Review: Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum

Target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone with Discoloration Correcting Serum from Good Molecules. Version 1.1 is formulated with an advanced form of tranexamic acid to visibly improve the appearance of dark spots, acne scars, melasma, and sun damage.


I honestly only bought this product to get free shipping on my Beautylish order. At $12, Good Molecules’ Discoloration Correcting Serum is an affordable method of addressing hyper-pigmentation, its main ingredient Tranexamate being the main factor in doing so. Overall, I enjoyed using this product, finding the application easier than its counterpart in The Inkey List due to its watery texture which absorbs easily in the skin. After about a month of use, I’ve definitely noticed my dark spots fading, surprisingly pleased with the simple efficacy of the serum.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Water – 77.0%, Butylene Glycol – 5.0%, Propanediol – 5.0%, Glycerin – 5.0%, Niacinamide – 4.0%, Cetyl Tranexamate Mesylate – 2.0%, Cetearyl Alcohol – 0.8%, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum – 0.4%, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum – 0.4%, Phenoxyethanol – 0.2%, Ethylhexylglycerin – 0.1%, Caprylyl Glycol – 0.1%

Significant Pros

  • Glycol – 5.0% (moisturizing)
  • Propanediol – 5.0% (moisturizing)
  • Glycerin – 5.0% (moisturizing)
  • Niacinamide – 4.0% (fights hyper-pigmentation, evens skin tone)
  • Cetyl Tranexamate Mesylate – 2.0% (fights hyper-pigmentation, evens skin tone)

Significant Cons

  • nothing wrong here


While I definitely enjoyed using this serum and would easily recommend it to others, it’s hard not to compare this product to The Inkey List‘s treatment which is at a comparable price point with a variety of other beneficial ingredients. For this reason, I’d recommend checking out The Inkey List first, and if you don’t find success with that product (or if you’re allergic to some of the ingredients/the product is sold out/find application too cumbersome etc.) then feel free to implement this product into your routine instead.

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