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How Good Science Beauty's Purifying Face Cream Works

Good Science Beauty’s 001- Pu Purifying Face Cream makes a great choice for anyone wanting to prevent breakouts and minimize the appearance of pores.

The formula in this cream contains specific active ingredients to target these issues without drying out your skin in the process.

Do you have acne, breakouts, or blemishes?

First, let’s look at the different types of blemishes you can get on your skin. There are many different terminologies relating to this type of skin concern.

The definition of a blemish is any type of mark on the skin. Blemishes can include acne, hyperpigmentation, or even birthmarks.

Breakouts refer to the occasional or sporadic appearance of pimples on your face. You might get them at certain times of year, or it might occur if you have a reaction to a certain product.

Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition of breakouts. When hair follicles under the skin get clogged, the sebum oil and dead skin cells clog the pores which leads to acne. When the wall of the clogged follicle breaks down, the bacteria, skin cells, and sebum basically spill onto the skin creating the pimples. If this condition is chronic, it is referred to as acne.

Different Types Of Acne

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases lists six different types of acne. Whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules or pimples, nodules, and severe nodular acne (also called cystic acne).

Causes of Acne

The causes of acne can be narrowed down to hormones, family history, medication, and age. While researchers believe things like diet, stress, and environmental factors don’t actually cause acne, they do believe it can make acne worse.

Despite what type of breakout or blemish you are experiencing, you can benefit from the power of Good Science Beauty’s Purifying Face Cream due to how the active ingredients work together and individually for your skin.

Causes of Large Pore Size Appearance

There are many factors that can impact pore size. While large pore size can be a genetic predisposition, other factors like aging, hormonal changes, sun exposure and high sebum excretion can cause pores to appear larger.

You cannot shrink genetically predisposed pore size with cosmetics, but you can minimize the appearance of pores.

Since Good Science Beauty’s Purifying Face Cream works to unclog pores, it can help reduce the appearance of pore size by cleaning up sebum and debris that builds up.

Bottle of 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream beside chemical structure and caption 'How Good Science Beauty's 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream Works'

How Good Science Beauty’s 001- Pu Purifying Face Cream Works

The three active ingredients in this purifying cream work synergistically together and enhance the benefits of each individual ingredient. These three ingredients include willow bark, niacinamide, and oligopeptide-10.

The peptide oligopeptide-10 has great compatibility and boosts the efficacy of the willow bark and niacinamide. Niacinamide has great benefits alone, but it is even more effective when paired with other ingredients. Together, they enhance each other's ability to target breakouts.

While these three ingredients complement each other well, they also have specific benefits on their own.

Willow Bark

The ingredient willow bark is a natural source of antioxidants and salicin, which is a precursor to salicylic acid. Salicin is a powerful anti-inflammatory making it helpful for blemish-prone skin.

There is some evidence willow bark might be even more effective than salicylic acid for blemishes.

Research has shown willow bark can also reduce the signs of aging. In a clinical study, subjects who used salicin showed improvements in wrinkles, roughness, pore size, and radiance.


Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which is essential for various bodily functions, including maintaining the health of your skin. When applied topically, niacinamide works wonders by improving the skin’s barrier function, reducing inflammation, and regulating oil production.

Niacinamide improves skin barrier functions by increasing epidermal ceramide which can result in a more youthful-looking complexion, with skin that feels soft, supple, and nourished.

The anti-inflammatory properties of niacinamide can be particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or irritated skin by calming redness and soothing inflammation.

By regulating sebum production, niacinamide is particularly beneficial for those with oily or combination skin. By controlling the amount of oil your skin produces, niacinamide can help prevent clogged pores and reduce the occurrence of blemishes.


Oligopeptide-10 is an antimicrobial peptide derived from plant amino acids. It also has broad-spectrum activity against many types of organisms, including acne bacteria.

Clinical studies have shown a reduction in the appearance of blemishes, irritation, and red spots after using skincare products containing the ingredient oligopeptide-10.

Unlike many antibiotic-type treatments, bacteria cannot form a resistance to this peptide since it is not involved in the enzymatic processes, but approaches the bacteria in a more mechanical way. This makes oligopeptide-10 helpful for improving the skin’s natural defense.

Oligopeptide-10 works great with other ingredients and boosts the efficacy of willow bark and niacinamide in the 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream. Good Science Beauty uses a custom-made, pure version of oligopeptide-10, which combines it with glycerin. Many types of oligopeptide-10 are mixed with other ingredients including silicones. This is not the case with our oligopeptide-10 ingredient.

How The Active Ingredients in 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream Get To Your Skin

In addition to purposeful ingredients, how the ingredients get to your skin is what makes a skincare product actually work. And what makes Good Science Beauty products unique is our patented Good Silicon+® technology.

Good Silicon+ delivers fresh and effective ingredients exactly where they’re needed and releases them over time as it slowly dissolves into orthosilicic acid (the form of silicon your body can absorb), which has been shown to be good for collagen production and skin health.

Good Silicon+ keeps ingredients fresher for longer, and it creates a protective shell of silicon, lipids and amino acids that stabilizes molecules. It also boosts skin absorption.

How To Use the 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream

The 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream should be used twice a day for best results. This cream needs to be used consistently over at least 4 weeks for best results. Study participants who used our 001-Pu Cream twice per day saw up to a 48% reduction of blemishes in three days, and a 96% blemish reduction in 30 days. Study participants also saw a 28% reduction in pore size in 28 days.

After cleansing your face, squeeze one to two pumps of product onto your fingertips. Apply the cream all over your face or areas you want to target specifically (breakouts and/or large pores) in a circular motion.Cartoon illustrating the use of the 001-Pu Purifying Face CreamSince the 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream not only works to combat blemishes, but also prevents them, it makes a great option as an aftershave lotion to prevent blemishes caused by shaving or ingrown hairs.

Good Science Beauty Creams have fast absorption, so you can pair these creams with other skincare products or even additional Good Science Beauty Creams. Check out our product guide for layering skincare products here.


Allergy Advice:

The 001-Pu Purifying Skin Cream contains Willow Bark which contains Salicin, a precursor of Salicylic Acid. In case you are allergic to Salicylic Acid (Aspirin), the 001-Pu Purifying Face Cream is not suitable for you.


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