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Brand: Good Things / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes,

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      13.05.2013 12:07
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      This is a good light moisturiser that feels more like a serum to me

      WHAT IS IT?

      Moisturiser from Good Things.  Good Things is quite a new brand that makes products that are free from some of the chemicals that are in other moisturisers but it is not a complete natural brand and it is not organic either.

      HOW DO YOU USE IT?

      Apply a small amount to the face and neck and rub it into your skin using gentle circle motions with your fingertips.  You should make sure your skin is clean before apply so that the moisturiser can work properly.

      THE MOISTURISER

      I think this moisturiser has got more of a feel of a serum than a moisturiser and that is why you do not have to use very much every time because it spreads across the skin so easy and sinks in very quick.  It makes my skin look a little bit greasy at first but that goes and then the moisturiser makes it turn matt so that I can apply my make up over the top.  The moisturiser has got a very beautiful smell of blackcurrants and that makes it smell fruity, the smell lasts for a long time and that surprises me because when I apply it I can still smell it on my skin for an hour after.

      WHAT I THINK

      I like this moisturiser very much and think it does good for my skin.  My skin is not very dry and this is quite a light moisturiser so it is right for me, I think if I had got dry skin I would need to use something that was heavier.  I like how it sinks straight into my skin and makes it feel soft and smooth in seconds, it is not sticky and feels like a very soft balm instead of a cream that you would expect for a moisturiser.

      It makes my skin look matt but this effect does not last for a very long time and I still have to use powder over my make up, if I am make up free then the matt effect lasts for a little bit longer but I think this moisturiser is not as effective in that as it should be because it calls itself a miracle mattifier but that is not true and it is not a miracle product.

      It makes a good base for my make up and I think my foundation lasts for longer when I apply it over this moisturiser but that would happen if I used any quality moisturiser after I have washed my face.  I use it in the morning because I like to use something stronger at night when it has time to work on my skin without me putting make up over the top.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      A tube that has got 100ml of moisturiser from Good Things in it costs £7.99 and I think that is value because it is a nice product for me to use and I think it has got the best smell I have ever found in a moisturiser.

      4 Dooyoo Stars.
       

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      25.01.2013 23:44
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      Very nice to try

      I was struggling to remember where I picked up my tube of Good Things Miracle Mattifier moisturiser. It's a 15ml tube that either came on a magazine cover or in a beauty box as a generous sample. I had heard of the brand from other online reviews and had also used a mattifying moisturiser that I liked (another brand) so was keen to try this tube.

      Packaging
      The most pleasing thing about this tube of cream is it's purple packaging which is both unusual and pleasing to the eye. The logo for Good Things is modern with a flourish at the top and easy to spot on the shelves.

      In use
      The first time I used the cream I noticed how fruity it smelled and immediately noticed the blackcurrant in it. This and Goji Berry are listed as ingredients which is quite different for a facial moisturiser. The cream sinks in really nicely and is not greasy on your skin. I find a small pea shaped blob is enough to cover the face and neck.

      My thoughts
      I love the consistency and fragrance of this cream. It is definitely a 'good thing' in my opinion and a mid range face cream as far as price is concerned. I think it helped to even out my complexion where redness was concerned and it limited face shine through the day. I used it mainly as a base under make up and felt it worked well as a day time moisturiser. I won't say that it is best for young skin as I think it could suit many skins of different ages and I don't have young skin anyway. I think the mattifying results are interesting as opposed to the usual shiny and sometimes greasy results you can get from moisturiser. It doesn't leave the skin dried out but it is definitely a different feeling on the skin that feels soft and ready to apply make up on top of.

      Price
      100ml costs £7.99 in Boots at the moment. Remember you get points as well and look out for offers on this line for a good price.

      Final word
      I really liked using this cream and would definitely recommend it as a moisturiser. It may not be ideal for all sorts of skin types but I found it worked well with mine and I would say my skin type is normal with rare break outs but my face gets a bit hot sometimes under make up when I've been exerting myself (usually folding and lifting the pushchair in to the car!).I am also really keen to try other products from the Good Things range. I don't think the price is too bad as 100ml will last ages and it is one I will consider buying in the future when I have worked my way through the embarrasingly large stockpile of face creams I received or bought around Christmas.

