Have you ever had regrets regarding the way you have treated your skin during your teenage years? I’m pretty sure we all do. Sunday Riley gives us the opportunity to redeem ourselves and rectify our past mistakes with the creation of Sunday Riley Good Genes. It’s a multipurpose treatment that claims to do a whole lot of good things to your skin:
This amazing treatment is formulated with key ingredients which will plump fine lines, reveal brighter, newer skin, and improve circulation for a smooth, vibrant complexion. Long term use will help restore damaged skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and scars, reduce the depth and number of line and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and increase epidermal thickness and firmness.
All I can do is agree with the majority of the claims stated above. This is by far the most effective skincare product I’ve encountered yet also the most expensive. Good Genes is a potent concoction of active ingredients that seem to be a real miracle worker, containing a very high concentration of lactic acid to renew skin texture, liquorice to combat uneven skin tone and lemongrass to reveal brighter skin. Some call it a smelly concoction, but honestly I’ve seen far worse. I won’t say it’s the best smelling product on the market, but it’s definitely not that bad. The scent actually reminds me of lemon sweets, just not the best smelling ones and definitely not the worst either.
As what my skin concerns, I’ve witnessed almost instant improvements in both skin texture and skin tone. I first applied it daily as a post-toner and pre-moisturiser step at night. It usually takes ages for acne scars to pack their bags and leave without leaving any traces behind. I won’t say that my acne scars are completely gone but they definitely have faded into a faint mark. And that fading didn’t took that long – after one use only I could see a difference. Application upon application it keeps on blurring, which is super exciting. Dark pigmentation aside, my skin is also more even and brighter. Skin texture-wise it’s smoother, plumper and my almost non-existent pores seem to be even more non-existent.
I’ve been using this religiously once a day for about a little less than a month, but my skin was not able to handle the high levels of lactic acid. Instead of keeping break-outs at bay, it became the source of new ones. So I had to reduce my usage to two à three times a week, which is still very effective. Already being blown away by the results of this little bottle of magic, I discovered that there was more to uncover. One day my skin was feeling and looking rough with little bumps here and there, so I tried to use this as a mask, leaving it on for 20 minutes as suggested on the bottle. I was scared it would maybe be too harsh on my skin – considering the previous break-outs – but on the contrary, the result was jaw-droppingly amazing. My skin looked ten times better: my skin looked visibly brighter, smoother, bumps were smaller and overall more even in skin tone. And that only in a matter of twenty minutes? Sunday Riley Good Genes, I bow down for you.
Who should break their bank and jump on the Good Genes bandwagon? If you are young, you definitely don’t need such expensive skincare. If you have great skin, don’t bother to look into this and spend your pennies elsewhere. If you have sensitive skin, look for an other alternative as this will most likely break you out. Everyone else, you might want to scribble this onto your wish list. I’m very chuffed with this acquisition – no matter the price tag. They say you go very quickly through one bottle, so I’m trying to use it very sparingly. It’s the closest thing I have found to a youth elixir, so of course it has to be worth every darn dime.