores and feeding pesky spot causing bacteria.
Phew – that’s a lot of anti-spot benefits ‘eh.
Perfect for: Spot prone skin, acne prone skin, blemish prone skin, oily skin.
5. Your Good Skin Instant Dryness Rescue Moisturiser Review
Don’t accept your skin as dry anymore – Your Good Skin has you sorted with their Instant Dryness Rescue Relief moisturiser. A super conditioning moisturiser that will help your dry skin be better from day 1. Wave goodbye to emollient creams and hello to I love to use you moisturiser.
With the Your Good Skin famous 5 plus;
- Shea butter – deeply conditioning
- Jojoba seed oil – skin conditioning
- Japanese Lily Turf – same as in the Your Good Skin concentrate serum
- Lipochroman (aka Dimethylmethoxy chromanol) – ditto to the above
If acne isn’t your problem but dry skin is, you need this now. Fantastic ingredients for a purse friendly £9.99.
Perfect for: Dry skin types or areas of combination skin which are always dry.
Your Good Skin Review: The No’s
While there are some fantastic skincare picks from the newly launched Your Good Skin range, there are some almost-there-but-just-missed should avoids.
Which are mostly because they contain a dose of alcohol – which when you see as alcohol or alcohol denat. high up on an ingredients list means bad news for skin – dryness, irritation, sensitivity. It can be compensated for by other skincare ingredients but why cover up bad when you can just do good with a great formula?
Alcohol is like a solvent, so it dissolves up stuff. Sometimes formulators put it in to make skincare absorb more quickly or feel better.
For this reason, I recommend avoiding the Your Good Skin;
- Immediate Shine Relief
- Pore Minimizing Tonic
- Blemish Clearing Active Treatment tonic
- Blemish Clearing Rapid Rescue Treatment
…and instead opting for the alcohol free Your Good Skin Blemish Clearing Anti-Blemish Base Lotion.
And there you have it my friend, the Yes, yes, yes and No review lists for the Your Good Skin range. Which are you trying out? Have more questions? Come chat with me in the comments below…
Cheryl Woodman is a scientist & award winning skincare formulator who’s more friend next door than bow tie wearing professor. As creator of Honesty For Your Skin her aim is to help you care for your skin in the best ways possible. She’s founder of the natural & fragrance free skincare brand Honesty while also hosting 1 to 1 skincare coaching to help you get your best skin yet. Find out more here.