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        24.01.2013 20:41
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        Worth the money as it's lovely to use and does as it claims it should (for a change!)

        I spotted this as part of a bargain deal a little while ago and gave it a try along with another product from the same range. Online, Good Things seem to get quite positive reviews even though I hadn't really heard or seen much about the brand before. I'm pleased I gave it a try; no product works miracles but this is lovely to use and does as it suggests, leaving my skin feeling moisturised yet looking matte at the same time.

        The Good Things range was developed by Alice Hart-Davis, an award-winning beauty writer with years of beauty industry experience. It doesn't seem like such a main stream brand at the moment and yet the rating for their products seem quite high when I've looked online, which is partly what tempted me to try them. The Moisturiser seemed rather pricey to me at around £7.99 but I was lucky enough to get this on a "2 products for £6" deal at Boots - Bargain! I usually spend closer to the £3 mark on a face moisturiser and I'm always sceptical when it comes to claims on cleansers, moisturisers, spot creams etc, so I don't like feeling as if I'm wasting money on products that simply don't work. However, Good Things has so far come through for me, doing what they claim and being lovely to use at the same time.

        This comes in a purple box with a pretty flower design across the front. On the front we're told this contains the 'superfruit extracts blackcurrant and goji berry', as well as the product being free from animal ingredients, parabens, mineral oils and sodium laureth sulphate. It's nice to know it contains no nasties and is, at the same time, suitable for vegetarians and vegans. As the name suggests, this product contains only the 'good things'! Inside the box is a 100ml light bluey purple tube that stands on its lid. The tube has the same design as the front of the box. I like the design as it's pretty and stands out, whilst also being quite understated.

        The miracle mattifier is designed to be absorbed quickly by the skin whilst also absorbing excess oil, leaving skin hydrated but matte and smooth. Less oil should, in theory, also help prevent breakouts. I have combination skin and it does vary day to day; over the winter months my skin dry but usually only in parts, leaving the t-zone with a shinier appearance. I opted for this because I wanted something to reduce shine, make my skin less prone to spots and the like, and yet still keep it moisturised.

        This is very straight forward to use and I like that the tube is designed with the lid at the bottom so the moisturiser comes out easily. It has a flip lid and a small squeeze is enough to dispense just a small amount as not much is needed. You simply smooth a few dabs gentle over your face (and neck if you wish). When using creams it's often suggested that best practice is using gentle upwards movements. The product recommends using their cleanser beforehand (though of course all companies suggest using their other products before and after!). It is a good idea to cleanse first and apply this to clean skin for the best results.

        A pretty, fruity scent was the first thing I noticed when flipping the lid on this. The moisturiser is white, with a well-balanced consistency that isn't too thin but neither is it too thick. This glides on to skin nicely and evenly, and not a great deal is needed if you use a couple of small blobs over your face. It's lovely to use because of the smooth texture and smell, making me feel like I'm pampering myself for the few seconds I'm using it.

        After use my skin feels hydrated but not wet because it does absorb quickly. I would say that if you have dry skin then this probably isn't for you as it is designed for those with a tendency towards shine, or those who at least don't need super moisturisation. If you have, like I sometimes do, one area or two that is drier than the rest, it may be a good idea to apply a bit of E45 or similar there separately. I love that this sinks in quickly and it does seem to 'mattify' my face as I notice my skin feels smooth and soft but without any shine. I've not noticed any negative effects on my skin so I have nothing bad to say about the product. It does what it claims and for at least a good few hours my face retains the mattified look and feel without drying it out.

        I like that it's quick to add to my routine, is lovely to use and lasts for a while because only a small amount is needed per application. The product has a good quality feel to it and, most importantly, it lives up to its claims by reducing shine. Do I notice a difference in breakouts? I do actually use this now in combination with the Good Things cleanser and whilst I don't suddenly have clear skin, I've noticed less new pesky spots and the like, which is always a good sign.

        All in all, I would say this is a good investment for someone who tends to spend half this much money on a face moisturiser. It's good value in my opinion just because it does what it claims and lasts a decent while. It's lovely to use with a pretty scent and I really can't complain so I'd recommend giving it a go, especially if shiny-face is a look you're trying to avoid!

