Ingredients Glossary

At Good Living Only we want you to be armed with the knowledge of what is in your skincare. We share what ingredients we use in our products, what they are for and why we use them so you can be confident you have clean products that are free from GMO’S/Genetically Modified Organisms, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Fragrances, Artificial Dyes, Aluminium, Phenoxyethanol, PEGS, Animal Derivatives & SLS/SLES.

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Purified Water

Water that has been filtered or processed to remove impurities like chemicals and other contaminants. It's used to hydrate your skin.

Pentylene Glycol

Is a hydrophilic ingredient, meaning it binds well to water. Derived from plant-based sources like sugar beets & corn cobs, it's used to help thicken our serum.


Is a humectant, a type of moisturising agent that pulls water into the outer layer of your skin from within deeper levels of your skin. Derrived from natural vegetable oils; Soybean and Rapeseed Oil, Glycerin is used to keep hydration.


A form of Vitamin B3, it helps to build cells like keratin (a type of protein) that keep your skin firm and healthy. It's used to even out skin tone and help retain water by strengthening the skin's barrier.

Hyaluronic Acid/Sodium Hyaluronate

Is naturally found in the body throughout your body's connective tissue. Sodium Hyaluronate is derived from Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and is smaller in molecular weight so it's small enough to actually penetrate the top layer of your skin (the epidermis). It's used to help prompt your body to make more collagen and elastin and keeps your skin moisturised, plump & strong.


The most abundant protein in the body, it serves as one of the main building blocks for your bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons & ligaments. Collagen is what helps your skin stay plump, improve skin elasticity, help to reduce visible wrinkles and increase blood flow to the skin. We use Collagen for its powerful moisturising benefits and the glow factor!

Red Algae Extract/Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae

Is a type of seaweed that is mainly used for thickening & stabilizing formulas along with the skincare benefits; Red Algae has incredible moisture retaining properties with its plumpy texture it stores a lot of water to help draw water to the surface of your skin to give you a happier skin barrier & replenish the skin's natural hydration. Red Algae also contains a high level of Vitamin C an essential ingredient for brightening your skin's complexion.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

An alternative to potentially harmful preservatives, Leuconostoc is from kimchi/fermented radishes to act as a natural antimicrobial preservative. A small amount is used to protect the serum from becoming contaminated or altering its effectiveness.

Kakadu Plum/Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract

A type of fruit, Kakadu Plum is the richest source of Vitamin C packed full of antioxidants that help to support your skin & its natural regeneration process that helps your body repair damaged skin cells, leaving you with more radiant skin.

Xanthan Gum

A thickening & emulsifying agent derrived from sugar, sometimes used to change the texture of a product. Mainly used to stabilize emulsions, meaning it helps binds things like oil mixed with water to help stop the serum from separating to create a smoother serum.

Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

Is a plant extract (rose) that is for treating broken capillaries and scarring to help improve the skin tone. With its relaxing properties, we use this to give the serum a light scent.

Did you know our Collagen is Vegan?! Unlike traditional Marine Collagen that's derived from fish, our Vegan Marine Collagen is extracted from the natural seaweed variety known as Porphyra Tenera with water.

Enzymatically hydrolyzed to achieve an average molecular weight of 1000 meaning the smaller weight size helps to penetrate your skin barrier for deeper hydration.

It is exclusively gained from Non-GMO/Genetically Modified Organism ingredients and it is free of any GMO fragments.

Our Marine Collagen is grown, harvested and processed within the strict principles of creating animal-free products. Therefore, does not contain any animal products, ta-dah we have Vegan Collagen🌱

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