I'm so excited to be writing about this cult skin care product. So many people swear by Sunday Riley's products and achieve amazing results so I figured I would have a try as well.
My skin is congested with years of slap happy skincare and quick fix products (apart from my amazing pre wedding skin care regime - now three years married. Skin is full of Macdonalds and Coca-cola all over again...) so I really wanted to see what was possible with Good Genes. I had heard 'Once you try it, You'll be hooked' and 'Best thing ever' from friends and colleagues so I went and grabbed a bottle from Mecca Cosmetica and kept my fingers crossed.
What makes it so speschh?
Here is the speel from Mecca Online:
"This daily transforming face treatment and mask is formulated with 5% purified grade, anti-ageing lactic acid, lemongrass and licorice to exfoliate and plump the look of fine lines, to reveal a brighter, smoother and more refined complexion. Long term use can help to restore the appearance of damaged and uneven skin tone, reduce the visible depth of line and wrinkles and increase skin's firmness and elasticity."
The lactic acid, lemon grass and liquorice is what makes this product so effective. By gently exfoliating the surface of your skin the active ingredients are able to penetrate deeper into the skin to get rid of the bad stuff and make your skin feel fresh, clean and soft. You'll feel a slight tingle in some areas, but it won't burn. Lactic Acid is gentle and the most hydrating of all the acids you'll find in skin care so there is no need to call Hazmat. Put down the phone and enjoy this!
My experience so far
So my skin is a combination of dehydrated and normal skin types. So I tend to get a bit oily on my nose and everywhere else feels normal to dry. I hate bumps and lumps and pimples so I pick, squeeze and scratch anything I can which meant the first part of my experience with Good Genes was incredibly frustrating.
The first week I probably over did it. I loved the feeling so I applied it morning and night where I really only need it once per day. As a result the purge period (where everything starts coming out of your skin) came with a vengeance. I had big, sore blind pimples the size of my fist coming out in areas where I had the most congestion. These things were massive. I'm talking huge, they have their own post code, can feel a heart beat, want to run and hide massive! But two weeks later and man am I glowing!
It's tinted moisturiser for me everyday now, no more foundation. My skin is smooth, fresh and I'm getting compliments on my skin! That is something that would only usually happen with some serious makeup preparations. There are still a few bumps coming up but they aren't the blind pimples I had a few weeks ago. Redness has settled, any picking I did is healed or healing and I feel confident enough to walk around bare faced.
Whats the Catch?
Like with any product containing Lactic Acid, you need to wear a good quality high protection sunscreen every day. And what is in your foundation isn't good enough. As the product removes your pigmentation and scarring, you are opening yourself up to sun damage all over again by not wearing SPF. Lactic Acid increases your sensitivity to the sun so it is so important in our climate and with our harsh sun that you screen up!
The other thing you must remember is that this is a treatment, not a moisturiser so its important to still hydrate your skin. I'm yet to try the Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil but after the amazing results I've had with Good Genes, its most definitely next on my list. In the mean time I'm wearing a tinted moisturiser from Laura Mercier daily as well as sunscreen to hydrate and protect my skin.
This little gem will set your back $154 from Mecca either online or in store.
Sunday Riley does not test on Animals!
Use it once daily, either in the morning or at night after cleansing and before moisturising
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