        Retails for around £7.99 (100ml)

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          24.01.2013 19:37
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          It truly is a 'Miracle Moisturiser'

          I am always on the look out for a good quality moisturiser that is suitable for my skin. I suffer from the occasional breakout and cannot stand moisturisers that leave my skin feeling greasy.

          Whilst in Boots I noticed the Good Things range, one I have not tried before. Whilst not the cheapest range it was not one of the most expensive so I decided to give it a try.

          Packaging - Is attractive with a sort of swirly berry plant pattern. It is a 100ml (3.3 fl.oz) flip lid tube.

          The Good Things range is a "Free From" range, so that's free from Parabens, Mineral Oils, Sodium Laureth Sulphate and Animal Ingredients which means it only contains Good Things and is suitable for use by Vegetarians and Vegans.

          The Product - Smells heavenly. It is Blackcurrant and Goji Berry and the fragrance is long lasting but not overbearing, just right. I squeeze a small amount into my hands and smoothed gently into my skin. The product was very easily absorbed and did not make my skin feel oily in the slightest, just soft and smooth.

          Regular use - With regular use I found my skin was less prone to breakouts and looked in a lot better condition. I have finally found the moisturiser that is suitable for me.

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            05.06.2012 23:59
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            A great find!

            I have been away from home for the last couple of weeks and while away I ran out of my usual Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel. As my Clinique moisturiser is quite expensive and I knew I had an unopened full sized bottle waiting at home I was reluctant to buy another bottle of it, so I took the opportunity to try out a cheaper moisturiser, which is how I discovered this product.

            I had noticed the Good Things range in Boots on a few occasions but this was the first product I have tried. The packaging caught my eye as it looks quite appealing due to the flowers and swirls around the name on the tube. This looks simple, modern and stylish in my opinion. I chose this moisturiser rather than others from the range as it was marketed as having good mattifying properties and this was important to me as it indicated a lighter moisturiser which would sink into the skin easily, leaving a smooth and non-greasy base for my makeup. I can't stand greasy or very thick, rich moisturisers on my face as they can make my makeup slide off or give me a shiny face.

            The Miracle Mattifier moisturiser comes in a 100 ml tube with a flip top. The tube makes it clear that the moisturiser is not tested on animals and is free of parabens, oils and sodium laureth sulphate. The brand is called Good Things due to the natural ingredients and the fact there are no unpleasant ingredients in there. It also contains extracts of the "superfruits" blackcurrant and goji berry, and this gives the moisturiser one of its most distinctive and appealing aspects - its absolutely gorgeous scent. When I squeeze a bit of the moisturiser out, I get quite a strong waft of the fruity fragrance. It is so nice! I would normally not expect or particularly want any fruity scent from a facial product, as I associate this kind of scent more with a body product such as a shower gel or body lotion, however I found myself really loving this berry scent. It is a deeper, slightly wintery kind of fruit scent in my opinion and I find it really pleasant and quite comforting.

            The moisturiser itself has a slightly unusual texture which is not quite like any other moisturiser or cream I have used. It looks quite thick and it is an opaque white colour, but when you rub it in it feels very light and airy. It remind me of some yoghurts! You only need a fairly small sized blob to cover your face and neck, about the size of a 5p piece. It is easy to smooth it out across the skin without having to rub the skin too vigourously. The moisturiser glides over the face easily and sinks in very quickly and easily. It has an instantly cooling and refreshing effect on my skin, feeling so pleasant to use. Although it is light, I can feel that it it does a good job of moisturising.

            I generally put on primer and makeup about 5-10 minutes after using the moisturiser. This seemed to be a plenty long enough gap and the moisturiser didn't cause any issues with make up sliding off or changing consistency, as I have suffered due to some other moisturisers occasionally.

            When using this, my face did stay matte and shine free all day. The moisturiser didn't make my face and makeup feel heavy or greasy. My makeup stayed on very well over the top of it.

            Overall I was really impressed with this product, especially as I just took a chance on it and was not sure what to expect. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't have overly dry skin and wants a light and quickly absorbed moisturiser which they can wear under makeup. I don't think I will be using this every day and I do love my usual Clinique moisturisers, but this is nearly as good and much cheaper (£7.99 for 100ml and I got it on the Boots 3 for 2 mix and match), so I will definitely bear this product in mind at times when I need to save money or feel like a change. I am keen to try some other products from this range now too.

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              19.05.2012 12:38
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              Great moisturiser with a pleasant smell

              What it is
              After reading terrible things about parabens and other chemicals which are added to most beauty product, my husband brought me some products from the Good Things range. I had not heard of them before but they offer quite a wide range of face and body products. The Good Things range states that the products are free from parabens, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulphate and animal ingredients and contain 'just good things'. There isn't a list of ingredients on the bottle so I have copied the list at the bottom from the website.

              This is a review for the Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser. The moisturiser contains extracts from blackcurrant and goji berries, so called 'superfruits' due to all the goodness packed into them. The blackcurrant extract is meant to absorb and excess oil to leave skin smooth, matte and less prone to breakouts.

              The moisturiser comes in a 100ml tube which stands on its flat lid at the base. The lid is a flip top one which is easy to open and close. This moisturiser is white in colour, although it does state on the back that the colour may vary due to the natural ingredients in the product. It is fairly thick and creamy in consistency and is easy to apply. The directions are to apply to clean skin by 'smoothing gently into your face and neck using light upward movements'.

              Do I like it?
              Yes! It is easy to apply and absorbs quickly leaving my skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and really smooth. It smells delightful too. It's not too strong but the is a definitely a lingering fruity aroma after use. I also like the fact that it is free from parabens (although in a few years time I am sure they will find something in the list of ingredients below which is bad for us instead!) and that it is packed full with goodness from the blackcurrants and goji berries. I have really noticed a difference in my skin already. It not only feels nicer but I am sure it looks better already with a bit of a healthy glow. It takes the shine away from my T zone.

              Where can I buy?
              Available in most Boots (including ROI), Sainsbury's and Superdrug stores for £7.99.

              Would I recommend?
              I would definitely recommend and will be purchasing some other products from the Good Things range. Five stars from me for the long lasting soft feeling, healthy glow and the lovely smell.

              Thanks for reading
              Rachel

              Ingredients:
              Aqua (Water), Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Tromethamine, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol.
              Summary: Great moisturiser with a pleasant smell

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                11.05.2012 00:28
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                A miracle lotion that moisturises while also absorbing the excess oils from the skin

                On the very rare occasion I leave the house without make up I always have this moisturiser close at hand.

                I'll admit I originally bought it because it looked nice. The packaging is very simple, white with some purple swirls and flowers along with the name and short description.

                The first thing I noticed when trying the lotion out was the smell. It's a very deep berry smell but not too sweet and definitely not over powering. The lotion itself was thicker than I expected from a facial moisturiser but I went ahead and applied it. I was expecting it to feel heavy on my skin due to the thickness but it applied very easily and spread evenly meaning a very little goes a long way.

                The bottle claims to moisturise while also keeping the skin matte. It sounds like a contradiction in terms but it really does work. Once applied my skin felt silky and smooth but did not have the greasiness that is usually left once moisturisers are applied.

                My skin felt and looked radiant, hence the reason I always make sure I have this at the ready if I do not have make up on instead. But I also have a friend who uses this who swears by using it underneath make up as a moisturising yet mattefying primer.

                I have now invested in a full range of 'good things' products from facial wipes to lotion that makes my eyes bright. All with the promise of being free from mineral oils, parabens and sodium lauryl sulphates. As well as not containing any animal ingredients so are safe for both vegetarians and vegans.

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                  08.12.2011 22:46

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                  Really good moisturiser

                  I got this as a free sample from the good things facebook page and was pleasntly surprised when it arrived in the post a few days later. I hadn't heard of the Good Things brand beofre then and it's safe to say, they've made a good impression.

                  It is packaged in a whitey / lilac tube with the name of the brand - 'Good Things' the name of the product - 'Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser' and then it tells me that it contains superfruit extracts of Blackcurrant and Goji berry. I really like the packaging, the lettering is black and purple with a swirly flowery pattern around it.

                  It is really easy to apply, having a nice, smooth texture. Just squeeze out a pea sized amount and massage into face and neck evenly. I find that this helps keep my skin matte and acts well as a base / primer before I apply my makeup in the morning.

                  This is really, really good for sensitive skin because it is free from pretty much everything that would irritate your skin ! It is free from, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, parabens, animal ingrediants and mineral oils. It absorbs oil really well and I would really recommend it as a moisturiser for just about any skin type. I have oily and normal skin and it workd really well for me, it also smells totally good !

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                  29.10.2011 14:36
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                  Mother Earth would approve!

                  Recovering from a brief period of unemployment, I have become a bit of a penny pincher as of late and quite a fan of freebie websites, snapping anything up from shampoo to cat food. When I saw a link advertising free samples for this anti-blemish moisturizer I jumped at the chance to claim my sample, aware of just how spot-prone my skin can be.

                  I cannot even pretend that I wasn't thrilled when I got my sample through the door. In this age of e-mail, I tend to get a little bit over-excited about any form of snail mail that is delivered to me (only to be crushingly disappointed when it turns out it's just more junk mail or a letter from my bank).
                  Upon this occasion, I opened up the package to find a small tube of the product, a miniature 15 ml version of the full-size 100ml tube. Immediately I got a sort of earth child vibe from the packaging. It is a pretty light purple tube with curls and leaves as part of logo and proclaims to be free from animal ingredients, parabens and sodium laureth sulphate (the latter two chemicals have been said to have possible harmful effects). Its key ingredients are natural fruit extracts which they claim have a host of benefits for your skin...

                  *~Mother Earth would approve!~*

                  The Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser is part of an anti-blemish range which claims to use superfruits to create 'gentle, super-effective formulations...designed to make the most of your skin.'
                  In this moisturiser we have blackcurrant, goji berries and liquorice extracts which are meant to reduce inflammation and keep spots and oiliness under control. Additionally, we have mango extracts and mango seed oil. Vitamins have been extracted from mangoes which are meant to provide an antioxidant boost to skin. The mango seed oil not only has antioxidant effects but it is said to be great for moisturizing skin and keeping it supple.
                  All these juicy ingredients are included in a moisturizer which is supposed to nourish your skin and keep spots and oiliness under control. However, are these claims true?

                  *~Smells Superfruity~*

                  I have long been a believer in moisturizing my skin even when my skin is at its oiliest and spottiest worst, usually as a result of stress and exams. You may think that, if you have oily skin, moisturizing your face is only adding to the problem. However, if you do suffer from it and are using various spot-fighting products, you have to be careful not to strip off moisture when cleaning away any excess sebum. I always find that spot creams and sticks can dry out my skin and produce even more oil. I therefore try to counterbalance this problem by using a light moisturizer on a daily basis.

                  When I first started using this moisturizer, I put a small amount of it on my clean hands and massaged it into my face, including my oily t-zone. The first thing that hit me when I was using it was the gorgeous fruity scent, no doubt as a result of the of the blackcurrants and goji berries. This is my favourite thing about the product. It smells absolutely glorious!

                  As for its effect upon your skin, it rubs in really well and acts as a great base for makeup. I've now been using it for about two weeks now. It's hard to say whether it reduces my blemishes and controls my oily skin as I have an excellent toner that keeps my blemishes to a minimum (Garnier Pure Active Spot Purifying Toner, as reviewed 2 weeks ago). However, I have had very few blemishes using it and it seems like the perfect partner to my toner. It is light enough not to suffocate my pores and leaves my skin in a pretty good, well moisturized condition.

                  *~A Miraculous Moisturizer?~*

                  Whilst I enjoy this product, I wouldn't go so far to say it was miraculous. It isn't particularly life-changing and I would expect skin treatments from Mr G. Almighty to return my skin to its initial baby bum condition - or to make matters simpler, he could just give me Natalie Portman's face.

                  So it may not be miraculous but it is at least very good. It's also great value for money. Where it is stocked it retails for around £7.99, the standard price for many moisturizers out there. However, I intend to buy my full-sized bottle of it from Superdrug online, which has priced it at £4.99 with free standard delivery. This is a great price for what is essentially a great quality product.

                  The Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser is ideal for younger skin which may suffer from blemishes. It has been much more effective than the Clean and Clear moisturizer I was using previously and other moisturizers I've tried which are designed for those who suffer from spots. Not only does this moisturizer smell amazing but my skin appears healthier, softer and smoother to touch. It takes full advantage of natural ingredients and has provided me with satisfying results.

                  For anyone with oily t-zones and skin that sometimes sprouts acne, this is certainly one to add to your skincare routine.

                  *~Thank you very much for reading my review : - ) It seems a lot of my reviews are positive reviews these days. Seems I need to find something to complain about ;-) I'm quite good at complaining... ~*

                  *~Also published on Ciao under username Renza - October 2011~*

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                    03.10.2011 17:25
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                    Great moisturiser, will be re-purchasing!

                    -- Reasons for buying --
                    I have trouble finding a good moisturiser that will hydrate my skin at the same time as absorbing oil and making my make-up look flawless with no patches. I have very dry skin, but in the hotter weather my skin tends to get oily and be prone to breakouts. My usual moisturiser just doesn't cut it in the hotter weather as it either dries out my skin to much or not enough leaving my skin oily and shiny.. which as all girls no isn't a great base for your make-up as it will just slide off.

                    -- The Claim --
                    Miracle Mattifier with Blackcurrant and Goji Berry superfruits pulls off a clever balancing act. It is quickly absorbed and gives your skin plenty of hydration whilst helping to absorb any excess oil, so your skin stays smooth and matte and is less prone to breakouts.

                    -- Packaging --
                    This product comes in a cute and simple white squeeze-able tube with big purple and black stylish writing and a sweet little flower pattern around the lettering.

                    -- Application --
                    It is very simple and easy to apply, just apply a pea size amount to your forehead, cheeks and chin and massage, in circular motions to spread the product evenly across your face, making sure it has all been absorbed leaving no residue.

                    I like to use this as a base for make-up only as I have a night cream for after cleansing my face before I go to bed. Usually I will cleanse, tone and then apply this straight after waiting a few minutes for it to be absorbed in properly before applying my make-up.

                    -- Pros --
                    This is great for sensitive skin as it is free from harsh chemicals and also free from animal ingredients so it can be used by vegans. As I have sensitive dry skin, this is perfect. It is gives just the right amount of hydration and absorbs excess oil at the same time. I have also found when I use this moisturiser, I don't need to re-apply my powder to keep the oils at bay, as this tends to prevent shine.

                    The moisturiser contains Blackcurrant extract which is full of vitamins and fatty acids which are both essential for the health of your skin and for keeping it looking younger. It also helps to repair the skin and to maintain its health. It contains Goji Berries which is enriched with loads of proteins, vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy skin. It also contains Zinc which helps prevent spots and keep them away. This is full of everything your skin could possibly need, which to me is absolutely fantastic!

                    This is a gorgeous base for my make-up, keeping it look matte throughout the day. Also the fragrance is beautiful and fruity, which lingers for a short while after applying.

                    -- Cons --
                    I didn't find that this product helped spots in any way but at the same time I haven't seen any new ones appear. The price is a little expensive for me, but as I'm not using it on a regular basis and only using a little at a time, I'm sure it will last for quite a long time.

                    -- Price and Availability --
                    This is available at Superdrug for £7.99 for 100ml. The price isn't bad for the quality of the product, but like I said to me it is quite expensive but as I'm not using it everyday it should last me rather a long time.

                    --Conclusion --
                    Overall I find this to be a fantastic moisturiser offering all the minerals and vitamins your skin needs to keep it healthy, younger looking and protecting your skin throughout the day. It's a great base for your make-up helping to make it last longer, without any patches and preventing shine. I will definitely buy this again, hopefully there will be an offer on soon, so I can grab it at a bargain price!

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                      08.05.2011 15:36
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                      A moisturiser to hydrate skin and keep it looking matte.

                      When you have oily skin, it is difficult to find a moisturiser that hydrates the skin at the same time as controlling oil. Many of the best mattifying moisturisers that I have tried have left my skin looking flaky and have made my laughter lines show up more.

                      The Miracle Mattifier by Good Things claims to understand this problem and promises that this product will moisture your skin with fruit extract while absorbing any excess oil from the face. According to Good things, this product will leave your skin youthful and healthy while remaining smooth, matte and free from spots. Sounded pretty good to me.

                      Good Things is a British based brand that creates products specifically for young skins. But as my skin refuses to act its age in the oil and spot department, their products are also suitable for skin which refuses to grow up.

                      This product is perfect for sensitive skin and it is free from all nasty chemicals such as Parabens and artificial oils. It is also free from any animal ingredients so vegetarians can use it too.

                      How does it work?
                      It contains Blackcurrant extract which is full of vitamins and fatty acids which are both essential for the health of your skin and for keeping it looking younger. It also helps to repair the skin and to maintain its health.

                      It also contains Goji Berries which is enriched with loads of proteins, vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy skin. It also contains Zinc which helps prevent spots and keep them away. The fruit has anti aging qualities because it is high in antioxidants which also helps to regulate the oil glands.

                      Also present is Licorice which is an anti-inflammatory and is gentle on sensitive skin. It also brightens the skin and helps to treat acne. Mango Seed Oil is also swirled into the mixture for a bit of extra moisturisation.

                      The product comes in a cute white tube which stands on its lid and has a flip top lid in order to access the product. It has writing on the front and some lovely swirling fruit bushes. It costs around £8 for 100ml and it can be bought from most large department stores as well as from many online websites.

                      In order to get the product out, you gently squeeze the tube. It is to be used daily on clean, dry skin and gently massaged into the face and neck. The cream is of quite a thick consistency and is a pure white in colour. Despite its thickness, it is absorbed fairly easily into the skin and you won't need to use too much at a time which means that the product lasts longer.

                      My skin immediately feels silky and smooth after application with no greasy residue left behind. My skin looks matte and stays matte for a few hours. My foundation and other make up can be easily applied over the top of this moisturiser but I always leave it for a few minutes first to ensure that it has been fully absorbed. It smells deliciously fruity and I'm assuming the fragrance is natural.

                      All in all, this is a great moisturiser that manages to keep excess oil away and keeps my skin hydrated. On really difficult combination skin, this may not be hydrating enough as there are some small patches on skin on my face that still get flaky when I use this product. It also won't help to clear up spots in my opinion either but it also didn't cause any new ones.

                      Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Tromethamine, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol.

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                        I was in Boots looking for some Soap and Glory stuff for my sister's birthday when I spotted the Good Things range. I'd never heard of them before but the packaging caught my eye immediately - pretty impressive considering they were a part of a several metre long display of 3 for 2 skincare and beauty products. When I got closer I saw that the Good Things products were advertised as being free from parabens, SLS and mineral oils - fantastic, and just what I look for.

                        There are a few different products in the range, but I went for the eye cream and the two kinds of moisturiser they do. I had a sneaky smell of this Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser in the shop and it smelled lovely, which convinced me to buy it. I normally buy Superdrug's newish Sensitive moisturiser which retails around the £2.50 mark, so it was a big jump to the £8ish that this costs in Boots. Although to be fair I did buy it on the 3 for 2 deal and it does contain 100ml rather than 50ml.

                        This moisturiser doesn't disappoint; compared to Superdrug's paraben-free version, it looks and feels more luxurious. The smell is of blackcurrant and goji berries, of which the blackcurrant is more overpowering. It's a very unusual scent, particularly for a moisturiser, and it does hang around for a while after using but doesn't seem to interfere with anything else (shampoo, perfume etc.) I'm wearing. I absolutely love the smell of this moisturiser, it's fresh and fruity, and I hope they bring out a perfume version at some point.

                        The bottle is a simple, standard flip-lid-and-squeeze-moisturiser-out job, and the moisturiser itself is pretty standard in thickness and texture. I put a small amount on my fingers and rubbed into my face, but it did seem to have a slight tightening effect on my skin. When I added more though, it had more of a moisturising effect and the tightness went away. So I do have to actually use a bit more than other brands to get a proper moisturising feel; however, I think this might be because it's intended to help oily skin and mattify shiny skin and I have normal skin. I do prefer the other moisturiser in the Good Things range for this reason, although this one smells a lot nicer and does the job with a little extra effort.

                        I wouldn't describe the ingredients as being overly natural, but they are suitable for vegans and as mentioned previously they don't contain the nasties you'll find in almost all moisturisers. If you have oily or shiny skin I can see this being a godsend, and this Miracle Moisturiser is actually versatile enough for other skin types by using a bit more during application. I'm not sure how well it would work on dry skin, but then again applying more may make it fine for you.

                        Overall, there are no real disadvantages other than the price. The only thing I would say is that it's a shame you can't buy other Good Things products with the same scent to layer it. I would love to have the choice of all their products with this smell, and it would be good for layering too.

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